While browsing through book blogs this week, I came across a weekly activity called TOP TEN TUESDAY, hosted by book blog That Artsy Reader Girl. (Hat tip to A Kernel of Nonsense, whose blog first brought TTT to my attention). I do love making lists, so I’ve decided to dive in on this week’s topic.
In no particular order, here are my top 7 books I haven’t read by my favorites authors.
THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu
I tore through WARCROSS and am eager for WILDCARD. WARCROSS was action-packed but still found time to break my heart. Lu’s earlier series, The YOUNG ELITES seems tailor-made for me. Young people with supernatural powers, hunted by everyone, entangled in political alliances? Sign me up.
RECORD OF A SPACEBORN FEW by Becky Chambers
I have loved both installments in the WAYFARER series. Each functions as a standalone book, though some characters appear in both stories. They’re deep in world-building with intricate characters, and I cannot wait to read the third book, which again focuses on a new ensemble.
THE WAY OF KINGS by Brandon Sanderson
I’m going to be honest, the thing that has kept me from reading this is the length. My reading life is a constant struggle between wanting a good meaty read and knowing that I could finish three shorter books in the time it takes me to get through a thousand page tome. But MISTBORN was one of the books that turned me onto sci-fi/fantasy reading, and THE RECKONERS series was equally enthralling. I would be remiss if I didn’t buckle down and give this book a shot.
RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer
I read CINDER after spotting it on my sister’s bookshelf. I have since relocated that entire series to my apartment in a sibling joint custody arrangement. Meyer’s sci-if spin on fairy tales was brilliant, and I’m very curious for this take on superheroes.
SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
I know, I know! How have I possibly not read this? When the book came out, I hadn’t yet read anything in the Grisha universe, and being a completionist, I had to start at the beginning. I’m all caught up now, so sometime soon I will finally get to this fantasy heist!
FOUNDRYSIDE by Robert Jackson Bennett
I picked up the ARC for this at SDCC and it is killing me that I haven’t had time yet to read it. THE DIVINE CITIES trilogy is one of my favorite series -the novels are all connected, but each is from a different character’s point of view, and they take places years, sometimes even decades apart. I cannot wait to see what new world he has created here.
THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Steifvater
When it came to THE RAVEN BOYS, I was incredibly skeptical. I’m not a magical realism fan, and it seemed like the magic here was going to be more ephemeral than my usual fare. That ended up not mattering, because Stiefvater is a master wordsmith whose writing utterly captivated me. The logline of THE SCORPIO RACES doesn’t jump at me in the same way as others above, but I know that this will be a worthy read.