Library Books I Bought

It’s Top Ten Tuesday Time again!

Here are 10 books I borrowed and read from the library that I had to purchase for my own collection

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Worth the Hype??

Over the last year or so there have been a couple books that have been super hyped and popularised on booktok, booktube & bookstagram that I have been influenced enough to pick up and I wanted to share whether or not I think they were worth the hype.

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

I thought this was going to be a lot more fantastical as opposed to academic and I think it the fact that we are mostly in the same setting the whole time that made this a bit tedious to read. Wasn’t worth the hype in my opinion!

The Final Girls Support Group by Grady Hendrix

In the end this was very entertaining and thrilling. I thought it was a pretty quick read and the twists and reveals definitely kept me engaged. I think I was expecting a lot more blood and gore though. I understand why people were hyping it up but was just ok for me!

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

This wasn’t anything spectacular or ground-breaking but I think its more about the way it makes you feel. It’s about growth, acceptance, embracing yourself and coming to terms with your past trauma and moving on. This was a fantastic, quick, wholesome read that I would recommend to everyone! 100% worth the hype!

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Everything about this book had me on the edge of my seat, I in no way was able to predict what was going to happen next and at every turn I was surprised. This book kind of hit a little close to home and feels like it could plausibly happen in this generation so it provokes a lot of conversation about our planet and how we’re affecting it! Another definitely worth the hype it was great!

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Even though this was super hyped I was still surprised with how the story progressed. I was picturing something a little more fluffier but this was anything but. It was a lot darker and tortured than what I expected and I was pleasantly surprised! The structure and prose was beautifully done, the pacing was consistent and the dual timelines kept me invested and eager to find out what was going to happen next. You will either love it or hate it I think!

21st Century Books I Think Will be Classics

As per this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt these are the 10 fantasy series I think will be referred to as classic fantasy in the years to come!

The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

A Darker Shade of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab

Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

Green Bone Saga by Fonda Lee

Harry Potter Series

The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson

Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

Book of the Ancestor Series by Mark Lawrence.

The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

The Gentleman’s Bastard Series by Scott Lynch

Books with Adjectives in the title

As per this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt these are 10 books I’ve read in the last year or so with an adjective in the title.

Where the Drowned Girls Go & Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

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The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong

A Vow so Bold and Deadly & A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa