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
Janet The Whole Truth and And Nothing But the Truth by Kit Pearson. I realize I’m very late to the party, but WOW these books are excellent. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. I was pretty sure I’d like this, but the reality was a whole new level of liking and nagging thoughts. Feathers by Jacqueline […]
Janet Specifically, top 10 children’s literature-related books stories read for the first time in 2016. Oh goodness, this is difficult! My initial list was at least 28 titles long. Sorcerer to the Crown and Spirits Abroad by Zen Cho Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray Behind You by Jacqueline Woodson A Short History of Fantasy by Farah […]
Janet 2017 releases and a few releases from late 2016 that I won’t be able to read until the new year. Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner. A sequel to Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown. The print edition of Check Please Year 2 by Ngozi Ukazu. Gotham Academy Vol. 3: Yearbook by Brenden Fletcher. (Released November […]
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about the book recommendations we did not regret. Or, maybe we did. Either way, the person who recommended these books was the reason we picked them up. Join in on the Top Ten fun in the comments! 🙂 Steph Lockwood & Co series by Jonathan Stroud. This was […]
New and exciting in the world of children’s literature: Megan Whalen Turner’s The Thief turns 20 tomorrow (October 1, 2016). Congratulations, MWT and Gen! And, with the re-release of The Queen’s Thief books 1-4 with new covers slated for February 28, 2017, could books 5 and 6 be far behind? *starry-eyed emoji* (Janet) This article is […]
In honour of Megan Whalen Turner’s The Thief, which turns 20 on October 1, 2016, Yash and I took up the Sounis “Stealing the Cake” challenge of baking a cake using ingredients mentioned in The Thief. (A shorter version of this post can be found on Sounis here.) We planned, naturally. I doodled fantastical layered cakes with […]
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 […]
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 […]