TTT: Books I Enjoyed But I Rarely Talk About

It’s been so long since I’ve done one of these and I’m very rusty. My intros and segues are especially terrible. For example, this one

1. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1-5)

This is one of my favourite Sci-fi/Humor books and I somehow never reviewed this. How many books do you know in which the Earth is exploded to build a highway in chapter 2? Shout out to my best friend’s ex-crush for the rec.

Quotes to prove how absurd this books is (there are so many but I’m limiting myself to 3 for copyright reasons): “For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.”

“What’s so unpleasant about being drunk?”
“Ask a glass of water!”

“The knack to flying lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

2. On The Jellicoe Road by Mellissa Marchietta

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I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this book on my blog which is weird because I probably re-read this book the most (aside from HP but that doesn’t count ok). Definitely made my eyes sweat multiple times.

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

I don’t want to be one of those people but I read The Hunger Games before it was popular. This is also the only YA dystopian book that still holds up from the mosh pit of cliche dystopian circa 2015 (read: Divergent, Delirium, Maze Runner, Matched, Uglies,….). I said what I said.

I also saw the movie more than a dozen times because I maybe possibly accidentally stole the CD from my friend (back when CDs were a thing). Side note: I was also an intense Cato and Clove shipper for a while. idk dude.

4. Sabriel by Garth Nix

Sabriel (Abhorsen,  #1)

So there’s these seven bells and they do different things and there’s also a cat and I’m doing a terrible job explaining but I promise you this series is amazing. Shout out to my best friend’s dad for buying this for her so I could take it.

5. Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Foolish Hearts

I’ve never talked about this book before because I literally read it 2 days ago but wow I love it so much. I don’t know what rock I’ve been living under but Emma Mills is my mom now, she just doesn’t know it yet.

6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor 

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

Before The Folk of the Air trilogy I was OBSESSED with DOSAB. Yes, the capitals, bold, italics and underline was necessary.

7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 

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I started this book in the wee hours of the night and the next thing I know my mom’s saying wtf it’s 6 am and I was like ??? (we saw the sunrise after though 10/10 would recommend). Honestly pretty worth it though, I amored this book (please don’t @ me French people)

8. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

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100% the reason I wanted to have red hair as a child (but also Bloom from Winx Club and Sam from Totally Spies and Will from w.i.t.c.h and Lily from Harry Potter) I wanted to be Anne (and find a Gilbert).

9. The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

I used to read this a lot when I was a lil young lass, I’ve read a lot of Cecilia Ahern books but the only ones I kinda like are this and The Gift (which I ironically got as a gift).

10. A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

I hardly every talk about mystery books but I used to read a new Agatha Christie book every time I traveled as a kid. A Murder is Announced was definitely one of my favorites because Miss Marple>>> Hercule Poirot.






31 thoughts on “TTT: Books I Enjoyed But I Rarely Talk About

  1. Louise says:

    I didn’t read The Hunger Games before it was popular but I do still enjoy it. And I will defend Uglies to my dying breath (ง’̀-‘́)ง (but that’s mostly because Uglies came out before THG). And I loved Anna and the French Kiss when I first read it 💖

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    • bludgersandbroomsticks says:

      Haha I actually had the entire uglies series but my sister’s friend borrowed the first book…for 10+years now, so I’ve lost all hope for re-reading it. (ง’̀-‘́)ง is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen and I’m going to incorporate it in every thing I write ever now!


  2. Beck @ SMELLFOY CAN READ says:

    I don’t ever talk about the Hunger Games either (probably should)

    I’m suuuuuuupoer excited for the prequel though! I’m going to preorder it soon (I think) and apparently it’s about President Snow, and I don’t know how I feel about that… I’m a bit nervous.


    I hope your April is gREAT!!!!!!

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  3. Jessica at Booked J says:

    I am the same about sooo many of these but especially The Hunger Games! (I even named one of my dogs Primrose because of it.) And honestly I’m getting nostalgia just thinking about the anticipation that came between reading each of those books and then, eventually, waiting for the film to come out and all that jazz.


  4. Aditi says:

    I am very not-proud to say I have read NONE of these except the Hunger Games! The nostalgia is REAL from that but I haven’t read it in over two years so my tastes have changed enormously in that time 😂. “Yes, the capitals, bold, italics and underline was necessary.” I totally get that hahaha that’s literally me when I scream about any book I love! I’ve been meaning to read DOSAB but never got around to it. Great post!!

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