Hey everyone! Top Ten Tuesday is an insanely popular book tag/weekly meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish. I have been interested in participating in this tag for ages and I have finally found out where it comes from and how to get involved.
Today is my first week and it is a “freebie” week. It took me ages to decide what to do for my top ten list, but I eventually settled on the top ten books I want to read right now. Here is a problem we can all relate to. So many books, so little time. My TBR list is always longer than is realistic and I have to deal with the constant struggle of not buying any more books until I’ve actually read the ones I have!
And so we begin with…
Recently I have really been wanting to try out a YA horror. I have heard of this one before and it sounds really intriguing. I don’t know why anyone would want a job as a ghost killer. Cas Lowood travels around doing just that: killing the dead. He begins the search for a ghost called Anna Dressed in Blood who was murdered in 1958. She is known to kill anyone who disturbs her, but for some reason she spares his life. I am excited to read a horror because I’ve heard there is nothing more terrifying than your own imagination.
I am trying to find a high fantasy series that suits me. I mean I read the first two books of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, City of Bones and City of Ashes, and then got bored. I just finished reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer and I am not overly excited to read the follow up, Scarlet. I love fantasy but it has been a while since I really sank my teeth into one.
“For readers of John Green” (Fresh Fiction). Take a bunch of random characters and send them on an epic road trip. Then label is as something John Green fans will like and I’m there! It sounds like each other characters are going through their own set of issues and they will each help each other along the way. I guess I can settle for this whilst I wait for John Green to release a new book!
I feel that this may be a sit up and think about life kind of book, which is always good once in a while. What would you do if an android was heading towards earth and you had two months to live your life to the full? Imagine what kind of crazy stuff would happen in those two months. I really enjoy the occasional sci-fi story. I am loving The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey and I feel that this may have a similar vibe.
I am keen to start this series. I really enjoy stories that are set in the real world, but have a kind of non-real world element to them if you get what I mean. Like If I Stay by Gayle Forman. All the characters are realistic and their relationships are believable, but the story is taken deeper by Mia’s experience of “the inbetween.” Mara Dyer suffers a terrible accident that causes the death of her best friends and boyfriend. After that she starts to see other people’s deaths right before they happen.
Although it isn’t summer anymore this is still pretty high on my TBR list. I have read two other books by Morgan Matson, Since You’ve Been Gone and Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, and I just love her style and characters. Taylor Edwards’ family decide to spend one last summer at their old lake house where Taylor must face those she thought she had left behind. Part of me is tempted to save this for next summer. P.S. the UK cover is waaaay better.
I have never heard a bad thing about this book. It looks so magical and intriguing. Erin Morgenstern has a really wonderful website as well (erinmorgenstern.com). The Night Circus is set in Victorian London (ahhmaagaad yes) and features a wandering circus and two rival magicians. It just seems like such a unique story world that I can’t wait to fall into.
There has recently been a huge buzz around this book. For starters the cover is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L and I can’t help being drawn towards pretty book covers. But apart from that the story sounds exactly like the kind of story I will fall completely in love with. A quirky love story between two wonderful lead characters. I mean it is hard to beat John Green in this particular area, but I am still incredibly excited to read this one.
I brought this book at the same time as Girl Online. It was Saturday, the day my parents drove me back to uni, and we went into town for a few bits and pieces (including two new books). I read the first two books in this series, The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials, not too long ago. However, I did not feel inclined to pick up the third book. After seeing the new film adaptation last week, I decided to give it another go. Dylan O’Brien has magical powers.
This is my current read. I absolutely love Zoella and I have wanted to read her book for ages. I read a couple of chapters this morning and it is quite cute so far. The main characters are developing well already and I love the fact that Penny is a blogger. By the time I put it down all I wanted to do was come and write a blog post.
So there you have it. These are my top ten TBR books and I will try and more or less follow the order of this list from 1 to 10 over the next few months. I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what books you are currently reading in the comments or any recommendations for books you think should have been on this list!
Lots of love,