Time for another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of the Broke and the Bookish!
This week’s topic is: Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read
Bry: I couldn’t come up with a full 10, but here are 7 books that have been highly and enthusiastically recommended by people whose opinion I trust, and who know my taste. I’ve truly come to trust certain people when it comes to book recommendations for never steering me wrong (hello Fry, I mean you) and so not only have these been recommended to me, they are books I’m pretty excited about getting to!
1. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
This is without a doubt the #1 massively recommended book within my circle of like-minded, like-interested friends, and their huge excitement for this book has left me positively salivating for a taste. If Rothfuss can be compared to the greats like George R.R. Martin and Robin Hobb, and keep good company with them, then I need this book in my life like burning.
2. The Troop by Nick Cutter
The friend who recommended this book to me told me that though she’d read it a month ago, she still found herself thinking about it, and affected by those thoughts. She said it stuck with her, disturbed her, scared her, and thats exactly what I am looking for in my current reading desires! This is coming up VERY soon on my TBR!
3. Parasite by Mira Grant
Mira Grant, I love thee. I could write sonnets and flowery haikus about my love, but I will save us both the embarrassment. Needless to say, my love for Mira Grant would have seen the Parasite books on my TBR list swiftly on my own, but the recommendations and praise coming from those who’ve already experienced it makes it another shoo-in win.
4. Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
This is on two of my co-bloggers’ lists for favourite books of all time. Enough said!
5. The Iron King by Maurice Druon
A bit of history, a bit of fantastical style, generally everyone seems to think this book is up my alley, and I’m intrigued. It sounds like a fantastic read, can’t wait to get to it.
6. The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett
This one is an interesting recommendation, because it comes from someone who I share a ton of interests and opinions with, but up until our last conversation, we’ve never at all shared our reading preferences together. So when he vehemently expressed this series was blowing his mind, I had to take down its name and keep it in the back of my mind. What will it reveal?
Fry: I don’t think I have 10 books, but there’s a couple.
1. Mistborn, or really any Sanderson. But mostly Mistborn. I actually started the first one on Friday night, but Bout of Books has taken over and so my TBR is now HORROR instead. I’ll get back to it. So far it has been a very interesting ride, despite the flowery boner Sanderson seems to get for his magical systems.
2. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell– I mentioned this last week. But, yeah. My friends really want me to read this.
3. Anything Victoria Schwab– What am I doing with my life? I actually filled out the request form for her new arc, claiming I’d never read one of her books and that she should fix that.
4. Robin Hobb- There are not enough hours in the day to Hobb.
5. Rat Queens- I know this is a comic and not a book, but my friend loves this series and from what little I’ve gleaned from Tumblr it looks like it’s right up my alley.
6. Michael Slade- Bry really likes his books. Historical mysteries that blow Dan Brown out of the water. I tried to read the first one and it was really gruesome, like way more gruesome than I was expecting. I’ll have to give them another go around when I’m in the mood for that sort of thing.