Top Ten Tuesday #52: Fall TBR List

September 19, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. If you’d like to participate too, see here.

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This week the topic is…

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

I have been as behind with reading as I have with blogging lately so I have a bunch of books that I haven’t read yet despite being super excited about them! Let’s try and narrow it down to ten for the autumn.

 

1

Our Dark Duet

Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab 

(June 2017)

I want to savour this book. Every single word.

2

Wonder Woman Warbringer

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

(August 2017)

I actually have two editions of this book, the exclusive Illumicrate version and the signed Waterstones limited edition (which you can still get here). I adore Leigh Bardugo’s writing and she just seems to be the nicest person. I can’t wait to dive into this!

3

The Alice Network

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

(June 2017)

I’m really excited to read this, I love a good historical novel and have heard this is excellent.

4

Tower of Dawn

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas

(September 2017)

This is Chaol’s book. I loved Chaol in the first two books and I feel he’s had a bit of a rough time in the more recent books so I can’t wait to read this book all about him! I’m very intrigued to see how Maas deals with Chaol’s health issues and wheelchair use. I really, really hope it doesn’t leave me with a rage!

5

The Last Namsara

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

(October 2017)

Dragons! That’s all.

6

Language of Thorns

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo

(September 2017)

I adore the Grisha Trilogy. Upon finishing it I read all of her novellas online so I’m excited to see that work and all her new stuff in this stunning book!

7

Another Day In The Death of America

Another Day In The Death of America by Gary Younge

(September 2016)

This one has been on my TBR for a year, but I really, really want to get to it soon.

8

You Don't Know Me

You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood

(May 2017)

I have this on audiobook and I’m told it’s the best way to enjoy this novel, so I think it’ll be my next listen.

9

Flame In The Mist

Flame In The Mist by Renee Ahdieh

(May 2017)

I’ve been meaning to read this for months. I just finished my stunning Mist candle In The Wick of Time and Fairyloot so it’s time to read the actual novel. (I need another of these candles, but the shipping is just so £).

10

Good Me Bad Me

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land

(January 2017)

I’ve seen this book mentioned everywhere so I need to know what all of the chat is about!

What books are on your TBR for this autumn?

Top Ten Tuesday #51: Most Anticipated Releases 2017

May 30, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. If you’d like to participate too, see here.

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This week the topic is…

Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half Of 2017

TTT 2017

 

There are so many books to look forward to in the second half of 2017. Here’s my list of most anticipated releases starting from July.

1

City of Saints and Thieves

City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

Published by Rock The Boat on 6th July 2017

2

Because You Love To Hate Me

Because You Love To Hate Me by various authors, edited by Ameriie

Published by Bloomsbury on 13th July 2017

3

Gather The Daughters

Gather The Daughters by Jennie Melamed

Published 25th July 2017 by Tinder Press

4

All The Wicked Girls

All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker

Published 24th August 2017 by Bonnier Zaffre

5

Warbringer

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Published 29th August 2017

6

Godsgrave

Godsgrave (Nevernight #2) by Jay Kristoff

Published 7th September 2017 by Harper Voyager

(awaiting UK cover)

7

Tower of Dawn

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas

Published 5th September 2017 by Bloomsbury

8

The Language of Thorns

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales & Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo

Published 26th September 2017

9

The Beginning of the World

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

Published 2nd November 2017 by Two Roads

10

Renegades

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Published 7th November 2017

What are your most anticipated reads for the second half of 2017?

Top Ten Tuesday #50: Spring TBR

March 14, 2017 in Bookish Posts, Top Ten Tuesday

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This week the topic is…

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

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I realised that it’s been AGES since I participated in TTT so I thought I’d ease myself back in with this week’s topic – my Spring TBR.

 

1

Strange The Dreamer

Strange The Dreamer, Laini Taylor. Out 28th March 2017

Hodder kindly fulfilled my wish on NetGalley so I’m currently reading this and REALLY enjoying it.

2

The Ship Beyond Time

The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl From Everywhere #2), Heidi Heilig. Out now.

I read the first book, The Girl From Everywhere, last year and really enjoyed it (review here) so I’m intrigued to see how this duology ends.

3

Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy, Shanthi Sekaran. Out now.

Penguin International kindly sent me a copy of this book. They feel it’s a very important and timely novel and want to get the word out across the world. I can’t wait to read it.

4

The Twelve Lives

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, Hannah Tinti. Out 28th March 2017.

I’m lucky enough to have an ARC of this book, but I’ve been saving it! Why do I do that? I think I’ll dive in very soon.

5

Red Sister

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1), Mark Lawrence. Out 6th April 2017.

Epic fantasy & a female assassin? Yes please!

6

ACOWAR

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court Of Thorns And Roses #3), Sarah J Maas. Out 2nd May 2017.

No Spring TBR list would be complete without an ACOTAR book!

7

The Walking Dead

I love The Walking Dead TV series and I’m trying to read more graphic novels, so it makes sense that these are on my list!

8

Final Girls

Final Girls, Riley Sager. Out 29th June 2017

I’ve heard a lot of people talk about this thriller and have an eARC from NetGalley so I’m looking forward to seeing what all the online chat is about!

9

The Name of The Wind

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1), Patrick Rothfuss.

I REALLY want Spring 2017 to be when I finally read The Name of the Wind!

10

THUG

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas. Out 6th April 2017.

I’ve heard so much about this book online! Walker kindly sent me a copy ahead of the UK release and I’m so grateful. I can’t wait to read it.

What books are on your Spring TBR?

