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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

10 Books I Picked Up Because They Were Recommended (Some Still on my TBR!) | Top Ten Tuesday






Sometimes I pick up books without really being interested in them. Sometimes this works out and I end up loving them. Sometimes not so much.



10. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - Jenny Han
I've been urged to read this so often, it's time.

9. TALON - Julie Kagawa
I had no idea that this was about dragons and this is moving up quite a bit on my TBR now! Probably will read this next, I'm trying to read lots of high fantasy books right now anyway.

8. DREAMLAND - Sarah Dessen
I am just not ready to stop reading Dessen books. I probably won't like this either, let's face it. But so many people have told me that this is her best work. I really want to like this.





7. CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS (TMI #4) - Cassandra Clare
I don't know why I keep doing this to myself. I don't like this series. I'm currently rereading (or torturing myself) through the third novel and very likely will read this one, too. *sighs*

6. CRUEL BEAUTY - Rosamund Hodge
Everyone and their moms gushed about this last year. Well.

5. THE DARKEST MINDS - Alexandra Bracken
I think Bracken is such a talented writer but this book is horrible. It's just such a typical debut novel and I'm so disappointed and sad that I didn't like it.






4. A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC - V.E. Schwab
Schwab has been on my list for so long, her books all have fantastic premises. And because a dear friend of mind loved this to bits, I decided that I have to read this.

3. MOSQUITOLAND - David Arnold
I keep seeing people mention this all the time and I'm very weak on my contemporary game right now, so yeah, bring it on!

2. UPROOTED - Naomi Novik
This is such a good book. Happy I listened to my friend and read this!





1. THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL - Soman Chainani

I am pretty sure this a middle grade book. Regardless, I think the premise is just too interesting to give this one up. Good/Evil binaries are my kryptonite.




Have you read some of these?



Top Ten Tuesday is a meme originating from The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they choose topics that we are supposed to create a list about, considering our personal reading preferences.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Late Christmas Haul and January Reading Queue

This year, I've been a very bad girl. Instead of taking care of my TBR pile and reading the books that have been waiting on my shelf for months or even years, I bought new books and read them instantly. Some of these are for example "Handle With Care", "Twenties Girl", "Vampire Academy", "Sapphire Blue", "Ruby Red", which have already been read and reviewed. These and many more have all been bought around Christmas time but I decided to not queue them, because I couldn't wait to read them. Now you guys can look at the damage. Since I've been reading about 8 books per month for quite some time I thought this was a realistic amount of queue'd books for this month:

Two of these actually belong to an earlier haul back in August or something, but I decided that they have to be read in the not so distant future if I don't want them to rot on my shelf. As a consequence, you've probably already seen Cathy Kelly's "The House on Willow Street" and Donna Tartt's "The Secret History" sometime around on my blog.

The remaining four that I intend to read are all brand-new and I should feel very bad for this but I don't. I may or may not have another book order incoming and I probably will cram those books into my queue as well because I just can't follow rules.

"Just Listen" by Sarah Dessen 
...is one of those books that everyone already when they were twelve. Well, I'm late to the party as always but I'm very curious because her books are said to be tear-jerkers, Bring it on!

"I've Got Your Number" by Sophie Kinsella
...has been on the list for ages. I'm going to read everything by Sophie Kinsella ever, because she's my comfort author and hasn't terribly disappointed me so far. I'm looking at a nice cozy chick-lit read which will follow up the next tear-jerker or dark novel I read.

"House Rules" by Jodi Picoult 
...is one giant of a book and looks according to the cover design a bit like "Handle With Care" which crushed me. They're both about parents of disabled children and I'm probably going to crush my heart again reading this. I love Jodi.

"Throne Of Glass" by Sarah J. Maas 
...had to be on my TBR eventually. I hate high fantasy stories, I fricking hate asssassins and the like, but everyone said it's so so good, so I tried it. I mean, I liked "Inkheart" and "Graceling" so this can't be that bad. Wrong. I tried reading it a few weeks ago and didn't manage to get past page 20. Ugh. This needs a second try.



Have you read any of these and what did you think? 

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