Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed Me a Fully Loaded Gift Card


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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:

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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!

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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!



15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed Me a Fully Loaded Gift Card

  1. Would definitely love to pick up the An Ember In The Ashes book. I’ve heard such good things about it. Another series I’m really curious about is the Snow Like Ashes series 😊


  2. Oh I haven’t heard of some of these! *goes to GoodReads immediately to do research* haha but seriously this sounds like such a great group of books to buy! πŸ™‚


  3. Six of Crows is amazing, and although I have not read the Shadow and Bone series, I believe Six of Crows is much better, and a must read. The Wraith and the Dawn is amazingly written piece too!
    Great list though, I really want to read An Ember in the Ashes as well!


    • I’m glad to hear that Six of Crows is better than the Shadow and Bone series! Whilst I liked Shadow and Bone, it just didn’t really capture me, hence why I never continued with it. I’ll definitely try and get Six of Crows soon. I’m glad that The Wrath and the Dawn is good too! I’ve been waiting to read it for sooo long, and same with An Ember in the Ashes, it’s just been stuck on my wish list forever

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  4. I need to get on that Red Rising binge! I started reading RR a while back but had to stop because other commitments haha but I hope that it’s as good as everyone says. Plus, I’m glad I can just binge it all since I heard there’s a nasty cliffhanger in Golden Son.

    Anyways, you definitely don’t need to finish the entirety of Grisha before going into Six of Crows (unless you want to experience the subtle easter eggs etc.) The latter is by far a stronger story and writing from Leigh and I should also add the caveat that you might consider waiting for Crooked Kingdom to be close to release date before venturing into it. The ending in SoC was painful haha.

    Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.


    • Definitely get back into Red Rising if you can! The series is incredible. And yes the cliffhanger in Golden Son is just plain cruel, I need the money for Morning Star ASAP!
      Glad to hear Six of Crows is better, Shadow and Bone just didn’t really hook me but I still liked the overall premise, so hopefully I enjoy Six of Crows. And thanks for warning me, I might wait till Crooked Kingdom is released before starting Six of Crows now haha!


  5. Oh my gosh! Yes to so many of these!

    Please, please carry on with the Throne of Glass series – I love it and the next release coming out early September I have pre-ordered!

    I need to read the Grisha world… I’m ashamed I haven’t even tried any of those books yet. Definitely high on the TBR pile.

    Ember in the Ashes is also one I’ve left for too long, but now the second book is released I should pick them both up. And the Wrath and the Dawn is another I really, really need to catch up on!

    Great post! Thanks for highlighting these books.


    • Haha thank you, glad you like it, we’re obviously both behind on the same books! I definitely want to continue with the Throne of Glass series soon, it was a pleasant surprise how much I enjoyed the first book! And I’ve heard good things about Six of Crows in the Grisha world, apparently it’s better than the Shadow and Bone series, book one of that didn’t really wow me so go for Six of Crows if you can, I’m excited to try it! And no problem, glad I could remind you of some of them. πŸ™‚


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