Top Ten Tuesday | Top Ten Books I Want To Read From The Paranormal & Contemporary Genres

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


This week, I struggled to choose ten books I want to read from any single genre so, to save wasting the post with only a couple of books, I've chosen both Paranormal and Contemporary and picked five books from each :)


Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare : Before I pick up this series, I want to finish The Mortal Instruments series (I swear I will read City of Heavenly Fire this year). I'm super intrigued to see how the Shadowhunters of the 1800's will compare to what I know from TMI.

Everneath - Brodi Ashton : This is a book I've been wanting to read for a couple of years and I still don't know an awful lot about it. I've heard nothing but good things about it throughout the Booktube community, though.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - April Genevieve Tucholke : This definitely looks like a book I will enjoy whenever I get around to reading it. I've heard it's super creepy, so I'm very excited to pick it up.

Poison Princess - Kresley Cole : Another book I've heard a lot of good things about. I really like the sound of the synopsis -it seems to be a lot of things I love rolled into one- and I think I'm really going to have to get around to reading it soon.

The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon : I actually started reading this last year. I ended up getting extremely frustrated that main aspects of the story were being constantly mentioned but not explained (the psychic talents, if you're wondering), and I found the glossary not much help. I feel like I might've not been in the right frame of mind for a book like this -and not patient enough- so I've decided I want to give it another chance. 


The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart : I thoroughly enjoyed E. Lockhart's writing in We Were Liars so, even though I don't know much about it, I'm really interested to see how this book will pan out.

Winger - Andrew Smith : This is a book I've heard a lot of rave reviews about but, I'm ashamed to say, the cover has always put me off reading it. I don't know, it's just not an appealing cover to me. Anyway, I saw it at the bookstore and finally decided to get over my cover-phobia and buy it. I'll be reading it this month!

Burn For Burn - Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian : I've heard a lot of good things about this series and I've also see it compared to Pretty Little Liars, which I'm a fan of. I've had Burn For Burn as an eBook for at least two years now but still haven't got around to reading it.

#scandal - Sarah Ockler : After reading all (and loving all but one) of Sarah Ockler's other books, it's a given I want to read #scandal. I enjoy her books when I'm not really in the mood for heavy reads or continuing on with series, or I'm in a bit of a slump, so I'm not sure when I'll actually pick it up.

The Museum of Intangible Things - Wendy Wunder : I read Wunder's The Probability of Miracles but, unfortunately, I can't say I really enjoyed it. I'm curious about this one, though, as it sounds more like my kind of book - and I love that cover!

What are some Paranormal and Contemporary books you really want to read?


  1. I haven't read any of these books but that one guy is hot. :D
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

  2. I want to read Winger too! I've read The Museum of Intangible Things - which I liked but had a few issues with - but I hope you get to read it soon! :)

    Stefani @ Caught Read Handed

  3. I actually have Everneath lying around - maybe I should pick it up?

  4. I hope you enjoy The Bone Season more the second time around. I liked it fairly well and am looking forward to the sequel. Sidenote -- I'm also reading Red Rising right now and absolutely loving it! :)

    1. I hope so, too! I see everyone rereading The Bone Season and The Mime Order and I just really want to love it, too, because I need a new epic series in my life :') Ahh, Red Rising is awesome, right?! It pains me to put it down for breaks.

  5. I need to read a couple of these books so bad!!! But I did read Between the Devil and I despised it but I hope you have better luck than me!! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday if you wanna check it out :)

    1. Oh no, sad to hear you didn't like it! It's not high up on my list of things to read soon, but I hope I like it when I get around to it :)

  6. I intend to check The Bone Season, Winger and Burn for Burn too! New follower here, can't wait to see what you think of them :)

    Check out my Top Ten Tuesday here!

  7. I'm so curious about Underneath!! I know it's a retelling of the Persephone myth and I love myrthology!! *_*

    My TTT:

    1. Ohh, I didn't realise it was a retelling! It'll be interesting to see how it plays out compared to the mythology :3

  8. I don't what's wrong with me, but I just could not finish Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. It had a cool creepy atmosphere, but I had absolutely no inclination to finish it. I wasn't even sad when I gave up and put it on my bookshelf. Why, oh why am I cursed with being the black sheep?

    I think I might give Winger a try. I almost never see YA contemporaries with a male POV, so I might check it out for the sake of diversity. Then again, I'll probably wait to see what you think first. I think I trust your opinions. *side eyes*

  9. Winger is really great, plus the sequel is coming out this year! I've loved all of Jenny Han's books so I should read the Burn For Burn Trilogy too. I've owned The Bone Season for a long time, I need to get to it soon- thanks for reminding me!
    Thanks for stopping by The Local Muse


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