I won’t deny it: I’m your stereotypical book blogger who owns a lot of books and still needs to read A CRAP TON OF THEM. This week’s TTT topic “Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library” and while I could easily find 10 books I’ve read and would love to own (looking at you, Circe and the new editions of the Girl of Fire and Thorns series), I really read to motivate myself to read the books I already own! So I’ve decided to twist this TTT topic to “Books I’m Most Excited to Read from My Personal Library” in order to hype myself up to read the books I already own!
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
1. The Storm Crow by Kalyn Joesphson
I technically started reading this book the other day, but I’m been DYING to read this book since I first heard of its existence like a year ago and it’s without a doubt the TOP BOOK I’m most excited to read. This book is one of my most anticipated releases for 2019, and I can’t believe it’s finally in my hands and that I’m reading it!
2. Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
I have yet to read a Seanan McGuire book and I’m a total sucker for any book about faeries. Not to mention, I had a mentor once describe the October Daye series like super addicting episodes of a TV show–super quick & easy reads! I’m always down for a fun fantasy book.
3. The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
After I saw Melanie @ Meltotheany rave about this book, I knew I had to read it. I received a copy of the book for Christmas, but I still haven’t read it?? Why do I do this?
4. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
I KEEP SAYING I’M GOING TO READ THIS BOOK IN THE WINTER BUT IT NEVER HAPPENS! I’ve heard so many good things about it and it’s so pretty…this is definitely going to be the year that I read it, definitely. (please hold me accountable on this, guys)
5. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
I was already excited to read this book, but after going to my college’s activities fair yesterday and running into multiple people who had already read and loved this book, I’m now wishing I could drop everything and pick up this book!
Not to mention, I’m determined to make this the year of reading Leigh Bardugo books; I’ve already read 3 of her books this year and this is only one I have left before Ninth House releases!
6. Green Rider by Kristen Britain
I looked at this book in B&N many years ago, stupidly didn’t buy it, kept thinking about it until I bought it a year ago, and as you know because it’s on this list, STILL HAVEN’T READ IT! I’ve heard such good things about this series and I really wanna join the Green Rider fandom, aaaahh
7. Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen
I love the cover & the title, and I’m a total sucker for elemental magic, yet I can offer no explanation for why I haven’t already read this book.
8. Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Have I mentioned I’m complete trash for superheroes & villains, powers, and secret identities? Like, I’ve watched soooo many super TV shows, so I really need to amend this issue and pick up this book immediately (especially since the final book releases this fall and I don’t want to miss this bandwagon!)
9. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
I was actually hoping to read this book this month along with one of my GR book clubs, but I don’t think it’s gonna happen at this point, but I’m still stoked to pick it up in the near future (hopefully?)! I mean, magical libraries, how can one resist?
10. Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta
I don’t know how I heard of this book, but I ordered it from B&N during a sale. A book involving a villainous princess, and a protagonist illegally carrying magic in her blood and willing to do anything to save her sister?!? I’m so here for it.
Lol, these books all ended up being fantasy. 😂 I’m really not surprised…but hey, at least they’re a bunch of different types of fantasy, right?