Top Ten Tuesday: Ruby Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic :

Books with Colors In the Titles

Many of these books are pre-blogging so I haven’t linked to any reviews for this week’s themes.

Woman in WhiteHalfofaYellowOrangeRed RisingCrimsonVioletVirginBlueAnneof GreenGreySisterWomaninBlack

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday : Freebie : 2020 Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag/Mid-Year Roundup

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic :

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This week’s topic is a freebie so I’m taking the opportunity to post a tag I’ve been promising myself I’d take part in (even though it is a little late):

2020 Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag/Mid-Year Roundup

So, basically, I’ve tried to highlight as many books that I’ve read and enjoyed so far this year and by using three books per category I’ve almost made it.  All the books on here I recommend:

Best Books I’ve Read So Far

  1. The God Game by Danny Tobey
  2. The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso
  3. A Time of Courage by John Gwynne

 

Best Sequels I’ve Read So Far

  1. Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
  2. The Shadow Saint by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
  3. Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs

 

New Release I Haven’t Read (But Want To)

  1. The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  2. Final Cut by SJ Watson
  3. The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel

 

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

  1. The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
  2. The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie
  3. The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow

 

Biggest Surprise (in a good way)

  1. The Graves of Whitechapel by Claire Evans
  2. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampiresby Grady Hendrix
  3. The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

 

Favourite New Author

  1. Deeplight by Francis Hardinge
  2. The Wolf of Oren Yaroby KS Villoso
  3. The Bard’s Blade by Brian D Anderson

 

Favourite Characters

  1. The Wolf’s Call by Anthony Ryan
  2. Moontangled by Stephanie Burgis
  3. The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison

 

Least Favourite Characters

  1. The Memory Wood by Sam Lloyd
  2. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  3. Goldilocks by Laura Lam

 

Most Emotionally Heavy Book

  1. You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce
  2. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  3. The Sword of Kaigen by ML Wang

 

Author With a Good Sense of Humor

  1. Where Gods Fear to Go by Angus Watson
  2. Crownbreaker by Sebastien DeCastell
  3. Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

 

Book I’d Love To See Made Into Movies

  1. Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa
  2. The Other People by CJ Tudor
  3. Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough

 

Eye Catching Books I Received This Year

  1. The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence
  2. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  3. Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett

 

Book I Need to Read By the End of the Year (many, many good books to look forward to)

  1. Infernal by Mark de Jager
  2. The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk
  3. Witch by Finbar Hawkins

Top Ten Tuesday : Favourite Authors : Recent Reads

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic :

Authors I’ve read the most books by

I’ve amended this slightly – all of these are authors that I’ve read a number of books by, they’re all favourite, auto buy/want/have a major case of grabby hands for anything their write and I’ve read all of them fairly recently to boot so I’m going for my most recent reads by favourite authors (whose books I also happen to have read a lot of):

Silvia Moreno-Garcia = Mexican Gothic

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Mark Lawrence = The Girl and the Stars (Book of the Ice #1)

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Joanne Harris = The Strawberry Thief (Chocolat #4)

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Sarah Pinborough = Dead to Her

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Robert Jackson Bennett = Shorefall (Founders #2)

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MR Carey = The Book of Koli  (Rampart #1)

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John Gwynne = A Time of Courage (Of Blood and Bone #3)

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Patricia Briggs = Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson #12)

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Sebastien de Castell = Crownbreaker (Spellslinger #6)

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Angus Watson = Where Gods Fear to Go (West of West #3)

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Top Ten Tuesday : Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic:

Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

This week is short and sweet.  Ten books that I’m looking forward to reading for the rest of the year.  I’ve already highlighted some of my forthcoming reads fairly recently so I’m going with some of the books from later in the year.  I’m going with titles and covers and I’ve linked to the Goodreads descriptions if you’re curious about any of these:

Afterland by Lauren Beukes –  3rd September

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It Will Just Be Us by Jo Kaplan –  8th September

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The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart –  10th September

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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik – 29th September

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Witch by Finbar Hawkins – 1st October

