Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, the lockdown in the UK has been extended for another three weeks so my neverending loop of binge-watching TV and reading will continue on. Much as I love these things, it is difficult not getting frustrated at the limited number of activities I am still able to do whilst at home. My weekly runs are definitely the highlight of my lockdown!
Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Once again, I’m not sure what this week’s topic was meant to be as I wrote this before I went to South Africa, but obviously, this is my last pre-scheduled post, so we’ll be back to business as usual from next week. I’ve decided to talk about my Top Ten 2019 Releases I Missed Out On (But Still Want To Read) as it’s always a topic I like to do and we didn’t have it as a scheduled topic this year, so I thought I’d like to do it anyway. So here we go:
- King of Scars-Leigh Bardugo
I was so excited for this book, I read the last two original Grisha trilogy books in preparation (I’d already read Shadow and Bone and the Six of Crows duology) and got it on release day, all ready to read. Except by that point, I was feeling a bit burned out on Grisha, and wanted a break! Ironic huh? Anyway, I’m definitely going to read this one this year, as it’s on my #RockMyTBR Challenge list.
2. Call Down The Hawk-Maggie Stiefvater
One of my most anticipated reads for last year, and yet because it came out right at the end of the year, when I was busy with work and not really reading as much, it kind of fell by the wayside. This one is going to be my next read though, so soon!
3. The Tyrant’s Tomb-Rick Riordan
Another one of my most anticipated reads from last year that I just didn’t get around to. I’ve not been loving Rick Riordan’s books as much in the past few years, just because I’m that bit older and way past the target age range by now, but I still want to finish this series, I’ve only got the two books left to read.
4. An Affair of Poisons-Addie Thorley
I was so excited for this one last year, I’ve been loving all the historical fantasies that have been coming out recently, and I loved the idea of a magical book set in Louis XIV’s court, with a teenager positioned to poison the Sun King. It sounds so good, and I hope I finally get around to reading it this year.
5. It’s Not OK To Feel Blue and Other Lies-Scarlett Curtis
I got this one last year, and I’m definitely excited to read it, but I really wanted to read Feminists Don’t Wear Pink first. Hopefully I will get to both this year!
6. The Devouring Gray-Christine Lynn Herman
I was so excited for this one last year, and hearing such great things as well, but I just didn’t get around to it. It seems like a perfect spooky Halloween read though, so hopefully I might get around to both it and Deck of Omens this October.
7. A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder-Holly Jackson
Again, I heard a lot of really great stuff about this one last year, although apparently it’s going to be a four book series, and honestly I was kind of hoping it would just be a standalone? Anyway, it sounds really fun, a sixth form girl who decides to investigate a five year old cold case murder for a school project? Sign me up!
8. Sorcery of Thorns-Margaret Rogerson
I wasn’t massively keen on Rogerson’s debut, but I’ve heard pretty good things about her second book, and it does sound really great, it revolves around books and libraries and sorcerers and it just sounds like a lot of fun, so hopefully it’s as good as it sounds.
9. The Dead Queens Club-Hannah Capin
I actually read her second book prior to this, but this one was the one I really wanted to read as I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Tudors, so a contemporary Tudor retelling is right up my alley (the only thing that could be better is a fantasy Tudor retelling).
10. The Boy Who Steals Houses-C.G. Drews
I definitely want Cait to get more books, and I’ve seen really good stuff about her second book, plus I loved the Christmas short story she posted on her blog, so I definitely need to get around to her second book this year.
Have you read any of these? Did you enjoy them? Let me know in the comments!
I will be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, I’m getting back to the regularly scheduled topics now and next week’s is Books I Wish I’d Read As A Child, so that should be a fun one.