Top Ten Tuesday | Books for People Who Like Certain Authors

Top Ten Tuesday | Books for People Who Like Certain Authors

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a good week. I’m doing alright, and even though I’m still pretty exhausted, I’m just happy to be around and have good people around me. I saw the prompt for this week and honestly, this one is kind of difficult for me! I’m not good at finding similar authors or vibes based on books that I’ve read, so I’m going to try my best with this one. Please bear with me if they don’t make sense or if the connection isn’t as clear.

So one of the things that I found out about with my library that I really enjoy is called NoveList. It’s a resource that we use to find similar authors and title for books that our patrons like. You know those Ready Read Subscriptions that I’ve talked about? Well, since I have my own patron that I now prepare Ready Reads for, I’ve been using this to help me pick out their books every month. If your library offers it, or if you sign up with an email address, I highly recommend checking it out.

For this week, I’m going to attempt to use NoveList to see what kind of books end up showing similar vibes to some of my favorite authors! Let’s see how I do, shall we?

[1] If you Like Tracy Deonn, try Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I absolutely adore Tracy Deonn, and I could see why Tomi Adeyemi could be an author read-alike, but I don’t know if I would have compared the two, actually! It’s interesting to see what this website finds. I loved both of these authors though so far, so either way I’m happy with it.

[2] If you like Rin Chupeco, try Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross

This one was surprising but I guess because both of them write some awesome epic fantasy novels. I adore Rin Chupeco, and I love reading their books. I have yet to read a Rebecca Ross novel, but this one is one that I’ve been wanting to read for a long while, so I added it here. There are actually a few Rebecca Ross novels that I want to read, but since this one is a standalone, I want to start with this one.

[3] If you like Jordan Ifueko, try Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

So I was actually able to finally try a Julie C. Dao novel recently! It wasn’t the one that I picked for this prompt, but I enjoyed her writing and ended up picking a book that I’ve been wanting to read for a while now. Hmm, I’m seeing a trend where I pick books that I’ve been wanting to read but haven’t gotten to it yet. Well, at least so far. I love Jordan Ifueko’s writing as well, and I seriously can’t wait to see what else she ends up writing.

[4] If you like June Hur, try Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

This is yet another book that I haven’t read, but I do adore both June Hur and Renee Ahdieh! I read The Beautiful from Ahdieh and my goodness that was such an awesome book. I love both of these authors and I can’t wait to continue to support them. I like both of their vibes for sure.

[5] If you like Roshani Chokshi, try Well, That Was Unexpected by Jesse Q. Sutanto

I don’t know why I haven’t read Jesse Q. Sutanto yet! I have been wanting to, so seeing that she was included as a read-alike for Roshani Chokshi was pleasantly surprising for me! This is the book that I really want to read from Sutanto because it looks so darn cute and it’s also a rom-com, so I’ll have to start with that one. I will read them all though, because I love her vibes.

[6] If you like Amelie Wen Zhao, try The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala

I’ve been wanting to read The Tiger at Midnight and the rest of the trilogy for a while now – now that I’m thinking about it, I should have included it on my list of series I need to read this year – and so it was nice to see that Swati Teerdhala was a read-alike for Amelie Wen Zhao! I absolutely adore Amelie and she is an amazing person and author, and again she’s another person that I can’t wait to continue supporting.

[7] If you like Zoraida Cordova, try A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

I actually need to finish this trilogy from Sangu Mandanna because it was absolutely amazing! So again I’m surprised that Mandanna was a read-alike for Zoraida Cordova! I still have so many books from Cordova that I need to read still, so I’ll have to get on that very, very soon.

[8] If you like Alisha Rai, try The Donut Trap by Julie Tieu

I’ve been wanting to read more romantic comedies, and this is one that I’ve been wanting to read. So imagine my surprise when I saw that The Donut Trap was a read-alike for Partners in Crime! I didn’t like the choices of author read-alikes that I found, so I went with a title read-alike. I’m going to have to go with that one for sure. I love Alisha Rai!

[9] If you like R. F. Kuang, try She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

Both of these authors are definitely top tier authors, and I can’t wait to try Shelley Parker-Chan’s novels! Kuang is already an amazing author that I really enjoy, and even though I felt like I wasn’t intelligent enough to truly appreciate Babel, I did enjoy what I read and could understand. It made me wish I was smart enough to go back to school, you know? I would do that if I could.

[10] If you like Pintip Dunn, try Legend by Marie Lu

I will preface this by saying if you are vibing Pintip Dunn’s Sci-Fi novels, then try Legend. I didn’t go based off Dating Makes Perfect since it was her first try at contemporary romance – WHICH I ABSOLUTELY ADORED – but I wanted more of the work that she is known for first. I think about the book Malice, which was my first introduction to Dunn’s writing, and it just blew me away. Legend was also the first book I read of Lu and I loved it two, so it was perfect to end this post with two of my faves together.

This was definitely a tough one to do, but it was a good exercise to say the least. I don’t know if I’ll be able to write up a review before the end of the month like I wanted to, but I’ll sure try. This was an interesting prompt as well, and I can’t wait to see what everyone else does for their take on this prompt. I hope this one made sense, since I really didn’t want to stick with one author to talk about. I don’t know if it made it more complicated or not though, but it was fun to do.

Can’t wait to see you next time!

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Books for People Who Like Certain Authors

  1. Great list, Leelynn. I’m really terrible at doing the comp thing too but I think these were some pretty interesting comparisons! I was kinda surprised by the Sutanto and Chokshi comp though because I find that they write very differently… I’ve only read one book by each author though but it’s definitely interesting how they got paired. I guess I need to read more by each author now! 😂

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    1. Honestly, this is why I usually don’t do the “If you like this, then try this” comparison posts that I see and love all the time. I just don’t feel like I have read enough to compare, and maybe my reasons for comparing the two are totally different from why others may compare something. And yes! I was surprised about Sutanto and Chokshi as well!


  2. What a fun website you have access to, it’s definitely something I’d find useful! I’ve read Tomi Adeyemi but not Tracey Deonn, honestly I read far less YA fantasy than I used to because I found they were all starting to get very same-y and I was getting a little bored. I also liked Roshani Chokshi’s books but have never read anything by Jesse Q Sutanto, though her upcoming release Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice For Murderers sounds incredibly fun and is on my TBR.

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    1. There was another website that I saw one day that mapped out different authors in comparison to one another, but I don’t remember what that website was. I’m going to have to see if I can find it again the next time I’m working the circulation desk. I think that website was interesting because it clustered the authors that were similar in writing and style and genre, but also had some authors included that I wouldn’t have thought of!


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