Hi everyone! This weekend I’ve been up in Scotland, I had an awesome time going to see The Guilty Feminist at The Fringe with my friend Nicola and we had a great time catching up on everything since this was the first time I’d seen her since she went to Prague for her semester abroad in February. I’m also going to see her again tomorrow as she’s in London for dissertation research, so we’re going to go do some book shopping in Foyles and Waterstones. I can’t believe that this time next week, I’ll only be a day away from heading back up here for my fourth year of Uni, this summer has gone by so fast!
Anyway, since today is Tuesday, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Today is a Back To School Freebie, so I’m going to share some of the books I’m planning on reading at Uni this year (fiction obviously, not the stuff I’ll have to read for class!). This will just be what I’m planning on reading from September-December, since I have not planned ahead for my 2019 reading yet!:
- Vicious-VE Schwab
I might have finished this before I get to Uni, since I’m planning on reading it on my five hour train journey up to Scotland next Thursday, but I figured I’d include it on here anyway. I’m super excited to read this one because I’ve heard such awesome stuff about it, and let’s face it, it’s VE Schwab, it’s bound to be amazing.
2. The Hate U Give-Angie Thomas
I wasn’t originally planning on putting this on this list, but the YA Addicted Book Club on Goodreads are reading this as their September Book of The Month and since the movie is coming out in October, I thought it was finally time to dive into this book myself. I’m excited to read it, but also super nervous because what if I don’t love it as much as everyone else?
3. All The Crooked Saints-Maggie Stiefvater
This is my #RockMyTBR book for October, and it’s been a while, two years I think, since I last read a Maggie Stiefvater book. I’m looking forward to it, but am well aware of the criticisms that this book has received from Latinx people about the rep in it, so I’m definitely cautious about that.
4. Midnight-Derek Landy
AHHH MORE SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT! I wasn’t blown away by the first book in the latest phase of the Skulduggery Pleasant series, but I do love the characters and this world and Derek Landy’s humour and I’m sure the series can only get better so I’m super excited to see what happens in this second book of the continuation series!
5. Night of Cake and Puppets-Laini Taylor
This is my #RockMyTBR book for November. I have to admit I wasn’t thrilled by the second book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, but I’ve been looking forward to this companion novella because I love Zuzana and Mik and it will be great to see their super cute first date.
6. Kingdom of Ash-Sarah J Maas
Let’s face it, I will be dropping everything at once as soon as I get my hands on the final book in the Throne of Glass series, because I have been waiting for this book for so long and am dying (and slightly scared) to find out how it ends. Though I’ll admit, I am slightly intimidated after seeing how huge the manuscript Sarah J Maas turned in was-it may take me a year to finish this mammoth of a book!
7. Wonder Woman: Warbringer-Leigh Bardugo
I have been on a real Leigh Bardugo streak this year, I’ve read three of her books so far this year and this will be the fourth and final one, my #RockMyTBR book for December. I loved the Wonder Woman film when I watched it, so I am super excited to see Diana’s adventures turned into what I’m sure is an awesome YA book.
8. Our Dark Duet-Victoria Schwab
I wasn’t overly keen on This Savage Song, but I’ve heard Our Dark Duet is much better and I did enjoy it enough that I really want to see how it ends-plus it is so rare that I get to read YA books without romance so you can bet that I will be revelling in August and Kate’s friendship.
9. Sea Witch-Sarah Henning
I’m reading this at the moment but I haven’t got very far yet, I’ve been using all my free time to read Tower of Dawn and practice for my driving theory test. However, hopefully once I’ve finished Tower of Dawn and gone back to Uni, I should just about have time to finish this Ursula origin story.
10. A Spark of Light-Jodi Picoult
I got approved for Jodi Picoult’s new book on Netgalley, so naturally I’m super excited for it as I love her books. I’m particularly excited for this one as I’ve been waiting for her to do a book about abortion rights for a while and I think she’ll have a very interesting and nuanced take on the topic, as she always does.
So there we go, the books I’ll be reading at Uni this year (well at least for the first three months!). Have you read any of these? Did you enjoy them? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s Top Ten Tuesday, we’re taking a break from books and talking Bingeworthy TV Shows/Movies, something I have had a lot of experience with, being a student who likes to procrastinate! In the meantime, I will be hoping to get a Writing Corner post up before the end of August on Friday.