Hiya, it’s that time of the week for a Top Ten Tuesday post! This week’s topic by The Broke and the Bookish is 10 recently added To-Be-Read books, so this should be rather simple!
by Libba Bray
Genres: [Young Adult] Fantasy, Mystery, Horror
I was instantly intrigued by this one because it has my favorite elements: historical fiction and fantasy. It’s set in the 1920s and there’s a murder.
by Kelly Creagh
Genres: [YA] Paranormal, Gothic
This is actually the second book to the Nevermore trilogy. I read Nevermore about two years ago, and really liked it! The first book was very unique and mysterious, with a bunch of gothic elements and a myriad of Edgar Allen Poe references (obviously). It’s also the first time I’ve read a ya fantasy series about a protagonist that’s a cheerleader.
by Rachel Hartman
Genres: [YA] High Fantasy, Dragons
My best friend actually read this when it was first released and raved about how great it was. I knew she loved high and epic fantasies, but I never added the book to my TBR until recently when I bought a copy. And I’m actually not that much of a fan of dragon books (I’ve tried Eragon, The Dragon Rider, and The Fire Within), but I’ll give this a shot!
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
by Katherine Boo
Genres: Nonfiction, Social Issues
So this is a book I’ve been meaning to read forever and have recently added it to my TBR shelf. It reminds me of Half the Sky because it addresses poverty in certain areas of India. These books are usually eye-openers for me and inspiring.
The Aviator’s Wife
by Melanie Benjamin
Genres: Historical Fiction
This one is about what the title induces. It’s a loose biography of the wife of Charles Lindbergh, Anne Morrow. From the synopsis I read, I’m pretty sure this will be more of a romanticized telling of her life than real biographical documentation. As long as it’s well written, that’s fine with me.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
by Jenny Han
Genres: [YA] Contemporary, Romance
I read some of Jenny Han’s books before and have found her work okay. However, this new series of hers have sparked my interest. It’s about a girl, Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted to her crushes and writes unsent letters to these boys about her feelings. And one day she discovers the secret letters are sent.
by Kim Thúy
Genres: Autobiographical Fiction, Historical Fiction
I actually didn’t know about this one until Joey mentioned it in one of his blog posts a few weeks ago. From the little I read about it, it’s a story that is somewhat based off of Thúy’s journey from postwar Vietnam to Quebec in the 70s. I’m even more eager to read it because my dad was one of those “boat people” that I saw Thúy talk about it an interview. Growing up, my dad’s told me some stories about his voyage and his initial reaction to the beauty of the final destination (in my dad’s case, the States). This’ll also be my first time reading a Viet author’s work in English. Hopefully it won’t disappoint.
Of Metal and Wishes
by Sarah Fine
Genres: [YA] Science Fiction, Dystopian, Steampunk
This one is about a girl named Wen that hears the whispers of ghosts, that grant wishes, at her father’s medical clinic (why medical clinic though? It’s kinda of stereotypical. But I suppose, there’s death there and thus wandering ghosts). Soon she decides to ask the ghosts to grant a wish after a couple of men ridicule her, and she soon feels guilty for the impulsive wish. This one sounds promising, I wonder how the steampunk elements come into play. I just added this to my goodreads TBR shelf today actually.
by Richelle Mead
Genres: [YA] Fantasy, Mythology
You guys all know I usually love anything by Richelle Mead. Soundless hasn’t been released yet, but this will be her first standalone fantasy novel. And it has Asian mythology and folklore. I’m beyond excited for this one.
Genres: [YA] Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
And my last one is actually two books. John Green has received a lot of hype since I’ve been middle school, but I have yet to read any of his. The Paper Towns trailer was kind of what set me off into buying the box set and adding it to my TBR shelf.