Recent Finds

This is a monthly post where I share some of the books that I’ve found through fellow bloggers that I HAD to add to my wishlist immediately. I’m hoping I’ll look back on these posts and remember to buy/request the books (wishful thinking!).

It’s been a couple of months since I posted one of these because I’ve been trying to decrease not increase my TBR pile. However, I had to make a note of the following books because I WANNNNNNNNT so bad!

Click on the links to go to the original posts.

Finds1

Found on: Fourth Street Review
Why: All of it. The title, the cover, and the best opening line! (Expect strong language if you click on the link!)

finds2

Found on: Books, Bones & Buffy
Why: I was sold on the cover and this description: “Terrifying, horrific, gruesome, unputdownable.”

finds3

Found on: Shelf Love
Why: This sounds like a Welsh Alice Hoffman; real issues doused in magic.

finds4

Found on: Book Rock Betty
Why: Medieval hotness of course!

finds5

Found on: Stephanie’s Book Reviews
Why: Sherlock meets Doctor Who on the streets of London. Yes please.

finds6

Found on: The Obsessive Bookseller
Why: I need something to fill The Selection void in my life! And oh so pretty.

Top Ten Tuesday: Reading Wishlist

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (Click the image to visit them).

This week the theme is: Top Ten Things on my Reading Wishlist

Most, if not all of these must exist but I want more of them! If you guys have any recommendations please leave a comment! 🙂

  1. YA books in which girls are not obsessed with boys
  2. YA books set in a tennis academy/the world of tennis (I’m actually planning to write one of these so I guess it’s good I haven’t come across many!)
  3. Female protagonists who can see themselves as others see them, and not how they see themselves (which is always ugly or plain, or fat, or unwanted).
  4. More kick-ass Vampire fiction where the vampires are actually dangerous/scary/not sparkly. Damn you, Twilight.
  5. YA Arthurian fiction – I read one great one last year and I need more.
  6. Scarlett Thomas to release something amazing. Our Tragic Universe was a let down but she is one of my favourite British Authors
  7. More Katsa/Po from the Graceling world
  8. Gay characters who are not hung up about being gay
  9. Horror that is actually scary (I wanted Doctor Sleep to fulfill this last year. It didn’t.)
  10. YA books that don’t ignore parents!