Top Ten Tuesday

Classic Lindsey – The Books That Are So Me, They’re Widely (Not Really) Considered Classic Lindsey

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Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s topic was originally ’21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics’ and while I LOVE this idea and will definitely check out other posts, I wasn’t feeling inspired myself. Maybe because I mostly read fantasy, romances and fantasy romances and while I adore those books, I doubt they will become classics (though perhaps this idea of a ‘classic’ is a little outdated, but that’s a discussion for another time).

So instead I twisted the topic to become: books that are CLASSIC LINDSEY. Yes, these are the books that are classics TO ME, either because they feel so much like me, or because they’ve become so ingrained in my life I can’t imagine myself without them. Like, if someone wanted to get to know me, I’d make them read these books.

So without further ado, let’s get into it!

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Classic Lindsey

Red Winter by Annette Marie – my absolute favorite, love the Japanese mythology, started my Annette Marie obsession, re-read it yearly and still sob and swoon every time

Taming Demons for Beginners by Annette Marie – two Annette Marie books on this list? Classic Lindsey. Main character is a shy booknerd who hates conflict and loves cookies

Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata – another shy heroine that hates conflict and has self-confidence issues. Also, pen pal romances are the best type of romances

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune – Linus Baker may be a 40-year old gay man and I am not, but other than that we share MANY similarities. Also, found families own my heart. And TJ Klune may be the author who best matches my own brand of humor.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – my favorite SJM, I want to live in Velaris please, the Court of Dreamers is where I belong, also yay for the Hades/Persephone inspirations

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – girl with social anxiety who prefers fictional worlds over the real one? Yeah, this is about as Classic Lindsey as it’ll get.

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann – Alice is another character that I relate to on SO MANY levels, okay?

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson – I think about becoming a sword-wielding bad-ass librarian whose mission it is to protect the books too much.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – part of me may consist of fluffy fairytales, but the other part relates more to this book: dark, intrigue and a lot of feminism.

Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost – I may not personally relate to bad-ass, vampire-hunting Cat Crawfield, but if there’s one TV Show that would be Classic Lindsey it would be Buffy The Vampire as it has consumed my entire youth, and this amazing series hits ALL THOSE SPOTS to me too.

Tell Me:
What’s a book that would be Classic You? Any we have in common?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. I like the way you twisted the topic. One day I want to make a huge rec liist of books that are classical me.

    Sorcery of Thorns <3

    1. Thanks! Oh, I’d definitely love to check that list!

  2. I like your spin on this topic! I agree with ACOMAF 100%. I haven’t read Fangirl is a very long time, but I do remember loving it. Great list 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! Fangirl is an older read for me too, but it’s still one of the first that comes to mind when I think of “me” books 🙂

  3. The House in the Cerulean Sea has been a popular choice this week!

    I could see it entertaining generations for sure.

    My post:

    1. I’m so happy to see it’s a popular choice 🙂

  4. I love your take on the topic! It’s so fun to create a list of books that is so quintessential *you*!

    1. Thanks! I loved doing this post 🙂

  5. Fun twist to the topic! I had Cerulean Sea on my list today too. And I absolutely adore Sorcery of Thorns and loved Fangirl too! Great list 😃

    1. Thanks! Ah, I’m so happy to see Cerulean Sea on a few lists today 🙂

  6. I love this take! I think you need to submit it to TTT. It would be fun to see everyone’s choices. I loved yours, especially Dear Aaron.

    1. Thanks! Oh, I might do that because I’m curious to see which books everyone would pick!

      1. DO IT! 😉

        1. Haha, I did, so fingers crossed 🙂 And if it doesn’t get picked, feel free to do it anyway, I look forward to seeing your picks!

  7. Fun twist on the topic! I have The House in the Cerulean sea on my list as well, such a great novel. I’m really wanting to read Let’s Talk About Love!

    My TTT:

    1. Thanks! The House in the Cerulean Sea is such an amazing book, I’m happy to see it on many lists this week!

  8. I love the way you twisted this, I wish I’d thought of it! I’m definitely borrowing it next time I’m not feeling the assigned topic. I’ve read two of these, A Court of Mist and Fury and Ninth House, both of which I enjoyed. Sorcery of Thorns fell victim to my slump last year, which was a shame as I was enjoying it and I was only a few chapters from the end, I’m hoping to finish it at some point this year.
    My TTT:

    1. Thanks! Oh, slumps really do suck, I hope it’s going better now!

      1. It is, thank you!

  9. I love this take. I know what you mean, it’s kinda hard to know what will be a classic when the types of books you enjoy aren’t considered classics…yet.

    1. Thanks! And indeed, this was a tough topic, but a fun one!

  10. Lauren Becker says:

    Fun twist on the topic. Fangirl would go on my list too!

    Lauren @

    1. Thanks! Fangirl is definitely super relatable.

  11. This week’s topic was hard! I love your take on it. This is such a great way to do it. I’m glad I got to see what books you really love. I also really love Fangirl (just finished it on Sunday) and Ninth House. Many of the others are on my TBR. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. It was indeed a tough topic! So glad you also love Fangirl and Ninth House and hope you’ll enjoy the others if you decide to try them!

  12. I like your twist on today’s topic. I have not read any of these books, but it makes me want to to get to know you better 🙂 My post:

    1. Aww, thank you so much!

  13. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    Sorcery of Thorns and The House in the Cerulean Sea made it to my list too!

    1. They’re definitely classic-material, they’re so good!

  14. This is a GREAT way to do this! Love the idea. I want to read Ninth House so bad.

    1. Thanks, Greg! Ninth House was soo good, I can’t wait for the sequel.

  15. This is a fun twist on the topic. I love it!

    Happy TTT!


    1. Thanks so much!

  16. I love your spin on the topic. Fangirl would probably make a list of “classic me” books to.

    1. Thanks! Fangirl was definitely very relatable 🙂

  17. Marianne Maurer says:

    That is a nice twist, Lindsey. And I’ve even seen a few of the books on other people’s lists, so some of them might very well become classics.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week. As usual, I couldn’t restrict myself but it still is a TTT (Top Twenty Tuesday).

    1. Thanks, Marianne!

  18. I love what you did with the topic this week and love your choice of books too. I may have to steal this idea at some point, lol.

    1. Thanks! I’d love to see your take on this topic too! I submitted this idea for a future Top Ten Tuesday post, so maybe it’ll come up in the future and if not, feel free to do it anyway 🙂

  19. Great list <3 I love Sorcery of Thorns, and Fangirl! I also loved Three mages and a Margarita (which isn't on your list but I am going to read Taming Demons for Beginners next!)

    1. Oh, I hope you’re enjoying Taming Demons for Beginners!!

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