Top Ten Tuesday

Posted December 27, 2016 by Nicky in General / 16 Comments

Is it Tuesday again already? Hope everyone had a good weekend, and a good Christmas if you celebrated! The theme for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is the top books of 2016, so without further ado…

Cover of Dinosaurs Without Bones by Anthony Martin Cover of City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett Cover of City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett Cover of Vicious by V.E. Schwab Cover of Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees

  1. Dinosaurs Without Bones, by Anthony J. Martin. Entertaining and informative, and it’s about dinosaurs. I loved it and it got five stars without hesitation.
  2. City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett. It took me far too long to get around to it, but once I did, I was blown away. And my wife just devoured it in two days, so it’s a winner around here.
  3. City of Blades, by Robert Jackson Bennett. Again, super awesome. I can’t wait for City of Miracles.
  4. Vicious, by V.E. Schwab. I know I’m late to the V.E. Schwab train, but I’ve been making up for it this year. I think Vicious might’ve been my favourite so far.
  5. Lud-in-the-Mist, by Hope Mirrlees. I took ages to get round to this one, and I don’t know why. It’s true it’s a little slow, but it’s magical.
  6. In the Labyrinth of Drakes, by Marie Brennan. So satisfying, and a certain mystery of the series is solved. I can’t believe the next book is the last.
  7. Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande. Powerful and clear-sighted about critical issues. It’s not an easy read, and enjoyment might be the right word, but I appreciated it a lot.
  8. In the Forests of Serre, by Patricia A. McKillip. Another magical one, and one of my favourites of McKillip’s work that I’ve read so far.
  9. Planetfall, by Emma Newman. This only got four stars, but it’s been on my mind since I finished it.
  10. The House of Shattered Wings, by Aliette de Bodard. Also a four-star read, but it has to be mentioned since it made me utterly forget about my dinner one evening; my dinner went cold as I read 250 pages.

Cover of In The Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan Cover of Being Mortal by Atul Gawande Cover of In the Forests of Serre by Patricia McKillip Cover of Planetfall by Emma Newman Cover of The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

I’m looking forward to seeing other people’s lists, but it’ll probably be terrible for my TBR pile…

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16 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. I wouldn’t have realised it was Tuesday if I hadn’t went on bloglovin and saw everyone posting Top Ten Tuesday! I was way behind this morning. I love dinosaurs…I’d have loved to have made a career out of studying them. I’ve been fascinated by them since I was a kid. What a beautiful cover City of Stairs has!
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    • I just got a book on tyrannosaurs for Christmas from my sister, so I’m excited for that, too! Dinosaurs are definitely awesome. I’ve also been to a bunch of natural history museums in the last couple of years, including one at Drumheller which has a ton of famous dinosaur fossils. It was so cool!

  2. I had a similar response to House of Shattered Wings last year – it wasn’t perfect, but it was absorbing and has stayed with me. I haven’t managed to get to Lud-in-the-Mist this year, but do mean to soon; and I’ll finally get on the V E Schwab train next year 🙂

    However, I’m mostly intrigued by Dinosaurs without Bones. Whaaaaaat? *runs off to look it up*

    • I’m pretty excited to read Aliette de Bodard’s new one; here’s hoping it’s even better, or at least has that same absorption factor.

      It’s talking about trace fossils left behind by dinosaurs when we don’t necessarily have their skeletons — tracks, nests, etc. It was fascinating!

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