Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recently Acquired Tomes


Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by the fantastic people over at The Broke and The Bookish! Covers link to Goodreads.

This week's topic is actually not a "Top" ten, simply the last ten books that came into my possession.

I don't accrue books as quickly as some readers. I don't do a weekly haul post because, frankly, I haul as many books in a month as most people do in a week. So most weeks, there's nothing to share.

I think this is because I very rarely buy books I haven't read yet, and I'm not all up in the ARC game as some other bloggers are. So, mostly, the only books I get are from the library. And as I am in the middle of school (I'm always in the middle of school), I haven't been going to the library as much.

Oh well.

1. Fairest by Marissa Meyer


This one I got at Barnes and Noble, with a loverly gift card that had been sitting unused in my wallet for months. I finished this teensy little book two weeks ago and am DYING for Winter. Thankfully there were three bonus Winter chapters in the hardcover of Fairest, but that might not have helped so much as made me even more excited. My sister is reading Fairest now so I have a fangirling buddy.

2. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black



This is from a recent library trip, and I read it two weeks ago as well. It was ethereal and magical and heartwrending and funny and cute and ALL THE THINGS. A review will be coming up eventually, if you wait long enough, because I somehow can't get my reviews on a nice schedule.

3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor




Another from the library trip, and one I finished last week. IT WAS SO GOOD. Review to come in an undetermined length of time.

4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas



The third and final acquirement from my library trip. Haven't started it yet, since I've decided I'm going to finish the Daughter of Smoke and Bone books first.


5. Watership Down by Richard Adams



This, the two Madeline L'Engle books below, as well as the Douglas Adams, came from the handy little shelf at my train station, where our local library puts books that they're discarding. And they're FREE FOR THE TAKING. I've found so many excellent (though slightly beat up) classics there. I haven't read Watership Down before, so I'm excited!


6. A Wind in the Door and 7. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeline L'Engle



These two are sequels to A Wrinkle in Time, and though I've read AWiT and AWitD, it's been a while. I need a reentry into this magical world.

8. Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams  



I confess, I haven't read the Hitchhiker books, but I know I should and I know I will love them! I thought I'd grab it as an incentive to read all the Hitchhiker books that came before it. 


9. Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karlius


I got an ARC of this book, but it was a surprise since I didn't remember requesting it. I now vaguely remember entering an online giveaway - thanks, Swoon Reads! Anyway, I read it last month, and it was okay, but I had some issues with it. You can read about it in my review later this month!

10. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas


I won this in an online giveaway and it's SIGNED! It was SUCH a lovely book. I ADORED the characters and the story and will be posting a review eventually.


Have you accrued any exciting books recently? What are you most excited to read?

15 comments:

  1. Those all look amazing, I need to get some more books. :)

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    1. Yes. You do. And so do I. Everyone needs to get more books. :-)

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  2. I'm so jealous that you have a signed copy of A Court of Thorns and Roses. I've heard tons of great things about it! I'll be reading it soon.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. It was lovely! I highly recommend it. :-)

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  3. Watership Down is an excellent book! It's been at least a decade since I read it (I think I was pregnant with my son at the time) so I'm due for a re-read.

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    1. I really have no clue what it's about, but I've heard lots of good things about it, so I'm really excited!

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  4. The Hitchhiker's Guide books are so great! The last one was actually my least favourite, but the rest are really amazing!

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    1. They've been on my TBR for forever! I hope to get to them soon.

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  5. Oh I love the Wrinkle in Time sequels so much! Those are always good to reread!

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    1. Totally! And now I actually own most of them so I have no excuse :-)

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  6. Congratulations on winning that giveaway! :D And Fairest looks rather interesting. I'll have to give that one a shot. But omg how on earth do you let a Barnes and Noble card go unused for months?!

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    1. I... I don't know. I am kind of picky about the books I buy, so I wanted to make sure I got the RIGHT one. Which is why I hadn't used it before, I suppose.

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  7. I recently got all three of The Grisha books by Leigh Bardugo from the library. I blew through them really quickly... but aside from the first book, they were a bit disappointing.

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    1. I really liked the third one, but agree with you that the second was suffering a bit from middle-book-blues.

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  8. Love it! You will love Hitchhiker, I promise. Apart from Mostly Harmless, the only one of these I've read is ToG -- pretty good -- but I'm raring for DoSaB, and also the Melissa Meyer books. I NEED some Melissa Meyer; everyone does love her so. Ooh, and The Darkest Part of the Forest. I want it.

    I have accrued some very exciting books recently -- my latest post was a haul post! I'm most excited to own Percy Jackson & The Battle of the Labyrinth and Percy Jackson & The Last Olympian, because I can actually continue the series now. Yay!

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