TBR Waitlist

TBR Waitlist
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature once hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten (or your own amount) accordingly.
This is according to my newer GoodReads account that I made in 2014: the books that have been on my TBR the longest.

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  1. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  2. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
  3. Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  5. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

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  6. Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
  7. The Forest of Hands and Teeth – Carrie Ryan
  8. Feed – Mira Grant
  9. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  10. I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson
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Books Set In Another Country

Books Set In Another Country

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature once hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten (or your own amount) accordingly.

I actually have a lot of books on my TBR that is set in other countries, but I haven’t got round to actually reading them yet, so this list was shortened to just five books that I have! A majority of these books aren’t 100% set in the country, I think in most of them, they often travel to that country or a major part of the novel is set in that country.

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The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan (Taiwan)

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Ghana)

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan)

A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam (Bangladesh)

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Tangier, North Africa)

Have you read any of these yet? What did you think? What books do you recommend?

 

Books On My Spring 2018 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature once hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten (or your own amount) accordingly.

I’m a very messy reader, I can never decide what books I want to read (unless it’s a review copy) and I was never really the kind of person to read certain books during different seasons. Seasonal TBRs seem to be really common, but I’m so behind on what books I want to read, keeping to a TBR has always been so hard for me. So, here is a ‘maybe I’ll read it soon, but because of who I am as a person, who knows?’

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City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
Wild by Hannah Moskowitz
American Panda by Gloria Cho

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Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles (this comes out today!!)
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon

Have you read any of these yet? What did you think?
What’s on your spring TBR?

2017 releases that I can’t wait to read

2017 releases that I can’t wait to read

I like to call this post my future “2017 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To”. Will I even read most of these books in 2017? Probably not. But will I make this list anyway under the pretence that I have everything under control? Obviously, yes.

1) Caraval

27883214Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

MY THOUGHTS: This is probably the book on the list which everyone will call ‘overhyped’ but whooh that plot sounds so cool and I’m super jealous of that cover.

2) History is All You Left Me

25014114When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

MY THOUGHTS: I’m not going to lie: I thought this book was already out. I’ve seen this everywhere for the past six months and I just assumed that I missed the release day when really everyone I follow just happened to have ARCs.

3) The Hate U Give

32075671Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.

 

 

4) 27 Hours

Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.

Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from under his mother’s military shadow, and to unlearn his colony’s darkest secret.

During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.

MY THOUGHTS: I haven’t even read this and it’s already my top read of 2017.

5) When Dimple met Rishi

28458598The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

MY THOUGHTS: That cover is everything. This plot is everything. Everything about this is everything.

6)I Believe In A Thing Called Love


31145133Desi Lee knows how carburetors work. She learned CPR at the age of five. As a high school senior, she has never missed a day of school and has never had a B in her entire life. She’s for sure going to Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation-magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds her answer in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Rules for True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and fake car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.

MY THOUGHTS: To say that I’m excited for this is a severe understatement. 

7) Amina’s Voice

30312547Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she’s in middle school everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the “cool” girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more “American.” Does Amina need to start changing too? Or hiding who she is to fit in? While Amina grapples with these questions, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized.

Amina’s Voice brings to life the joys and challenges of a young Pakistani American and highlights the many ways in which one girl’s voice can help bring a diverse community together to love and support each other.

MY THOUGHTS: This is one of Salaam Read’s first books to be published and if you can hear a crying noise in the distance, that’s me, waiting by my mailbox.

8) The Gauntlet 

29346880A trio of friends from New York City find themselves trapped inside a mechanical board game that they must dismantle in order to save themselves and generations of other children in this action-packed debut that’s a steampunk Jumanji with a Middle Eastern flair.

When twelve-year-old Farah and her two best friends get sucked into a mechanical board game called The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand—a puzzle game akin to a large Rubik’s cube—they know it’s up to them to defeat the game’s diabolical architect in order to save themselves and those who are trapped inside, including her baby brother Ahmed. But first they have to figure out how.

MY THOUGHTS: I learnt a couple of weeks ago that Farah is a Bangladeshi-American and I cried. SHE’S BANGLADESHI GUYS!!!!

9) Noteworthy


31447601It’s the start of Jordan Sun’s junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts. Unfortunately, she’s an Alto 2, which—in the musical theatre world—is sort of like being a vulture in the wild: She has a spot in the ecosystem, but nobody’s falling over themselves to express their appreciation. So it’s no surprise when she gets shut out of the fall musical for the third year straight.

