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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!