Top Ten Tuesday #13


This week’s top ten tuesday topic is the last ten books which came into my posession, I’m assuming this means the last ten books which I bought. I’ve had a large gap between purchases because I just had so many books, I didn’t want to add even more to the pile when I had so man to read already, but now that the pile was down to a respectable size, I bought more! Anyway, as best that I can remember (for the earlier ones at least), these are the last ten books that I bought:

1. A Court of Thorns And Roses-Sarah J Maas-I bought this a couple of weekends ago when I was in Oxford with my sister. I’d been wanting to buy it for a while, because I’d heard such good reviews and so when my TBR pile was finally small enough for me to buy new books, of course I grabbed this one.

2. Ink And Bone-Rachel Caine-Again, I’d heard good things and I was dying to get this book anyway because the concept sounded so good, I mean a book about books! It’s basically a bookworm’s dream. Anyway, I’m so excited to read this one, it’s unreal!

3. Red Queen-Victoria Aveyard-I read a really good review of this and it sounded like a book that was right up my alley, so when I saw it at the Waterstones in Oxford, I couldn’t help but buy it.

4. Look Who’s Back-Timur Vermes-I love historical fiction and the whole idea of a satire of Hitler sounded really interesting to me. I’d seen it online and the synopsis really intrigued me, so despite the fact that it had some bad reviews, I thought I’d check it out and see what I thought about it for myself. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m hoping that I will soon.

5. The Knife of Never Letting Go-Patrick Ness-I love dystopians and this one sounded intriguing to me, plus my sister read it a few years ago and I think she liked it and we have similar reading tastes, so I figured that I might like it, besides, anything that is labelled dystopian, I am basically guaranteed to buy it. What can I say? I’m addicted!

6. Before I Fall-Lauren Oliver-I bought this one because I thought it sounded interesting, however when I tried to read it, I found it really hard to get into, so I’ve put it down for now and switched it out for Trust In Me, which I’m finding a lot easier to read. I’m hoping to give this another go at some point, but for now, we’re on a break.

7. Panic-Lauren Oliver-I bought this back in March and read it in April, but I didn’t like it anywhere near as much as I thought I would. The blurb kind of misled me because I thought it was going to be so much more exciting than it actually was, but it kind of bored me and I couldn’t really connect to any of the characters.

8. Code Name Verity-Elizabeth Wein-I’m so excited to read this book! I’ve heard such good things from people, plus everyone’s told me that I’m going to cry, which although I don’t usually cry at books, I find that a lot of my favourites are emotional ones, so I’m excited for that. I love WWII books, so I’m hoping that this one is going to be awesome.

9. Between Shades of Grey-Ruta Sepetys-This is the most recent review I did, and if you read that review then you’d know that I really enjoyed this one. The writing was lovely, the characters were great and I just really enjoyed this story (okay maybe enjoyed is the wrong word, it’s kind of a depressing story, but I did enjoy reading it. Not sure what that says about me, but I tend to like books that depress me!).

10. The Winter Horses-Phillip Kerr-I found this book okay, but I’m not going to say this is the greatest book I’ve ever read. It would be a great introduction to historical fiction for a young pre-teen, but I felt like the writing was a little young for the age group that it was meant to be targeted at and whilst reading the book, I felt that it was a little young for me, which I don’t usually find in YA fiction. I do think this was mis-targeted, it should really be for MG readers than YA readers.

So there we go, the last ten books I bought! Have you read any of these? What did you think? (No spoilers for the ones I haven’t read please!). What were the last ten books you bought? Let me know!

I will have another one of these for you next week, next week’s topic is top ten books that celebrate diversity, which I’m really excited for. In the meantime though, tomorrow I will have another Wishlist Wednesday for you, so make sure to check that out.

41 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #13

  1. Angelya (@_Angelya) 14/07/2015 / 10:39 am

    I’m so looking forward to Ink and Bone as well πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy ACoTaR too!

    • iloveheartlandx 14/07/2015 / 10:49 am

      Yes, it sounds so good doesn’t it? I’ll let you know, I’ll be reading it and probably Ink and Bone as well during the Make Me Read It Read-A-Thon next week.

  2. iloveheartlandx 14/07/2015 / 12:13 pm

    They do both sound great! I’m hoping to get through one or both of them during the read-a-thon next week.

  3. Jazmin Jade 14/07/2015 / 1:26 pm

    There are a few on your list this week I want. I cannot believe I have yet to get A Court Of Thorns and Roses. So ashamed. Happy readings πŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 14/07/2015 / 2:35 pm

      I can’t believe I haven’t read it either to be honest! Thanks, happy reading to you too.

  4. Bookworm Inkorporated 14/07/2015 / 2:07 pm

    Between shades of Grey was fantastic! As I was reading it, people kept thinking I was reading 50 shades of grey, and I was like, “Nope, very different!!”

    • iloveheartlandx 14/07/2015 / 2:45 pm

      Yes, it was brilliant! I know, that was the one thing that annoyed me about it, it’s such a wonderful book, it’s sad that it could be confused with a book like Fifty Shades of Grey.

  5. Books, in other words 14/07/2015 / 3:24 pm

    Nice top ten. I might have to check out Code Name Verity, it sounds good, and I love historical fiction about WWI and WWII as well.

    • iloveheartlandx 14/07/2015 / 3:30 pm

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy Code Name Verity if you decide to try it.

