Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Top Ten Books People Keep Telling Me To Read Now

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Game of Thrones series by George RR Martin - Rec'd by my dad, Lucy, Daphne, and various others. I'm desperately keen to read them as I love the TV series; however I don't handle long waits for the next book in a series very well so I'm planning on marathoning near the eventual release of the final book (sometime next decade, probably.)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas - I know Debbie, who has really similar taste to me usually, and Stacey, despite not being a big fantasy fan, were both big fans of this, so I should definitely get round to it soon.

Replica by Jack Heath - Not that many people I know seem to have read this but Charlie is a big fan and she has great taste in books!

Everything by David Eddings - Daphne is trying to get me to read more fantasy - I love it but there is SO MUCH I've never read. Eddings is apparently excellent.

Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher - This seemed to be rec'd by EVERYONE at Nineworlds! I have the first, obtained at the brilliant Windsor Firestation book swap, and am moving it up my TBR pile.

The Art of Fielding - I wanted to read this, then didn't, then maybe did so I bought it as it was cheap, then decided perhaps I didn't... but Stacey really likes it and told me I should read it. Plenty of people can sell MG and YA books to me; Stacey is one of the few who can push adult stuff on me to the degree that I feel reasonably confident I'll love it.

Rock War by Robert Muchamore - I had reasons for not reading at one point just after I borrowed it from Debbie, but I should probably get round to it so I can give it her back at some point this year!

Everything by Frances Hardinge - Tom Pollock keeps raving about these to me. Given how brilliant Tom's own books are, that's a good sign!

Any novel by Sarah Rees Brennan - I love her short, The Spy Who Never Grew Up, but have never read any of her novels. Several people, most vociferously Caitlin, tell me I need to rectify this ASAP.

The Rain by Virginia Bergin - I read the first ten pages or so of this yesterday in a bookshop but resisted buying because I have far too many books to read. Talking to Ben and to Imogen Russell Williams yesterday may have convinced me that this was a mistake as it looks brilliant. I don't really do post-apocalyptic, but that voice? Awesome!


  1. I read GOT when it first came out. I liked it very much, but later books have become a mediaeval soap opera. To be honest, I prefer some of GRRM's other books. Throne Of Glass... Not bad, but I have a few issues with it. I haven't bothered with the sequels.

  2. I really need to read Sarah Rees Brennan's novels too! I have The Demon's Lexicon on my shelf, which I bought last year before one of her UK signings... I can't believe I still haven't gotten around to it, especially after I've heard so many great things about her books...
    My dad and brother have just started buying the Dresden files books as we're watching the tv series (Well, I am on-and-off, but the tv series is really good) so I might have to borrow those from them!