Today you're in for a treat! I've decided to gift you with not one Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish ) but TWO TOP TEN TUESDAYS!! Because I really want to complete last week's as well, but if I keep pushing it off, it ain't gonna happen.
So for those of you who are more interested in this week's prompt, I'll have that one first!
This week's Top Ten Tuesday is Winter To Be Read Books!
It just so happens that I have about a million books to read right now, so it was difficult picking ten, but I'm hoping this will encourage me to actually get them read!
I have three "adult" books:
The Hope Factory by Lavanya Sankaran: I got this as a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway like seven months ago and still haven't read it. So I'm going to get that sucker finished. It's got a delightfully bright cover which I just couldn't resist.
The Sentinels A Matter of Importance by Gordon Zuckerman: This is another Goodreads First Reads Giveaway win which I haven't gotten around to reading. I'm actually not sure that I'm really interested in reading it anymore, but I'm going to give it a go anyway. I feel bad not reading books I got as First Reads!
My other seven books fall in the Young Adult category: woohoo!!
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak: I read The Book Thief several years ago and it ripped my heart out. This book sounds more like something I would typically enjoy. I'm really excited to give it a read.
Shattering Glass by Gail Giles: This was recommended to me by one of my coworkers and since I trust her opinion I got it. It sounds intriguing! I haven't been reading very many mysteries lately, so I'm excited to dive back in.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: I know, I know...I haven't read it yet??
Even more embarrassing, I didn't even realized I owned it until I was looking for another book and found it. EEEEEP!!! Clearly that's the first sign of a problem. Anyway, I saw the trailer for the movie when I went to Catching Fire, and it looks so good! I've heard good things about this book, so I'm excited to start--even though it'll mean another series to add to my list!!
And finally a bit of series round-up.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth: Argh...I've been procrastinating reading this one just a little bit because I've already heard the rumor that something bad happens in the end. And it hasn't been spoiled for me yet, but it makes me so nervous!
Perfect by Sara Shepard: This is the third book in the Pretty Little Liars series which I just discovered this year and berated myself for not listening to the girls telling me to read it a year and a half ago! I'm excited to watch the show, but I prefer to read before watching, so I'm trying to get several books in before I start watching. These books are so addictive too! They're fun and so infuriating because I can't figure out what's going to happen next or who the "bad guy" is! I love it.
Specials by Scott Westerfeld: I've loved other Westerfeld series, but Pretties has taken me forever to get through. I'm still determined to finish it though, so I'm going to get through this one and pick up Extras.
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare: This is another series that like I don't not like but I don't love. I like it enough to keep reading it, but I'm not eagerly awaiting the next books to find out what happens. I haven't seen the movie yet, so I am sort of looking forward to that, but I also haven't heard great things.
And that's my Winter TBR list! I'm excited to get a start on it as soon as I finish this blog post!
Now last week's TTT prompt was the Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2014
One is the continuation of a series that I didn't realize was going to be a series when I started it and one is a continuation of a series which I haven't yet started but would really like to!
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs: I really really enjoyed Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I didn't realize that it was going to be a series, but I'm really excited to see what Riggs does with the second one.
Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd: I haven't yet read The Madman's Daughter, but I am dying to. I love the Island of Dr. Moreau and I love female main characters and I love the cover. I just am so excited by everything that's going on there.
The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine: I know that this technically comes out this year (12/31/13), but since I probably won't actually buy it until next year, I think it counts. It looks so amazing! I love delightful little romance stories, so I'm really excited about this one.
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson: I don't think I've ever read something by Laurie Halse Anderson and not loved it. She writes about such powerful subjects and makes them both accessible and meaningful. I'm thrilled to get my hands on this one.
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale: This book sounds fantastic! I just watched Fargo which I loved and I just talked about my obsession with PLL so any book that supposedly combines the two is right up my alley. I'm so excited!
Landline by Rainbow Rowell: My love for Eleanor & Park knows absolutely no bounds, so I'm just about dying to get my hands on Rowell's newest book. I asked for both of her other books for Christmas, so I'm ready to have the whole collection.
Then we have a few other series starts (and finishes?):
Avalon by Mindee Arnett: Any YA book that sounds vaguely like a take on Firefly sounds like it should be nothing short of perfection. I'm excited to give this one a try!
Timebound by Rysa Walker: I love the Chicago's World Fair. Love it. So I'm excited to see what Walker has done with the whole time-travel amulet and murder connection.
The Program by Suzanne Young: This book sounds so heartbreaking, but like it's something I'll really like. I enjoy books that remind me of how it feels to be a teen. I also realize that it came out earlier this year, but obviously I'm waiting for the paperback release date. (That's a total lie, I didn't realize until two seconds ago, but I'm already excited about this one, so I'm sticking to my story.)
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins: I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK. I don't really think of it as part of a series, but I know that other people do consider it as part of the series that "began" with Anna and the French Kiss. I seriously read that book in like a day because it was so good!! And then I had to go find Lola and the Boy Next Door. So when Isla finally arrives, I'll be screaming in joy.