Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!
This week’s theme is all about the books on our Autumn TBR, and if you know anything about me by now it’s that I love me a seasonal TBR. I’d like to get on top of my NetGalley reads (because I am incredibly behind) so most of these books are books I’ve been sent for review and still haven’t read.
Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng: This is one of the seven books on my TBR that I received via NetGalley and still haven’t read – oops! It sounds amazing, though, and is set in an alternate Victorian era where the Land of the Fae has been discovered and the heroine’s brother has gone missing there after travelling to the land as a missionary. It’s such a unique story and I really want to get to it soon.
The Cursed Wife by Pamela Hartshorne: Another NetGalley read. I haven’t been reading as much historical fiction this year, but this novel is described as a thriller set in Elizabethan England which is everything I didn’t know I needed and, from time to time, I do love sinking my teeth into a thriller.
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang: This is another one I’ve received from NetGalley and another one I’ve heard so many amazing things about. I’ve been seeking more African and Asian inspired fantasy novels, so I’m very excited for this one.
Sea Witch by Sarah Henning: I wasn’t too fussed about this one when I first heard of it because I’m not the biggest fan of villain origin stories, but when I saw a review that talked about how Henning has incorporated Denmark’s long history of witch trials in this novel I was immediately intrigued.
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker: This one sounds like it’s going to be a really difficult read, but I was very kindly sent a copy via NetGalley and I’m looking forward to giving it a try.
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee: I liked The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue a lot last year, so I can’t wait to read this sequel/companion novel focusing on Monty’s sister, Felicity, who I believe is on the aro/ace spectrum and is way more into science than any boy or girl she’s ever met.
Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft ed. by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe: Come on, guys, you all know there’s no way I’m not going to pick up an anthology of stories about witches.
The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta: I love Italy and the setting of this fantasy novel is inspired by Italy and Italian culture. It also features an LGBT+ romance so I’m very excited for this one!
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence: Assassin. Nuns. YES. Sadly I couldn’t get into this one when I received a copy through NetGalley, but I’ve heard so many great things about it and it sounds like everything I’d like that I’ve since bought myself a copy and I’d like to give it another chance.
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar: This book was everywhere at the beginning of this year and, being the fan of historical fiction that I am, I don’t want to get to the end of 2018 having not read this one.
Which books made your list this week?