Sooooo hello and welcome to our very first Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish! (But because us Midnightians are rebels, we’re each doing 4-5 books making it way more than just 10 books, ehehe.) Seeing as everybody loves lists, we finally decided to join in on the fun (sporadically, as in, y’know, when we feel like it. ‘Cause we’re cool like that *hairflip*).
So… *drumroll* here’s our first TTT in which we immediately get down to business and CONFESS to you which hyped books we’ve never read!
Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta
This series has been shouted about by EVERYONE and it looks so incredibly good but for some reason I’ve not yet read it. I know I love Marchetta so I’m not sure what’s holding me back because I have seen several people fall in obsessive love with this series and these characters.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
I will admit THIS IS BECAUSE I’M SCARED. For some reason historical fiction and I do just not get along. It’s one of those things I really really WISH I loved but alas. Sooo… Is this book also amazing for people who don’t like historical fiction? Should I try this??
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
This sounds pretty awesome actually and I know loads of people love Susan Dennard (I mean everyone was going crazy about Truthwitch sooo..) but for some reason I never really got around to it? I don’t know. Maybe I should read this? I NEED YOUR OPINION PEOPLE
Paper Towns by John Green
I’ve not read anything by John Green apart from The Fault in Our Stars. I enjoyed TFIOS but wasn’t blown away by it and I’ve heard all his books are sort of similar/have similar characters which is why I’m slightly scared to read anything else by him.
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Or really anything by Brandon Sanderson. Yup, that’s right, I’ve never read Sanderson. *ducks* I am a hardcore lover of fantasy but for some reason I’ve never started a Sanderson novel. I know that they’re supposedly amazing but I don’t know – I’ve never picked one up. Is this the biggest mistake of my life yes or no?
The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo
This series has quite some hype behind it, yet I’ve never checked it out. I honestly have no idea why, the lush world building sounds amazing as does this Darkling I’ve been hearing about 😉 Six of Crows sounds amazing too. Celine also quite likes this series too so…what am I waiting for?!
More Than This by Patrick Ness
I haven’t read anything from Patrick Ness, however had heard so much about his writing. In particular it’s More Than This that I want to read the most, I’ve heard it’s a total mind fuck of a story. I also have intense cover love. I think it’s past time I should have read something by Ness and this one seems the perfect place to start.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
This epic fantasy novel has been highly praised, as has its sequel. IT INVOLVES DRAGONS! Why haven’t I read it yet? Honestly, I think I feel a little intimidated. High fantasy isn’t a genre I tackle usually, however the whispers of the romance in the sequel in this one being quite different from the YA norm? YES please, bring on the diversity.
Written in Red by Anne Bishop
I love urban fantasy and yet I haven’t read this series???? I honestly have no excuse. This one has super high ratings from my friends, and the high ratings continue as the series goes on. I think that bodes quite well and I really do need to move this one up my TBR ahhh. Yell at me to read this one.
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
I obviously need to get my butt moving because I still haven’t read all of Marchetta’s books and well, THAT IS JUST COMPLETELY DISGRACEFUL especially because I call myself an Aussie AND NO ONE CAN BE A TRUE AUSSIE UNLESS THEY’VE READ THESE BOOKS. So yes, I shall fix this.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
I tried this series once and I have up around 50 to 100 pages in because the story was just way too slow and it didn’t do anything apart from confuse me. BUT, I do plan on giving this series another go because pretty much everyone I know (I’m looking at you, Larissa and Celine) is in love with this series and I’m feeling totally left out, haha. Must try and see if I have better luck the second time around!
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
I’ve still yet to read something by Victoria Schwab and it’s totally killing me. I’ve been wanting to read this one since forever but it’s like $30 online and $40 at the bookstore for the hardcover in Australia which is just crazy, so I shall have to wait until I’m all rich and drowning in money (aka in my dreams) till I get my hands on this.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
This is a really hyped up book over the recent weeks which has been just popping up everywhere I go and I haven’t met a single person who hasn’t loved it so this is clearly saying something. Also, I am in love with the UK cover. SO. PRETTY.
Legend by Marie Lu
I said back in 2013 that I was definitely going to read it by the end of the year but that clearly didn’t happen because here I am, still haven’t touched it. WHOOOOOOPS.
Tadaaaa! And that was our first TTT. Which books do you recommend us to pick up first from our list?
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