Books I Love but Never Reviewed

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

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Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

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The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

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The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

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Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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My Most Read Authors

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is the author you have read the most books from. I went through my shelves and my Goodreads and found 10 authors I have read 6 or more books from that doesn’t come from the same series. For example I could of put in here Richelle Mead or Morgan Rhodes because I read The Vampire Academy and the Falling Kingdoms series (both have 6 books) but I wanted to just list the authors that I have read multiple series/stand-a-lone books from!

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Sarah J Maas13 books

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Rick Riordan13 books

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Cassandra Clare12 books

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Brandon Sanderson10 books

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L.J. Shen10 books

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Leigh Bardugo7 books

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Jay Kristoff – 7 books

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V.E. Schwab – 7 books

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Marissa Meyer7 books

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Mark Lawrence6 books

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Anticipated Releases 2020 Update

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)

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Burn our Bodies Down by Rory Power (expected publication: July 7th 2020)

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Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townshend (expected publication: August 18th 2020)

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Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin (expected publication: September 1st 2020)

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The Memory of Babel by Christelle Dabos (expected publication: September 8th 2020)

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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (expected publication: September 29th 2020)

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (expected publication: October 6th 2020)

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Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson (expected publication: November 17th 2020)

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A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir (expected publication: December 1st 2020)

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Books I’ve Read but Won’t be Purchasing

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.

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When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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My Dark Vanessa by Elizabeth Kate Russell

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

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Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

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Yes No Maybe So by Aisha Saeed & Becky Albertalli

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

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One Day in December by Josie Silver

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Paper Towns by John Green

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Reasons why I Love Fantasy Series

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:

Picture1I loving deep diving into a new world with every fantasy novel I pick up, learning all about it and how it differs from reality.

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Picture2Magic 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!

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Picture3The 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!

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Picture5Quests are some of my favourite tropes in fiction and the fantasy genre has provided me with some of my favourites!

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Picture4Of 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.

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Picture6There are sooooo many different subgenres of fantasy that keep me engaged and consistently entertained! One I’ve recently been enjoying is sci-fi fantasy!

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Picture8A good romance mixed in between all of the magic and adventure is something that always keeps me coming back for more!

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Picture9There is something freeing about diving headfirst into a long, epic/high fantasy series that really helps you to escape the realities of life.

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Picture10This 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.