Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Recently Come Into My Possession

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's topic is pretty simple: 
The Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

I have to admit that as much as I adore books, I don't tend to buy a lot of them. I know that it seems that book hoarding is somehow a requirement of book blogging, but I am just not one of those lucky people. I wish I was though. I'm so envious of everyone's lavish bookshelves. One of my popular past-times is crying over everyone's #shelfie photos on Instagram... it's sad how true that is.

But I'm a high schools student with no job or form of income - that's right, I don't even get pocket money! - so I simply do not have the money to buy lots of books. 

Most of my books come from publishers/authors for review, from the library or from my op shopping expeditions. Who can turn down books that are only a dollar or two, honestly? 

Anyway, these are the last ten books that have come into my possession:


1. Circus (Insanity #3) by Cameron Jace 

Thanks to the author for supplying a review copy. I'll be getting to this one as soon as I can. I have my fingers crossed that I'll enjoy this one more than the last two.

2. Has to Be Love by Jolene Perry

I requested this one because I didn't enjoy the author's last book, So - that sounds kind of ridiculous but a lot of my Goodreads friends adore the author's work though so I had to give her another shot. 

This one I borrowed from the library and I finished it yesterday evening. I actually quite enjoyed it! I wasn't a fan of the first book you see, and I know a lot of readers said the first book was better. I have to disagree though. 


I had to buy this one after marathoning the first four books in the series and simply falling in love with the story and characters. I want to pick it up immediately but there are few other books I have to read first. *wails*

5. Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard

After last week when we discussed hyped books I still haven't picked up - Red Queen being one of them - I decided to get my hands on a copy. I borrowed this one from the library too and plan on reading it pretty soon. They released the sequel's cover and title the other day, and isn't it gorgeous!

^possible the longest and most irrelevant title ever. 

I was sick of seeing books four and five of this series sit idly, and rather lonesomely (isn't that a great word!), on my shelves. I bought the first two books from my local Savers store so that I can eventually dive into this series. I still need books three and six though....


6. Zoo by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

They've made a television show out of this book which aired here in Australia two or so weeks ago. It looked fantastic in the ads, but I knew I wouldn't watch it until I'd read the book. My mother ended up buying me a copy the day it aired so I could though - bless her cotton socks! - and I managed to whiz through it that very day and watched the show that night. It was unlike anything I'd ever read and I quite enjoyed it!

I've seen this movie an astronomical amount of times but the last time I watched I read in the title that it was based on a book. Flabbergasted I quickly tracked down a copy my local library and plan on devouring it as soon as I can. I'm still shocked that I didn't know that it was book beforehand.

6. Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood

I'm a bit of stickler for reading books in order. I am not one of those readers that can pick up the second book in a series and just read it without touching the first book - even if it's a companion series like this one. I was sent a copy of Wildlife for review and realised it was a companion novel to Six Impossible Things, so I borrowed it out from the library. I'm pretty sure I've read it before but I still want to read it before picking up Wildlife, just so I feel like I have all the information I need before starting Wildlife.



Which books have you bought recently? Or are you, like me, a broke reader that relies more on the generous nature of publishers/authors and the library for your supply of books? Have you read any of the books I've mentioned or want to?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 


  1. Hi Rachel! Ooow I do love the covers for the Insanity Series! I keep meaning to pick them up as I loved your reviews. And you don't sound odd at all by requesting another book from Jolene Perry! I always think its a good idea to try at least 2 books before writing an author off. You never know otherwise! Like Red Queen, book one really wasn't for me I'm afraid but I will probably still pick up book 2 just to make sure (plus good covers always sway me back lol). Oh I totally prefer your cover for I'd Tell You I Love You...!

    Hope you get to read all of these soon,
    Happy Reading
    Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune.co.uk

    1. Hey Rachel! I love the covers of the Insanity series too. Oh thanks, they're probably one of the most unique Alice in Wonderland retellings I've read before - very quirky! Exactly. That's what I try to do as well. I don't like giving up on an author until I've read all their books and haven't found one I enjoyed - then I know for certain that I'm not their sort of reader. :) Lol, great covers always suck me in too. I'm still a little nervous about picking Red Queen up because of the hype (a lot of which has negative lately) so fingers crossed I enjoy it. Thank you! You have no idea how hard it is to track down those specific covers!

      Thanks. Me too!

  2. I know what you mean. It shouldn't have to be, and I know quite a few book bloggers who are just library goers and that is how the get their books. And that is fine because we are all readers who can appreciate a good book from time to time. That's all that matters. I would love to read Red Queen and the Devil Wears Prada at some point. But a book we have in common is the one by Ally Carter.

    1. ^^^Amen to that! I am trying to proudly embrace my poor state at the moment and be happy with devouring whatever books (library or bought) that I can get my hands.

      Red Queen was okay. I read the first two chapters of Devil(...) and will have to pick it up another time because the writing style was a little weird.