Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
- The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein will be released May 2 – a prequel of sorts to Code Name Verity. *clutches imaginary pearl necklace* more of Julie! and her family! How will I wait?
- Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner will be released May 16. I’m telling you, May 2017 is a good month for books. The long-awaited fifth Queen’s Thief book. Will we find out where Costis was during A Conspiracy of Kings? What will happen with Kamut? What will Our Queen(s) and Our King(s) dare next? *deep breath* May is entirely too far away.
- In keeping with the theme of thieves, perhaps I should reread Elizabeth Bunce’s Star Crossed and assay into Liar’s Moon? Nafiza has warned me that there is no third book to this planned trilogy *shakes fist at publishers* but it’s been awfully hard to resist reading, even with that knowledge.
- The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo by Zen Cho. For obvious reasons (i.e. ZEN CHO) this is a must-read. If you haven’t read anything by Zen Cho yet, start with Sorcerer to the Crown – and then it will be too late, you will adore her prose, devour her other works, and join the throngs waiting eagerly for a release date (even a tentative one will do!) to the first of two sequels to Sorcerer to the Crown.
- March (Books 1, 2, and 3) by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. I’m not sure why I haven’t read this yet, other than that the holds list on the library copies is enormously long.
- Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac. Waiting on the library for this one, too – expect a post in future months. History! Language! Indigenous stories! Codes and secrets! I’ve heard some very good things about this YA story.
Honestly, my reading this year is so atrocious and will continue to be until I finish the 0.5 draft of the book I am currently writing. There are so many books I want to read but am not able to because my brain won’t take in other people’s stories while it’s grappling with its own. Here are the books I most want to read:
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Her prose is absolutely beautiful and I have an ARC.
- A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
Another ARC languishing on my TBR pile. I will read this. Soon.
- Thick as Thieves – Megan Whalen Turner
Everything Janet said.
- When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya Menon
Goodness, my expectations for this are out of the world.
- The Inexplicable Logic of My Life – Benjamin Alire Saenz
I don’t think I ever have to explain this one.
- Bone Witch – Rin Chupeco
This just sounds all sorts of lovely.
- Dear Ijeawele or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Since this week’s Top Ten prompt from The Broke and the Bookish is “all about audio”, and we haven’t done much audiobook listening lately, I figured this would be a more suitable topic. Have at! Janet Requirements: lots of dialogue; witty dialogue; dialogue rife with misunderstandings; and a relatively limited cast of characters (so I don’t get who they are […]
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme by The Broke and the Bookish and this week we pick our top favourite books in X genre. I’ll let each book warrior pick their genre (no repeats, please) and remember YA and MG are not genres. Okay, go: Yash The genre I pick is horror/paranormal, but I guess most […]
Jane I’ve got a break in my story time schedule that I’m planning on filling with some professional development reading. Being a professional means always keeping up with the latest developments in your field, which can also mean doing a lot of reading. Fortunately for me it’s usually pretty interesting stuff! Teaching Writing With Picture […]
Janet I am going to interpret this question to include series that I am waiting for the next release in, even if I am not reading any of its component books at this exact moment. The Old Kingdom books by Garth Nix. October (and Goldenhand) feels very far away. The Lion Hunters cycle by Elizabeth Wein. There […]
A Book Wars original topic. Top Ten Tuesday is a meme run by Broke and Bookish and you can visit their page for more information. Today’s theme has to do with the scorn many adults face when people see them reading children’s lit or find out that they read children’s lit. What books would you […]
Look, no one tagged us, but I saw this lovely post on B & C Book Blog (who, by the way, also have an A+ instagram account, go look) and I just had to gently nudge my team into participating. The tag is originally by Kimberley Faye Reads, where she has a .zip file for all […]
TTT is a meme by The Broke And The Bookish and we’re in for the ride. Join us in the comments! Let us know which of your faves you wish you’d talked about more often! Nafiza As a book blogger, I don’t generally have this problem. I don’t think any of do actually. Books we […]
This meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. This week: Books we loved but didn’t or couldn’t review . . . Steph For me, it’s mostly books that my book warriors reviewed before I read them and so I didn’t want to review again and be redundant. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, […]
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme by The Broke And The Bookish. Pretty sure we’ve done this before, but we’ve also read a lot more since then– I think our lists might be different this time. Yash Kenettra and Merroutas from The Young Elites by Marie Lu: Kenettra is where the majority of the story takes […]