Top Ten Tuesday – Second Half of 2017 Releases

Hello! 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 upcoming releases for the second half of 2017 and my list features those I’m most excited for. I hope you enjoy and I highly recommend checking these books out on Goodreads (linked).

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee – June 6th

Want by Cindy Pon – June 13th

The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee – June 27th

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller – September 5th

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – September 5th

Warcross by Marie Lu – September 12th

27 Hours by Tristina Wright – October 3rd

That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston – October 3rd

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore – October 3rd

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao – October 10th

Some other 2017 + 2018 releases I can’t wait to read are The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton, Leigh Bardugo’s new Wonder Woman novel, I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo, You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow and probably lots of others I haven’t mentioned. There are so many great releases this year that I haven’t been able to keep track!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

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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! 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet

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 That Have Been On Your Shelf/TBR Since Before You Started Blogging That You Still Haven’t Read Yet’.

I’m 90% sure that these books are from before I started this blog and it’s kind of interesting to see how much my book buying tastes have changed since then, I didn’t have nearly as many unread books then as I do now. This post will definitely serve as a reminder to read all of these books! So, the books I bought before I started blogging are –

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Vicious by V. E. Schwab

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Which for some reason now have 3 copies of!)

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (I think I got this the first week I started blogging!)

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! 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday – Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year

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 classed as ‘Freebie Week’ where you are able to choose your own topic from either past topics or one you make up. I’ve chosen to do a topic from 2 weeks ago which I missed which is Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of the Year’. There are quite a few upcoming releases I’m looking forward to but I have managed to narrow it down to these 10. Click the Goodreads links to find out more about each book!

And I Darken by Kiersten White July 7th – 2016

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall – July 7th 2016

Run by Kody Keplinger – July 14th 2016

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown – August 30th 2016

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi – September 1st 2016

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – September 20th 2016

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria – October 11th 2016

Timekeeper by Tara Sim – November 1st 2016

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst – November 22nd 2016

Bad Boy by Elliot Wake – December 15th 2016

Thanks for reading! 🙂

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

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 Books on my Spring TBR’ where I try to convince myself that I’ll be able to get to all of these books. I haven’t been reading much lately but I do actually want to get to at least half of these before summer as they’ve been high on my TBR for a while. So the books on my Spring TBR are –

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Black Iris by Elliot Wake

Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

In The Woods by Tana French

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday | Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR

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 Books I Recently Added to my TBR’. I’ve found some really interesting books recently and hopefully I’ll be able to pick them up sometime in the future. For more information on each book, select the name of the book to be linked through to the Goodreads page. Sorry if this post is a bit long and has a lot of mistakes as this was kind of last minute! (Also there may be a formatting issues as I get used to this new theme.)


1 – The Second Footman by Jasper Barry 
The Second Footman

I discovered this book on my Amazon Recommendations and when I looked into it it sounded absolutely amazing. I love historical fiction and the protagonist, Max seems like a really interesting character. Max is involved in some sort of fraud and he manages to find an accomplice in the form of an aristocratic patron to somehow change his circumstances from that of a footman. I love historical intrigue!

2 – In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero and Michelle Burford – Release Date : May 3rd 2016 

In the Country we love

I love Diane Guerrero in OITNB and I can’t wait to watch Jane the Virgin (which she stars in). Diane Guerrero writes about her family’s deportation from America when she was 14 years old which left her to stay with family friends so she could continue her education. In the Country We Love focuses on Diane Guerrero’s life and struggles whilst discussing how she became the amazing actress she is today.

3 – Captive Prince by S. U. Pascat

captive prince

I’ve known about this book for a while but I’ve only just recently added it to my TBR as I’ve been hearing some great things lately. It seems to involve political intrigue and has a really dark storyline so I’m really looking forward to it. The protagonist Damen is stripped of his titles as heir of Akielos and sent to serve as a slave to Prince Laurent which obviously leads to a lot of drama as Damen fights to keep his true identity secret.

4 – Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

leviathan wakes

I’ve been wanting to watch the TV adaptation of Leviathan Wakes which is called Expanse and since I usually read the book before watching any adaptation I thought I’d do the same in this instance. This book is a space opera starring two characters, Jim Holden, an ice miner and a Detective Miller who are driven together after both of there lives lead to a ship called The Scopuli. I can’t wait to get to this!

5 – Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

swordspoint

I remember seeing some sort of web series trailer involving this book a while ago and I see it on a lot of LGBT fantasy lists so I was really intrigued to see what it was about. It seems like a cheesy feel good epic fantasy about Vier, a swordsman and his relationship with a Alec, a scholar. I’ve heard mixed things but I’m still pretty excited.

6 – Perdido Street Station by China Miéville

perdido street station

I’ve always wanted to read a China Miéville novel and Perdido Street Station seems to be a pretty popular one of his. I’m not entirely sure what it’s about if I’m honest but I know it involves steampunk (which I haven’t read before) and some sort of half-bird half-human creature. I’m really intrigued to get this though!

 

7 – This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

this is where it ends

This Is Where It Ends was really popular on Twitter leading up to it’s release date and has received some rave reviews and some slightly negative reviews lately. Either way the plot sounds interesting as I haven’t read a book on a school shooting and I’m looking forward to seeing how Nijkamp handles such a sensitive subject. I also follow Marieke Nijkamp on Twitter and love her tweets so I’m expecting to love this book just as much.

8 – This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman

this shattered world

I read These Broken Stars recently and gave it 4.5 stars so I’d like to see how this universe is developed in this companion novel. I’m going in blind  by not looking at the synopsis but from the beautiful cover I have a feeling it’s going to be pretty good. I love science fiction and I enjoyed the writing style in the previous novel.

 

9 – Warchild by Karen Lowachee

warchild

Another science fiction novel which I’ve added to my TBR recently. It involves a boy whose family is killed when he is a child and he is then kidnapped by the killers, he later escapes and becomes a spy for the aliens who he is ‘rescued’ by. It seems like an exciting, character-driven novel with the added benefit of being set in space. It’s kind of hard to get a hold of so I may see if my local library can get a copy.

10 – Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer

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I’ve been wanting to start writing again,  and this book seems like the perfect writing guide for fantasy lovers. It’s fully illustrated and has pretty good reviews so I’d love to add it to my collection. I’ve also wanted to read Jeff VanderMeer’s fiction novels so this’ll give me an idea of what to expect and also a look into his thought process which I find interesting.

 


So these are the books I’ve recently added to my TBR! Link me to your TTT posts in the comments and let me know if you’ve read any of the books listed above. 🙂