This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is books I love but have never reviewed. I started my blog about 2 years ago now and before then I never reviewed my books. I didn’t even really start rating books until I signed up for Goodreads which was in January 2018. So there are quite a large amount of books that I have read in my lifetime that I have never reviewed, these are the top 10 that popped into my head first!
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2020. These are all books that are either sequels or continuations of series that I am loving or it has a blurb that has sucked me in and I can’t wait to read it!
The Damned by Renee Ahdieh (expected publication: July 7th 2020)
Burn our Bodies Down by Rory Power (expected publication: July 7th 2020)
Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townshend (expected publication: August 18th 2020)
Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin (expected publication: September 1st 2020)
The Memory of Babel by Christelle Dabos (expected publication: September 8th 2020)
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (expected publication: September 29th 2020)
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (expected publication: October 6th 2020)
Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson (expected publication: November 17th 2020)
A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir (expected publication: December 1st 2020)
Top Ten Tuesday is turning 10!!! Today I decided to redo a TTT prompt I did around this time last year which was Books I’ve Read but Don’t Own. I’ve restricted myself to only purchasing books that I’ve rated ⭐️4/5 stars or higher so these are 10 books that I rated lower than that, which I probably won’t be purchasing for my personal collection.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
My Dark Vanessa by Elizabeth Kate Russell
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Yes No Maybe So by Aisha Saeed & Becky Albertalli
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Paper Towns by John Green
This weeks Top 10 Tuesday is reason’s you love…. and today I decided to list the reasons I love fantasy series with a couple of examples!
Here are 9 reasons why I love Fantasy Series:
I loving deep diving into a new world with every fantasy novel I pick up, learning all about it and how it differs from reality.
Magic is usually at the core of each fantasy novel/series and learning about all of the intricacies, rules and restrictions is one my favourite things about the genre!
The characters are such a highlight in fantasy. Sometimes they are quite similar to regular human in a completely fantastical setting, other times they are a completely foreign species that we need to learn about!
Quests are some of my favourite tropes in fiction and the fantasy genre has provided me with some of my favourites!
Of course nothing quite beats an evil overlord of some kind that our underdog main protagonist needs to defeat. The dichotomy of good versus evil is very prevalent in fantasy and I feel it creates a bond between the reader and the characters.
There are sooooo many different subgenres of fantasy that keep me engaged and consistently entertained! One I’ve recently been enjoying is sci-fi fantasy!
A good romance mixed in between all of the magic and adventure is something that always keeps me coming back for more!
There is something freeing about diving headfirst into a long, epic/high fantasy series that really helps you to escape the realities of life.
This might seem a little trivial to some but there is something about maps in fantasy novels that I just love! It reinforces how different the world may be and definitely adds a layer of depth to the tale.