Sorry I haven’t been posting much! I’m on a 6-week trip, and I don’t have much time to post or read, but I will try my best to stay active!
Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by the lovely people at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is the last 10 books that came into my possession. I have a great mix of library books and books that I bought (there is this amazing bookstore near where I am right now that sells book BY THE POUND.)
From least to most recent:
1. In the After Light by Alexandra Bracken – Alex recently moved to her new place, and before her move, she was giving away a few extra books of hers in her possession. I was very fortunate to be one of the lucky people who received a copy of In the After Light and it was signed too! Thanks, Alex!
2. The Archived by Victoria Schwab – I got this book from the library! I have been wanting to read this book for a while ever since Jesse from Jesse the Reader raved about it. Finally got my hands on it! Spoiler alert: loved it. Wes is the best.
3. Crank by Ellen Hopkins – Recently got this in a BookOutlet Haul (love this site for cheap books, and they usually have amazing selections)! I haven’t read this yet, but I’m really excited about it because it is actually one of the only books I own that is written in verse.
4. Landline by Rainbow Rowell – It’s my third Rainbow Rowell book (after I DNF’d Eleanor and Park). I loved Fangirl and I definitely also enjoyed Landline. Rainbow Rowell rarely disappoints, and I was really impressed with this novel. I liked how the characters were adults, and it was a refreshing change of point of view from characters who are in their teenage years.
5. The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld – Library book! (Bless the libraries in the world – I love you all) I don’t want to go into too much detail about how I felt about this book, but if you haven’t picked this novel up yet. Do. It. Now. The writing is beautiful and the premise is really intriguing. It’s about death row inmates; that is just so interesting to me.
6. The Magicians by Lev Grossman – I heard a bunch of things about how this book was like a mix between Narnia and Harry Potter, and as a lover of both those series, I picked up this novel. I read about 100 pages into this, but DNF’d it because the narrator just did not click with me. I’m all about antiheroes or darker narrators, but I felt that the main character in this novel just continuously whined about his life. I couldn’t read any more, so I sold this to a local bookstore!
7. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett – Purchased this at the bookstore I have been gushing about. It only cost me 2 dollars because they sell books by the pound, and this book is super light! Neil Gaiman never fails at being an amazing author, and the lady at the bookstore recommended this novel too! Haven’t read it yet, but I’m excited to start.
8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Finally! I have the e-book version of this, but I really wanted a hardcover copy of this novel. I have started this multiple times; however, I never continued because I wanted the whole experience with an actual physical book. (That probably doesn’t make sense, but I’m a very, very big advocate of physical books over e-books. Just a personal preference.) I’ve heard so many amazing things about it, and I’m already 130 pages in and excited to read more!
9. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I also purchased this novel at the bookstore that sells books by the pound. I’ve heard so many great things about this magical book, and I don’t know much about it yet, but I’m excited to dive into this world! I trust the opinions that I have gotten about this novel.
10. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – Also recently purchased this! I have heard that this is one of the most highly acclaimed fantasy books ever. I love fantasy (it’s probably my favorite genre), so I feel an obligation to read this. Plus, I want to read this for fun too, obviously. I have started this novel, and it seems really intriguing so far!
So, those are the most recent 10 novels that I have either gotten from the library, purchased, or was given. I am definietly excited for all of them (except one which is no longer in my possession), and I’m pretty proud that I’ve actually read a lot of the books I recently came to possess instead of just displaying it on my bookshelf. What books have you recently come to possess?? Comment Below!