Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (13)

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Top Ten Books of 2014

I might technically be a week late with this one, but personally I think all these "best of" lists come a couple weeks early in the month. I mean, do no good books get read in December? Sure, in my case, pretty much everything I read in December is a book I've read before because I'm allowed to buy books in December, what with Christmas coming at the end of it and...and I think I've forgotten my point. So, let's just get on with the list. Starting with 10...

10. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
9. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
8. Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

7. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
6. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
5. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
4. Pivot Point by Kasie West

3. The List by Siobhan Vivian
2. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
1. If Your Find Me by Emily Murdoch.

Okay, so, for the record, to make this list a book had to be read by me this year, obviously, but not necessarily released this year, though. I think only three of these were released this year (feel free to correct, it's nearly Christmas and I'm too lazy to Google right now). It also had to be read this year for the first time, re-reads don't count, otherwise you'd be looking at the whole Grisha trilogy, the first three books of the Uglies series, Neil Gaiman's Stardust, Kathryn Stockett's The Help and If You Find Me. It wouldn't still take the top spot, but it would definitely make the top ten!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (12)

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Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2015

So, I've been hiding in the writing cave for a month now and I have emerged to tell you all about the books I'm looking forward to getting my hands on next year!

All the Rage by Courtney Summers (April)
I adore Courtney Summers, I do. I am so excited for this book and luckily I have the sequel to This is Not a Test to tide me over until this arrives in April.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (May)
I have basically become a HUGE Sarah J. Maas fan this year. Last year, I liked her work but after meeting her this summer and reading Heir of Fire, I am a fully paid up member of the fan club. And now we'll be getting two books a year instead of one! Could not be more excited.

The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski (March)
I really liked The Winner's Curse, despite the patchy war-bit that lost me for a while in the middle and I'm keen to see where the sequel goes. Probably more war stuff, probably I won't actually like this book, but I am totally going to take a chance on it!

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (October)
Leigh Bardugo. Enough said. Want. Now. Please.

The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson (February)
I feel like I have been waiting for this book for my ENTIRE life. And I will finally get to read it in a little under three months. Think I might be due a re-read of the first two to prepare. I can't wait.

Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales (September)
I loved This Song Will Save Your Life. I took a chance by reading it, I picked it up on a whim after hearing a few people chat about it and I loved it. It was such a surprise and I'm looking forward to reading something else by Leila Sales.

Liars, Inc by Paula Stokes (March)
I know very little about this book except that I want it. It's a very Lesley book.

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (March)
How pretty is that cover? (I realise I could have said this about almost every book on that list, and that is no way indicative of how I choose which books to read.) I liked the other two books of hers I've read and I hope I'll like this one, too.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (February)
Again, look at that cover. I don't know much about this book either, but it was described as being like X-Men, and how could that be a bad thing? Seriously, how? (Unless it's like Days of Future Past, I cannot even talk about that movie.)

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge (May)
I have to admit, I didn't really like Cruel Beauty, despite its AMAZING cover. I'm hoping I like this one a little more. I think going in with slightly lower expectations will help!