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.