I had so much fun doing my first Top Ten Tuesday, that I decided to do another one. Some of the books I’m putting on my list this week are inspired from people’s lists last week. Top Ten Tuesday is a link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week’s theme is the top ten books that you’d buy right now if someone handed you a fully loaded gift card. Shouldn’t be very hard to come up with ten books that I’d want to read right now, the hard part will be narrowing it down to ten only….
1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – This one is at the top of my list, but I’m also a little conflicted about it. It’s not written solely by JK Rowling so who knows what sort of influence the other writers will bring. Also, sometimes it’s better to leave well enough alone. I have very good memories of the Harry Potter world, am I ruining it by re-opening the door?
2. Truly, Madly, Guilty – Liane Moriarty seemed to be on a lot of people’s lists last week for books set outside the US and all those people can’t be wrong. I’ve never really heard much about the author before, so why not start with her newest book.
3. City of Bones – Cassandra Clare is another writer that I’ve discovered through blogging. Her books seem to be reviewed and posted about constantly and I guess I should start at the beginning, City of Bones is the first book written by Clare. I love me a little YA so I can’t go wrong here, right?
4. All the Light We Cannot see – This book has been recommended to me by several people recently, and everyone I run into seems to be reading it. One person described it as the first book they *loved* in years. You can’t get a more glowing recommendation than that.
5. Morning Star – With the dramatic finish to Pierce Brown’s Goldenson I’m dying to see where this series will go next. It’s pretty rare for me to be totally surprised by a book’s ending so I’m very intrigued where this one is headed next.
6. The Girls – This book by Emma Cline is another one that seems to keep popping up on every ones must read list, and getting rave reviews from every possible source. I’ve got to see what the fuss is all about.
7. The Book Thief – This is another book that everyone seems to have read and loved and I haven’t quite got around to it yet. Unlimited free books would be a great push towards it.
8. Purity – I loved Freedom by Jonathan Franzen even though one of my friends told me that it made me hipster (I’m definitely not a hipster…). I’m interested to read his follow-up, if it’ll be similar or something totally different.
9. Crazy Rich Asians – I know I’m rather late to the party on this one, but I’m sort of intrigued. I can’t say I’ve read a lot of novels about the crazy rich families of Singapore so it’ll be something a bit different. I’m ready to relax with some beach reads this August and this one seems perfect.
10. The Single’s Game – As I said, I’m going for beach reads this month and I liked the Devil Wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger hasn’t had as much success since Prada, but maybe this one’ll be the one to do it.
I always love book recommendations, if anyone has some beach reads they loved, send them my way.