Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #1

This is a weekly event created by The Broke and the Bookish where bloggers post a new "Top Ten" list for the particular week's topic.
This week topic is:-
Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don't Own Yet
1. Dust City by Robert Paul Weston - I am an absolute sucker for fairytale retellings. They are practically my favourite genre. The description for this (click on the title name to be taken to the GR page where you can read it) blew me away. This book definitely has the highest priority on my TBR list.
2. Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - I haven't read any of this author's books before even if I do have all of her books on my TBR list! I own The Naturals though and love the sound of Tattoo but this is the one that grabbed my attention the most. A kickass female zombie/dragon/vampire slayer? Consider this bought already.

 3. Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa - The author's Blood of Eden series is one of my favourites. She has an incredible writing style and her characters are hilarious and epic at the same time. Now she's tackling dragons... I cannot wait for this to be released. *grabby hands*
4. Russian Roulette (Alex Rider #10) by Anthony Horowitz - The Alex Rider series was one of my ultimate favourites as a child. I have read each of the nine books numerous times and now have got my younger brother into the series. This story is actually a prequel about Yassen. I cannot say why I am so excited to finally get his full story without spoiling the series for future readers so I'll just say that I am glad that Anthony Horowitz published this. I need a copy!
5. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas - The third book of this trilogy has just been released so there is a bit of hype circling Goodreads at the moment. I have yet to pick up even the first book yet however. It does sound good and I have numerous recommendations to read it so its about high time for me to submit to the fangirls and give this series a go.
6. Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn - I said before that my favourite genre was practically fairytale retellings. The reason I said "practically" is because there is only one genre that I love more and that is werewolf books. This is a werewolf book with an amazing description; that equals an automatic addition to my TBR list! What sold me was the fact that all of my favourite bloggers have rated this either four or five stars. I need a copy of this immediately!

7. Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake - This series has received a lot of mixed reviews; some reviewers have hated it, a lot have loved it and others aren't so sure - even my non-reading friends have picked this one up and given it go. It does sounds deliciously creepy and right up my alley. I will try to pick up a copy as soon as I can.
8. The Deep End of the Sea by Heather Lyons - Honestly, it was the cover of this that drew me in. I love it! Once I read the description and saw that it was a retelling of ancient Greek mythology I was sold.

9. Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin - I am honestly picking this one up simply because of who the author is. Her Babysitters' Club series was what got me into reading all those years ago and I would honestly read whatever she wrote, regardless of genre.
10. The Giver (The Giver Quartet #1) by Lois Lowry - To be honest the only reason that this is really on my TBR list is because of two reasons. One) it's said to be one of the "first great dystopians" and I want to see what makes it so great. Two) its being made into a movie that will be released soon. I really want to see it and go by a policy where I have to read a book before I see the film!


  1. I liked Anna Dressed in Blood, but I didn't like the next one in the series. I haven't read Throne of Glass yet either.

    1. That's disappointing! Nothing worse than crappy sequels to good books is there? :/

      I think we are the only ones that haven't read the Throne of Glass series yet! :)