Hello, everyone! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly bookish meme hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is Top Ten Books I Really Want to Read But Don’t Own Yet. I don’t buy every book I read, so I took this theme to mean books that I just really want to read in general that I also don’t own. So, in no particular order:
Ever since reading Jenny Hubbard’s novel Paper Cover Rock (review here) I have been on the lookout for another one of her books. She finally released one a little while ago, but I just haven’t gotten around to reading it. It sounds really intriguing, though, and it’s been in the back of my mind ever since I first realized it was published.
This book is the sequel to The Raven Boys (review here), which was such a great fantasy/contemporary novel. I believe that the next book in this trilogy is being released in a few months (correct me if I’m wrong), so I definitely need to read this one soon!
I’ve read two other books by Jennifer E. Smith, and I absolutely loved them both. Her stories are always so unique and adorable! This one seems like it is no exception. It’s not often that you find a YA contemporary novel about a long distance relationship (at least, I don’t think I’ve ever read one) and I can’t wait to see how she approaches this topic.
Melina Marchetta’s contemporary YA novel Jellicoe Road is one of my favorite books of all time. I think it would be really interesting to see how she is at writing fantasy novels such as this one. I have no doubt that her amazing writing and story telling skills will carry over into this other genre!
I have heard so many great things about this book from book bloggers and booktubers alike. After reading the synopsis of it, I realized that I haven’t read many books set in the south. I have read some, but the majority of the YA fiction I read tends to be set in New England for some reason. Rebel Belle seems like such a fun, action-packed book that I just have to get my hands on it soon. Plus, the cover is GORGEOUS.
Although it hasn’t been released in the United States yet, this book has been getting quite the buzz over in the UK. It was written by a teenager, and I follow her on Tumblr and she seems like such a great person! The premise of this book sounds really interesting. I’m going to have to find a way to get this book before it comes out in the US, because I definitely can’t wait that long!
I’ve been hearing a lot about this book recently in the book blogging world, so I finally took the time to read the synopsis. It sounds SO GOOD. The vibe is mysterious, emotional, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking. Just my type of book!
I read and LOVED Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (review here) and I’ve been meaning to read this companion/sequel ever since then. Everyone seems to love it as much or even more than the first one, which can only be a good sign! And there’s also the fact that the third book in this series is currently being released- man, I need to catch up!
Last month I read Mindy Kaling’s book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), and ever since then I’ve had the urge to read more memoirs and nonfiction books. I’ve never read a book of essays, and this one seems like it has a really interesting story behind it.
Another novel by Maggie Stiefvater! I loved the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy when I read it in middle school, so I was incredibly excited when I discovered that she was writing another book with some of the same characters. Although I would have liked it to be about Sam and Grace instead, I’m still looking forward to reading about Cole and Isabel.
Well, there you have it! Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? What books do you really want to read but have yet to buy? Let me know in the comments section below!