So, I discovered that I messed up the prompt for last week’s Top Ten Tuesday. Naturally, I am going back and following the prompt I missed over at The Broke and the Bookish. Last week’s prompt was the Top 10 Books on my Winter TBR. Let’s catch up.
10. The Diviners by libba bray
I know, I know. It’s more Halloween-related as a series. However, the books are long, which is very winter-y to me. Besides, I am really curious to see how the books are compared to her Gemma Doyle books (I liked those, but they took a while for me to get into).
9. Dark days club by allison goodman
So, I heard mixed reviews about her Eon/Eona books. But, this series sounds more up my alley. Victorian times and demon hunting lady. Some people said it’s somewhat like The Infernal Devices, which are among my favorites of all time. Plus, it kind of sounds like The Falconer by Elizabeth May. Words don’t quite express how much I loved that trilogy, too.
8. maggie Stiefvater’s shiver series
Werewolves and kissing summarize my knowledge of these books. I could also read The Scorpio Races at some point this winter, too, because this author’s books are rather slow moving but intriguing.
7. rae carson’s books
I have her complete The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy. In addition, I have the first book in the Gold Seer trilogy as well. Rae Carson writes rich worlds in terms of tradition and culture. I did like the first book in her stories about Elisa. But, the slowness of the pace wasn’t quite my jam while I tried to read it over the summer. Now, though, may be a better time for this series.
6. and i darken by kiersten white
Silly story: I have never heard of Vlad the Impaler. I picked up this book and its sequel without looking up who that is. In fact, I still don’t know who he is. Part of me prefers it that way. My ignorance could enhance my reading experience. Nevertheless, I promise to look up who that is after reading the first book.
5. Falling Kingdoms by morgan rhodes
The series wraps up in early 2018, and I’d like to catch up. I want to hate on Jonas, and join the masses in shipping these characters.
4. the lunar chronicles by marissa meyer
I mean, the last book is called “Winter.” What more could I ask for? Cinder is part cyborg and the stories are set in space (!!!). But, there are awesome ships to be shipped in these books (from what I noticed on Tumblr).
3. daughter of smoke and bone by laini taylor
Set in Prague, the story involves Karu and her found family. She goes between worlds (right? Am I remembering this correctly?). It just sounds like a cozy time story that could potentially break my heart into a thousand pieces. Oh, and while this trilogy is on my TBR, since we’re dreaming together, I’d like to also read The Girl At Midnight by Melissa Grey. A few people mentioned that it is a lot like Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
2. the young elites by marie lu
A story about a character turning into the villain. Yes, sign me up for this darkness and destruction. It sounds so good. If I do manage to read the trilogy this winter, I’d like to try and read Marie Lu’s Legend series as well.
1. night circus, caraval, and bone gap
Atmospheric books are also something I am really craving this winter. These are the stories I stumble across most often (what a weird sentence). Oh, in addition, Neil Gaiman books are also in this category. I basically have a lot of series that I want to start this season, but I’ll try and read some of these stand-alone novels as well to avoid getting burned out.