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Top 10 Tuesday 1st June

on June 1, 2021

Hello everyone and welcome to another Top 10 Tuesday! Hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, it features a different bookish related theme each week. I skipped last week but this is a freebie week so we can choose anything we like or revisit a past topic. I thought I’d do a post that might help keep me accountable.

The 10 Books I Bought Most Recently That Are Still Unread

I buy a lot of books. Sometimes I buy them and read them right away. But a lot of the time…..I don’t. I also get a lot of books for review and there’s only so much time in the day. These are 10 books I’ve bought because I really want to read them but for reasons, haven’t yet. Hopefully I can come back and check this post later in the year and check them off!

  1. King Of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (King Of Scars #1)

Okay so I held off buying this for a long time because I was so behind on the Grishaverse. But the show on Netflix really motivated me to finish both Shadow & Bone finally, and also re-read Six Of Crows and finally read Crooked Kingdom. After I finished all those, I immediately bought this and the next book on the list (which I’m sure you’ll know what it is) and I’m very keen to get to these. I’m actually kind of glad I can read them together.

2. Rule Of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo (King Of Scars #2)

Of course it’s this one! I bought them together (the books are different sizes, which annoys me as in Australia, rather than hardback, our first release is a larger paperback, then the smaller format comes out generally 6-12 months later, so KoS is small, this one is large). But I’m really looking forward to these two. I want to see what is next for Nikolai.

3. Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

I saw a promo post for this book on instagram and it just looked so stunning. Plus I really loved Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller (still have to read Circe) and this seems to have really similar vibes/if you like that you’ll like this type of thing. That cover though. It really is just beautiful.

4. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

I bought this for a specific reason but haven’t had to read it yet but I’ve read a couple other Kristin Hannah books and really enjoyed them so I’m quite keen to read this. I haven’t actually read probably her 2 most well known books (including the one made into a TV series) so I have quite a bit of work to do, backlist wise there.

5. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

I’ve heard such amazing things about this! About Brit Bennet in general actually, because I wouldn’t mind getting The Mothers as well. I have to make time for this one in my near future.

6. Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore

I hate this cover so much – the other one is so beautiful but this one was the one I could buy here in Australia but every time I look at it I’m just….ugh. But I adore this series, I’ve loved all the books so far and I really want to read this one. I felt like Bitterblue had a lot that was really unresolved.

7. A Song Of Wraiths And Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

I bought this one a little while ago and haven’t read it yet! I’ve heard some pretty good things from different parts of the internet and I’m really keen to read it as I’ve never really read anything based on West African folklore before.

8. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

I actually might need to buy the rest of this series before I read this because I’ve discovered that I really just like being able to roll from one to the next – but I’ve had this a little while and haven’t picked it up yet. Seems to be generally very well received though, so maybe I’ll start it and see if I like it enough to pick up the others (next day delivery for the win).

9. Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel (Thomas Cromwell #2)

Well it took me over 10 years to finally read Wolf Hall. I really enjoyed it though and went out and bought this not long after. Hopefully it takes me less than 10 years to finally read it!

10. All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton

I bought this, Trent Dalton’s second book, after his first, Boy Swallows Universe was very well received and won a slew of Australian literary awards. I really like the cover (which I’ve included on a previous TTT list for covers with nature on them, I think). But I still haven’t gotten around to reading it yet!

Which of these should I read first? Any ideas?!


14 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 1st June

  1. Astilbe says:

    Bring Up the Bodies looks good!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  2. lydiaschoch says:

    I’m so curious about The Vanishing Half.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-gifs

  3. Great topic for the freebie week. Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2021/06/top-ten-tuesday-freebie-lgbtq-reads-for.html.

  4. I really liked A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, it was great. I’m currently reading Ariadne and have been enjoying it. I liked King of Scars, though it’s not my favourite Grishaverse book. Shadow and Bone on Netflix definitely made me want to dive into Rule of Wolves but I’ve been in a reading slump all year so far and don’t want that to spoil it for me. I’m about to start The Poppy War on audiobook and am looking forward to reading it.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/06/01/top-ten-tuesday-318/

    • I hope your slump ends soon so you can enjoy Rule of Wolves! I know a few people who got frustrated with King of Scars, maybe having both of them to read together means I won’t experience that, lol. I’m glad you enjoyed A Song of Wraiths & Ruin and are liking Ariadne as well, makes me excited to read both.

      • So do I! Maybe, it is probably better reading a duology together because then you get the whole story rather than two separate parts. I hope you enjoy both of them 🙂

  5. 10, 9, 5 and 3 are all still on my tbr, but they were review books (except for Bring Up the Bodies). I need to get on with it!

  6. Susan says:

    Same! Once I buy a book, I’m no longer in a hurry to read it because I know I can read it any time. But then, I don’t actually do it. Oops.

    I read an ARC of THE FOUR WINDS and really liked it. It’s sad, but it’s also very atmospheric and moving. I hope you enjoy it when you finally read it 🙂

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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