The Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession18:29
There are few things better than getting a whole stack of new books to read and love. My library trips are fairly epic in their book hauls if I do say so myself, mostly because, hey, free books! What’s not to like? Today I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s prompt is the last ten books I managed to get my hands on. I have a rather full basket of library books, many of which I’m rather excited to get to reading, so let’s get to listing some books!
Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men
This is a book I’m been hoping to find for ages. I’ve read pretty much all the other Skulduggery Pleasant books in the series, but alas this one is rather hard to find. Even this copy is actually an audiobook, which I don’t normally listen to. I much prefer reading myself to having someone read it out to me. But it’s Skulduggery. How can I pass it up?
The Edge of Nowhere + The Edge of Water
The Edge of Nowhere is actually a reread for me, but I figured it was probably a good idea to refresh my memory on plot details before diving into the second book. I’ve actually managed to read these two. The Edge of Water was a bit predictable and definitely not as good at the first book, but I’d be open to reading the third one, so it did something right.
A Little In Love
This book actually tells Eponine’s side of the story from Les Miserables. Now, I have to admit, I’ve never actually read Les Miserables. It’s so big and long winded! But I love the movie, and I’m hopeful that, as this book is averaged sized, I might actually be able to get through it without wanting to kill French History with fire.
Another book from the stack that I’ve managed to read so far. It has a really interesting concept, with the disappearance of bees, a virus turning kids into monsters, and a gritty dystopian world. Alas, I couldn’t connect with the book as much as I wanted to, and most of the time I was left wondering why is honey the currency of the world and not chocolate? But nevertheless it was enjoyable.
Life In Outer Space
This book has geeks, geek culture, and apparently Princess Leia turning up in someone bedroom. I’m not the biggest fan of love stories normally, but apparently the main character is going to attempt to navigate this one using advice from the movies, which can only end badly, so I have hopes for this one.
Mention secrets to do with identities, bodyguards and a good bombing, and I’m ready to read your book and hoping for an epic action adventure. I don’t actually know anything about this book, except that something gets blown up, but that’s all I need, right?
This book appears to be all about the movies and old cinema tapes, and adventures connected with these, plus it makes me think of the movie The Last Action Hero, which was hilarious, so I’m hoping for good things out of this book. Not that I know anything concrete about the plot, but who needs details, right?
The Maze Runner
I have a terrible confession to make. I’ve put off reading this book for ages. See, I’m terrified that I won’t like it and then I’ll be in trouble with all the bookish people. I made the mistake of trying to read some of the later books in the series first, like I have a habit of doing, and I hated the writing style intensely. I really want to read this one, but I’m scared of not liking it. The problems of being a bookworm…
Five Kingdoms: Sky Raiders
Brandon Mull’s Fablehaven books are amazing, so of course I snagged this book the moment I saw it. There are Sky Raiders, castles in the air (which I hope are literally buildings floating in midair) and jumping swords for some strange reason, which are all very cool things, so I’m really looking forward to reading this book sometime very soon.
I read The Giver recently, and was pleasantly surprised to find that I rather enjoyed it (I have a bad habit of not liking popular books), so I decided to give Gathering Blue a go too. Apparently it’s about different characters, but that’s ok by me. I liked the world enough that I want to know more about it, whoever the characters are.
These are some of my most recent bookish acquisitions. What books have come into your possession recently? What is the last book you read? Are you taking part in Top Ten Tuesday this week? Link me to your posts!