  6. beckmank 14/07/2015 / 4:14 pm

    I want to read Ink and Bone too! I’ve heard mixed things on Red Queen, I’m interested to see what you think of it. Great list!

    • iloveheartlandx 14/07/2015 / 4:28 pm

      Yes it sounds brilliant! To be honest, even if it hadn’t, I might have been persuaded by the cover because it’s so beautiful! So have I, but I wanted to give it a chance, since it does sound like something I’d like. I’ll let you know what I thought when I’m done reading.

  7. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense 14/07/2015 / 5:41 pm

    Ink and Bone looks really good, I must get my hands on it soon! I’d love to hear what you think of The Knife of Never Letting Go, it is one of my favorites.

    • iloveheartlandx 14/07/2015 / 5:47 pm

      Yeah, it sounded brilliant. I’m hoping I’ll be able to finish it during the read-a-thon I’m taking part in next week. It sounds like the sort of thing I would like, so I hope I love it as much as you did.

  8. Ju @ Fictional Skylines 14/07/2015 / 6:45 pm

    Hope you enjoy ACOTAR! It’s brilliant when you get past the sluggish first half. The Knife of Never Letting Go is a very unique dystopian, and it has the cutest dog-boy friendship ever. Before I Fall is definitely hard to get into but I think it picks up when you get used to Lauren Oliver’s wordy writing πŸ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 14/07/2015 / 6:50 pm

      Sounds like Throne Of Glass! I managed to get through that, so I’m sure I’ll get through this. That was what attracted me to it, it sounded so different from the usual dystopian fare and I do love dogs, so sounds good all round! It wasn’t really the writing that bothered me, it was the chapter length-50 pages for each day? Is she kidding? and I guess the repetitive nature of the book that made me put it down. I’ll try again though.

  9. Melanie 14/07/2015 / 8:01 pm

    The Knife of Never Letting Go is a book on my radar as is A Court of Thorns and Roses. Ink and Bone sounds like a book I would enjoy, need to look into it. Great list!

    • iloveheartlandx 14/07/2015 / 9:21 pm

      Thanks! I’ll let you know what I think of them when I’ve read them.

  10. ChrissiReads 14/07/2015 / 8:13 pm

    The Knife of Letting Go is SO good πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy these books!

    • iloveheartlandx 14/07/2015 / 9:31 pm

      I’ve already read it, you can read my thoughts in my review, it’s labelled Between Shades of Grey and you can find it in the drop down menu under the review tab.

  11. thenookreviews 15/07/2015 / 6:50 am

    Some great titles here!! ACOTAR is definitely very high on my list! Have you read it yet? Hope you enjoyed it x Siobhan

    • iloveheartlandx 15/07/2015 / 8:16 am

      Thanks! I have not read ACOTAR yet, but I’m hoping to start Monday. I’ll let you know what I think when I’m done.

  12. Emalie 15/07/2015 / 9:38 am

    I want ACOTAR, Ink and Bone and both of Lauren Oliver’s books. Great list πŸ˜€
    my TTT

    • iloveheartlandx 15/07/2015 / 11:11 am

      Thanks! I can’t wait to read ACOTAR & Ink & Bone. Maybe you’ll get on with Lauren Oliver better than I have, it’s not the type of thing I usually read.

  13. thebrightspark 15/07/2015 / 8:34 pm

    I’ve been meaning to read some of these, too! ACOTAR is great; I actually preferred it to Throne of Glass.

    • iloveheartlandx 15/07/2015 / 10:15 pm

      Really? That’s interesting. I’ll weigh in when I’ve finished reading ACOTAR on which one I prefer.

  14. Anjie @ Love thy Shelf 15/07/2015 / 9:35 pm

    Great list! A lot of great books. I haven’t read any from here except for ACOTAR — which is so fantastic. But I have Before I Fall, Red Queen, The Knife of Never Letting Go and Between Shades of Grey. Happy Reading!

    • iloveheartlandx 15/07/2015 / 10:18 pm

      Thanks! I’m starting ACOTAR on Monday, so fingers crossed I love it as much as everyone else. Between Shades of Grey is fantastic, I highly recommend it. Happy reading to you too!

  15. Angelica @ Paperback Princess 16/07/2015 / 9:13 am

    So many people have ACOTAR on their list, I just recently finished it. I’ve also got Ink & Bone, like you I just couldn’t past it up, I mean it’s a book about libraries!

    Thanks for visiting my post!

    • iloveheartlandx 16/07/2015 / 11:23 am

      It’s Sarah J Maas, so I just had to read it and everyone’s raving about it, so I want to know why! I know, I’m not sure how much better you can get than a book about libraries! Hopefully it’s as good as I suspect it will be! No problem, thanks for visiting mine.

  16. lynnsbooks 21/07/2015 / 6:13 pm

    So looking forward to Ink and Bone. I read ACOTAR – I really enjoyed it. It’s definitely a fairly slow start but I don’t mind that. Hope you enjoy all your reads. You’ve got some great books on here. I’m trying to remember the Before I Fall book – I’m sure I’ve read that – I think it has a whole ‘groundhog day’ type of feel to it?
    Lynn πŸ˜€

    • iloveheartlandx 21/07/2015 / 6:21 pm

      Thanks! ACOTAR seems okay so far, although definitely a slow start. Yeah it does, it was so difficult for me to get into, but hopefully when I try it again, I will fare better.

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