Friday, June 9, 2017
TBR Top 5: Big Books Edition
TBR Top 5 is a new feature I am going to try and do every Thursday. I have a pretty huge TBR pile and I thought to highlight some of these books and chat about them will help me get to them quicker than I have been doing. In theory, anyway. Plus, I really suck at sticking to monthly TBR shortlists, so at least I get to chat about books I am excited to read without breaking any promises to myself.
This week, I will be looking at the giants in the pile. Those books that are actually kind of intimidating because they are so big, but I want to get to anyway.
1. A Court of Mist and Fury / A Court of Wings and Ruin (Sarah J Maas)
The next two books in this series are huge, guys. Seriously, intimidatingly big. Probably the main reason why I haven't leaped on them like a hyena at a feeding frenzy.
If you don't know this series yet, get out from under your rock. It's pretty much the top fantasy read in YA at the moment. What started out as a retelling of Beauty and the Beast has become an epic, unique story with awesome characters.
2. Diviners / Lair of Dreams (Libba Bray)
This is a series set in 1920's America. The age of the American Dream. I absolutely love the setting and have read half of book one. Life got in the way, but I do plan to pick them up again very soon.
They are also super cheap at Reader's Warehouse. Going for just R69 each. They have both titles in stock.
Book three is also on the way at some point soon!
3. Passenger / Wayfarer (Alexandra Bracken)
These two make up a complete duology with time travel, romance, and mystery.
I confess that I did get them based on the covers alone, although they have gotten some mixed reviews on Goodreads.
I look forward to tucking into them soon, though!
4.Way of Kings (Brandon Sanderson)
This is the first in Brandon Sanderson's epic 10 book series. It weighs in at over 900 pages and I am so glad I have the smaller US edition, which is more compact in size than the UK version.
I am honestly not sure when I will read this, but it is on the TBR regardless. It's part of my mission to read through some of the best fantasy books as recommended by Buzzfeed.
5. Lady Midnight / Lord of Shadows (Cassandra Clare)
Cassandra Clare. In spite of her basically drowning in controversy, I really do want to read all her books. I have started with her steampunky series and am quite liking it so far.
These two are part of her latest series offering and reviews seem very positive. Many saying that her writing has seriously improved.
I am really excited to pick these up after I have finished up Mortal Instruments. And, as a side note, I will not watch the TV show. So don't even ask. It looks cheesy and awful.
What big books do you guys have lined up to read?