Welcome to another Top 5 lovelies. I don’t know if I have mentioned this year how alot of my inspiration for these Top 5’s comes from Bionic Book Worm who is the queen of book blogging (to me). So go check her out!
So, in 2018 I went book mad and bought a shed load of books, I had just started my blog, been given bigger bookshelves and a room within my home for reading (The Library). And may have bought too many books to have read in 1 year. So, here is my list of books I’d like to read in 2019 because I didn’t read them in 2018.
- The Extinction Trials by S. M. Wilson
I bought these due to the tagline of “Jurassic Park meets The Hunger Games”. I’m not mad at that! Like, how could The Hunger Games have been improved… Dinosaurs! I bought the first two books thinking this was a duology. However, not the case and The Extinction Trial: Rebel releases on 7th February 2019. I got to read the first 2 soon!
2. Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
Oh My! I am the worst YA fangirl, never having read a Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman! However, never fear, I have the first book and have promised myself I will pick it up this year as I read the first 5 pages and… I WANT MORE! Plus Sci-Fi is right up there with my favourite genre, fantasy. What’s not to like… #facepalm
3. Blood Of A Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza
This is the second in a Sci-Fi duology, the first book, Empress Of A Thousand Stars was so action packed and piqued my Sci-Fi love HARD with the deathly cliffhanger… and yet… have I read the second book after pre-ordering it… No. Why? I don’t know. Therefore its on the list and I may even re-read the first one again. Because, it deserves that kind of love.
4. Times Convert by Deborah Harkness
Deborah is the incredible mind behind the All Souls Trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow Of Night and The Book Of Life) I have never devoured a trilogy so fast! This story follows one of the main characters from these books, so, to not spoil anything I will not talk too much about the book but the series before, now a TV series (adaption, not 100% the books) however still rather enjoyable. A Discovery of Witches is set in Oxford, one of my favourite places to visit in the UK, magical and beautiful its the perfect setting for a witchy read.
5. The Hollow Tree by James Brogden
I know this is the second Top 5 this year James has been mentioned however, I bought The Hollow Tree last June and had every intention to read it over the Halloween period, however I book-lagged hard and never got round to it. Therefore, I will be reading it this Halloween. Without fail. The way James explained The Hollow Tree to me is; a woman loses her hand, however has phantom limb syndrome, until she realises she is feeling things somewhere else with her severed hand… intrigued? I was sold, hook, line and sinker.
Special Secret 6. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Ok, so this is number 6 because it is technically a re-read. I read The Lunar Chronicles as they were released (2012 onward) and they captured me in a net of whimsical Sci-Fi, fairy-tale retelling glory. After receiving the box set for Christmas 2017, I would love to revisit them! However, being 2,660 pages and I want to do a Harry Potter Readalong and my own 12 Book Challenge for 2019, I may have to rethink this…
Thank you for coming back for another Top 5! I may revisit this one in 2020 and discuss what books I managed (or didn’t).
Till next time, bookworms, keep reading B)