Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet

It’s Tuesday! Which means it’s time for another top ten Tuesday. We haven’t done of these in a long time…in fact we haven’t really done ANY posting in a long time…sorry! We’ve just been quite busy with school and stuff, but as the summer holidays are nearing we can hopefully get back to our normal posting routine.

Today’s TTT is a freebie one, which means we can write about a topic of our own choice. Last week’s topic, which we missed, was ‘Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year’. I think that was quite an important post to write about, so I might catch up and do that another time, as it’s always exciting to see which books we have in store for the next few months!

For my freebie topic, I decided to choose ‘Top Ten Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet’…there’s lots I need to read, and most of the ones in the list below are part of my Summer TBR so let’s hope that by the end of summer I’ll have read these!

Anyways on to the TTT!


  1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis

It’s kinda sad because I’m pretty sure everyone read this book when they were 8 and I still haven’t read it. Everyone tells me to read it seeing as I’m obsessed with Harry Potter and this is a fantasy classic just like HP, but if I’m honest it actually doesn’t look that interesting….I think I might read it SOMETIME just to see why it’s so popular, but you know…

2. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

This is another one that’s always recommended to me because of Harry Potter…I’ve tried reading it twice but the first chapter is soooo boring, I just can’t seem to get into it! It’s like, a 50 page description of Middle Earth or whatever and I just feel it’s kinda confusing.

3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

This is such a popular book but I’ve just never been able to get round to it! It’s been sitting on my shelf for quite a long time, and three months ago I vowed I would read it ‘next week’ but here I am, it’s June, no progress has been made…hopefully I will get round to it in Summer.

4. The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection is such a popular book, I swear EVERYBODY has read it but me…I will get round to it though, hopefully by the end of this month (I just realised it was 28th June but let’s assume it’s July). It does look quite interesting although there has been reviews that it sorta makes women seem weak, but I’ll have to see.

5. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

This is another book which so many people have read, and when it came out there was so much buzz, almost every blog was talking about this. I’ve got the book so I will read it over my summer holidays, and I’m excited to see what all the hype was about. It’ll also be my first Alexandra Bracken book and she’s apparently a very good author, so maybe this will give me a good taste on her books.

6. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

I’ve been wanting to read this book for sooo long, you don’t even know. I love fairy tale retellings and I feel like I haven’t read enough of them, so I really want to read this book but I just cannot seem to get hold of it!

7. A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab

I started reading a chapter of this a little while back but I stopped to read Illuminae, as I was in a huge slump and Illuminae seemed like a quick read. The little that I read of ADSOM seemed great, so I can’t wait to restart it!

8. Landline and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

I love Rainbow Rowell’s writing and Carry On, Fangirl and Eleanor and Park are definitely some of my favourite books. I’m hoping Landline and Attachments will provide the same funny writing style as her other books did!

9. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

This is another one that has received a lot of hype, and even has a movie adaptation that seems quite action packed and thrilling. I haven’t read a dystopia in a while, and I’m hoping I will be able to read The 5th Wave over summer (gosh, I’ll have a lot of reading) too.

10. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Again, so much hype. It also looks super interesting, and has been recommended to me quite a few times, so I’d really like to read it!

Hope you enjoyed this post!

-V

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Bookworm Delights

So here I am for my first Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by those at The Broke and The Bookish. Every week a new ‘Top Ten’ topic appears, and you have to make your own bookish list for it. Anyone can do them, just make sure you link back to their blog! 

This time, the one was Top Ten Bookworm Delights. So it’s basically ten things which a bookworm would love! It is in no particular order. 

1. Buying new books 

Well, being a bookworm, you love reading. You love books. So what’s better than buying a whole batch of books for yourself to bury your head into? New books are so much nicer than library books, as they’re so new and beautiful.

  
2. Discussing a book with friends

Being a solitary bookworm must be boring. So that’s why I’m glad all my friends are obsessed bookworms too! Talking about a book with your friends is one of the best topics to talk about.

3. Borrowing a whole tower of books from the library

Buying books requires money. So that’s why sometimes going to the library is the best choice. You can borrow a huge tower of books, and hide in your room reading away.

  

4. Reading for ages in bed or somewhere else comfy with hot chocolate

Lying in a bed and finding all the different positions you can use for reading is just great. It’s so comfy and warm to read in bed, and it’s a bonus if you have some sweet hot chocolate at the side too.

  

5. When a book you love gets made into a movie (even if it’s not that accurate)

Don’t you just love it when you can finally see one of your favourite books get turned into a proper movie? Of course, the book is always better, but seeing a book in action is awesome.

6. Really nice bookmarks

I don’t like folding the corner of a page in my book to keep my place. Bookmarks are the best. Especially if they’re really cool or pretty. My friends got me a bookmark as one of my birthday presents last year. Here is a picture of what they got for me. 

   
 

7. Becoming attached to fictional characters

Fictional characters are 100 x better than real life people. Real people are just annoying. But fictional characters are so much more attractive. Don’t even bother disagreeing. You know it’s true.

8. Those beautiful hardbacks

Although paperbacks are lighter and easier to carry on, hardbacks look beautiful on a bookshelf. Especially the old classic types, but you don’t see those much unless if it’s for a really old book.

  
9. The scent of books

Books smell so wonderful. It’s such an indescribable scent, but they just smell so nice. It sounds weird, but they give off a lovely, homely smell. 

10. Amazing books!

Those books which are so amazing that you can’t stop thinking or dreaming about them. Those books which you will forever love. Those books which have beautiful writing and beautiful plots. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed this post! I’m sorry that it’s one day late, but I have been busy with revision and other things. If anyone has also done this post, put the link in the comments and I’ll try to check it out! 

– L


Top Ten Tuesday- Top Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh

So, it’s my turn for top ten Tuesday, and my category is: Top Ten Books That Make You Laugh (or at least chuckle). If you don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is or you want to read our post from last week can check it out here – but it’s basically, every week The Broke And The Bookish post a new question/bookish topic, and you make a list of that (the list can contain 10, more or less!)

So, it’s been a stressful week (for a start yesterday was my first day back at school) so I may not make it to ten but I’ll try. These books may not be funny books, they might be books from another genre that have funny parts in (e.g. The Mortal Instruments). I’m gonna count series’ as one book by the way…and I didn’t exactly make it to ten books, but eight is close enough! Here goes:

  

– M
 

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books Every X Should Read

Our first weekly meme! We’ll be doing more (we haven’t decided which ones yet), along with monthly memes, so look forward to them! As there’s three of us, we’ll do the memes on rotation, swapping every week, so we all get the chance to do them.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by those at The Broke and the Bookish. Every week a new ‘Top Ten’ topic appears, and you have to make your own bookish list for it. Anyone can do them, just make sure you link back to their blog! This week the topic is: Top Ten Books Every X Should Read. The X could be anything – history nerd, feminist, ballet dancer, etc. I decided to choose ‘Every Non-Classics Reader Who Needs To Read Classics’. Yeah…a bit of a mouthful, but I chose this topic seeing as I too wasn’t too sure about classics either, I was just more of a YA person, in general. Now I’m getting more into it, but it’s always hard to read classics if you haven’t been reading them most of your life. Therefore, here are ten books that are guaranteed to get you started and into the Classics genre. Enjoy!
  

– V