Top Thirteen Books I Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About (Top Ten Tuesday) #TTT #bookstoread

I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday today, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Here's today's topic: Books I Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About

This topic made me think a little. I had to go through my memory to come up with books I haven't talked about in ages but loved and that aren't necessarily popular choices, previous favorites I've talked about or favorite authors, since I talk and recommend my favorites all the time. I will warn you that these are mostly older books linked to older reviews so please ignore typos and formatting (my blog has changed a bit since some of these were posted). It seems like we talk a lot about new releases and popular series, but I think it's important to remember old favorites too and revisit them. When I went through my list of books I ended up finding a lot more than ten that I wanted to share about, but I worked the list down to these, in no particular order (affiliate links are included in the purchase links)...

My Top Ten Thirteen List

A League of Her Own by Karen Rock
Adult Contemporary Romance
A woman minor league baseball manager trying to prove her worth to her father and a new pitcher trying to prove his worth who have a shared history. A swoon-worthy story with fantastic characters who have struggles and challenges to work through.│Read my review HERE.
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The Cenote by Chelsea Dyreng
Adult Fantasy
A mysterious body of water and an ancient tribe who depends on it. A woman and a man whose lives or tied to the water and each other. A beautiful piece of storytelling that I highly recommend!│Read my review HERE.
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Tess in Boots by Courtney Rice Gager
Christian Contemporary Romance
A woman who finds her plans and life completely flipped and escapes to a small town where she finds some unexpected secrets and romance. Fabulous dialogue, great characters, and sweet romance.│Read my review HERE.

Beyond the Rising Tide by Sarah Beard
YA Contemporary
A unique ghost story about life, death, hope and new love. A masterfully written read that is heartrendingly beautiful.│Read my review HERE.

My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill
YA Contemporary
A girl whose plans have changed from getting into her summer art program to working on a movie set with a heartthrob pop star. A sweet story with small-town charm, plenty of laughs, and romance.│Read my review HERE.

Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas
YA Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling
The second book in this series about what happens after Aurora AKA "Sleeping Beauty" wakes up. To quote from my review "Well written, [fabulously] complex characters, mysterious dragons, believable romance, and one princess who desperately wants to save her people and also find her own freedom." │Read my review HERE.
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Out of the Ashes by Alicia Buck
YA/NA Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling
A Cinderella retelling that the author makes her own. Plenty of twists, likable characters, great dialogue and plot, and a slowly blossoming romance make for a fantastic read!│Read my review HERE.
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Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George
YA Historical Fantasy, Paranormal
A tale set in Transylvania with intriguing folklore and paranormal aspects. Fabulous characters, a rich historical setting, plenty of mystery, and sparks of romance make for an exciting read!│Read my review HERE.
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If I Run by Terri Blackstock
Christian Contemporary Suspense
A woman running from something she didn't do and the man who is seeking the truth converge in this high-stakes, suspenseful read. This is still a book I haven't forgotten. It's intense, well told, inspiring, emotional, and has a touch of romance.│Read my review HERE.

Brush with Love by Lisa McKendrick
LDS Contemporary Romance
Set in a charming town, an art student visits to study from an old art master, and finds friendship and the possibility for more with the master's grandson. This story is full of art, charming characters, plenty of heart, and sweet romance.│Read my review HERE.

The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis
Adult Steampunk, Fantasy
A fierce heroine who leads a motley crew in air and land battles, with political intrigue, and a climatic ending with a few twists. This book is full of great characters, humor, action, and a touch of romance. Vastly entertaining from beginning to end. (Please note this book does have quite a bit of strong swearing.)│Read my review HERE.
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The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
YA Fantasy
A princess bent on taking back her throne, an enemy prince, and a mysterious darkness that is slowly overtaking the kingdom. Full of fierce and complex characters, magic, mystery, betrayal, a slowly-building romance, and enough action and twists to make this a magnificent read!│Read my review HERE.
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Zombie Abbey by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
YA Historical Paranormal
A mix of Downton Abbey and zombies with points of view from below and above stairs. This story is full of humor, action, suspense, and plenty of twists and turns. It's a bit macabre due to the zombies, but entirely entertaining and marvelously done!│Read my review HERE.
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How about you? What are some books you enjoyed that you may have forgotten about? Are any of these books ones you loved?

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