Top Ten Tuesday

Posted 31 May, 2016 by Nikki in General / 18 Comments

This week’s theme is “beach reads”. Now, I kind of… don’t do beach reads. I’ll read whatever books whether I’m on the beach or not, and I don’t really go with ‘themes’ for the time of year or anything… I know, I know, I’m boring.

And to top it off, I’m not likely to go to the beach. So I’m at a loss for how to handle this theme and will go for “books I am planning to read soon”, in that it is beach weather here.

Cover of Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt Cover of A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas Cover of King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner Cover of A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire Cover of The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

  1. Hex, Thomas Olde Heuvelt. I’ve heard conflicting stories on whether this is scary or not, but either way, I’m a wuss. So summer might be the best time to read it, when the days are long and bright…
  2. A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J. Maas. Once I’ve reread A Court of Thorns and Roses, anyway. Just picked up my copy.
  3. The King of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner. This is a reread, but it’s been aaaages. I just finished rereading Queen of Attolia, though. [And because I wrote this post a ways in advance, now I have read it!
  4. A Local Habitation, Seanan McGuire. Before I end up forgetting details of Rosemary and Rue.
  5. The Girl with All the Gifts, M.R. Carey. I really have to get round to reading this, don’t I?
  6. Little, Big, John Crowley. Since I recently picked up a second copy…
  7. Hammered, Elizabeth Bear. My partner’s been poking me to read these for, uh, a while.
  8. Uprooted, Naomi Novik. It’s been waiting long enough for me to get round to it, and it sounds great. And it’s on the Hugo ballot.
  9. The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers. I really really want to get round to this one, from all I’ve heard.
  10. Midnight Never Come, Marie Brennan. I really love her Lady Trent books — it’s time I read this. [Read this one now, too!]

Cover of Little, Big by John Crowley Cover of Hammered by Elizabeth Bear Cover of Uprooted by Naomi Novik Cover of The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers Cover of Midnight Never Come, by Marie Brennan

Somewhat random selection, I know…

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18 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday”

  1. Great list. Uprooted is another one that might make it to my summer reading list. There are a few books on here I haven’t heard of, but they sound interesting. *wanders off to read descriptions*

  2. Oh there’s some lovely books on your list – The Girl With All The Gifts and Small Angry Planet were 2 of my favourites last year, and I have Hex and Uprooted in my future (I’ll be reading Uprooted in Dutch – Ontworteld – as part of my vague attempt to brush up; having now put it together with Hex in my head, it seems crazy not to read Olde Heuvelt in Dutch too. Um. Right. That’s a plan, then, if I can get my hands on it). I’ll look forward to your thoughts on the Bear, too 🙂

  3. Not sure if I’ll be spending much time on the beach myself, but I do prefer “lighter” reads when I’m on vacation. With my huge TBR pile though, I’m sure I can always find something that fits the bill 🙂 Uprooted, The Girl with All the Gifts and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet are fantastic books. HEX was awesome too, but ah, read that one with the lights on 😉

  4. The Girl With All the Gifts IS SPECTACULAR. Once you teach yourself to stop calling it Girl With All the gifs…ahem. As, *coughs* someone named Cait is prone to do. BUT REGARDLESS!! WHAT AN EPIC TBR!! (And it’s not beach weather here because WINTER and also I never read at the beach. xD So I felt vaguely left out of this prompt. ahhaha.)

    • Ha, I wasn’t calling it that before, but now I might… And heh, Wales never really gets beach weather, even if I did go for beach reads, so the prompt doesn’t work 100% for me either!

  5. I never go to beaches so I don’t have special beach reads or summer reads. I read what I want when I want so I’m likely to be reading disasters, monsters and zombies instead of ‘light’ summer type books! Yes to The Girl with all the gifts. I really enjoyed that book.

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