Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Books We'd Like To Finally Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted at the Broke and the Bookish, and involves lists - perfect for people who enjoy making, planning and reading bookish lists. Every week there's a new prompt, and once in a while, Stacie and Amanda particpate and give their own input on the subject at question. Todays topic is the first free topic of the year, meaning Stacie and Amanda get to choose their own, and they've chosen 'Books We'd Like To Finally Read'. They both slacked a little - well - a lot on the books they acquired last year and didn't read, so hopefully this will give them a good old kick in order to rectify that. Lets takes a look at the books we didn't get around to reading..


Stacie


  1. The Fellowship of the Ring: This book.. God damn I can't believe it's still on my list. I have loved the films for years and years, fantasy is my all time favourite genre of anything, SO WHY HAVEN'T I READ THIS!!!! I have no explanation, I really don't. I've promised my self for the past 4 years I would read the series, but I never did. Well this year I will read this book if kills me.
  2. The Virgin Suicides: I have wanted to read this book for years, I forgot about it every time I went into the books stores or always overlooked it. It's been sitting on my shelf now for around 5/6 months and I still haven't started it. Words can not describe the happiness I felt when I finally bought it, but yet it still waits for me.
  3. Bitten: Though I don't own it (yet) this book is one that's been on my TBR list the longest, say around 7 years haha. I don't know why I haven't picked it up, I have no doubt in my mind that I would like it as I happen to think Kelley Armstrong is a relatively good writer, but alas it just never seems to happen.
  4. The Knife of Never Letting Go: When it comes to this book I'm lost for words. I own the 2nd and 3rd in the series but can't bring myself to buy this book yet, why? because for years and years I have built Patrick Ness up to be the go to author for the weird and wonderful, everyone loves him and talks about how great his is and I'm terrified that after wanting to read him for so long (because I've never read anything by him) that I wont like it. So I put it off and off until another year has gone by. It's not on really.
  5. City of Heavenly Fire: The reason this book is still sitting on my shelf is because I want to reread the other books first. This would mean that because they aren't small books I would be reading around 3,163 pages in total and I really don't think I could be bothered, but, because I wasn't a fan of the series past number 3, I really do want to read it all in one to see if my feelings change, I just lack any motivation.

Amanda


    
  1. Slated: I don't even know why I haven't read this yet. It sounds so instantly fantastic and it's a dystopian which I just don't read enough of, so surely I'm going in blind, right? I've heard very little on the series, but there's something that draws me in. I will read this, most definitely.. eventually.
  2. Poison Study: I mentioned in our End of Year Survey that I meant to read Maria V. Snyder's work and I epically failed, but Poison Study has been sitting on my shelf for well over a year now and there's no real reason as to why I haven't read it yet, I've heard so many good things about the series, so I'm being foolish..
  3. Breathe: I actually meant to read this - oh what am I saying, of course I meant to read it, like the previous thwo, but I'm definitely slacking. This one also sounds really good, really intriguing and sounds similar the Under the Never Sky. Surely it cannot go wrong? I will read this book. I will, I will!
  4. Torn: After having rearranged and reorganised by bookshelves recently, I checked out what Torn was about and it sounded quite a lot like Dare Me, which I recently reviewed and highly enjoyed, which then put this book firmly on my awaiting-to-read list. It sounds like it'll be a twisted novel of loyalty and friendships with some drama and some secrets and I've heard fantastic things about Clarke too.. here's hoping it's good eh?
  5. The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson: This is another book I'd really kind of forgotten about until I rearranged my bookshelves and it just sounds like a really chilled out contemporary read. Some family drama, some film star crushes and some character growth sounds exactly what this book could be about and we all need a simple read don't we? I'm pretty sure I'll get to this this year. Hopefully..

What are some of the books you'd like to finally get around to reading? Are we being silly avoiding these books on our lists? What was your topic for TTT. Link us up, we'd love to know.

36 comments:

  1. I love The Lord of the Rings, whether it's the books or te movies. LOVE THEM ALL. I liked Bitten -although I like the TV show more- and the same goes for Poison study. I gave up on The Mortal Instruments after book 4, I seem to be the only one that doesn't really like those. And The Knife of Never Letting Go is a book everyone -except me- loves as well. It was a bit too chaotic for me :(

    Great list! :D

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    1. I love love love the movies, and every year I tell myself I'll read the books but I never do :(. I didn't actually know the show was based off the book so I'm glad I haven't watched that yet. You aren't the only one, I loved the books up until the 4th haha

      Thank you :)

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  2. Stacie: YES read The Knife of Never Letting Go! It's like my 2nd favouritest series in the world. You'll love Manchee xD
    Amanda: I haven't read Maria V Snyder either! I have one of her series sitting on my shelves, so I should probably get to that one.

    Great list, ladies! <33

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    1. We all know of Maria V Snyder but very few of of us have read her work, I'm fixing that!<3

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    2. haha I'll get to them, promise :P

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  3. I'm the same with Lord of the Rings. I love the movies so much and I've wanted to read the books ever since I first watched the movies but never got round to it. I will do it this year, though! Great list. :)

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    1. haha well lets see if we can change that this year :P

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  4. Stacie!!!! CoHF is calling out to you. Finish it and close the chapter! But I get the lack of motivation. It's a killer long book, that one.