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The Nesting by C.J. Cooke – 15th October

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The Once and Future Witchesby Alix E. Harrow – 15th October

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The Factory Witches of Lowell by C. S. Malerich – 10th November

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The Thief on the Winged Horse by Kate Mascarenhas – 12th November

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Ink by Jonathan Maberry – 17th November

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Top Ten Tuesday : You had me at hello.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week:

Top Ten Tuesday is 10 years old – happy birthday to you and thank you to the Artsy Reader Girl and before that the Broke and the Bookish for hosting!  There are a range of suggestions for this week’s topic – one of which is to choose to redo a back topic and so I’ve gone with:

TOP TEN THINGS THAT MAKE ME IMMEDIATELY WANT TO READ A BOOK:

and I’ve amended this slightly to incorporate some of my forthcoming books that fit the descriptions:

1. If the description has the word ‘gothic’ anywhere.  I simply can’t help myself.  I need ALL the gothic in my life.  I have a lovely little number coming up very soon that promises much goodness in that respect -in fact the word “gothic’ is even in the title so how could I possibly resist: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.  And, also I love this author –  and highly recommend Certain Dark Things as a great starting point.

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2. Author – see above as a perfect example.  I have quite a wonderful, in fact magnificent, list of absolutely must read authors which I like to add to frequently. One of my top recent reads  was the Ten Thousand Doors of January which I adored. It definitely made me incredibly curious to read anything else by Alix E Harrow and fortunately my hopes and dreams have all come true.  Just look what is due out in the not so distant future: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow.  In fact this also gives me goosebumps in another way – it includes the word ‘witches’ –  another little bit of catnip for me.

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3. Much anticipated final books in a series.  I think in some respects I have issues when it comes to completing a series, almost like I’m scared for all the goodness to end and I just want more – which really doesn’t sit well with the way I, at the same time, like to gobble books up as though there’s no tomorrow.  Anyway,  I have a much anticipated final book on my tbr: The Empire of Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy #3) by S.A. Chakraborty.  I have been loving this and can’t wait to see what comes next:

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4. Hype – I know this sounds like something that should really be avoided, but seriously, who can ignore the ‘hype?  When everyone’s raving about a forthcoming book every book loving book worm with a TBR the size of Everest is going to be gagging to get their hands on just one more ‘sparkly’ new book.  It sounds awful, I admit it,and it sounds really shallow but I get sucked in every time and it’s just perfect when the hype is real and well deserved.  Here is a forthcoming book that I’m very excited about and has been garnering much love.  Fingers crossed that this is as good as it sounds: The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire #1) by Andrea Stewart:

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5. Famous people  – fictional or not – placed into new works of fiction.  So, I have a copy of Stoker’s Wilde West by Steven Hopstaken – which is the second in the series (and believe me I rushed out to buy the first one so that I can inhale it before I get to this one).  Just imagine how excited I was to hear about a series where Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker are the leading characters. Yes, pretty excited.  I have both these gorgeous little books just waiting to be read.  I am excitement.

6. Murder Mystery – I’m loving murder mysteries and thrillers at the moment and one of my next reads also fits into authors that I love so this is a double whammy: The Shadow Friend by Alex North:

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7. Epic-y goodness – it’s my first love after all.  The more epic the better and my next book isn’t just epic, it’s also an author that I love (No.2), it’s the final instalment in a series (No.3) and also is receiving a lot of hype and much love (No.4): Paternus: War of Gods (Paternus Trilogy #3) by Dyrk Ashton (plus, check out the epic cover!):

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8. School Settings -whether magical schools, school for different types of supernaturals, assassins or -well, pretty much any school -colour me happy – so I was super excited when I heard about Naomi Novik’s next release (because, she just happens to be a favourite author (see No.2 above): A Deadly Education(Scholomance #1) by Naomi Novik.  I can’t wait for this one’s release.

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9. Books that suggest there will be unknown creatures or critters  (and they WILL be scary) – the next author is a master in this respect and I’m very excited about this next book: The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky:

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10. – what’s your auto buy??

 

 

 

 

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