Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. It’s time for a TBR and I love doing these. Now I’ve completed my Read the World Project and have nothing that I have to read it’s really fun to look at my shelves and think about what I’d really like to pick up and read next.
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
I’m going to Amsterdam in May and am planning on visiting the Anne Frank House, and while I learnt about Anne Frank and the Holocaust in school, I’ve never read her diary so thought it was about time to rectify that and I got the audiobook from my library.
The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty
I read an ARC of City of Brass years ago and while I liked it, I didn’t carry on with the series, but now the author has a completely new book and it features female pirates which sounds pretty cool.
Vicious and Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
So, Vicious will be a reread and I did love it when I read it nearly 10 years ago! As it’s been so long since I read it, I do want to reread it before reading Vengeful. I’ve heard mixed things about the sequel so I’m interested to see what I make of it and hopefully Vicious lives up to my memory of it.
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Firekeeper’s Daughter is one of those books I’ve seen around for years and have been tempted to buy it many times because of its gorgeous cover and after it was available for 99p on kindle, I finally succumbed and got a copy.
The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo, translated by Louise Heal Kawai
I saw a video where Matthew Sciarappa mentioned reading the latest novel in this cosy murder mystery series and it sounded like my kind of thing plus, I’ve not really read any books in translation since I finished my Read the World Project and I don’t want to get out of that habit. Turns out my library has the series available on audio so I’ve got a reserve on the first book and it should be available in May.
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
I am a bit hesitant about this one as while I loved The Martian, I didn’t think much of Artemis so Project Hail Mary could go either way for me.
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Kindred is one of those modern classics that I’ve heard a lot of good buzz about but still don’t really know what it’s about. I think it’s a mix of historical fiction and sci-fi and time travel which should be an interesting and potentially hard-hitting combination.
The Beast Player and The Beast Warrior by Nahoko Uehashi, translated by Cathy Hirano
This is a duology full of mythical beasts and I’ve been doing pretty well at reading series so far this year aka I’ve read two trilogies (Winternight and Battalion of the Dead) and would like to carry on catching up on the series on my shelves this year.
What books are you hoping to get to in the next few months?
That’s a really interesting mix of books, hope you get to read them all
Thank you 🙂
Firekeeper’s Daughter and Kindred are two books I recommend.
Thanks! Definitely two I’m looking forward to after hearing so many good things.
I’m currently reading The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi, and she’s certainly a different sort of pirate than I usually encounter. I still haven’t read Schwab’s villains books, even though I’ve read all her others
I’ve only read Vicious and the first book in the Shades of Magic trilogy which I also want to catch up on.
I loved Vicious and I thought Vengeful was still pretty good. I liked Firekeeper’s Daughter as well.
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That’s good to hear 🙂
I loved The Martian, disliked Artemis, and loved Project Hail Mary. I hope you’ll follow that same pattern. 🙂
Oh, and Diary of a Young Girl was excellent.
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Oh that’s good to know, I’ve only heard people say they enjoyed Project Hail Mary too.
I hear about V.E. Schwab’s books all the time but haven’t every read any. I also don’t think I’ve really looked into them to see what they’re all about. Hope you enjoy ALL of these and thanks so much for visiting my website this week.
Thank you! I’ve only read a couple of Schwab’s books – Vicious and A Darker Shade of Magic – and didn’t carry on with either series but want to rectify that.
That would be neat to read Frank’s book before a trip to Amsterdam.
Great list of books. Have only read one – Anne Frank’s book but hoping to reread it again this year. have a lovely trip!
Thank you! I’m looking forward to it.
Firekeeper’s Daughter was one of my favorite reads of 2021! I hope you enjoy reading all of these when you get the time.
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Oh that’s good to hear, hope I like it at least as half as much as you then 🙂
I am just listening to The Martian now and loving it! I will get to the other books after that!
I love it so much! Hope you continue to enjoy it.
The covers for The Beast Player and The Beast Warrior are so pretty!
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They were total cover buys and I’m not afraid to admit it 😀
Amina was on my list this week too as it’s my current read and I’m finding it really fun so far. I LOVED both Vicious and Vengeful but Vengeful was actually my favourite of the two, I got the “I genuinely don’t want to put this down” feeling that I get with all of the absolute best books with Vengeful. Firekeeper’s Daughter is also on my TBR though not for this specific season. I’ve been meaning to read Anne Frank’s diary for years, I do have a copy of the book and I keep meaning to get to it, but I never do, so that’s definitely one I need try and make the time for at some point soon. I hope you love Amsterdam, it’s such a wonderful city!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/03/14/top-ten-tuesday-411/
That’s good to hear about Amina! Thanks! I’ve been to Groningen before but nowhere else in the Netherlands so I’m looking forward to it 🙂
Okay we have many books in common. Either I have read several, or they are on my TBR too.
Haha! Clearly it’s a sign we both have impeccable taste 😉