All good things to those who wait…


Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  This week’s topic is:

Top 10 new releases Books I Bought in 2016 and Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

  1. Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marilier.  This is the second instalment of her Blackthorn and Grim series that started with Dreamer’s Pool – a book that I absolutely loved.  I bought the second book virtually immediately but as with most of my own books it has taken a back seat to review books.  As it happens I now also have a copy of Den of Wolves so hopefully I will get to these two soon – I know that I will love them.
  1. V E Schwab is an author that I haven’t yet read and so last year I picked up a copy of A Darker Shade of Magic and Savage Song – any recommendations as to which one I should pick up first???
  1. Patricia Briggs Fire Touched.  I simply can’t believe that I’ve not started this one yet.  I love this series and the main character Mercy Thompson.
  1. Beyond Redemption by Michael R Fletcher.  I really am very keen to get to this.  It had such great reviews from people who I trust to steer me onto the path of excellent reads!
  1. Wake of Vultures and Conspiracy of Ravens by Lila Bowen – I bought both of these – that’s how confident I am that I’m going to love them.
  1. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – I loved the first in series so I’m really looking forward to picking this up.
  1. Senlin Ascends and Arm of the Sphinx (yes, I bought book 1 and 2 of the books of Babel by Josiah Bancroft – another excellent recommendation and two books that I’m really eager to read – they’re receiving positively glowing reviews!
  1. The Marie Brennan series that revolves all around Lady Trent – I bought In the Labyrinth of Drakes early last year so really need to prioritise this one.
  1. The Hunt by Chuck Wendig.  Another book bought early 2016.  I loved Atlanta Burns.  My review here.
  1. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham – I’m bursting to read this book and as it’s Vintage Sci Fi month right now it really is the perfect time so I need to get on with it.

That’s it for me this week – well, I say that’s it – it really isn’t, I have so many books just waiting.  I need to make a dedicated plan to start knocking them off the list.

22 Responses to “All good things to those who wait…”

  1. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek

    Beyond Redemption is great, it’s sequel The Mirror’s Truth is even better.😀 And, I really enjoyed both Conspiracy of Ravens and A Wake of Vultures, couple of great reads.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve read such great reviews for all of these – I can’t wait – although I suppose I’ll have to be a bit measured and balance the review books into the frame too.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Nathan

    I want almost all of those. Wake of Vultures is on my kindle, I have no excuses.

    • @lynnsbooks

      You don’t have any excuses, well, other than the same ones I have *hangs head*. Well, you can’t buy time after all!
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    So glad I’m not alone! I meant to read The Hunt as well, but it never popped up on Netgalley so… I would start with A Darker Shade of Magic between the two Schwab books, it was my favorite. And now that I have a copy of Beyond Redemption, I am very eager to read it:-)

  4. cupcakesandmachetes

    Looks like an excellent selection!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I thought that too and rushed out to pick up copies – still, I will get to them eventually.
      Lynn 😀

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I’m in the middle of Tower of Thorns right now, and I can tell you it’s even better than Dreamer’s Pool: Marillier is a very, very talented storyteller and she can truly enchant you with her writing 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ohh, excellent *jumps up and down eagerly*. I’ll be starting both these two soon hopefully.
      Lynn 😀

  6. tiareleine

    Crooked Kingdoms was fantastic! I hope you get a chance to read it soon! 🙂

    Great list!

  7. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Oh! Some really great books you have to look forward! I also bought Senlin Ascends, and am thinking of reading it this month since its the r/fantasy Goodreads group discussion book.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ahh, is it really – well, it’s getting some most excellent reviews and so I bought it quite a while ago. Now have to make some dedicated time. Really hoping to get on my backburn list this year!
      Lynn 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Tower of Thorns! Tower of Thorns! Tower of Thorns!

    I’m also really curious about Senlin Ascends after all the amazing things I’ve heard about it. I think it’s pretty awesome that this year Mark Lawrence and SPFBO helped get word of this book out there.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – it’s had such tremendous reviews. I bought it immediately because I was so intrigued and even went and bought the second as soon as it came out – I trust all those glowing write ups!
      Lynn 😀

  9. Jolien @ The Fictional Reader

    I really want to read Tower of Thorns too! Like you, I really enjoyed Dreamer’s Pool. I don’t own the book yet though. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it when you decide to read it 🙂

  10. jessicabookworm

    Good luck with catching up with these books, but most importantly happy reading 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Eventually. No point in stressing about it I suppose but it would be nice to catch up a little.
      Lynn 😀

  11. Lucy

    Senlin Ascends is beyond brilliant, it was my favourite book I read in 2016, and possibly my now favourite book ever. I can’t recommend it enough! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      How encouraging – unbelievably I bought Senlin Ascends probably 6 months ago – and in fact have bought the second because I’ve heard such goods things about it that I just expect to like both. I’ve found over the last 12 months that my own books have taken a back seat so for the past few months I’ve been winding my review books down a little so that I can spend time on my own tbr – including this one!
      Lynn 😀

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