TTT | Atmospheric Books

Posted October 24, 2023 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in top ten tuesday / 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a topic, and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Today’s topic is about atmospheric books, which for me are those types of books that suck you in. The type of books whose writing, setting, and characters all blend together to bring about a novel that pulls the reader in.

But before we get to my list of books I need everyone to be aware of the dire situation in Gaza. Hospitals are losing power, bombings are getting worse with each night that passes, and governments who have any kind of influence on Israel are refusing to push for a ceasefire. There are 5,000 Palestinians dead, including 2,000 children, while countless more are missing under rubble. Very little aid is being let in and not enough to sustain the population of 2.2 million who have lost or are losing access to food, fuel, water, and electricity. If you haven’t reached out to your representatives, I beg you to do so. If you are unsure of where to start, this Google Doc here has links where you can reach members of Congress if you are in the U.S.

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Malice by Heather Walter

The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

Godly Heathens by H.E. Edgmon

Electric Idol by Katee Robert

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6 responses to “TTT | Atmospheric Books

  1. The situation in Gaza is absolutely, unbelievably horrifying 🙁

    I haven’t read any of your books, but LEGENDS AND LATTES is on my TBR list. It’s not really my genre. I’ve heard such good things about it, though, that I’m going to give it a chance.

    Happy TTT!


    • TheNonbinaryLibrarian

      Legends and Lattes is such an adorable cozy read, such low stakes, so super chill to read it.

  2. Thank you for your words about Gaza and the reminder to contact Congress.
    I loved Cerulean Sea and Legends & Lattes! I’ve been wanting to read These Violent Delights, and the cover of Godly Heathens is certainly striking.

    • TheNonbinaryLibrarian

      Yes, of course! Just trying to do what I can.

      These Violent Delights is amazing, and that says a lot because Romeo and Juliet isn’t my favorite Shakespeare. But this was amazing!! And yes to the Godly Heathens cover, so beautiful!

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