Feb 6, 2017

Books I Really Want to Read but Don’t Have Yet

Hello, fellow book nerds! :)

Today I am extremely bored and I wish I could read, but sadly all of my books are in boxes because we are in the process of moving, so I can’t read them!!!! D: (I know, it’s tragic!)

So since I can’t read, I decided to write about my top ten books that I don’t have and I am desperate to read and would buy a copy of for myself if I wasn’t a broke college student. :P

1.   The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

This is a retelling of Alice in Wonderland and it looks amazing! It is about Alyss Heart, the orphaned princess of Wonderland, who escapes her evil Aunt Redd and finds herself lost in Victorian London. She befriends aspiring author Lewis Carroll, and tells him the heartbreaking story of her childhood, so that someone would know the truth. However, Carroll changes the spelling of her name and tells her story his way and completely messes it up!

I love the idea of wonderland being real and Lewis Carroll actually telling the story inaccurately. I think the concept is really interesting and I can’t wait to read this book someday.

2.   Blackthorn Winter by Kathryn Reiss

This is a murder mystery I was planning to read for my reading challenge this year, so I have to get a copy of it sometime soon.

3.   Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

This is another one I was planning to read for my challenge. It’s about a girl who goes to Paris for winter break and discovers a diary left by a girl her age two centuries ago during the French Revolution. It is told in the point of view of the girl living in modern times and the girl in the 1700s. I have never read a book with a duel timeline, so I thought that would be cool.

4.   Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I’ve heard a lot of people gush about this book, but for some reason I just was never that interested in it until recently. I think it was because the main character writes fan fiction and I’ve never written fan fiction or have really read much of it, and I didn’t think I would relate to it that much. But, I have realized more and more how much like Cath I am from hearing other people talk about it. It’s about a girl starting college and let go of her comfort zone, plus Cath is an English major and so am I. After a really rough first semester of college, I think I really should read this book because I’m at the same point in my life the character is and I think I could really relate to it more than I thought.

5.   The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

I read the first book of this series and really loved the characters, but I decided to wait awhile to read the sequel because the whole fae world stuff isn’t really my thing, but the story in the first book was great and I’ve said before I really want to read more fantasy so I’m a little more excited to get this book now.

6.   Heartless by Marissa Meyer

My friends have tried to get me to read the Lunar Chronicles but I’m not that big into sci-fi so I was never really that interested, but like The Looking Glass Wars, an Alice in Wonderland retelling sounded amazing, and everyone seems to like this book, so I thought I’d give it a try.

7.   Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

This is in my classics category for my reading challenge, and the characters in a series I really love, The Mother Daughter Book Club, really love this book, so I thought if I was going to read any classic, it might as well be this one.

8.   Frostblood by Elly Blake

I have heard a lot of great things about this book, and the whole dystopian super powers seem awesome so I can’t wait to finally get a copy of it!

9.   Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

I’ve also heard so many good things about this one. I love the whole idea of three sisters battling each other for the crown. It kind of reminds me of a fantasy version of The Hunger Games a little bit. I thought this would be a great one to get some inspiration to write my own fantasy book someday. :)

Well that’s all for now! I think I will start posting on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and see how that goes. I hope you all have a great day and get to tackle your TBRs! :D

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