Top Ten Tuesday: Books and Series I Can’t Wait To Read!

Hello lovelies,
Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week is freebie week, meaning we get to choose our own topic to write about! I chose to share the books and series that I haven’t got around to reading yet but are still super excited about. Let’s go!


1. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

I have a beautiful collection of these books sat proudly on my bookshelf, staring at me but I’ve always been put off by the length and chose something shorter to read instead. I love books with deep and rich universes which are created solely for the book, and I can’t imagine the films do it all much justice. There’s only so much you can show on screen. I will get around to reading these eventually!
The Lord of the Rings
2. A Song of Ice and Fire series (A Game of Thrones) by George R.R. Martin

I hadn’t even heard of the books before watching the TV series, which turned out to be one of my favourite shows of all time… How could I not want to read the books on which it was based? At over 800 pages a pop though, with 5 books (7 if you count the ones split into two) I’ve ignored the beautiful collection on my bookshelf for too long.
A Song of Ice and Fire
3. The Martian by Andy Weir

I saw the film trailer and pretty much died with anticipation. Books and films with disaster and survival are my favourite, and even more so when there is a limited, lonely cast of characters. I cannot wait to read to book, so I can get my butt to cinema and watch it too!
The Martian
4. Almost Every Book by H.G. Wells

I love science fiction, I love classic novels and I love ideas that were way ahead of their time. War of the Worlds is the next book I’ll be reading, for example, but so many of his novels are just waiting to be read. I’m so excited for all of these!
docteur-moreau  TheInvisibleMan War of The Worlds  the.time_.machine.by_.h.g.wells_
5. The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

Another series of books I’ve missed during the hype, they came and went and now the hype seems to be completely over but I still haven’t read them! By the sounds of it, they’re loosely based on different fairytales, with futuristic, cyborg and dystopian undertones. That sounds fantastic… I don’t own these yet, but they are definitely going to be included in my next book haul!
Lunar Chronicles
6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The synopsis to this book absolutely fascinates me. I’ve never heard anything like it… And from the author of Coraline, I have huge, creepy expectations.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family.
The Graveyard Book

7. Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins

Again, I missed the hype (bad Morgan!) but I will be jumping on the Perkins bandwagon, and I will get my fix like everybody else. I’ve never read straight-up romance novels, which this series seems to be, but the reviews have been excellent and I’ve had a lot of people tell me how great they thought the series is! I’ve heard “warm and fuzzy” thrown around a few times, so I have to give it a chance.
Anna and the French Kiss
8. 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey

Post-apocalyptic by the sounds of the write-up, and I’m super intrigued by the concept of ‘waves’! I love post-apocalyptic, dystopian novels/films/games so this series of books (with one more on the way apparently!) was so enticing! I haven’t heard much about this book through word-of-mouth, but reviews on Goodreads etc. seem very positive.
5th Wave series
9. The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey

I bought this book in my latest book haul, but it has been on my TBR for a while now. The synopsis gives barely anything away, other than the protagonist Melanie is clearly special. Is she bad? Is she good? She’s escorted with guns everywhere, but I think she is a child. I don’t have a clue what’s going on and I can’t wait to find out!
The Girl with all the Gifts
10. Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

I can’t believe I haven’t started these books yet… So many people have mentioned how much they love them, but I still have absolutely no clue what the books are about other than what I know from the synopsis (luckily). I have heard a huge amount of mockery at the metaphorical writing style, but hey, I can’t judge yet, I haven’t even read them!
Shatter Me series


If you can’t tell, I have a pretty varied selection of books on my TBR. I read just about anything…
Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them?

Thanks for reading!

🙂

-Morgan

34 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books and Series I Can’t Wait To Read!

  1. Read The Martian!! I loved that book so much. I’ve been telling everyone I know to read it immediately. It won’t take long to read, I couldn’t put it down. I read it twice this summer and cannot wait for the movie.

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  2. The Lunar Chronicles are amazing! And Stephanie Perkins’ books are just as you have described them: warm and fuzzy are definitely the right words! I have also read The Fifth Wave and Shatter Me, but I haven’t read the rest of these series yet.

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  3. I can definitely vouch for the Martian (surprisingly hilarious!), Anna and the French Kiss series (soooo sweet!) and the Shatter Me series (Mafi’s writing is so unique and beyond gorgeous and poetic)!!!
    I have also read 4.5 out of 5 books from the Song of Ice and Fire, but somehow that just wasn’t entirely my thing. I enjoyed some characters perspectives, but in between it could get a bit boring.

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    • Oooo good I’m glad! Martian is ready and downloaded onto my kindle, can’t wait! You got very far into the series before deciding you weren’t keen on the series :p. I was expecting a lot of bulk in between, but I can’t wait to see how much they vary from the show 🙂

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      • I read the Martian just last month and it became one of my insta-favourites, so I hope you like it too! 🙂
        Yeeeeah, I know. Book 4 and the first half of book 5 are sort of happening at the same time but he had to split books because there were so many characters, so that was a bit weird. Also, my favourite character wasn’t in book 5 and then I sort of wasn’t in the mood to go on. It could also be partly due to the fact that I have no idea when the next book will come out … I might pick it up again if there is a chance for me to read the next installment. I kind of do want to know what happens to certain people.

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      • Yeah that’s a good point! I very rarely start series that aren’t complete yet! I think I might read it as a secondary book in the background of others if you know what I mean. So I don’t get hugely bored of its length!

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  4. Oh man! The Song of Ice and Fire books are way better than the show. I highly suggest them! Anna and the French Kiss is also good, which surprised me because I didn’t expect to like it. And I’d like to try The Girl with All the Gifts and The Martian.

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  5. I tried the Lunar Chronicles…just too much steampunk-in-space for my taste…but if that is your thing, they are very well-written, and there are definite throwbacks to fairytales, with very updated and different takes…I get the idea the author was totally unafraid to take her favorite tales and do what she wanted with them.
    I’ve never read LOTR all the way through…somewhere around chapter 3 of Two Towers, I bottomed out circa 2004, and just never got back to it…I know, I will be receiving bad vibe stares from fans for this admission….one day, I will finish them! In my opinion, the films did a pretty good job on the world-building.
    Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors in terms of style; I just don’t like horror/suspense/the more sexual stuff in general, so I stick to his children’s fiction. The Graveyard Book isn’t as creepy as Coraline; it’s patterned somewhat after the premise in The Jungle Book, but certainly in Gaiman’s unique voice. Overall I liked it.

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    • Oh! I actually love steam-punk and I love space. That sounds perfect for me.
      Again, I haven’t read LOTR yet either! I saw all the films (so much walking and a lot of nothing) but I agree, they certainly set up the worlds brilliantly.
      I got around 40% through the Graveyard Book and had to put it down. I got pretty bored. That’s never happened to me! It may have been a phase. I’ll go back to it eventually :).

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      • It actually took me a while to get through TGB as well…usually I rush right through Gaiman, but there was something a little more routine and, not exactly plodding, but kind of, with this one. I ended up listening to part of it on audio book, and then finishing reading the last two or so chapters. Somehow that helped.
        For a totally zany and just fun Gaiman, spend an evening with “Fortunately, the Milk.” 🙂

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