Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
YA Series Bloggers Can Read
To Earn Street Cred
It’s kinda like a cult thing (but not really a cult thing).
Fandoms can be fun–and crazy–but you got to have read (or attempted to read) the book to even have a chance at happy flailing or angry flailing. This list features some Young Adult trilogies/series you ought to consider reading for the community appeal that are “popular but not too popular“. (I omit massive franchises that have far greater than 100k review ratings on Goodreads on it’s first installment because at that point, everyone and their pets have read the series).
But being a black sheep is fun too.
I use “street cred” as an adaptive term to just say that its neat when you find someone in the community you can be like “oh hey, I read this and enjoyed it too!” fully knowing that it’s not in the same popularity sphere like The Hunger Games or The Lunar Chronicles etc. (If that makes sense?)
Red Rising (Pierce Brown)
Yes…I too am surprised this [first] book only had 70k ratings despite winning every single award on Goodreads like whoa.
Shadow and Bone (Leigh Bardugo)
Neat world bogged down (for me) by its cast. But I do not regret reading it for it introduced me to Six of Crows.
The Darkest Minds (Alexandra Bracken)
Pretty sure I’ve been spoiled per some character revelations for reasons of an earlier TTT post that I had requested input from other bloggers. Woops.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Laini Taylor)
All I can say is that I’ve heard this series is beautifully written.
The Winner’s Trilogy (Marie Rutkoski)
I think I’ve heard every yay/nay argument for this series.
Unwind Dystology (Neal Shusterman)
I would make time to read this if it weren’t for everythingelsethatexiststoruinmytbr.
Chaos Walking (Patrick Ness)
I don’t recommend reading this so at least our friendship can remain a standstill because ignorance is bliss
and if you hate this story I hate you.
The Raven Cycle (Maggie Stiefvater)
I tried and couldn’t make it past like the second or third scene. Woe is me.
The Program (Suzanne Young)
This series has been chilling on my desk forever.
Angelfall (Susan Ee)
Angels? Angels. (That’s all I got.)
Moral of the post: read wtf you want.
Did I miss out on a series that’s in the “middle of the pack” in terms of visibility and fan following? (re YA and ~100k or less reviews)