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.
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?