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So this is actually my first ever Top Ten Tuesday! I’ve never done it before simply because, whilst I’ve liked most of the topics, I haven’t always been able to think of ten books. Maybe I’m just lazy, but the topic this week caught my eye so I’m gonna go ahead and do it.
Without further ado, here are ten books I’d buy if someone handed me a fully loaded gift card:
The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew: I saw Julie Mayhew at YALC this weekend and I really loved the sound of this novel. However, by the time I heard her talking about it, I’d already planned what I was going to buy with the last of my money! So this is definitely one I want to get ASAP; it has such an interesting premise.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: I’ve only read The Gathering Dark in the Grisha series (mostly known as Shadow and Bone, but my copy is The Gathering Dark for some reason). I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t my favourite novel so I never got round to finishing this series. However, I’ve seen everyone raving about this book so I really want to give the world of the Grisha another go!
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir: This is another series I’ve just never got round to starting. I know it’s pretty popular so I’m looking forward to trying it.
The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave: I saw this everywhere at YALC and it’s been on my Amazon wishlist for a while. The cover is just gorgeous and hopefully the story is just as good!
Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman: I never finished the Noughts and Crosses series, which I really regret, and I’ll get round to finishing it one day. I saw part of Malorie Blackman’s panel at YALC and she was so funny. This book was already on my wishlist but now I’m even more eager to buy it.
Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge: I met Frances Hardinge at YALC and she signed my copy of The Lie Tree, which I read earlier this year and loved it! Her books are really odd and creepy and so well-written, and I’m excited to get my teeth into Cuckoo Song some day.
Morning Star by Pierce Brown: This year I’ve devoured both Red Rising and Golden Son and reviewed them here and here. This series is simply amazing and I can’t recommend it enough. Golden Son was left on such a cliffhanger so I really need to get my hands on Morning Star soon.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh: I’ve heard a lot of good things about this duology and the covers are very pretty. However, I’ve also seen some more mixed reviews, so I’m hoping it’ll live up to my expectations.
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas: I read and reviewed Throne of Glass earlier this year after humming and hawing about the series for ages. Thankfully, I really enjoyed it! So I’m looking forward to continuing with it. Also, Chaol over Dorian any day.
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi: I’ve been wanting to read this since before it was even published and I still haven’t got round to buying it. I’ve heard mixed things but the cover is gorgeous, and so is the prose from what I’ve seen. Let’s hope I like it!
And that’s my first ever Top Ten Tuesday done! I found it difficult narrowing down my list to just 10, as there are 139 books on my wishlist! What would you buy if you had the money? Let me know in the comments!