Time for another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of the Broke and the Bookish!
This week’s topic is: Ten Books I Really WANT to Read But Don’t Own Yet.
Here are our thoughts!
1. Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
I’m extremely bitter about not having this book yet, and as much as I just want to curse and shout about it, I will be political and polite and not alienate our blog from certain publishers and ARC providers. As bloggers, we certainly aren’t entitled to ARCs, it is a privilege, but I do not like being flat out ignored. Anyways, I have reviewed both Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph of this series and I’d love to add the third… eventually.
2. Prince Lestat by Anne Rice
Oh my god, Anne Rice. Anne freaking Rice! Lestat! *cue the fangirl squeals* The Vampire Chronicles are easily one of the most important series of my reading experience to me, and even though she’s not very gracious about reviews, I need this in my life. I NEED IT! I’ll never be able to let go of how I feel about this series.
3. Symbiont by Mira Grant
I’m utterly unapologetic that Mira Grant is appearing on all my lists lately, but by the time this list is published, I will have read Parasite, and will be craving more of this brilliant author’s works. And I’ll still have to wait until November!
4. Pilgrimage by by Lucy K Pick
Many of the historical authors I admire and respect have raved about this new release, and have left incredibly positive feedback on GoodReads. This makes me very excited to get my hands on a copy! Whats more, religious pilgrimages are the perfect setting for an in-depth, detailed and reflective look at the lives of the Middle Ages. There is something personal and intimate about the journey, and these very human moments are always wonderful reads.
5. The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas
After reading The Red Lily Crown, I fell in love with Elizabeth Loupas’s writing, and her attention to detail. I have wanted to get ahold of all her other books, but the Second Duchess jumps out at me as particularly exciting. The Second Duchess follows the life of the Duchess Barbara of Austria after her marriage to Alfonso of Ferrara, suspected of murdering his first wife, Lucrezia Medici. Medici? Oh yes, that was the buzzword that had me especially hooked. No surprise…
1. Symboiont by Mira Grant– It’s been 84 years! No, it’s only been one, but it felt like forever. November cannot come here soon enough. I can’t wait to see what happens. NOMNOM PARASITES.
2. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy– Okay, so I wasn’t super thrilled about The Fifth Wave, it felt really watered down for me, even for a YA novel. But goddamn if the hype isn’t bringing me back to this series like a bad boyfriend cooing promises.
3. Lock In by John Scalzi– This book looks amazing and the short story they recently released just made me want it more.
4. The Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay– This book looks like it’ll be a lot of fun. It’s supposed to be some cross between Sleeping Beauty and George RR Martin. Now, I’m always really skeptical of overarching tags. How can a YA novel be like GRRM at all? Huh? HUH? But, god, I really want it because Aurora saves the fucking day. AURORA.
5. Highland Ever After by Maya Banks– The first two books of this series came out in quick succession and they were AWESOME. A perfect blend of action and angst and romance (Maya Banks seems to always press all the right buttons when it comes to romance novels). The female characters were strong and overcame their setbacks whether it was a reputation or a disability. The last book in the series is supposed to be about Taliesan, who’s got a limp but is so sassy and full of energy. I seriously have been pining over this book for over a year now. The publication date keeps getting pushed back and I keep secretly crying in the corner.
6. The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch Or the novellas that keep getting pushed back- And now how could I not want it, after that ending? Seriously. Agh. People are back from being horribly maimed and they’re gonna do some damage. While I’m not sure I like the overly magical turn the books have taken (I loved the fact that Locke and crew get by completely by their wits and crazy happenstances), I trust that Lynch has something truly fantastic in store for us.
7. Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss– What is up with this novella setback!? I don’t want that! I mean I’ll read it, but I’m not gonna be happy about it. I just want to get to the king killing and the revenge. Where is it? I want it. Give it to me!
8. Winter by Marissa Meyer– Another setback with a surprise book in between. I understand the want to get Queen Levana’s story off her chest before the series comes to a close and there’s not as much hype. But, dudes, could you have let winter release the same time and shoved the extra book in there as a bonus? Instead they put Fairest where Winter should be and shoved Winter back. I just want some closure!
Carol: There’s just one thing that I really want to read right now, and it’s the continuation of Skip Beat!
As you recall, I reviewed this series already, but since it is an on-going one, it’s one that I’ve been on pins and needles for, waiting for new releases. I can’t help it! I love how Kyoko’s progressing! And I have to know if she and… Oh, well, can’t give too much away. But needless to say, I’m eager to continue reading this manga title.