It’s Top Ten Tuesday’s again! Top Ten Tuesday’s is a weekly meme created by Broke and Bookish where a bookish prompt is given to help you create a list of ten.
This week is a freebie week, so the blogger is given free rain to come up with whatever list they want to make. As I have decided to make a To Be Brought (TBB) list so I can actually remember the names of the books I like the look of I thought I would share the top ten books on this list.
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
I know I am very far behind on the hype for this series, but I have finally been convinced by all the glowing reviews I have seen for this series. This book has made it very high up on my TBB list and will most likely be purchased on my next trip to Waterstones.
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh
I have seen this book all over the book blogosphere the past few months and with the sequel arriving this year I need to get my hands on this to be ready. I would probably want this book even if I hadn’t seen all the positive reviews for it because the cover is gorgeous! Have you seen it? It’s so pretty!
Angela Carters Book of Fairy Tales by Angela Carter
I know, more fairy tales! But what can I say, I’m slightly stuck in my childhood. And the fact that I have just finished a module on Angela Carter and her other book of fairy tale retellings, The Bloody Chamber, which I really enjoyed may have something to do with it. This cover is also to die for!
Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard
I thought I would attempt to buy a book that had actually been released this year instead of just playing catch up with every other series. This book seems like my cup of tea (if I drank tea…) and all I have seen is amazing reviews. Hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on it soon and see what all the hype is about!
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Another series I am miles behind on, especially with the release of the follow up series, Six of Crows. But it is the follow up series that has caused this book to make it on my TBB list. Every has raved about Six of Crows, and has said you don’t have to read The Grisha series to understand it as the only link is the world they take place in, but I feel like I will be missing out on some major world building if I skip this series and jump straight to the latest one. Although The Grisha series is said not to be as good as Six of Crows I’m still going to give it a chance.
And it also has a cover I have fell in love with.
Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle #1) by Rachel Hawkins
Why am I so far behind on all the popular series?! I am desperately trying to catch up to everyone! This book really intrigued me when I first heard about it, and although I have read mixed reviews about this series (particularly the sequel) I still want to give it a try. This series really reminds me of the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter, but with a slightly different take on the teen girl spy theme. I have been looking for something that will live up to Carter’s series and so far have not seen something that I even deemed buyable as their synopsis just did not grab me, but hopefully this will fill that gap.
A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V. E. Schwab
I am embarrassed by the amount of series I need to start. A dark fantasy series about magic? Yes please! Another book I have seen only good reviews for, and with the sequel being released this year this is another book I desperately need to get my hands on quickly!
Vicious (Vicious #1) by V. E. Schwab
I have only discovered V. E. Schwab fairly recently, and have only seen good reviews for all of her books. That is why the first book in her earlier series has also made it onto my TBB list. A book about superheroes who aren’t quite superheroes is right up my ally, and with all the superhero films being released this year it just seems right to read it soon.
The Colour of Magic (Discworld #1) by Terry Pratchett
Spencer and his dead love Terry Pratchett and the Discworld series, and it is another series that it seems pretty much every person remotely interested in books has read. Also the new, gorgeous hardback covers being released that I am absolutely in love with are seriously helping this book make it onto my TBB list.
I’m such a cover whore.
A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston
I know, another fairy tale re-telling, but I just can’t help myself! And have you seen this cover?! How could I resist! I saw this book in Waterstones and had to be dragged away because I was on a book buying ban but the cover stuck in my mind and since my ban has been listed I am desperate to get it. Also with the growing popularity of A Thousand Nights re-tellings growing I felt like I needed to sample more than just one
I’m trying to justify buying more than one re-telling to myself and so far it’s working very nicely.
What books are on your To Be Brought list? Any of the ones I’m hoping to get my hands on soon? Have you read any of these? Share your thoughts in the comments section!
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