Hi guys! This is my first Top Ten Tuesday post for this year. Yey! So this week’s prompt is 2015 releases that I meant to read but didn’t. A lot of awesome books were released last year and I’m glad I was able to read some of them like All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, Winter by Marissa Meyer and A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. But of course, there are still a lot of these awesome books that I meant to read/buy but sadly, I wasnt able to. Below is the top ten 2015 releases that I’ve included on my TBR for this year.
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
After You by Jojo Moyes
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
(Illustrated edition) by JK Rowling and Jim Kay
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
You by Caroline Kepnes
Since I wasn’t able to read these books last year, I included them on my TBR and To-Buy this year. The last three books on my top ten are my priorities because I have them already on my shelf and they’re just waiting for me to pick them up.
I’d love to know your top ten so comment your TTT link so I can check on them.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by Broke and Bookish.
November 17: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So
“I am haunted by humans.”
– The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”
– All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
“Sometimes we get so sad about things and we don’t like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We would like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don’t know why we are sad, so we say we aren’t sad but we really are.”
– The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
“We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”
– Every Day by David Levithan
“What is an “instant” death anyway? How long is an instant? Is it one second? Ten? The pain of those seconds must have been awful as her heart burst and her lungs collapsed and there was no air and no blood to her brain and only raw panic. What the hell is instant? Nothing is instant. Instant rice takes five minutes, instant pudding an hour. I doubt that an instant of blinding pain feels particularly instantaneous.”
– Looking for Alaska by John Green
October 27: Halloween themed freebie — your choice (ie. 10 best ghost stories, 10 things that scare you in books, 10 literary Halloween costumes, 10 vampire novels, 10 books that WILL scare you, 10 non-scary books for Halloween, 10 scariest covers, etc.)
This week is a Freebie Week but of course it has something to do with Halloween! I chose to list my top ten books with creepy/scary cover. I haven’t read all of them but they are all on my TBR list.
Have you read any from these? Feel free to comment below.
September 1: Ten Characters You Just Didn’t Click With
Another interesting topic. Characters are one of the important things to me when reading a book. If I didn’t feel anything for the character, especially the main ones, it affects the way I read the book. Except if the storyline is exceptional. Here are the top ten (in no particular order) characters I couldn’t click with.
Juliette (Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi) This girl is powerful but she’s not using her powers good. I’ve only read Shatter Me.
Teresa and Thomas (The Maze Runner by James Dashner) These two. I just cannot connect with them and I cannot connect them together.
Gayle and Peeta (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins) I am not Team Gayle or Team Peeta. I’m Team Katniss and Team Prim.
August 25: Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101 (examples: YA fantasy 101, feminist literature 101, magic in YA 101, classic YA lit 101, world-building 101)
This week’s topic is interesting and it’s quite hard for me to choose just one syllabus so I’ve decided to choose two. These books are my favorites and I highly recommend them.
• Books on my syllabus “Badass Female Characters 101”
Divergent Series by Veronica Roth – Aside from Tris, there are also some badass chicks here who knows how to fight with their bare hands.
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins – I adore Katniss’ love for her family and her determination. I am not Team Peeta or Team Gayle.
A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin – This is so far the only book I’ve read from the ASOIAF series and my favorites are Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, and Osha.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – A female cyborg who don’t really need a man to protect herself.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Liesel is badass on her own way. She loves to read and write. Enough said.
August 18: Top Ten Of Your Auto-buy Authors (no matter the genre or what it’s about… you’ll buy it from these authors!). If you want to get specific you can break it into genre especially since I know we did this topic in 2013.
It’s been a while! I’m excited to share to you guys my top ten auto-buy authors (in no particular order).
• Jennifer Niven – Right after reading All The Bright Places, I told myself that I will definitely buy her next books.
• David Levithan – Became one of my favorite authors right after reading The Lover’s Dictionary in 2012. I’ve read Every Day, Every You Every Me, and Six Earlier Days (prequel of Every Day).
• Stephanie Perkins – I fell inlove with her writing style (and to Etienne St. Clair) when I finished reading Anna and the French Kiss. I’ve read also Lola and the Boy Next Door.
• Michelle Hodkin – The Mara Dyer trilogy is one of my favorites. I hope she wil still write something related with the trilogy.
• John Green – One of my favorite authors of all-time. I’ve read Looking for Alaska, TFIOS, Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines and Let It Snow. I’ve been wanting to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson for a long time now but I can’t still bring myself to read it. I’m not sure why.