Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: The Last 10 Books That Have Come Into My Possession

Again, it's Tuesday. It seems like every time I look up, it's Tuesday.*

Anyhow, my summer has been so full that these Top 10's are most of the blogging I can manage right now! I love how fun and simple they are. And the creators of the meme (over at The Broke and the Bookish) always have such creative themes to help me out. If you'd like to know more about TTT or how to participate, click here. (Fabulous images are from Goodreads.com. Gifs belong to original copyright holders. A.K.A. not me)

So this week's theme is The Last 10 Books I Have Acquired:

1. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

I recently took a very quick trip down south, and was finally able to visit Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN. Parnassus is owned by Ann Patchett, so every book of hers is signed, which is very cool. I didn't catch a glimpse of the NYT bestselling author, but I did scoop up a copy of Bel Canto, which I have been meaning to read for ages.

2. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

I loved this book so much that I bought a signed copy at Parnassus. And then I found out that Matthew Quick had been there two days earlier, signing them. I almost wish they hadn't told me! Even worse, Emily St. John Mandel was going to be there signing Station Eleven in a few days . . . sigh, it must be great to be Ann Patchett.

3. Mourning Cloak by Rabia Gale

This is actually a novella, but it still counts! I literally just bought this off of Smashwords because indie author Intisar Khanani** gave it 4.5 stars on Goodreads. And it was free. I have no idea what it's about, but I am going to read it.

4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Uhm, yes, I do realize that I am really late to the party on this one. It's been on my TBR list since before it was actually published, but I just never got around to it. I figured I would love it (loving it so far). And it's actually an audiobook, narrated by JIM DALE (who also narrated HP audiobooks, and more importantly, one of the best shows ever, Pushing Daisies).

5. Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

And now I want pie . . . in lieu of that, I'll go back to the book pile. This is a Sleeping Beauty retelling that caught my eye last year. I never got around to requesting it through inter-library loan until now. If you can judge a book based on the font, then I'm in for a good read. We shall see.

6. Here Come the Dogs by Omar Musa (ARC)

I just received a review copy of this for an early review program I am doing, and I don't know how I feel about it. The synopsis doesn't sound very me, but who knows? It's gotten really good feedback, and it's the debut novel of an Australian author.

7. The Seventh Tower (Seventh Tower #4--#6 Omnibus) by Garth Nix

Despite my deep and abiding love for anything Garth Nix, I have only read the first Seventh Tower. I liked it, and then promptly read other things. So why, you may ask, did I end up with a pristine hardcover copy of books 4-6? Because it was one dollar at a yard sale, naturally. So now I will have to read the rest of the series and catch up to this point. Someday.

8. Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond

I confess that I have never given much thought to Lois Lane. And other than Batman and Green Arrow, I'm not much of a DC person. (Marvel Girl here) But none of that mattered when I first read about this book. It sounds great, other reviewers I trust have said it is great, and I am really excited to give Lois Lane a second look.

9.City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg (ARC)

This book was very hyped at BookExpo, but advance reviews are divided. I have no idea how I'll feel about it, but it sounds interesting. Either way, I feel like all of it's 944 pages are staring at me, daring me to find the time to read them.

10. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (ARC)

I bypassed all the craziness involving this book at BookExpo, and then found one in the store's White Box*** so, lucky me. (I think). I haven't read Leigh Bardugo's Grisha series, but it's on my TBR pile. Still, when I realized that this book was about a heist in a fantasy setting, I had to have it. That basically has me all over it. Soooo, I will really love it, or fall off the cliff of disappointment. I'll have to read it before I know which one.

So, what are you reading? Have you just acquired any interesting books? Tell me in the comments (I can add them to my TBR pile, which is more like a bucket list).

*Tuesday is great, don't get me wrong. Sometimes I just expect to hear Asia playing, that's all.
**If you haven't witnessed my love for Sunbolt and Thorn, then this must be your first time here ;)
***If you don't know, the White Box is like Christmas, but filled with ARCs, and it comes once a month from the wonderful people at the ABA and their publisher partners. They need an award, and chocolate.