Top Ten Tuesday #49: Christmas Wishlist

December 20, 2016 in Bookish Posts, Top Ten Tuesday

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This week the topic is…

10 Bookish Gifts I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been doing your Christmas shopping and making a mental wishlist of all those items that you’d actually really quite like for yourself! So here is a list of bookish gifts I wouldn’t mind Santa leaving under my tree this year!

1

hp-illustrated-2

My parents kindly bought me the first illustrated Harry Potter book last year (it is STUNNING) so I’ve dropped a wee hint that the illustrated Chamber of Secrets would be a lovely gift to receive this year!

2

winter-is-coming

I have a couple of bookmarks from Skinny Hues and they are absolutely beautiful!

3

the-crowns-game

I’ve had my eye on this book all year and have heard great things about it. Book 2 is out in May (I think) so I’d have plenty of time to catch up!

4

geeky-clean

I received a Geeky Clean bath bomb in a Fairyloot box and totally loved it.  I recently found out they do a Geeky Clean Crate, a monthly mystery themed box with 5 exclusive gifts. I love the sound of that!

5

stars-above

A must for every Lunar Chronicles fan I think!

6

the-reaper-candle

I love bookish candles, but I’ve never seen a Red Rising one before! I happened across Book and Nook one day and they have a fab range – including an Antari candle!

7

reality-is-not-what-it-seems

I love a good science book and received a copy of Rovelli’s Seven Brief Lessons On Physics last year for Christmas.

8

paper-fury-mug

I love Paper Fury’s blog and her shop looks gorgeous too. This mug just speaks to me!

9

other-wordly

I mentioned Other-Wordly in my Abrams & Chronicle publisher spotlight post recently, it’s a look at beautiful words from around the world.

10

fairyloot-logo

Obviously, I’d love to find a FairyLoot box under the tree! Considering I bought one for husband to give me, I’d say there’s a pretty good chance of that. 😀

What would you like for Santa to leave under your tree this year?

Top Ten Tuesday #48: Books I Read Because of Bloggers

October 11, 2016 in Bookish Posts, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. If you’d like to participate too, see here.

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This week the topic is…

10 Books I Read Because of Bloggers / BookTube

I was actually looking through my Goodreads “read” list and realised that I didn’t actually review a lot of these, which is weird because these are all books I enjoyed / loved. So, yeah, apologies for the lack of reviews, but where I have posted about a book I’ll link it up.

1

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Paul Kalanithi was just 36 and in his final years of his neurology surgery residency when he was diagnosed with cancer. This is his story. It’s truly beautiful, heart breaking yet life affirming. It’s one of those books that I will be recommending to everyone. I wanted to review it, but I didn’t think anything I could say would do it justice. So please, just read it.

2 Persepolis

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

A compilation of two graphic novels, this tells the story of Satrapi’s childhood in Iran, her schooling in Vienna and her return to her home country. It’s insightful, eye-opening, heart-breaking and very readable.

3

Furiously Happy

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

This book by Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess had me laughing out loud – and that is rare. I was actually driving my husband mad laughing while reading this book. The cat rodeo is a chapter I have tabbed for easy access on bad days!

4

Salt To The Sea

Salt To The Sea by Ruta Sepetys

I actually have a review of this one here. This is a stunning book that creates a fictional story around the worst disaster in maritime history, the sinking of the Wilheim Gustloff. The German ship was full of refugees when it was torpedoed by a Russian submarine during WW2 resulting in a loss of over 9000 lives. Sepetys conveys the historical facts through the perspectives of 4 fictional young people.

5

Cinder

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

This series really requires no introduction, but it was fellow bloggers and posts like Top Ten Tuesday that finally made me pick up this series. I AM SO GLAD I DID! See my Worth The Hype? post here.

6

Red Rising

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

I freely admit that I was skeptical about Red Rising – I didn’t think I liked science fiction. I was wrong! I saw many bloggers and BookTubers talk about this series and I finally succumbed when I found the kindle copy for 99p. Best 99p I’ve ever spent! This series turned into one of my absolute favourites. I have a review of Red Rising here if you are yet to be convinced of its awesomeness!

7

The Winner's Curse

The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

This is another series that kept cropping up over and over in Top Ten Tuesdays and across my favourite blogs. It was one of those series that I knew I should read but I worried wouldn’t live up to the hype. It absolutely did, it was fantastic. I have reviews of all three books, but if you’re still to read the trilogy, here’s my review for The Winner’s Curse.

8

In Order To Live

In Order To Live by Yeonmi Park

This is one of the books I really wish I’d reviewed. It’s the story of Yeonmi’s life in North Korea, her escape from the country and everything she had to do to stay alive. It’s an eye-opening, thought-provoking account that I encourage everyone to read. 9

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I don’t know why it took me so long to read this novel, but I was definitely encouraged by bloggers and BookTubers to finally pick it up and I’m so glad I did. Margaret Atwood is, well she’s Margaret Atwood, she’s incredible. I did write a post about this book so if you’re interested you can find it here.

10

The Sleeper and the Spindle

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman.

Illustrated by Chris Riddell.

This book kept cropping up again and again on blogs and BookTube. It looked so beautiful on the screen but it’s even more stunning in real life. The storytelling of Neil Gaiman with the incredible artwork of Chris Riddell, it’s a beauty. I have a post on this book with a couple of photos to try (I failed) and capture the beauty.

So there we have it – ten books I read because of bloggers and BookTubers. Honestly, this list could’ve been a LOT longer.

What books have you read because of bloggers/BookTubers?