Top Ten Tuesday is an weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where a different ‘challenge’ for a list of ten books/bookish things is set each week. This weeks topic is ‘Top Ten Resolutions We Have For 2016’ and could be more specific such as ‘I resolve to finally read these 10 books’ which I’ve chosen to focus on. The books I picked were –
1. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
This book has been on quite a few of my monthly TBR’s but I’ve never actually started it so I’m really hoping to read it this year. There are so many adaptations of not only the book but the character so I’m excited to read the original material as well as read my first Oscar Wilde work.
2. Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling
I’ve started this book a few times but I’ve always ended up getting distracted so I really want to read it. I love epic fantasy and I’ve been looking for more diverse fantasy recently and this seems to fit the bill.
3. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
This hasn’t been on my shelf for that long but I still would like to get to it soon as the sequel is coming out this year too. I’ve heard nothing but great things about V. E. Schwab’s writing and ADSOM sounds really interesting and original.
4. Black Iris by Leah Raeder (Elliot Wake)
I’ve followed Elliot Wake’s twitter accounts for a while and I absolutely love his tweets so it led me to picking up a few of his books. I’ve not read a lot of NA/Romance so this is really my first delve into the genre. I’m planning on reading Unteachable by him this month as well so hopefully I can read this soon afterwards too.
5. These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
I’ve always wanted to read this book as I’m a huge SF fan and the premise of this book seems so interesting. It seems to include survival components as well which really draws me in as I love survival novels.
6. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
This book just seems so intriguing and seems to include a magical realism aspect which I always love. It was hugely popular when it was released but I’ve heard mixed things since so I’m excited to see how I enjoy it.
7. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
From the reviews I’ve seen this seems to be a very depressing/emotional novel. I’ve avoided reading too much about the plot as I kind of want to go into it blind but I’d really like to read it soon.
8. Hild by Nicola Griffith
I found this book when I was on tumblr one day and it just instantly appealed to me. It’s about a’seer’ to the King in 7th century Britain and the political drama that comes with being in such a position. I’m really excited to get to it.
9. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Color People seems like a must read from what I’ve read about it. It won a Pulitzer in ’83 and is a frequently challenged book so I’m really looking forward to reading it and then possibly watching the film.
10. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
I own a lot of Daphne Du Maurier books but I haven’t actually read any yet so hopefully this will tick one of her books off of my ever growing Du Maurier TBR. This seems to be her most popular work so I hope I like it as much as everybody else seems to.