Top Ten Tuesday

Posted August 19, 2014 by Nicky in General / 10 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt from The Broke and the Bookish is ‘top ten books everyone’s telling me to read’. Which really isn’t hard, because everybody’s always on at me to read something, heh.

  1. Republic of Thieves, Scott Lynch. I love Scott Lynch’s first two books, and I actually got this one back when it was an ARC. I’m just terrible. I’ve bought it since and still… Mum and my partner both reaaaally want me to get on with it.
  2. The Vorkosigan Saga, Lois McMaster Bujold. Again, so many people want me to read these. I’ve actually read Cordelia’s Honor, and I wasn’t that impressed? But I was also cranky and feeling a bit harassed. If nothing else, Jo Walton’s recommendations mean I should really get on with it…
  3. Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas. I read the prequel short stories way back before the first book was out, and wasn’t really interested enough to read more. But I hear so much about the trilogy, and Leah was urging me to read it, so.
  4. Pantomime, Laura Lam. I’m going to read this reaaaally soon, or that’s the plan at least. It’s the only book I can think of, other than arguably The Left Hand of Darkness, with an intersexed protagonist.
  5. The Enchantment Emporium, Tanya Huff. This has been recced me a couple of times, and it’s the book I happened to pick up for Tanya Huff to sign for me at Worldcon, so there y’go.
  6. A Song of Ice and Fire, G.R.R. Martin. My first rec for this came from Robin Hobb when I was about fourteen, and I still haven’t got round to it — and the recs are mounting up. It’s actually one of the books in a reading challenge I’m doing, so I’ll get round to it soon.
  7. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente. I’ve been meaning to read it since it came out, and now there’s a whole trilogy. Also in my challenge list.
  8. Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell. I’ve read part of it. I have the special edition, signed. I’ve read Attachments and Eleanor & Park. And yet. I’ll get there eventually. Sorry, Leah, and everyone.
  9. Yendi, Steven Brust. I read the first book of the series at Jo’s recommendation, promptly bought a whole bunch of the omnibuses, and then… got distracted by so
  10. The Healer trilogy, Maria V. Snyder. I like Snyder’s work as a casual fun read, and my sister will kick me if I don’t hurry up and read these. And probably many other books too; she likes kicking me.

What’s on everyone else’s lists?

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10 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. majoline

    Wow, our badgered to-read list looks a lot alike. Now I feel less bad about not getting around to most of those yet.

      • majoline

        1, 2, 4, 7

        I feel especially bad about not reading Valente’s stuff because one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Sooj Tucker, has a bunch of songs about her books and I love the songs! Just have never picked up the books.

        I tried to read #6 and failed out hard and now I feel bad since it’s a huge fandom, but whatever. Can’t go with the flow all the time.

        And I’ve already read #8 since it seemed like the best of her books.

  2. Wow! I haven’t heard about a majority of these; what genre do they mostly fall in? I have heard so much about Fangirl too; not too excited about it though. I can’t bare foul language in my reads and I heard this one has quite the handful :/

  3. Poor little Fangirl has been sitting in my “I’m reading” stack on GR FOR-EVER….at 1 pg because I default to that cause I feel bad for the book and don’t want to say I’m at page ZERO. Heh. She’s been diligently sitting on my nightstand waiting though because her cousins Eleanor & Park told her that I read them in a day. 😉

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