Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish.
1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Ever since I started watching the show, I’ve become obsessed with everything Outlander, and bought myself the entire series. I then realized I hadn’t added it to my Goodreads TBR, and proceeded to rectify that immediately. I’m excited to read book-Jamie and to see if Sam Heughan did the boy justice.
2. The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons
A few years ago, everyone on Goodreads was reading or had read The Bronze Horseman. Me? I hadn’t even realized I wanted to read it until a friend of mine told me that, if I enjoyed the Outlander series, I definitely had to read The Bronze Horseman, too. So off I went to add it to my TBR!
3. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
I fell in love with Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn duology. When Flame in the Mist, a Mulan (MULAN!!!) retelling was announced, I did an excited happy dance and added it to my TBR faster than you could say “Accio book!”
4. The Continent by Keira Drake
The Continent has been on my bookish radar for almost a year now, and I cannot wait to read it. Keira had me at “smart and talented apprentice cartographer” and boy, that cover sure is easy on the eyes.
5. Roseblood by A.G. Howard
I recently received A. G. Howard’s upcoming novel Roseblood, and I am far too excited to read it. I watched Phantom of the Opera for the first time when I was fifteen years old, and I have been in love with it ever since. When I found out Roseblood was going to be a Phantom retelling, I jumped at the chance to read it.
6. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Pirates! A pirate king! A heist! Where do I sign up? Levenseller’s debut hits shelves in 2017, but it hasn’t stopped me from angsting over the “declined” email I received from Netgalley. I am 100% invested in the cover, plot and the early reviews that have slowly leaked in over the past few weeks and cannot wait to get my hands on this pretty. The day it gets to my house, I will be hiding in my cave in nothing but a loin cloth, whispering, “My precioussssss.”
7. The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
I received The Edge of Everything from Bloomsbury last month, but it had been on my bookish radar for a lot longer than that — ever since BEA, I believe, and the cover sucked me right in. I’m not 100% sure what it’s about; it screams contemporary, but the blurb summarizes it as fantasy. I’m excited to find out, though! (ALSO: Jeff Giles was an extra in Return of the King and the book is blurbed by Peter Jackson himself so EXCUSE ME WHILE I CRY.)
8. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
I AM MORE DESPERATE FOR THIS BOOK THAN I AM FOR OXYGEN. The cover! The roses! The summary! It’s a trilogy that takes place in Hungary, with a lot of Hungarian legends to look forward to. I AM TOO EXCITED FOR WORDS. It’s described as “for fans of Red Queen” and although I’m not a crazy-huge fan of that trilogy, I’m super pumped for this book. 2017 couldn’t come faster!
9. Frostblood by Elly Blake
I received an ARC of Frostblood by Elly Blake in my August FairyLoot box and it’s been taunting me ever since. It comes with the tagline, “Affairs between fire and ice rarely end well.” What’s not to love? Inge has read this one already, so I feel like I need to catch up soon. Oops!
10. The Color Project by Sierra Abrams
The Color Project is by Sierra Abrams, slated to come out late 2017, and it also happens that Sierra is one of my closest friends. The Color Project is one of my most highly anticipated releases, right behind Maas’ newest books, and I cannot wait to read it. It’s a contemporary novel (SAY, CONTEMPORARY? you may be asking. I’ll have you know I do sometimes read contemporary books!) and the summary gave me all the All the Bright Places feels. I’m not too sure how I feel about that, considering ATBP MURDERED MY SOUL.
What books have you added to your TBR lately? Are any of those the same books I’ve been eyeing up?