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1. The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
I’ve decided that I want to do some spring cleaning with my TBR, and one of my tasks is to finish a few of the series that I’ve had going on for a while. The Bitter Kingdom is going to be one of these. It’s been a few years since I read the first two books, so I’m going to have to use Recaptains to refresh my memory, but I remember really enjoying them both so I’m looking forward to this one.
2. The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima
This is another series that I’ve been in the middle of for ages. I was meant to finish it ages ago in time for the spin-off series when it was released, but I completely failed. I’m excited to finish this one because I adore the main character and I want to see how things turn out for her.
3. The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith
I’m technically in the middle of reading this, although I haven’t touched it in months. I loved Child 44, so when I started The Secret Speech and found out it had a completely different feel to it, I was kind of let down. I do want to finish it, though, because I have the third book in the trilogy and I guess I should read it. Plus I really like the main character.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This topic is actually from a couple of weeks ago but I’ve got a lot to catch up on, and I would rather do this one than this week’s actual topic so here we are. Here are my ten most anticipated releases for 2017.
1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This YA book was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. The main character sees her best friend get shot by a policeman. It’s going to be heart wrenching, I’m sure.
2. American War by Omar El Akkad
A second civil war breaks out in America. I feel like this is topical.
3. Lucky in Love by Kasie West
Because Kasie West is one of my auto-buy authors.
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What’s this? A Top Ten Tuesday post on… a Sunday? Yeah, well, I’m slightly behind due to the Great Blogging Crisis of 2016, so I’m playing catch up. And I couldn’t not do this list because debuts are one of my favourite things to talk about. I am, admittedly, very out of the loop when it comes to new releases at the moment. I’m trying my best to catch up, but there are just so many of them. So I’ve gone through Goodreads and picked out the debuts that look most interesting. I’m not sure if they’ve been getting good reviews or if there’s been any buzz about any in particular, but I’ll get there eventually, okay?
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
1. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
I am ashamed.
2. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
I’m not in love with this series but it’ll be nice to finish it off. At some point.
3. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Again, not in love, but I want to finish off the duology. And I like heists.
I mentioned in my epic comeback post that 2016 wasn’t the best year when it came to reading. I talk about it more in-depth in that post, but in short, I got very, very distracted and I landed myself in a massive reading slump that lasted half of the year. So this list is nowhere near as detailed or diverse as it could be, as I did most of my reading in January and February and then completely fell off the wagon. But without further ado, here are my favourite books of 2016.
1. The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
The Girl From Everywhere was my first read of 2016, and it’s one of the few that stuck with me. Heilig has a wonderful writing style that captivated me from the beginning, and I loved journeying back to Hawaii with the characters and becoming immersed in the world. It also helped that there was an EPIC SHIP that I hope will continue to develop in the sequel, which I have yet to read.
2. This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
While it took me a bit to get used to the multiple points of view in this novel, This is Where It Ends blew me away. It’s unsettling, harrowing, and totally unputdownable. Shut up, that’s a word. The ending reduced me to tears, and I’m actually considering doing a reread at some point this year, which is something I very rarely do.
3. When We Collided by Emery Lord
This was one of the more emotional reads of the year. One of the main characters in this book has bipolar disorder, which meant Lord’s enticing writing style mixed with a deeper topic. And she did it marvellously.