Blogger Bits: Books I think everyone should read

Hello!!! Before leaving for the US and going MIA for a week or so, I decided to do one last bookish post: Blogger Bits! This is a bi-monthly feature hosted by a group of us bloggers who like to discuss random matters in the literary world.

This time, the topic is “Book I Think Everyone Should Read.”

I’ll divide the books according to genres and I know, it’s probably going to turn into “My Favorite Books Are”, so bear with me.

Contemporary Romance

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I read this one recently and it had been ages since I’d felt so enthusiastic about a book. It had all the elements which I love:

  • incredibly unique characters (bubbly heroine and the epitome of a good guy hero)

  • funny as hell

  • super low-angst

  • – great writing style
  • – sweet, yet hot romance




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Because it  gives you new appreciation for life and because the characters will live into your heart for years to come.









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Because it’s emotional, raw, sweet and sexy. Period.

I loved how Bree and Archer were the perfect match, and how his inability to speak was something more about him and not less. It was like an added value, because it had shaped him to the amazing hero he is and also helped create such a special bond with Bree.





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Because the nerdy (the real kind of nerd), curvy girl gets the hot guy.

Besides that first thing, there were also other deeper themes treated in the book, as sickness, parenthood etc. that take this read to a whole other level.







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Because… Oren Tenning. ’nuff said.

If you’re acquainted with this series, you’ve been waiting for this guy’s story since ever. And this book didn’t disappoint. Out of all the Forbidden Men’s series’ books, this one is hands down the best. The pacing of the story leaves a lot of page-room to developing his and Caroline’s realtionship, which is always a plus for me.




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This author managed to take the “bitch” in the previous books and turn her into one outstanding heroine. Plus, Houston is one hell of a hero. A true gentleman trying to do good by everyone. He’s commitment to his family and his responsabilities won me over since the very beginning.

Plus, in this book the princess saves herself.

Talk about empowering!


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Thoughtful, relatable, swoony but realistic. There’s more to this book than what meets the eye.

This is the kind of coming of age book that blind-sides you because you go in thinking: “Oh, it’s just going to be one of those sweet teen romances” and then you find strong personal struggles, emotions a romance that is as simple as truthful.






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OMG, this book! It gave me a major book hungover.

I wanted to be Sam, I wanted to be part of the Garretts. Even though it turned out to be more angsty than expected, their teen-age love, their sweet firsts, their lives as a whole warmed my heart.

Romantic Comedy

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Unique in his genre. Instant classic. The writing style is half the reason why this book is so original.

Usually, I’m not into Romantic Comedies, but this one is not only hilarious, but also very romantic. I fell for Simon Parker hard and fast. I loved everything about him and the banter between him and Caroline was everything!

Dark Romance

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This book is a rollercoaster of emotions. Action packed, violent, hot. It’s meant to be devoured.








I’m reading this series right now and it’s unlike any other I’ve ever read. It’s dark, it questions your morals, and it gets you to root for the killer for once.

Brownie points for the wonderful romance. The hero who falls in love with the killer. An impossible match some may say, and yet Logan and Lana are perfect for each other.



Childhood friends to lovers.

Sports romance.

Summer setting.

Low angst.

High steam.




Drew and Trent. Their story is empowering and their love story is simply perfect.

They started as best friends before turning into lovers. They were each other first, gender wise. They finished each other sentences, joke around together. They’re two fantastic dudes who are madly in love with each other, and confronted with the both the hate and support of the world around them.

Paranormal Romance (the usual suspects)

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Because… it’s Vlad’s story. And because Layla is one kick-ass heroine.









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Because JR Ward is the queen of Paranormal Romance. Reading her BDB series is like coming back home because she created such a world that is as real as the one we’re living in every day.

Also, her writing style is outstanding. It’s filled with pop culture references, great dialogues and a narrative talent that is uniquely hers.




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This series was one of my first plunges in the genre. It’s a very long series but each one is a standalone. The mix of magic, romance, steaminess and fun is explosive and addicting. Each book is very different from the other ones when it comes to setting, atmosphere or mood. Their binding thread are tortured heroes and fantastic romances.

Books that don’t fit a genre

Black Lies

Because this book fucks with your head and then offers you a smoke.







An Exaltation of Larks (Venery, #1)

Because this book is life and life-changing.

For more details, read my review











There are actually so many books I think everyone should read. These are just the first that popped to my mind.

Now, what are yours? Commend below and don’t be shy. If I don’t answer right away, I’m not ignoring you. I’m just trying to get my shit together in the new country and it will take a bit to adjust.


10 thoughts on “Blogger Bits: Books I think everyone should read

  1. Beware Of The Reader says:

    So many of mine are on your list Talia!!! I would add Making Faces and From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon as her writing is absolutely gorgeous. If you have never read one of her books please message me on FB or GR and I’ll offer you one of these as I’m a huge fan and … pushy about these books LOL. Another one that let me in pieces is Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. And as I love fantasy, I think our latest E.S. Bell is brilliant! Now I wish you a safe trip and expect news once you’ll be in the US 😉 I’ll miss you girl ❤


    • taliaredhotink says:

      Sorry Sophie, your commend ended in the spam somehow. Weird. I feel so bad since it’s been so long! But I didn’t even think of checking spam these days.
      I’ve had Making Faces on my TBR for a while. And of course I’ll buy it myself, don’t worry. Its time will come, after seeing so many bloggers rave about it. But first I need to read Bell’s book, which I won at your giveaway.
      Right now I’m only reading while commuting (we have this in common, now) and before sleeping at night, so I’m not getting much reading done. I hope when things will settle to go back to my usual reading habits

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      • Beware Of The Reader says:

        Ah commuting is a curse and a blessing for a reader. I guess you’re in the subway. I hope Big Apple is still fascinating 😉

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    • taliaredhotink says:

      I finished the The Mindf*ck series (of which the Risk is the first book) just this morning and it’s an incredible story. It’s gritty, twisted, romantic and intricated. There are continuous plot twists. You won’t regret giving it a chance!


  2. taliaredhotink says:

    Reply to Sophie:

    Yeah, I’m commuting on the subway. I’m still trying to get the hang of the stations and all so even when I’m reading I have to be alert, but it’s been nice so far. And yes, New York is still fascinating. I’ve also made some friends, which helped a lot the “what the hell am I doing” general feeling.


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