Then the school gets a mass email: A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. Worshiped … revered … all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.

MY THOUGHTS:

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10) Allegedly.

29640815Mary B. Addison killed a baby.

Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a church-going black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say.

In this gritty and haunting debut, Tiffany D. Jackson explores the grey areas in our understanding of justice, family, and truth, and acknowledges the light and darkness alive in all of us.

What’s on your TTT this week? Leave me a link or let me know in the comments!

2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To

I just realised I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday since June. I think towards the end of the year, I went really downhill on my posting but I’m hoping to get my site get active this year. And TTT are such a fun and easy way to do it! And I think this topic was made for me. I’m a very slow reader, contrary to others around me who think I’m very fast because I read a lot of books, but I’m slow when it comes round to reading new releases. I’ve even dedicated the first two months of the year clearing my TBR so it’s less daunting and more manageable. But let’s get on with this week’s top ten 2016 releases I meant to read but didn’t. (In my case, it’s every book of 2016 lmao)

1) Girl Against the Universe

22297294Maguire is bad luck.

No matter how many charms she buys off the internet or good luck rituals she performs each morning, horrible things happen when Maguire is around. Like that time the rollercoaster jumped off its tracks. Or the time the house next door caught on fire. Or that time her brother, father, and uncle were all killed in a car crash—and Maguire walked away with barely a scratch.

It’s safest for Maguire to hide out in her room, where she can cause less damage and avoid meeting new people who she could hurt. But then she meets Jordy, an aspiring tennis star. Jordy is confident, talented, and lucky, and he’s convinced he can help Maguire break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do for Jordy is to stay away. But it turns out staying away is harder than she thought.

MY THOUGHTS: I have literally heard nothing by goods things about this book from everyone I follow so this one has slowly been edging its way up my TBR.

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Need to be on TV

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TOP TEN TUESDAY IS A WEEKLY FEATURE HOSTED BY THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH! EACH WEEK, A NEW TOPIC IS PUT INTO PLACE AND BLOGGERS SHARE THEIR TOP TEN (OR YOUR OWN AMOUNT) ACCORDINGLY.

Ink and Bone

I would literally give anything to see Ink and Bone as a T.V. show (for some reason, I would prefer it to be on Netflix) I have SO many ideas of who I would like to play each character. (Aside from Khalila, I don’t have a definitive FC for her yet)

The Song of Achilles

Out of all the books on my list, TSOA, I think, is the only one which has been optioned for a possible mini-series and I’m so excited!!  The producers of BBC’s Peaky Blinders has the rights to it and I so hope it happens soon because I love TSOA.

Demon Road

While I wasn’t a huge fan of book two, the whole concept and plot of Demon Road is something I would love to see on TV. Similar in the style of Supernatural, maybe?

The Name of the Star

I was super interested in Jack the Ripper when I was 15 for some reason and so TNOTS is something I could definitely see as a BBC programme.

Seven Ways We Lie

I wasn’t sure if this had rights for TV because I remember Riley mentioning something about. So I check and it does!!! It’s currently in development since June 2016. The producer has worked on a load of other films, Ella Enchanted being one of them.

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Radio Silence

PLEASE, I WANT RADIO SILENCE AS A SHOW SO BAD. I CAN TELL IT WOULD BE SO CUTE AND ADORABLE AND AMAZING.

The Foxhole Court

Someone, anyone, please send millions of copies of TFC to Netflix HQ, thank you.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Somewhere within our crowded sky, a crew of wormhole builders hops from planet to planet, on their way to the job of a lifetime. To the galaxy at large, humanity is a minor species, and one patched-up construction vessel is a mere speck on the starchart. This is an everyday sort of ship, just trying to get from here to there.

But all voyages leave their mark, and even the most ordinary of people have stories worth telling. A young Martian woman, hoping the vastness of space will put some distance between herself and the life she‘s left behind. An alien pilot, navigating life without her own kind. A pacifist captain, awaiting the return of a loved one at war.

ImAGINE THIS AS A SHOW. IMAGINE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT WOULD BE.

The Darren Shan Saga

I’m going to pretend that the mess that was the Cirque Du Freak movie didn’t happen. I had put myself all through that mess just for the story and Josh Hutcherson. And they completely ruined the story! So I would love to see a TV where they didn’t replace a Debbie with a silly monkey girl.

Thief

Thief is one of my favourite Malorie Blackman novels, but I’ve recently heard that Noughts & Crosses may become a show so I’m glad something of hers is coming to TV.