Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers. (Meme description from The Broke and the Bookish.)

1. Crown of Midnight/ Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas - Yes, yes, I know. I have a freaking tattoo from the book series, but I haven't finished reading it yet. This is tragic. One day I will have time to do a read-a-thon and blast through these last two books. Team feel-all-the-feels-at-once for the win!

2. Abhorsen series by Garth Nix - Technically I've started Sabriel, but I put it down for . . . reasons unremembered at this point. Since so many current fantasy authors have talked about the Abhorsen series being formative to their writing, I've wanted to check it out. Not to mention Nix just released another book in the series, titled Clariel.

3. The Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce - Many, many moons ago one of my friends was hopelessly obsessed with Alanna and she wanted me to read the books too. This was back when I really did not like books from boy point of views and lived in acute terror of second-hand embarrassment from characters. So, a series where the main girl must act like a boy and not be found out, risking great shame to her family if she is? It was not my jam then. But, now roughly a billion people cite Tamora Pierce as an amazing fantasy writer, with Alanna being most people's favorite. Now I want to read it to see what I missed out on as a kid!

4. The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima - Technically I've begun The Demon King twice. Each time I loved it, but it was a lot slower to me than the fantasy plots I was used to. I think I got a quarter of the way before I stopped the last time. Anyway, I've met Chima and heard her talk on a fantasy panel. She was wonderful. Combine that with almost everyone who currently reads YA fantasy going craaaaazy over these books and I'm looking for a way to read/ get through this ginormous series again.

5. The Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop - It was recommended by Sarah J. Maas, my fantasy author crush, It focuses on a witch queen more powerful than the ruler of hell. Why have I not even tried to read this based on those facts alone? I admit I'm not a huge fan of manipulation and political plots, but I'm hoping I'll still enjoy the books.

6. Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes- The book is about a princess, a rebel, a sorceress, and an heir. OF COURSE I want to read it. I love princesses, especially if they might be paired with infuriating rebels. (Oh hello, Bellarke.) Female magic-wielders make me happy every single time. And I do like a good redemption story like what might be set up with the heir. Also, teens deciding the fates of their kingdoms? SO DOWN WITH THAT.

7. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman - Dragons! And badass lady musicians! And princes! Do I really need to say more about why I want to read this book based on the above fangirling?

8. Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta - I would be surprised if the Lumatere Chronicles isn't considered a modern-day fantasy classic. So many people have read this series and gone flat out crazy for it. The writing, the character dynamics, the fantasy world, Lumatere fans love it all. Finnikin of the Rock is another book I began, but thought a little slow. I'm really hoping to pick it back up soon though.

9. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle - Have you read anything from this book? Because if not, let me tell you the writing is MAGICAL. I've read quotes and they've knocked me on my ass. Like this one. "Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back." Okay, so that was gross, but SO BRILLIANTLY PHRASED. I need to read this baby!

10. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson - For some unknown reason, I love runaway bride stories, especially if they involve princesses. Plus a jilted prince and an assassin sent to kill said princess? I swear if she falls for the assassin I will die and go to heaven a happy girl. What can I say? I love my tropes.

Happy Reading!


  1. Falling Kingdoms is in everyone's list. I really need to read it as soon as I am able! I saw Cinder in at least 10 blogs today, too :)

  2. The Alanna books are a lot of fun. I read them with my daughter years ago. I ought to do a re-read.

  3. The Kiss of Deception has been on my to-read since before it was released! I TOTALLY recommend the rest of the Throne of Glass series, sooo good! And I liked the first two in The Falling Kingdoms series, but I haven't read the third one yet...
    Good luck reading these!

    Em @ http://theyabookbutterfly.blogspot.com/

  4. I need to read a couple of these books too LOL!! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday if you wanna check it out :) http://bookbabble.weebly.com/blog/top-ten-tuesday1

  5. I'll be checking out some of the books on your list!! Here's my TTT list for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-cant.html

  6. I have to start the seven realms series and you should definitely read the whole throne of glass series!!! *-*

    My TTT: http://frannieinthepages.blogspot.it/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-i-cant.html


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