Top Ten Tuesday

Posted August 2, 2016 by Nicky in General / 6 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a theme after my own heart: what ten books would you buy if someone handed you a fully loaded gift card right now?


Cover of Ultimates: Omniversal Cover of Captain Marvel: Alpha Flight Cover of Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier Cover of A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan Cover of Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews

  1. Ultimates: Omniversal, by Al Ewing. I’ve never much liked the sound of the Ultimates as such, though I enjoy Ultimate Spider-man, but this line-up just sounds straight-up amazing. America Chavez and Captain Marvel? Sign me right up.
  2. Captain Marvel: Rise of Alpha Flight, by Tara Butters. Okay, I love DeConnick’s run on Captain Marvel, but I love the character too, and I’m excited to see what a new writer has done for her.
  3. Tower of Thorns, by Juliet Marillier. Because I don’t have a physical copy, and I haven’t got round to reading it yet either.
  4. A Natural History of Dragons, by Marie Brennan. I’ve read this twice now, but I still don’t own a physical copy. What’s wrong with me?
  5. Gunmetal Magic, by Ilona Andrews. I’m jolted by the gap in Andrea’s story that Kate’s books just bridged in a matter of sentences. Gimme more Andrea!
  6. The New Avengers: Everything Is New, by Al Ewing. The number of Avengers teams is going to get confusing but excuse me is that Hulkling on the cover? And Wiccan?
  7. The Dragons of Heaven, by Alyc Helms. I got intrigued by Robert’s review.
  8. Wake of Vultures, by Lila Bowen. I borrowed it from the library, but didn’t get round to it before I had to return it. And now I’ve seen it in a bookstore here…
  9. Blackout, by Mira Grant. I apparently don’t have this third book of the trilogy? And nor does the library? Arghh.
  10. Ghost Talkers, by Mary Robinette Kowal. It’s not out until the 13th, but I’d totally put in my preorder now.

Cover of All New Avengers Cover of The Dragons of Heaven by Alyc Helms Cover of Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen Cover of Blackout by Mira Grant Cover of Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

What’s anyone else dying to get their hands on?

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6 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. I don’t own a physical copy of the first Lady Trent book either, I think I only have book 2 in hard copy? If I had a gift card, I’d probably go out and buy the full set of hardcovers right now. Not only is it an amazing series, the presentation is gorgeous, with amazing illustrations.

    • I have the others, just not the first one! Though my set is mismatched — I have the US edition of book two, because someone bought it for me and got it signed on a US tour.

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