Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by the Broke and the Bookish. Their website is dedicated to books and Top Ten Tuesday is no exception. Each week a new topic is used to create a list of Top Ten… This week’s theme is a freebie and as I never let my inner Book Buying Addict out anymore, I’ve decided to let her stretch her wings even if she doesn’t get to click the Buy Now button.
I. The Valley of the Horses by Jean M. Auel ~ Technically I wouldn’t have to buy this book to read it next as my mother owns the entire Earth’s Children series, but I’d like to own them myself. I really enjoyed book one The Clan of the Cave Bear and I know I can chat to Mum about what I’ve read which is almost as fun as reading. I can’t wait to be able to discuss the series in length with her! 🙂
II. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey ~ I’d seen this book around, on Instagram and in bookstores, but until I watched the trailer I’d never read the blurb or thought about reading it. It’s a super popular dystopian novel and was recently made into a movie. I had this urge to defy My 2016 Reading List already by reading it before the movie comes out, until I saw Allegiant part one was being released in March this year. Allegiant wasn’t anywhere close to the top of my TBR pile, but I did own it so I decided to read it instead of The Fifth Wave; purely because I’ve already read Divergent and Insurgent, and I already own it.
III. The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen ~ This book isn’t out until November this year, but since I’m indulging my inner Book Buying Addict I might as well delve into the fantasy of reading books before they are released as well. I think I’ll also be very sad to read this book too, being the last in the trilogy. I five-star loved The Queen of the Tearling and four-star-ed The Invasion of the Tearling and can’t quite come to terms with the end of an amazing trilogy – lucky I’ve got until November hey? 😛
IV. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer ~ Although I’m slightly nervous because this book introduces a new main character, I also have enormous faith in Marissa Meyer’s writing. I didn’t know the character in Cinder until I read book one and I had never read anything by Marissa Meyer – and I loved it! I’m really excited to read the rest of this series especially after all the jubilant over Winter.
V. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris ~ I have always LOVED The Southern Vampire Mysteries and book seven is my cousin’s favourite. I can’t wait to find out why and read the next instalment in Sookie’s life. Charlaine has such a talented writing style and I always relax and enjoy her books immensely.
VI. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini ~ Again, Mum also owns all of these books, but I will own my own set one day too. I enjoy Eragon as a young teenager, but when I tried to read Eldest I only read a third of the way through before giving up. Probably because of the size of the book and my young age and also because I wasn’t fully into epic fantasy. However two years ago when we took a family trip to Vanuatu I attempted Eldest again and loved it. I read 100 pages a day and it left me hungry for the third book.
VII. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater ~ My cousin who loves Sookie didn’t like the rest of The Wolves of Mercy Falls after Shiver but I’m still keenly anticipating the day I get to continue to series. Shiver was a beautiful YA love story to me and I can’t think that Maggie’s amazing writing could disintegrate after just one book. I know generally the first in a series is the best, but sometimes as the story develops the rest of the novels are better.
VIII. Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik ~ To be honest I wasn’t sure about the first book in this series. It was one I received in SantaThing 2014 and all the novels it came with I hadn’t heard of. But as I read I discovered Naomi Novik is a very talented writer. I loved the relationship between the dragon and his rider, and I can’t wait to see it develop more with the second novel. This Christmas I felt a strong tug to buy it and read it.
X. Raelia by Lynette Noni ~ I always eager to support Lynette. She was a pleasure to interview for my first newsletter despite being a fairly famous debut author and for good reason: book one, Akarnae, was excellent. I can’t wait to read Raelia, and become more immersed in her world of magic.
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