Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

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1. Layover by Amy Andelson & Emily Meyer

Apparently this one is a lot like Clueless? It’s a contemporary in which some teenagers run off to Los Angeles to avoid their problems.

2. Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

A science fiction book about a thief!

3. A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole

This is another sci-fi about a girl called Octavia (!) who lives (literally) on another planet.

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Top Ten Thrillers To Enjoy This Halloween

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  1. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

A mother and father leave their baby sleeping in their house while they have dinner with the next door neighbours. They check up on the baby every half an hour, and think it’s all going swimmingly, until they return to find their baby missing. This book was gripping and intense, and while I did kind of guess the plot twists, I really enjoyed it. It’s easy to fly through in just a couple of hours!

  1. Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

This is about a woman who loses her memory every time she goes to sleep. Stuff like this freaks me out, and I found this book to be really chilling. Again, this was easy to read, and I finished it in no time at all.

  1. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

I could have put all of Gillian Flynn’s books on this list, but I’ve gone for my favourite. Dark Places is about a woman whose family were murdered when she was younger, and she is the sole survivor of the massacre. Needless to say, she’s a bit messed up. The book is told through a series of flashbacks, and I thought it was fantastic.

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Top Ten Books On My Autumn TBR

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1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

This book has been promoted like crazy by all major booksellers and I totally bought into the hype. One of my friends from work in currently reading this and she says it’s really good.

2. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

I didn’t know this book was set in Carcassone, France before I went there, otherwise I’d have read the entire trilogy before I left. Maybe this way is better, though, because I’ll be able to visualise the city so much better.

3. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I was going to read and recap this book anyway, but then I saw Jaz‘s post-Godsgrave reactions and decided I had to go ahead and buy it.

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Top Ten Books I Loved When I First Started Blogging

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This post is making me feel incredibly nostalgic! Back in 2010, I read and loved so many books, many of which I would probably still enjoy. I kind of want to reread ALL THE BOOKS now.

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  1. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

This was my favourite book of 2010. I love time travel and parallel universe stuff, and Rich People Drama, and this book was the perfect mix of both. The Groundhog Day stuff was brilliant. I haven’t enjoyed a Lauren Oliver this much since. To make it even better, it was recently turned into a pretty decent movie.

  1. Choker by Elizabeth Woods

I fangirled about this book so much! It went entirely under the radar when it was released. I think I discovered it while watching someone’s In My Mailbox video, and I bought it because I was in the mood for a mystery book and I really liked the cover. Raeleen and I fangirled over this book so much. I read it a few times back in 2011, but I haven’t read it since. It might be time to change that!

  1. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

The Hex Hall trilogy was such a fun one. I’m not actually a huge fan of paranormal books any more, but I really enjoyed this trilogy back in the day. I probably liked it so much because of the boarding school setting, the humour, and, of course, THE SHIP. I shipped it hard.

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Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I’m a day late but whatever.

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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.

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