Top Ten Tuesday – Back to Basics

Posted July 28, 2020 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 14 Comments

Well, 2020 has really been something, eh guys? I have been having the absolute hardest time with reading this year (it’s almost August and I’ve only read 24 books 😫). Fortunately, I’m finally starting to feel like I’m in a better place to get back to it so I’ve decided it’s best to start with the basics. I’ve picked a few books from some of my go-to genres that should hopefully be a great starting off point. All the fingers and toes crossed.

Urban Fantasy

The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold
Kill the Dead (Sandman Slim #2) by Richard Kadrey


If It Bleeds by Stephen King
The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan


The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy
The Down Days by Ilze Hugo

True Crime

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn
The Library Book by Susan Orlean


The Guest List by Lucy Foley
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly



14 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Back to Basics

  1. Great list! I’ve heard so many good things about The Library Book. Don’t beat yourself up about how much you’ve read–I think we can all do with being kinder to ourselves this year of all years!

      • I’ve managed to read my normal amount of books, but I’m more likely to put a book down these days because I can’t focus😬 All of these look like great choices to start with, especially The Guest List, that’s one I’ve heard a lot about and really want to read😁

        • Yeah my focus has been shit. lol I just started The Last Smile in Sunder City today. Luke Arnold narrates the audiobook and so far he’s doing an amazing job. πŸ™‚

    • I think that’s a great plan if you’re struggling to read lately. I think that’s why I opted to go with some genres that always work for me. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you found something that helps. Here’s hoping it works for me too!

  2. Great list! I’ve been having a hard time feeling motivated by some of the books I planned to read, so I’m trying to be more random, put aside plans, and just go with whatever grabs me in the moment. It seems to be helping! You have such great books here! I loved If It Bleeds and The Library Book. Dead Lands is so good, but so creepy. (Loved it.) And I’ve been wanting to read the Jonestown book too. I hope you enjoy!

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