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 I’ve Added to my TBR and Forgotten Why (stolen from Louise @ Foxes & Fairy Tales)’ but to be honest I’m pretty good at clearing my Goodreads TBR shelf, so if I’ve forgotten why I added a book to my TBR and the cover doesn’t remind me, I’ll just remove it.
Something I started doing this year (before lockdown, of course) was taking advantage of my library, which is something I’ve failed at over the years. Now that I’m trying to save both money and shelf space I’ve realised I don’t actually need to own a copy of every book I want to read and I want to support my library, so today I thought I’d share ten books I’m looking forward to borrowing when I can go to the library again!
The Beauty of the Wolf by Wray Delaney: This novel has very low reviews over on Goodreads, but it’s a gender-swapped Beauty and the Beast retelling set in Elizabethan England so I’d like to give it a try.
The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie: I’ve yet to read any of Leckie’s work but I’m very intrigued by her fantasy debut.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson: I love YA mystery thrillers and I’ve seen really good reviews of this one, which I believe is set in the UK unlike a lot of the US-based YA thrillers I know of.
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel: Each novel in this series is a chunker, but I’m so intrigued because I’ve never read a historical fiction novel set during the Ice Age before.
Divine by Mistake by P.C. Cast: During Wyrd & Wonder I wrote a post about the lack of centaurs in fantasy fiction, but that’s not the case in this series which sounds pretty bonkers, to be honest. If I can get a free copy from the library, though, I’d like to give it a try!
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden: I borrowed a copy of The Girl in the Tower from the library, which I still need to read, after reading and enjoying The Bear and the Nightingale earlier this year. This is one I’m planning to borrow this winter!
Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle: Spellbook implies witches, and I love witches. I’d also like to read more Irish authors and I’ve heard good things about Fowley-Doyle’s work.