Top Ten Tuesday – Summer Reads aka My Summer/Holiday TBR

Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a 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 week’s topic is the open suggestion of Summer Reads so I’ve decided to post my summer/holiday TBR as I’m going on holiday soon and I’m hoping to take a few of these books with me as well as get some reading done over summer in general. Anyway these are the books I’m hoping to read-

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

P.S I Still Love You by Jenny Han (though I may reread To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before)

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

When the Moon was Ours by Anne-Marie McLemore

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

 

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

Thanks for reading! 🙂

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Autumn TBR

Hello! Since it’s now autumn I thought I’d do a quick post to remind myself to read these five books during the season. I always like to read more thriller and historical books so you’ll probably notice a theme on my TBR. Hopefully I’ll have read these by the end of the year at the very least. If you’d like to find out more about each book I’ve linked the Goodreads pages in the titles. Anyway, the books I’d like to read in Autumn are –

Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

I’ve owned this book for quite a while and recently I’ve been thinking about it a lot as the blurb is so interesting.  From what I can gather it’s about a girl named Westie and when she was a child cannibals took her arm and her family whilst they traveled a wagon trail and she is now seeking revenge. She is then adopted by an inventor named Nigel who goes onto build a machine that can harvest magic from gold, there is a problem though – the main investors in Nigel’s invention seem to Westie to be the family that killed hers and took her arm. The book seems to focus on Westie’s adventure to prove their guilt and possibly get revenge for her family. Doesn’t that sound amazing? I definitely want to pick this one up as soon as possible.

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton

I picked this up not too long ago after hearing a lot of buzz on twitter and the inner history buff in me couldn’t resist. It’s a funny and fantastical retelling of the adventures of Lady Jane Grey – the nine day queen. I love historical fiction and retellings as they always bring something new to a sometimes stale subject even if it doesn’t exactly tell the truth. I’m also looking forward to seeing how having three different authors changes the storytelling.

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Again, another book I’ve had for a while but I’m still really excited to read. I follow the author, Marieke Nijkamp on twitter and immediately wanted to read This Is Where It Ends when she announced it as I love her tweets. The focus of this book is a school shooting and is told from the perspective of four different people at said school. I don’t know much else about it as I really want to go into this book without preconceptions but I think this is going to be a really gripping read.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Though I’ve had this on my TBR for ages I recently read The Likeness by Tana French and it is now one of my favourite books and every book list I’ve seen says people who love that will love The Secret History. I actually don’t know much about the plot as I kind of want to go in without knowing anything but from what I can gather it involves a group of students and a murder. That’s all I know but it’s more than enough for me to want to read it ASAP!

The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

To be honest my main reason for wanting to read this book sooner rather than later is that I really want to see the film. I love anything zombie related so once I saw the trailer I knew that I needed to watch it (it was amazing and Gemma Arterton is in it!) but I usually like to read the book beforehand so I think I might read this book next.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card

Hello and Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! 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 week’s topic is ‘Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card’ so I’ve shared 10 of my most wished for books. This post was a bit last minute as I’ve just got back from a weekend away but I really wanted to get something up before my monthly wrap up so I hope this is okay! All books are linked to Goodreads if you’d like to find out more.  Anyway the books I’d love to buy are –

Every Heart a Doorway  by Seanan McGuire

10 Things No One Will Tell a Fat Girl by Jes Baker

We Were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero


Juliet Takes a Breath
by Gabby Rivera

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie

The Second Footman by Jasper Barry

Thanks for reading! 🙂

February Wrap Up/March TBR

Since I didn’t read a lot in February I figured I’d just combine my February Wrap Up with my March TBR to make it a bit quicker and easier. I only managed to finish 2 books in February (I started 2 others) despite having a really good reading month in January so I’m kind of disappointed. Hopefully I can make up for it in March! So here are the books I read in February –

Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat  ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
This was such a captivating (no pun intended) read, it gripped me from start to finish and I immediately ordered the second book once I finished. Captive Prince focuses on political intrigue and relationships that develop in this historical fantasy-esque society where slavery (particularly sex slavery) is the norm. The main relationship is so unhealthy and messed up and though I fundamentally disagree with the characters actions I just really want to see how it plays out which was the main factor that kept me reading. Captive Prince basically goes against everything I stand for but I couldn’t put it down. It’s very intriguing but very violent and disturbing so I recommend looking into potential triggers before reading. I was really gripped by this book though so I can’t wait to continue on with the series because I just can’t see how the story is going to work itself out.

Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A great sequel to an amazing first novel. I loved how the story developed in this book and delved deeper into the relationship between Seregil and Alec as well as expanded upon secondary characters such as Beka (who I love). I don’t really want to go into too much detail as this is the sequel but I will say that this book took a lot of unexpected twists and turns and I loved it. I definitely recommend picking this series up if you’re looking for a fun but intriguing epic fantasy. You can find my review of the first book here.

I also started A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab and Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti  and I hope to finish them both in March.

This month’s TBR is a bit big seeing as I didn’t read much in February but these are the books I’d really like to get to and the pile I’ll be choosing from this month so I figured I’d just list them all. The books I hope to read are –

Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens (I’ve started this and I’m really liking it!)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (I read this a long time ago but I want to refresh my memory for Jane Steele.)

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman

Prince’s Gambit by C. S. Pacat

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I also want to read a few books that were on last month’s TBR such as Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb and Traitor’s Moon by Lynn Flewelling.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

 

 

 

February TBR

Since I read a decent amount of books in January I’m hoping to do the same in February. These books are a mix of sequels I’ve been wanting to get to and a few books I’ve picked up recently. I may also read a few others as I have a lot of other books I’d like to read as well. Anyway, here are the books I’d like to read in February –

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (This is a re-read as I want to watch the new show!)

Traitor’s Moon by Lynn Flewelling (I’m currently reading Book 2, Stalking Darkness)

The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

All The Rage by Courtney Summers

The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

Black Iris by Leah Raeder (Elliot Wake)

Captive Prince by C. S. Pascat

Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments! 🙂

 

January TBR

I’d like to read at least one book a week as that’s my Goodreads goal so my January TBR is fairly small. The books listed below are the ones I’m hoping to read this month though I may read some others as well alongside them as I also have a few left on my Winter TBR. So, the books I’d like to read in January are-

Tatiana and Alexander by Paulina Simmons

Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb

Unteachable by Leah Raeder

The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought! 🙂

 

 

December TBR/Winter Reads

After not reading a huge amount of books in November I’m hoping to make up for it this month. These books are just the ones I’d like to read during December but also the ones I’d like to read during winter as for the most part they’re centered around the winter time. I’ll probably read others too but these are the ones I really hope to tick off of my TBR soon. Anyway here are the books I’d like to read during December/over winter.

The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb

My True Love Gave To Me – Edited by Stephanie Perkins

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

So these are the books I hope to read in the upcoming month(s). Let me know in the comments if you’ve read these books and if you have, what you thought. 🙂

P.S – I’m going to start doing book hauls again soon after not doing any for awhile (due to buying too many books) so be sure to keep an eye out for that!