Happy Tuesday once again!
Top Ten Tuesday is finally back from hiatus, and a huge congratulations to Jamie @BrokeandBookish, who had her baby and (judging by her twitter) is doing pretty great. I’ve been doing my own topics while Jamie has been away, but I’m excited to finally be back doing a shared topic again this week and that topic is:
August 15: Ten book recommendations for ______________: (Skies the limit here…examples: for Hufflepuffs, for fans of Game of Thrones, for people who don’t normally read YA, for animal lovers, for video game lovers, etc.
My choice for this week is book recommendations for readers who love enemies to friends (or maybe something more). Unashamedly, I’m a sucker for it.
Spot the odd one out? This was a fun topic to do, as I had to really weigh up whether I considered two characters ‘enemies’ in the beginning of each novel, or whether they just had a strong dislike for each other.
Which books would you recommend for people who love the ‘enemies to friends’ trope? Have you read any of the books on this list? Drop me a comment and let me know!
24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Book Recs for People who Love the Enemies to Friends Trope”
I love your list!!!
Aww thanks my lovely! ❤
Yes! One of my favourite tropes! Great list 😀
Haha same, ‘enemies to friends’ is one of my not-so-guilty pleasures! Thanks Kristin!
Any list that includes Six of Crows or Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a list that I LOVE! I was not a huge fan of Carry On (controversially!) but I do have Renee Ahdieh’s duology on my tbr!
Here’s my TTT.
Haha I’m the same – if I see a post involving either of those or A Darker Shade of Magic I’m like ‘yes hello I’m here, did you say my name?’ Aww that’s a shame about Carry On (I really loved it) but we can’t always like the same books – the world would be a very one dimensional place if we all did! Thanks for the link, I’ll definitely check yours out! ❤
Great picks for this week Kate. I am a massive fan of the enemies to lovers trope and it probably shows because most of the books you’ve featured this week are ones I’ve already read and loved! 🙂
Six of Crows is amazing, one of my all-time favourites, and the same goes for Percy Jackson, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, A Court of Mist and Fury, The Wrath and the Dawn, Carry On and The Raven Boys.
So many incredible picks on your list this week! 😀 ❤
Aww thanks Beth! Yeah, Six of Crows is just brilliant from start to finish. I went to visit a friend over the bank holiday and I recommended it to her v. enthusiastically, so hopefully she might pick it up!
Ohh, I’ll keep my fingers crossed she does. Though if she’s anything like my friends it may take her a while. I recommended Shades of Magic ages ago and they’ve still yet to get around to it.
Quite a few of these are books i have on my TBR which I guess is a good thing, considering I love the enemies to friends trope! I reeeeally need to read The Wrath and the Dawn – I’m so out of the loop!
That’s awesome to hear, I hope you enjoy them when you start reading them!
I hope so too, thanks! 🙂
Percy and Annabeth’s “rivalry” was so cute to read about, especially because even as 13-year olds, their romantic chemistry was incredibly obvious. And I loved watching Blue warm up to Gansey. (I also love how you snuck in Shakespeare XD)
Yesss, I loved their dialogue together! And yeah, I couldn’t help but slide a little Shakespeare in there when it was so relevant to the topic! 😉
I actually love this trope, and have now added a bunch of these to my TBR!
Aww thanks Bex, sorry to make your TBR even bigger!
Great list. I haven’t read any of these but I have copies of The Lightening Thief and Carry on. I hope to read them soon 🙂
Thanks Diana! Carry On has been one of my favourite books that I’ve read this year, it’s brilliant. I hope you get to the books you want to read! 🙂
Who doesn’t like this trope?❤ I’m also a sucker for it! I have most of those on my TBR so that’s great news for me!
Haha, I’m a major sucker for it too – I think a lot of people get really drawn in by it! That’s awesome, hope you enjoy them!
I’ve always loved this trope but I’ve never known what to search to find more books that have it so I’m grateful that you’ve done it!!
Aww that’s SO sweet, thank you so much! This comment has genuinely made my day a little bit! 🙂
I recently read Carry On and A Court of Mist a Fury, and LOVED both of them, I’m glad they made the list.
I also read an ARC, I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin, and it fits this theme.
Oooh nice, two excellent books! I’ve not heard of that book, but I’ll have a look for it on Goodreads, thanks for mentioning it!