Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
The theme for this week is:
Books On My Fall 2019 TBR
1. Wayward Son, Rainbow Rowell
Of course wayward son had to make my list, especially since its release date is today! It feels as though I’ve been waiting for this book since forever (i.e. when I finished reading Carry On three or four years ago) and my anticipation has been built up so high as a result. However I doubt I’m going to be let down (unless Rowell ruins Baz for me but that could never happen). I preordered the gorgeous UK hardback edition from waterstones with the floral sprayed edges as well so honestly this book completes me in every way.
2. The Dragon Republic, R F Kuang
Another sequel that I’ve been eagerly anticipating, but this time it’s months instead of years. The Poppy War was a breath of fresh air in terms of its original characters and I love how Kuang takes inspiration from Chinese history for the storyline. The way she ended the last book confirmed my investment in Rin’s character and I’m excited to see how she moves her forward and if she turns out similar to Atlan.
3. Lola and the Boy Next Door, Stephanie Perkins
I’ve recently finished the first book in the series, Anna and the French Kiss, and it provided me with some enjoyable light reading. Whilst I do love fantasy, it’s nice to take a break from it once in a while and read something different (and a lot trashier) so I’m hoping Lola and the Boy Next Door gives me just that.
4. Snowcrash, Neal Stephenson
I’ve had Snowcrash on loan from the library for a while now and I simply need to get round to actually reading it!
5. The Toll, Neal Shusterman
(Release Date : 5th November)
Both Scythe and Thunderhead were great books and gave some interesting thinking points on our increasingly digital age as well as morality. The ending of Thunderhead definitely left me hanging so I’m anxious to see how Shusterman resolves the plot.
6+7. Godsgrave and Darkdawn, Jay Kristoff
There’s a real pattern here with sequels and it’s continuing with these two books. I read Nevernight over the summer and whilst I wasn’t blown away by it I certainly did enjoy it. Considering Darkdawn’s release earlier this month it seems like a good idea go read these two sooner rather than later so I’m able to discuss the series whilst the hype is still around (and of course my chances of having the books spoiled decreases a lot too!).
8. Vicious, V E Schwab
Another book I’ve borrowed from the library for a while now. I finished the Shades of Magic trilogy earlier this year and completely adored it and I’m hoping this duology will prove to be the same!
9. The Truth About Keeping Secrets, Savannah Brown
I’ve followed Savannah Brown on Youtube for a several years now and I think her spoken word poetry is really good and some even bone-chilling, so I’m interested to see how her prose compares. Unlike other Youtubers/influencers her novel is her own genuine work and I’m expecting it to be of higher quality than most others as well as she seems like quite an avid reader / writer herself who takes it seriously – rather than hopping on a popular trend like most others.
10. Bloody Rose, Nicholas Eames
I need to actually get round to reading this one too. It was on my last TBR and it’s still sitting patiently on my shelf. Will I actually get round to it by the end of the year? Only time will tell (i.e. hopefully but probably not – or maybe by last week of 2019).
That concludes my list for this week. Are there any that I chose that made your list too / are on your own TBR?
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