Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (4): Books I REALLY Want to Read, But Don't Own Yet

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish!

10. The Nine Lives of Chloe King by Liz Braswell

This was made into an ABCFamily show a few years ago, and though I never really watched it, I did catch a bit here and there, and the concept seemed really interesting, and the guy was hot. So yeah, I definitely want to read this. Looking into getting the bind-up of all three books for Christmas! 

9. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

This sounds like one of those adorable contemporary reads, and I've been meaning to read it for FOREVER. I found a paperback copy of it at the Half Price Books HUGE clearance sale a few weeks ago, but it wasn't in the BEST condition, and it got left behind in exchange for some other, better conditioned books. And a few days later, I found a hardcover copy of it at a garage sale...missing a dust jacket! So it WILL happen sooner or later!





8. The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta 

I've heard AMAZING things about Melina Marchetta and her writing, and this series sounds so entertaining. I've gotten really into high fantasy, so these books sound right up my alley! 






7. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

For the LONGEST time, I put off even reading the synopsis of this book because the cover put me off so badly. But I have a friend who doesn't like a lot of young adult novels, and this is one of her favorite series. So when the movie came out in February, I went to see it with her and ended up loving it. So I figured I really should go ahead and read the series. And now that the boxset is out with the slightly better covers, what better time to ask for the set for Christmas! 



6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor

Once again, high fantasy series that has gotten rave reviews and is adored by many booktubers I follow. So yeah, need this series! 







5. Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness

I've wanted to read this trilogy for a long time, and that desire has only gotten greater since I bought and read A Monster Calls







4. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Three books in this series have been released. THREE. And I've been wanting to start it since Cinder came out! So why have I not started it yet? Not sure. Asking for Christmas! Christmas's book haul is probably going to be huge...







3. The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare 

I've only read City of Bones from The Mortal Instruments so far, but I've heard that this series is even better. Shadowhunters. Victorian London. Slightly steampunk. And hot guys. Need I say more? 








2. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

My mom and I saw this at Barnes and Noble last Christmas, and for some reason, I was just sort of "meh" about it when she picked it up. So we never got it. I have absolutely NO idea what I was thinking. This sounds AMAZING. And the second book comes out next month! 





1. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

I'm determined to become a Morgan Matson fangirl. This book came out FOUR years ago, but I haven't really heard of it until now. Morgan's latest book, Since You've Been Gone, came out this summer, and everyone has loved it. So I guess her previous books have just been rising in popularity again now. And Amy and Roger sounds like the PERFECT contemporary, so this is SUCH a priority for Christmas. Or maybe even before then...




Tell me: what books do YOU want to read but don't own yet? And don't forget to visit The Broke and the Bookish and click through some more Top Ten Tuesday posts! 



10 comments:

  1. I remember watching Chloe King after it got canceled on Netflix. I was wanting to read the series back then too. I'll have to check it out.

    13 Little Blue Envelopes, The Lunar Chronicles and Roger and Amy's Epic Detour are books I've been wanting to buy. :) I'm with you with the Lunar Chronicles, I've been wanting to read it since I saw Cinder come out (years ago!) but haven't obtained it yet. Aw, you're lucky you get books for Christmas! My parents will never buy me books. Or even gift cards to buy them myself...

    A few books that made my top ten list were Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslve Walto and The Chance You Won't Return by Annie Cardi. My full list is here: http://yaindulgences.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-really-want-to-read-but-dont-own-yet-5/

    --Amber

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  2. The Lumatere Chronicles is on my TBR list. I definitely recommend The Infernal Devices, and Cinder is a lot of fun.
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  3. The Lumatere Chronicles, Cinder, and Amy & Roger's Epic Detour are high up on my TBR list as well. I definitely recommend Chaos Walking trilogy and the Infernal Devices; they're some of my favourites! Happy reading! :)

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    1. Awesome. So many people have told me to read these books, but there are so many OTHER books on my TBR shelf that I DO own, so I'm trying to knock them out so I can buy more! :D

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  4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Cinder are epic reads! Hope you get to them soon!
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  5. I'd like to read the Lumatere Chronicles, too. The only others I've read on this list are the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series (which I just finished yesterday... amazing!) and Cinder (which I thought was kind of weak... but a lot of people seem to like the series).

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    1. I've heard that the Lunar Chronicles gets even better after CINDER, so even if the first one is weak, I hope I like the others even more!

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  6. The 5th Wave is AWESOME. It was my favorite book from last year and I can't wait for the sequel and the movie! I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone, it was unique and quite beautiful. I love the Vampire Academy series, way better than the movie (I still liked the movie, though). Read the first 3 Mortal Instruments books before you read the Clockwork Angel. The characters start to cross over after City of Glass.

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    1. That's exactly the order my best friend told me to read TMI and TID in, so I'm definitely getting TID for Christmas so I can marathon the entire shadowhunters chronicles! I'm just so excited for so many of these books!

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  7. I love most of these books, but I especially adore Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I just finished reading the second one, Days of Blood and Starlight, and I can honestly say that it is one of my favorite series now. I already have the last one ready to read! Great List!
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