Ten Recommendations Based on Popular Books


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
For today’s Top Ten Tuesday, the topic is, “Ten Books To Read If You Like This Super Popular Book/Author.” So what I’m going to do is, I’m going to pick 10 popular books and authors, and recommend similar, less-known reads!
*Links on text will link to the book’s GR page! Photos will lead to my Instagram account.

#1. The Maze Runner -> Variant

Variant is a lot like The Maze Runner. In fact, it honestly just felt like a rip-off of TMR about 99% of the time. I personally didn’t like Variant at all, but I’ve seen most Maze Runner fans enjoying it because of their very similar stories.

#2. Throne of Glass -> Threats of Sky and Sea


The epicness in the Throne of Glass series is also present in the Threats of Sky and Sea trilogy. Both feature kick-ass heroines, romance and gorgeous high fantasy worlds.

#3. Paper Towns -> Never Always Sometimes


Okay, I haven’t read Paper Towns yet, so whatever I’m going to say will be based on the movie and book reviews. I really hated the Paper Towns movie personally, and had the same sentiments on Never Always Sometimes. Both books have similar themes and character personalities, so Paper Towns fans will probably enjoy Adi Alsaid’s latest.

#4. Vampire Academy -> The Awesome


While I still loved Vampire Academy than I did The Awesome, I think they’re pretty similar, in a way. They both feature incredibly sarcastic, tough, monster-ass-kicking heroines. They have this brute honesty to them, too.  And of course, they both had some bat-shit crazy super natural beings.

#5. We Were Liars -> Dangerous Girls


Honestly? I DNFed We Were Liars. *hides* BUT I HAVE HEARD THAT THE TWIST IS SUPER SHOCKING. And I can vouch for Dangerous Girls–it has one of the most epic, hair-raising endings ever. I swear it on my favorite pillow.

#6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone -> The Weight of Feathers


The Weight of Feathers is a recent favorite of mine, and it reminded me a biiiit of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Both books feature “forbidden” and very angsty romances, and both have this absolutely gorgeous prose!

#7. The Raven Boys -> The Accident Season


While both of these books have very different general plots, they both have this very eerie and whimsical feel to them. Both of them have this really “floaty” (I apologize for sucky descriptions) feel to their writing styles. And both of them feature these really weird mysteries.

#8. The Sky is Everywhere -> What You Left Behind


Both of these are incredibly emotional reads about attempting to find happiness after the loss of someone dear to you. In The Sky is Everywhere, it’s the loss of the heroine’s sister. In What You Left Behind, it’s the loss of the hero’s girlfriend… who left him with a baby. Another similarity between them is that I gave them both five stars.

#9. Hothouse Flower -> Halfway Perfect


Both of these lovely ones are new adult novels featuring the harsh realities of the modelling world. And the best part about them both? They have these amazing realistically-paced, swoon-worthy and sexy romances!

#10. Lips Touch: Three Times -> When My Heart Was Wicked


Both of these very dark books are fairly quick reads with a certain oddness to them. They’re also deliciously descriptive and will definitely captivate any reader.

And there you have it! Thoughts?


  1. I really enjoyed The Awesome and it’s great seeing it make someone’s list. Thanks for sharing your wonderful TTT.

  2. I have added The Awesome to my wishlist! I love a good sarcastic heroine 🙂

  3. I am adding The Awesome on my Amazon list!

  4. The Accident Season is a great read alike for The Raven Boys!
    Check out my TTT.

  5. Great list! I’ve only read a couple of the books you mentioned so you gave me some great ideas on what to add to my TBR! 😀

  6. Always looking for more John Green read-alikes to share with the teens at my library! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I love The Raven Boys, I really have been wanting to check out The Accident Season!
    Our TTT
    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  8. Dangerous Girls is awesome! It does have the most mind blowing ending ever! The Accident Season is on my TBR, so it makes me happy to see you compare it to The Raven Boys because I love that series!
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