This week’s Top 10 Tuesday brought to us by That Artsy Reader Girl is all about the books we want to read that are on our backlist.
Honestly, my backlist is massive, so picking out 10 books that were released before 2018 and that are gathering some dust on my shelves isn’t going to be too hard.
An Ember in the Ashes
I heard so many booktubers talk about this series and I have actually started it, but then another book I really wanted to read was released and well…. it kind of started to be pushed to the back all the time. That doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the little bit I did read. It just always seem to be forgotten about.
Snow Like Ashes
Again, a book series that has been hyped a lot. Every time I saw it in my local Waterstones and after debating it for a whole 5 minutes, I decided to buy it. I love the cover and really feel like this is a series I could enjoy if I only just didn’t get distracted by other books.
It was the cover that won me over and the little blurb about the book. I think there are already three more parts to this series and I still haven’t read this one. I love the creativity of ‘gifts’ that these witches have so once I will get to it, I am sure this will be a great book to read.
The Maze Runner
I had bought the complete boxset for myself for Christmas several years ago. Of course, a movie has been released in the mean time with not such good reviews, but I still want to read the books. I have the feeling it will be a bit like the Divergent series though. It starts of strong, but I didn’t like the ending. I get the same feeling with this box-set.
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
I think this might be the first Asian-themed book I ever received in a book box. Really loving the setting and the synopsis so I’m hoping it will get me hungering for the second part which I believe was released this year… However, I might be mistaken about that though.
The Lie Tree
I have heard many good things about this writer. One of them being that she is really good at creating stories that make you think or seem a bit darker than normal. I always feel more drawn to those kind of books and the artwork for this book is really pretty.
Dorothy must Die
A lot of my friends love Alice in Wonderland and any adaptations there might be out there in the YA-novel world. For me however, it is all about The Wizard of Oz. It’s one of those stories that left a big impression on me when I was younger and I just love the horror of the witches. After I read Wicked, I was completely sold on it. So a book all about a Dorothy-character with a lot of sass is something I had to get and hopefully will read soon.
Rebel of the Sands
Another book that is set in a far away country. This time it’s all about an exotic nations in a desert, djinn, mythical beasts and gunslingers. I just love a setting that is a bit different from the normal fantasy books.
A Crown for cold Silver
A strong, female protagonist who retired once her work was done only to be ripped away from her retirement to go onto the path of vengeance. It has unique races, it’s dark-ish and seems like an epic fantasy book for people who also enjoy the Lord of the Rings. I’m hoping this book will give me a new series of adult fantasy novels to read.
My Lady Jane
Everyone keeps saying how much humour this book has and there’s been a second book released that seems to be just as funny. I never really read a book that was aimed to be funny, but again, the booktube community seems to really enjoy this one.