Okay, I DROPPED THE BALL LAST WEEK AND I AM SO SORRY.
I realized Tuesday afternoon that I never finished my Top Ten Tuesday post, so I am trying my best to get back in it here. I am really ahead of writing reviews (like I have the entire month of June already booked) so remembering to come and write other posts has fallen back a bit.
I’m really excited for this week because FANTASY IS THE BEST GENRE EVERRRR. And in order to try to get some different books added on here I wanted to say:
My top two choices are the A Court of Thorns and Roses and Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.I will forever love them, rave about my love for them, and try to convince everyone I know to at least give them a chance. I didn’t want to add them to the list today because I wanted to show off some other books I love.
If you want to see something funny and have read ACOTAR check out my Instagram where I have a highlight of my sister’s text conversations as she read them for the first time.
I’m also including the entire series if applicable, because YOU SHOULD READ THEM ALL.
Also, if you’ve read this far, know this is so hard because they’re too many good choices here.
Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima
The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson
Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Adren
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Caraval Series by Stephanie Garber
Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
The Bird and the Sword Chronicles by Amy Harmon
The Bone Season Series by Samantha Shannon (still in progress)
Arc of a Scythe Trilogy by Neal Shusterman (a bit dystopian but enough fantasy to count)
BONUS BECAUSE I’M ON A ROLL:
Falling Kingdom Series by Morgan Rhodes
Have you read any of these series? Any on your TBR? If you’re a fantasy fan what’s a favorite series of yours? I felt like I could go on for days!
I’m a closet Taylor Swift fan, but that won’t stop be from doing this tag. I love her work. I can’t deny it.
You’re Not Sorry
A book that unapologetically broke your heart
I apparently don’t read many books that try to break me. Tender-hearted much? (It’s being a mom, it makes you soft). The Great Alone really tore me up. Leni deals with SO MUCH CRAP and all I wanted for her was to be happy. And when she had it, it was ripped away and given back in this bittersweet, my heart is breaking, kinda way. Happy ending used loosely.
Back to December
A book you still think about even after you finished
I mention in my review that I truly believe everyone needs to read this book. A doctor, dying from cancer, writes a memoir that will make you cry. I contemplated how I was handling my life and it still comes to mind on rough days. What is a bad day, or a bad five minutes?
If This Was a Movie
A book you really want to become a movie
I think a million+ books I’ve read should be movies, but this is the most recent one in my mind. Imagining some time-traveling and old-timey 1920’s Ireland makes me want to swoon. This was a magical read.
A book with the most beautiful cover
I am so bad with pretty covers. I tend to not even notice the cover and buy it for the summary or hype. In this case I remember picking To Kill a Kingdom specifically for the gorgeous, dark cover. It promised sea battles and plenty of stabbing. And it did not disappoint.
Shake It Off
A book that gets hate but that you still love
It’s actually recently come to my attention that the Shatter Me series gets some hate. For me, it’s one of the few dystopian-based book that I’m invested in. The jaw dropping plot-twists, the swoon worthy romance, and the loyal friendships have made this a great series. Jury is still out with the “addition” of the next three books, but I loved Restore Me so there’s hope!
Never Grow Up
A book that gives you childhood nostalgia
Oh yes, yes. The A Series of Unfortunate Events brings on all the nostalgia. It was one of my first series that I read all the way through. I only vaguely remember the details now, but I can’t wait to read them with my children in the future!
A book that you instantly clicked with
This book was so stinkin’ cute. I immediately was captivated and it’s one of the few contemporaries I adore. The setting (Tuscany, Italy) and precious high school love was all I needed. It was a perfect summer read.
A classic that will never get old
I may not have time to re-read this all the time. But this book (more the movie) never gets old to me. I love the story and it’s classic style will always captivate.
A book with a romance you love
My dear sweet pair: Kestrel and Arin. They were so frustrating and I couldn’t believe half the actions that went down, but boy I was on their side from day one. There’s SO MUCH LOVE HERE. It’s one of my favorite series. Now I think I need to go do a re-read.
I Knew You Were Trouble
A book you couldn’t help but become obsessesd with
I may not talk about this series a lot, but I like doing tags to really branch out on my choices. So in this case, I was IMMEDIATELY obsessed with this series. Shusterman is a wizard with this story. It’s such a thinker. I continually panic over WHAT IF THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED? And you know what, I obsess over this anytime I remember the books.
A book where you loved the first one and hated the sequel
I’m totally using Arini’s answer because oh how I agree. I got through RQ (honestly wouldn’t say loved, but I liked it), decided to keep going. Made it through GS and thought, eh I’m not having fun, but I also want to know what happens. Then KC came out I skimmed read this and never bothered with WS. These progressively got worse with the cliches, the awful twists and more. I still haven’t read WS, but from a spoiler review I’ve seen, I’m okay with my decision.
Even if you weren’t tagged, totally feel free to do this! And if you don’t like TS, that doesn’t matter either! It’s a clever tag that was fun to do. Tag me in the comments if you happen to do this, would love to see answers.