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Top 10 Tuesday 4th February

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday! Originally created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, it now lives with Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. There’s a different bookish themed topic each week and this week we are talking…….

Ten Books On My TBR I Think Will Be 5-Star Reads

Wow, this is an excellent topic. I mean obviously I hope all of the books on my TBR will be 5-star reads but I also know that’s unrealistic – especially as I’m probably a bit stingier than most with giving out the 5-stars. But I think there’s a good few on there that I’m pretty confident about, based on previous experience, others that have read them, etc. So let’s see what we’ve got here.

1. Kingdom Of Ash by Sarah J. Maas. 

finally finished Tower Of Dawn last month and that means that I can finally read this and I shifted it to my February TBR so that I can wrap up this series before a new Maas book drops. Look, I really enjoyed 4&5 in this series and I think (hope) I’ll like this. It’s been like over a year since it came out, so it’s impossible to have avoided spoilers so there are some things that I know happen. I hope I find it a satisfying ending.

2. The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan. 

Because I’ve rated the previous two books in this series 5-stars. Pretty sure I’ll love this one as well because Dervla McTiernan is so good. I am so keen for this.

3. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. 

This is on my “long term” TBR and I’ve been including it in Top 10 Tuesday lists for I honestly do not know how long. I think that once I get around to actually picking this up, it’s going to be a really good read for me! It’s just a matter of having the time to sit down and read it.

4. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. 

Basically as with above – it’s on my long term TBR and I know I have to read it, it’s just finding the time. And it’s been so long now since I read the first two in this series that I kind of wonder if I’m going to have to reread them before I read this one. Sigh.

5. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

Really enjoyed Six Of Crows. Definitely have to get around to this one at some stage. Why am I so bad at finishing a series? I’ve just looked at my shelves and I have so many books on them unread that are the final books in a series. I have issues letting go.

6. The River Home by Hannah Richell.

An author I really enjoy, so this one should be a favourite and it’s on my TBR pile for February.

7. The Switch by Beth O’Leary.

I only just got a copy of this (it’s not out until April, so I probably won’t read it until then, if I can last) but man I absolutely loved The Flatshare so much, so I am super excited to read something else from Beth O’Leary and this actually sounds so fun! It’s about a young woman, Leena, who is tired of living in the city and her grandmother, who is about to turn 80 but still feeling very youthful and looking for love, so they swap lives for two months. Leena can chill in rural Yorkshire and her grandmother can live in the city and get some excitement and maybe meet someone. Cute!

8. Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller.

I’ve requested this to read through my local library. I’ve been really interested in this case since it first became publicised and angry at how much of it was framed around the perpetrator and how it was going to affect his life and how he’d been such a promising swimmer or student or this or that. It will be really interesting to read from the point of view of the victim and learn her story properly, as well as how the system generally doesn’t favour victims of sexual assault. And this is one of the more clear cut cases, given two men interrupted it and were witnesses. I am really interested to read this and I think it’s going to be powerful as hell.

9. Latitudes Of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup.

I just added this to my TBR pile – it fits a couple of prompts for a challenge I’m doing this year and it encompasses places like the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal, Myanmar, Nepal, India and Pakistan. It sounds like a really interesting read and has quite a high rating average already on GR so I’m hoping this will be something I really enjoy.

 

10. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer.

I’ve been meaning to read this for so long and now I finally have a copy. So it’s at least on my TBR! Lots of people I know adore this, so I hope I do too!

Books can surprise you sometimes – ones you think will be amazing, you don’t click with. And others that you maybe don’t have the highest expectations going in, can blow you away. So these are all just guesses, but I’m so glad I did this post because I’ll be interested to go back after I’ve read these and see if my predictions were right.

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