Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books from X Genre That I’ve Recently Added to my TBR List.
I gave this week’s theme a little bit of a twist, and instead I went for Top Ten Books I Added to my TBR List Last Year; Five I Will be Reading and Five I Won’t be Reading. I’ll admit I’m terrible when it comes to keeping track of the books on my to-read list. Then again that’s what comes of having quarter of my TBR list on one Goodreads account, quarter on another Goodreads account, and half in my head.
Five Books I Will be Reading
Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West
For some reason, despite being really excited for this book in the run up to its release and despite hearing some great things about it, I keep forgetting Kingdom of Ash and Briars is on my to-read list. I am making this a priority of mine, one I will be getting around to this year.
Dreamology by Lucy Keating
I added this book to my to-read list around the same time I read The Love That Split the World, and for some reason the two books are now linked in my mind. They don’t sound similar but I am convinced that because I loved The Love That Split the World I’ll love Dreamology as well.
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine
There have been plenty of amazing reviews for this book, praising the unique world and concept Sarah Fine has created, so The Impostor Queen is definitely staying on my to-read list. Plus if this book is anything like the other one by Sarah Fine I’ve read it’ll be a five star read for me.
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
I’ve seen a fair few mixed reviews for this book but there’s something about the cover that keeps drawing me in, likely the fact that it’s a stunningly gorgeous cover. Also Wink Poppy Midnight is a magical realism story, a genre I am desperate to read more from.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
After reading and loving Since You’ve Been Gone I added all of Morgan Matson’s books to my to-read list, with the expectation of starting The Unexpected Everything once it was released. I’m really not sure what happened but this book is at the top of summer TBR list for this year.
Five Books I Won’t be Reading
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
There have been a few mixed reviews for this book, and the majority of the negative ones have said it was a story that was slow to start. Normally I don’t mind that as long as there’s something else to keep me interested, but reading the blurb there’s nothing that really interests me anymore.
The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
I almost think that reverse hype worked on this book. As a fairytale retelling I automatically added The Great Hunt to my to-read list, then heard nothing more about it. I haven’t seen any reviews and it just kind of faded to the back of my mind because no one’s been talking about it.
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge
This is another one which I think was affected by reverse hype. Add to that the fact that the majority of the reviews I’ve seen are negative, and that as a Romeo and Juliet retelling it’s not really at the top of my list Bright Smoke, Cold Fire is not a book I’ll be picking up.
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
Despite being another retelling (which kind of defeats what I said about picking up any retelling book regardless) I’m not planning on reading Unhooked. Plus I’ve had bad luck with Peter Pan retellings, all the ones I’ve previously picked up I’ve ended up not enjoying.
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
Dystopian books tend to be a bit hit and miss for me, more miss than hit actually. While Gilded Cage did renew my interest in the genre a lot of dystopian books still feel to generic, which is what put me off the genre in the first place, and Flawed is one of those books.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what books you recently added to your to-read list, or what books you recently removed from your to-read list.