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 ‘Books On My TBR I Predict Will Be 5-Star Reads’! I’ve previously done some genre-specific 5 star predictions for fantasy and science fiction, and I’m planning to do wrap-ups once I’ve read all of the books mentioned there, but this week there’s a mix of genres on my list.
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes: I saw Haynes speak at the Hay Festival last year and I’ve heard so many good things about this novel, which tells the story of the Trojan War from the points of view of all of the women involved, from the goddesses to the slaves. I want to read more fiction set in Ancient Greece.
Unwind by Neal Shusterman: This YA dystopian novel has been on my TBR for years, so it’s about time I read it. I haven’t read any of Shusterman’s work yet and I’ve heard so many good things. Also, considering how much of a classic this is, why are all the covers hideous?
Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk: I love the sound of this Robin Hood retelling and I’d like to get my hands on a copy asap; something about it makes me feel like it could be a new favourite.
Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather: Nuns in space! Why haven’t I read this novella yet?
Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue: I’ve heard so many good things about this short story collection, which puts a queer spin on fairy tales, and I’d like to cross it off my TBR this year.
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett: This is another beast of a novel I really need to cross off my TBR, it’s been on my bookshelf for years, and it’s another one I feel like I could absolutely love.
The Changeover by Margaret Mahy: I’ve seen so many 5 star reviews of this book that I’m hopeful I’m going to love it, too.
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell: I’ve heard amazing things about this sci-fi classic. It’s about time I crossed it off my TBR.