Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Top Ten Tuesday Sixty One

Top Ten Books I'd buy right this second if someone handed me a fully loaded gift card

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.  When I first saw this was the topic for this week, I instantly thought that this would be one I could easily make a list for.  But for whatever reason, as soon as I actually sat down to write my list, I couldn't seem to think of many books at all that I did want to pick up soon!  Thankfully after a little thinking and a bit of time on Goodreads I came to my senses and managed to put together a list of some of the books I would pick up right this second if I could.  And so, enjoy! 
1) The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh - 

For whatever reason, this year has been the year I have really loved and gotten into fantasy, despite not reading a ton of them, and so this one soon made the top of my list of books I want to read.  Not only does it have seem to have a really good plot, I also love the idea of it being based upon A Thousand and One Nights, especially as I haven't read many retellings before at all, so this one would definitely be one I would buy right now if I could.

2) A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab - 

Not only have I heard a countless number of good reviews for this one, but the whole idea of the plot and the synopsis drew me in even before I had read the whole thing.  I love the idea of alternate London's and of travelling between them and so its safe to say if I could, I would definitely grab this one straight away.

3) My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick 

Recently I haven't read a ton of contemporaries, and so I haven't bought any for a while, but this book is one I have been interested in reading for so long that I know I would snatch it up straight away if I could.  It just sounds like a really good summery contemporary with a what I hope will be a really cute romance whilst still having a great plot as well.  

4) Passenger by Alexandra Bracken - 

After reading The Girl from Everywhere earlier this year, I am desperately wanting to get my hands on another time travel, pirate ship-esque novel, and this one sounds like the perfect one to give a go.  Not only does it include all of those aspects, but the plot also sounds super intriguing and the added fact that the main character plays the violin somehow seals the deal for me that this is definitely one I would pick up if I had a gift card at my disposal.  

5) PS I still love you by Jenny Han - 

I read the first book in this now trilogy I believe towards the end of last year, and thoroughly enjoyed it, and so I would love to be able to continue on with the story by picking up the sequel.  However, I just can't seem to pick it up just yet as I have so many other books on my TBR, and have brought a fair number of books in recent months, but I know if someone handed me a fully loaded gift card then I know that this one would be one of the first I'd pick up.  

6) The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy - 

This is one that has been on my want to read list for so long now that the only reason I haven't given in and bought it yet is because I never seem to be able to find it at my bookshop.  I love a good horror book, and the synopsis of this book just instantly grabbed me, particularly with it being set in summer and I love the idea of the past coming back to haunt.  

7) The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - 

This one may be a little different to the others, as I have actually already read this one, but I do not own an actual copy of it as when I did so it was borrowed from my library.  Now I really would like to give this one a reread and be able to bookmark certain pages and honestly just have it match my edition of The Midnight Palace, but because it would be a reread I just can't bring myself to buy it myself, but I know in a dream world this one would be at the top of my list.

8) Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman - 

This one is similar to Passenger in the way that my interest in this book was increased hugely after The Girl from Everywhere, which basically inspired me to read more pirates and time travel of any kind.  This one also has such a cool concept with it being a young Blackbeard which added to the fact that this also seems to include a romance completely drew me in and made me want to pick this one, so of course this would be one I'd buy in a second if I could. 

What books would you get if you someone handed you a fully loaded gift card?  Have you read any of these - what did you think?



  1. Oh I love your picks for this week, some of these are all-time favourites of mine as well. The Wrath and the Dawn duology is amazing and V.E. Schwab is one of my all-time favourite authors so everything she has released to date I have loved, especially her Shades of Magic series which is the best of the best in my opinion. Also Passenger is amazing too, it has some mixed reviews but for me it's one of my best reads of 2016 so far!
    I hope you enjoy all these books when you get around to them! :D

    1. Thank you! Glad to hear you enjoyed The Wrath and Dawn, hopefully I can get round to reading it soon, and that V.E Schwab is one of your favourites - definitely have to get started on some of her books soon! Also glad you enjoyed Passenger, especially after the mixed reviews, as that was one of the things stopping me from picking it up :)