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 a freebie, so I thought it’d be fun to shed some light on the unread books on my shelves that speak to my Ravenclaw pride – in other words, books with blue covers – because sometimes when I talk about my TBR I feel like the same books pop up because they’re the ones my brain is yearning for, but doing something like this will remind me of some of the other books on my TBR that I might have forgotten about…
Also if you’re taking part in the N.E.W.Ts Readathon this August and you’re a fellow Ravenclaw who needs a book to fulfil one of the prompts for Potions, perhaps you’ll recognise a book on your own TBR here!
The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke: I feel like this YA novel was all over Booktube a few years ago and I always meant to pick it up, because I love the sound of a romance developing between a woman and the man sent to assassinate her thanks to a spell gone awry. I recently found a copy in a charity shop for around £2, so I couldn’t resist picking it up!
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend: I’ve heard so many good things about this MG series and I still haven’t started it, but I really want to give it a try soon.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard: You all know I love my witches, so it’s kind of ridiculous that I haven’t started this YA series yet, especially when the main focus appears to be on the friendship between two women which I am all about.
A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos; translated by Hildegarde Serle: This is another YA fantasy I’ve heard such good things about and I’m trying to read more translated fiction. This series has been doing so well in France that it’s been translated into a bunch of other languages, so I want to see what the hype is for myself.
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera: I love Albertalli’s novels but I haven’t been in much of a contemporary mood this year. Hopefully I’ll be able to cross this one off my TBR this year!
The Book of Magic ed. by Gardner Dozois: Gardner Dozois was an incredibly well-known and well-respected SFF author and editor, and sadly he passed away last year. I recently came across this anthology based entirely around magic, witches and sorcerers and knew I had to pick up a copy.
The House of Islam: A Global History by Ed Husain: I received a copy of this through NetGalley and I’m hoping to get to it soon. I haven’t been in much of a non-fiction mood this year, but I am keen to learn more about Islam so I’d like to cross this one off my TBR before the end of the year.
The Binding by Bridget Collins: I’ve been itching to pick this one up all year and somehow still haven’t gotten to it.
The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse: I haven’t had the best luck with Mosse’s work in the past – I tried reading Labyrinth and DNF’d it – but this chunky novel sounds like it has the potential to be a really enjoyable read for me, especially as it’s set during my favourite period of history.
Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung by Min Kym: I received a copy of this memoir through NetGalley and still haven’t read it because I’m a terrible person. I still really want to read it, though!