Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I’ve only (relatively recently) started following other book blogs, and one thing I noticed were their Top Ten Tuesday lists. And since I like making lists, I was all “HEY, I WANNA DO THAT TOO”, so here is my first TTT list!
This week’s topic is Ten Books I Recently Added to My To-Be-Read List. I don’t own any of these books (some of them have not yet been published!), but they’re on my list of “books to buy when they come out/when I have the money”. I have an Excel document full of such books, but it’s not properly organized (which only serves to give me a headache), and every so often I add books to it and then promptly forget what they’re about so I had to look up at some of these recent additions.
In no particular order:
1) Calvin – Martine Leavitt
I saw this book and gasped and then almost cried, and I need it. I love Calvin and Hobbes, and I’m surprised no one has done something like this before.
2) Imaginary Fred – Eoin Colfer, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Okay, fine, this is a picture book so it will take me all of five minutes to read it, but guys!! I’ve been reading Eoin Colfer books since I was 11 (I’ve read almost everything he’s written), and I really like Oliver Jeffers’ artwork, so this is an intriguing combination.
3) A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab
I’ve been hearing a lot about this one, and I love the cover. Also, parallel Londons?! Sign me up!
4) The Imaginary – A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Emily Gravett
Emily Gravett is another illustrator I really like, and this book looks creepy and amazing.
5) Strictly No Elephants – Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
As soon as I saw this title, I immediately thought of the classic (well, classic in my house) picture book, But No Elephants by Jerry Smath. Plus, I really liked Lisa Mantchev’s YA trilogy (The Théâtre Illuminata), so I’m willing to give this a shot.
6) The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath – Ishbelle Bee
The cover is incredible. The synopsis is incredible. I anticipate this being incredible.
7) Touch – Natalia Jaster
There’s nothing like a good mythology/fairy-tale retelling. And it’s considered “mature YA”, so you know it will be scandalous!
8) Enchanted – Alethea Kontis
I do not recall writing this one down, but it looks like another fairy-tale retelling, so that’s probably why I put it on my list. I like the cover girl’s dress.
9) The Last of the Spirits – Chris Priestly
I genuinely don’t remember reading the synopsis for this before, but holy smokes, it looks good. It has a little bit of a Tim Burton vibe going on and that’s enough to sell it for me.
10) Amplified – Tara Kelly
If there’s one thing I like almost as much as fractured fairy-tales, it’s stories about music (Audrey, Wait!, anyone?). This looks like a fun adventure that I can totally get behind.