    And I'm with you, Amanda! I need to read Poison Study as well. I've had it sitting there for way too long!

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    1. We should totally make a point of reading Poison Study soon, before we forget again!

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    2. I want to but its too long :( LOL

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  5. The Knife of Never Letting Go has literally been on my TBR for so long it's ridiculous. I just . . . never get round to it. I'M SO NEGLECTFUL

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    1. I'm glad to see I'm not along. I'm not sure what's been putting me off, I own the books I just can't motivate myself to pick them up haha

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  6. CoHF is glaring at me already. I want to continue it so badly too. Buuuut 700 pages *puffs air* *game face on* We can do this! HAHA

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    1. HAHAHA Abby, this is how I feel, if you can do it I can :P

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    1. Thanks Christine! We tried to think of something that others wouldn't have done :)

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  8. I really enjoyed City of Heavenly Fire, and I read the 5th book right before it, so that helped. Hope you are able to get to these this year!
    Check out my Top 10

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    1. that's what I want to do haha, I just can't bring myself to. Thank you :)

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  9. Well. Stacie - get to reading the Knife of Never Letting Go! It's brilliant, but gut wrenching, so be prepared for tears and it's not going to be easy to read. Hopefully, he will live up to your built up expectations. He sure lived up to mine!
    Amanda - YOU HAVEN'T READ POISON STUDY YET?! GET TO IT! is all I have to say.
    <3

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    1. Haha everyone is saying that same thing Nitzan. I think I might try it in a few weeks, here's hoping I like it haha

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    2. Yeah, no Nitzan, I haven't yet, BUT I PROMISE I WILL SOON.<3

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  10. Ooo, nice topic for the week!!! I like your list. :-) Here's my TTT post for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/01/top-ten-tuesday-authors-id-like-to-meet.html

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  11. Oh I definitely need to add The Virgin Suicides to my TBR for this year! I've had it sitting on my bookshelf for months now, and it's really not that long....I just need to bite the bullet and start in on it.

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    1. So do I, even though I've only owned it for around 6 months but it's been on my radar for years. I just hope it's as good as I've made it up to be in my head haha

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  12. I reread the whole Mortal Instruments series before tackling City of Heavenly Fire, and in the middle of exam season last year, it took like 6 weeks to get through them all, and I do think it affected my view of the last book - I still liked it, but it's a big read and I was a bit stop-and-start with it. Requires dedication to finish! Lol

    I think I just bought Slated, Amanda... I had to go check my order history with The Book People there cuz I couldn't remember! Lol Yup, I got it in the sale, looking forward to that one.

    R x

    My TTT: https://confessionsofabookgeek.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/top-ten-tuesday-book-bloggers-i-give-my-love-to/

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    1. its the dedication to it that scars me, I know I won't like it if I don't read the series from a start so that's what I'm going to do first, when I do it is another question haha

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    2. Hopefully Slated is good for you Rachel, I'm hoping it's good for me soon!x

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  13. Stacie: OH OH you need to try something by Patrick Ness you totally do!! If you're really worried though, I suggest A Monsters Call, because it's just gorgeously written (and illustrated. XD) and it's heart breaking. It's a good intro. ;-) I read More Than This first. I actually had a rocky start with The Knife....erk. I nearl DNF'd it! BUT THEN I LOVED IT SO ALL IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL.

    Amanda: I want to read Slated too....I actually got it from the library at one stage but then sent it back unread. :(

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    1. Funny you should suggest that one Cait, I got it out of the library the other day haha. Going to start it soon and then I can finally say I've read something written by Mr Ness.

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    2. How about we both promise to read Slated soon, yes? GOOD.

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  14. Firstly, very good choice with your topic for freebie week! :)
    I get exactly where you are at with TMI series, I also had to read all 5 previous books too before reading the last one. It definitely will be worth the wait, I promise! :)
    I've had Slated sat on my bookshelf FOREVER and I still haven't read it, so don't worry, you're not the only one!
    Breathe sounds gooooooooood, will have to add it to my TBR!
    Hoping you get round to these books soon, you have got some fantastic picks on your list! Happy reading :)

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    1. I think it will too, and even though I wish I was, I'm really in no rush to finish the series haha

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  15. Stacie: I FEEL YOU re: The Fellowship of the Ring. I AM IN THE EXACT SAME PREDICAMENT. AND YES. VIRGIN SUICIDES. Get onto that. I personally loved it, but I can see why it doesn't work for people, so I hope you love it! <3 I really need to re-read the Chaos Walking trilogy and to finish off CoFA, CoLS and CoHF...good luck getting through these five this year, Stace. :)

    Amanda: Urgh! I want to read Slated and Poison Study so badly!! Thankfully, I got Poison Study for Christmas, so theoretically, I should knock it over soon. I'm really interested in reading Torn, too, as I read Entangled by the same author when it first was published and I loved it. Good luck reading these ASAP! <3

    Fantastic topic, girlies! And LOVE THE DESIGN. This is the first time I've been able to visit since the two of you launched this blog. :) Looking forward to visiting more in the future.

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    1. I know, I know *hangs head in shame* I hope I get around to them this year because they are some pretty epic books. :D

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    2. Thanks Eboy, they're books that have really took my attention, just need to read them!<3

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