Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. A new topic is posted each week, and bloggers post their top ten in the category. I love making lists, especially about books, so when I found out about Top Ten Tuesday, I just had to participate.

Top Ten Books on Your Fall TBR List

This was an especially fun topic because there are so many books I'm looking forward to reading this fall, both books that are just being released and ones that have been out for awhile that I haven't had a chance to read yet. One of the best things about back-to-school is the access to the school library, although finding time to read between homework, golf, and marching band is always a little tricky. 

10. Who Could That Be At This Hour?
By Lemony Snicket

I love Lemony Snicket, and his Series of Unfortunate Events are still some of my favorite books. This book has been on my wish list for months, ever since I discovered its existence, and it's finally being released this October. I can't wait to read more of the backstory of A Series of Unfortunate Events - there were still so many mysteries left to be solved, even after the last book. 

9. Endure
By Carrie Jones

Even though Entice didn't quite measure up to the other books in the series, it introduced a lot of new concepts and characters and set up for some really exciting things to happen in the final book in the series. I have a lot of theories and predictions and there are a lot of plot threads hanging in suspense as of the end of the third book, so I can't wait to see how it all comes together. 

8. The Queen of Attolia
By Megan Whalen Turner

I absolutely LOVED The Thief, and while I'm not sure it's the type of plot that lends itself well to being continued, I can't resist an opportunity to read more about these incredible characters. Plus, if Megan Whalen Turner can write something as amazing as The Thief, I trust that the other books in the series will be at least half as good - which would still be pretty awesome. 

7. Lost Voices
By Sarah Porter

I've always loved mermaids - they've been among my favorite mythological creatures ever since I was little, and even though I'm not as obsessed with them as I once was, they're still up there. Plus, this is such a unique, original take on them and it sounds like such an interesting conflict to read about. This book sounds awesome, and I will read it this fall. 

6. The Warrior Heir
By Cinda Williams Chima

This was the first book of Cinda Williams Chima's that I'd ever heard of, but because of the mood I was in when I saw it at the library (rather cynical towards YA fantasy, I'm afraid, after a few bad experiences) and things in the synopsis I was unsure if I'd like, I didn't really have any desire to read it. Now that I've read The Demon King and discovered what an AMAZING author Cinda Williams Chima is, I can't wait to read this book. I snatched it up at the library today and it's sitting on my shelf, waiting patiently for me to crack the spine. 

5. Linger
By Maggie Stiefvater

I'm not really sure why I didn't read the second and third books in this series when they first came out, considering how much I liked Shiver. (Surprisingly.) I think it was probably because I felt like too many YA books were series just for the sake of being a series, and I thought this would be more of the same. But then I read Lament and Ballad. And then I read The Scorpio Races. And then I realized it was actually completely impossible for Maggie Stiefvater to produce something I didn't absolutely love. So then I downloaded the free sample of the book on my Nook and then immediately sprinted to the library to check it out because it was so incredibly amazing and I needed to read more. I can't wait to start it. 

4. The Exiled Queen
By Cinda Williams Chima

The Demon King is one of the best books I have ever read, period. I loved it. I loved the characters, I loved the world, I loved the writing, and I desperately want to go back and revisit it all and learn what happens next. This book has been high-priority on my TBR list for awhile. 

3. The Eternal Ones
By Kirsten Miller

Another author I absolutely love. I initially looked at The Eternal Ones because I stumbled across it online while looking for more information on Kirsten Miller's third Kiki Strike book, The Darkness Dwellers. This book sounds incredible and I immediately wanted to read it, and I plan on ordering it as soon as I get my hands on a Barnes&Noble gift card and setting it on top of my stack of books to be read. 

2. House of Shadows
By Rachel Neumeier

This book looks incredible, and I've heard nothing but good reviews. I'm not sure I can describe how badly I want to read it. I've been looking for it everywhere - libraries, bookstores, friends' houses, etc - and haven't found it, so I'm almost to the point where I'm just going to order it from Barnes and Noble. I want to read it so much that it's well worth the eleven dollars to get my hands on a copy. 

1. The Raven Boys
By Maggie Stiefvater

See above explanation about how it is impossible for me to dislike anything Maggie Stiefvater has written. This book FINALLY comes out on the 18th, and I am beyond excited. It has mystery, magic, and romance, and, again - it's Maggie Stiefvater. Really, I don't need to say anything else. 

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