Hi! So it’s been a little over a month since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday post and I thought this week’s topic would be fun since I don’t do book hauls that often. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it’s a great way to see what other readers have on their shelves.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson
From my Exploring My Bookshelves posts, you guys may have noticed my Stieg Larsson collection but I was always missing this first installment. I guess I can finally start this trilogy if I ever decide to. I mentioned “if” because you know how it is. #TBRpileproblems
The Winner’s Curse
Rowkowski Rutkoski (lol, butchered that name real bad prior to checking GR)
Ahh, this is a series I’ve been looking forward to reading for a very long time now. And the cover is just so pretty! For that reason, there’s no harm if I don’t like it. But I’ve only heard great things, I have my fingers crossed that I’ll like it too.
I honestly have no clue what this trilogy is about other than it’s really awesome (the series has an average rating of 4.0+ on GR) and has a huge ya fanbase. All three installments were available on bookoutlet so I decided to go ahead and purchase them.
by Jane Austen
It should be no surprise that I’m an Austen fan. I absolutely loved Pride and Prejudice and enjoyed both of the film adaptations. Like don’t get me started on how perfect Colin Firth is as Mr. Darcy. Oh and I adore Keira Knightley, so her version is wonderful just because she’s in it. Also the soundtrack for that rendition is wonderful! Northanger Abbey is another great Austen read if you’re a fan of more Gothic elements similarly featured in Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. And Emma is one my GR has said I’ve been “currently reading” since March of this year… I really hope to finish it soon but it’s likely I’ll get to Persuasion just because it’s shorter. Oh and I’m kind of proud that I was able to snag the U.K. edition of this-the U.K. Penguin Classics are simple but so cute!
Yet another trilogy I’ve recently been able to haul. My relationship with Jenny Han’s books is really weird… I read her Summer trilogy and thought they were on the meh side, but it hasn’t stopped me from wanting to read her other books (I MEAN, WHO IS THIS PETER KAVINSKY??). I know that there’s a revenge plot in these so they kind of remind me of Gossip Girl or maybe the Private series (in a good way).
The Little Paris Bookshop
by Nina George
And this last one is a book I’ve recently received in the mail from Blogging For Books. I definitely recommend this site if you’re thinking about getting ARCs and galleys to review. They send you physical copies, and all you have to do is write a review and post it on your blog (and the BFB site) before you’re able to request another one. I think it’s great because you don’t have to worry about stats, getting approved, or your reading/reviewing ratio like Netgalley. The only downside is that most of the books available on there are all from Random House Publishing and most of the imprints are tailored toward the adult market-and I know a lot of you guys enjoy ya. But it’s still worth a try, especially if you want to read more adult books. Anyway, this book is about a Parisian bookseller that diagnoses his customers and recommends books that is tailored to what he thinks his customers lifestyles are. But don’t quote me on that-you know me, I like going into the books without reading the synopses.
So today I was perusing my drafts and gosh, have I been neglecting them. I literally have 25+ drafts and only 1 is a book review. I’m hoping to get around to posting some awards/tags in the next few weeks, so be on the lookout for those.
Oh, completely unrelated, but how do you guys feel about WP’s new look? I logged on yesterday and was so surprised with my reader. The expected time it takes to read a post at the bottom is really cool though!
Anyway, have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! 😀