Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been On My TBR List Forever

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish and is now over at Jana’s blog, That Artsy Reader Girl.

The problem with being a book hoarder is that we are forever buying books and never having the time to read them. So they sit on our shelves, gathering the dust (figuratively speaking because we would never let dust touch our books) and we forget about them.

This weeks topic is all about those books. The ones that we keeping forgetting to read. Or perhaps ones we wished we had bought and still want to buy.

1. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

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Originally added to my Goodreads To-Read list in 2011, I have been wanting to read this for a long time and I even have it on my shelf. I just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, but I will be looking to change that in 2018.

2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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I recently just bought this on my Kindle because it was so cheap and it is a book I have been wanting to read since forever.

3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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Everybody used to rave about this book years ago when it came out and I always wanted to read it, but for one reason or another I didn’t get a chance to. I probably never will, but it’s still on my Goodreads list.

4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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While this book wasn’t added to my Goodreads To-Read list, I have been wanting to read it for a while now and I finally have the duology on my shelves, just waiting for me to pick them up.

5. Magician by Raymond E. Feist

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My dad actually suggested this book to me because he said the trilogy was incredible and so I bought it a couple of years ago. I did start reading Magician, but I only got around 150 pages in. I can still remember what I read, as clear as day, so I am going to revisit it this year and maybe buy the rest.

6. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

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I am a third of the way through Glass Sword and it has been stuck on my Currently Reading section for a good three or four months now. I just need to plough through it and get to King’s Cage before the final book is released.

7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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While I read Cinder, I never finished the rest of the series and people have been raving about it. I have no idea where my copy is now, so if I wanted to finish it off I would have to buy it again.

8. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

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A book that has been sitting on my shelf for years. I think I might have started it at some point but lost interest in it for one reason or another. I’m still not sure if I’m going to read it.

9. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

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So, funny story. I really loved Clockwork Angel and started Clockwork Prince…only to stop reading just over halfway. I think this is a series that I need to re-read before I start Lady Midnight.

10. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

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I have heard PeruseProject on YouTube talk about this book a couple of times and I actually added it to my To-Read list way back in 2011. It is still a book that I want to read because I am really into Fantasy at the moment (I have to be if I’m writing a Fantasy book).

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What books are still on your TBR list? Let me know in the comments below.

September Book Haul

In the month of September I made it a goal of mine to start reading more and what better way to do that than to buy a whole load of new books? Towards the end of September I made my way to the Book Depository, an incredible site that sells millions of books, often at a cheaper price. As well as this you are able to find the US and UK versions of books (very helpful if you aren’t keen on a certain design, because let’s face it, the covers do matter sometimes). You can find the link to the site here.

The only problem with using this site is that they will sometimes send your order out in multiple packages. So, when I ordered 5 books recently, I got 5 packages delivered to my house throughout the week.

Now to talk about the actual books that I bought and I am very excited to get reading these throughout October. After reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (for the second time, as I never finished it the first) I knew I had to buy the next two, Glass Sword and King’s Cage. I have managed to avoid spoilers for this series and cannot wait to find out what is in store for our main character, Mare. Victoria Aveyard really knows how to create a world that feels real, with characters that you grow to love, and even despise. I must say that the twist at the end of the first book was unexpected and is what urged me to buy the others.

Next up, I decided to buy A Discovery Of Witches by Deborah Harkness, the first book in the All Souls Trilogy. I am a little late reading this one, considering it was first published in 2011. When I found out that this book was being made into a TV show with Teresa Palmer and Matthew Goode, I knew I had to read it and find out more. A book that has witches, vampires and daemons is bound to be an exciting tale!

It’s seems that every book reviewer I have seen is raving about this series, so how could I not buy it? Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake is said to be a gripping and dark tale that will hook you until the end. I guess I am quite lucky that the second instalment in the series, One Dark Throne, was just released last month. If this book is as amazing as everyone says, I am sure I will be heading down to my nearest Waterstones to buy it.

And finally, the last book I decided to buy is A Darker Shade Of Magic by V. E. Schwab. One of my favourite booktubers, PeruseProject, mentioned this in quite a few of her videos and it caught my attention instantly. I love a good fantasy book and with two more in the series to read after, A Gathering Of Shadows and A Conjuring Of Light, there will be plenty to keep me busy.

Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books, or if you have any suggestions that I would like.