Top Ten Tuesday

Top Five Of My Most Recent Five Star Reads

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Doing it this week because lol I have no concept of time. Also, hi, I took over this one because I like to talk about books I have loved. LET ME MAKE YOUR LIVES BETTER, YOU GUYS.

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This is the last book in the Fairyland series (that I’m like 98% sure I’ve excitedly talked about before) and I loooooved it. It was just the perfect combination of strange and bittersweet; September is one of my favourite heroines ever <3 I’m going to miss this series so much, man.

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Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

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I missed last week’s topic because of my inability to blog, so I am doing it this week instead. I love these TBR topics (even if I fail at the list every single season) because I like to have some sort of vague plan of what I’d like to read.

1. We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

My friend assures me that this is amazing and disturbing, so here we go. I’m waiting until I’m in the right mood for this one because that’s probably vital.

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Top Ten Historical Settings

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I think this topic was made for me. I’m a giant history nerd and so this topic makes me so, so happy. I’ve included settings that I have loved reading about, and also settings that I would love to see more of. I was going to include about a hundred examples, but I’ve decided to save those for an Epic Guide post because I am INSPIRED.

1. Ancient Rome

This is probably my favourite setting because it’s where my heart truly lies. You can all blame Gladiator and Spartacus for this. I’ve been to (modern day, obviously) Rome and it’s one of my favourite places in the world, and I find the history behind the city and the Empire and the Republic to be so interesting. The Romans were an interesting bunch of people, to say the least.

2. Prehistoric Times

I haven’t read any books set predominantly in prehistoric times but I need to get on that. I want to give The Clan of the Cave Bear a try, and Ivory and Bone is out this year and that sounds promising. I want books with dinosaurs, early humans, mammoths… the lot!

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Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR

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I don’t actually have ten books, because I’ve been quite restrictive with my book buying lately, and I’ve also been reading review copies as and when I receive them (go me!). So here are the top five books that I recently added to my TBR and that I’m extremely excited about reading!

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1. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

I’m planing on buddy reading this with my friend, Alex, in the near future. We read the first book together a while ago and it’s time for round two.

2. Railsea by China Mieville

I’m heard AMAZING things about Mieville’s writing, and yet I haven’t read any of his books. I picked up Railsea first because it’s the first one of his I’d ever heard of and I think it sounds intriguing. I’m also looking forward to reading The City and the City.

3. The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley

 My friends, particularly Michael, really enjoyed this one so I’m giving it a go. It’s a fantasy series (duology?) about slavery, destruction, war, and an EMPIRE. Continue reading

Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t

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2015 releases to get to

1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I should probably read this soon since I received a review copy and I’ve seen people rave about it.

2. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I’ve put off reading this so far after the spectacular fail that was Ruin & Rising. However, I’ve been assured by people who HATED R&R that Six of Crows is actually awesome, so I’ll get to it soon. Especially as Judith bought me a copy for my birthday!

3. Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder

I am incredibly hesitant to get to this one. I love the previous books set in this world – the Study trilogy – but I haven’t liked any of Snyder’s fantasy series since then. So I don’t know if I want to read this and possibly ruin my experience with the characters and the world. Continue reading