It’s been an overall weird week. We’ve had unseasonably warm weather for the past couple of days, and on thursday they are calling for lower temperatures and severe weather. This week is my quiet week before next week, which is when I have my big projects starting so I am going to try and post some topics before then.
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these and the topic sounded interesting so I decided to go ahead and do my first Top Ten of the year. I really want to get back into doing these again, but it also depends on my homework schedule too.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s topic is books that could be 5 star predictions. I was actually thinking about doing something like this but I hadn’t really thought about it. I love watching other Booktubers do their prediction lists and thought I would join in this year. I’ve decided that I will not be doing a beat the backlist challenge this year because I have some challenges on Goodreads that still need to be completed which I will talk about in a later post by the end of the week. So for this list I will be choosing 15 books with one that I have already read for January.
- The bone season (#1) by Samantha Shannon – This one took me by complete surprise! I remember when this one came out and I went past it for other books because I thought it wasn’t for me. Boy, was I wrong! I think I read this one in about a week. This was one of those rare books that I thought about even when I wasn’t reading it or didn’t have the time. There was so much going on that it was a little hard to keep up but I am super excited to see what happens next. I would highly recommend this one if you haven’t read it yet.
- The invited by Jennifer McMahon – I’ve heard this story pitched many times as a haunted house that the family actually built so I am excited to see where that goes. I love haunted houses with mysteries behind them so i am excited to read this one this month. I have it only hold though so it might be a while before I pick it up.
- Blood of elves (#1) by Andrzej Sapkowski – I’ve read the first two novellas and have watched the first episode of The Witcher series. I’ve loved all of it so far, but for some reason I just haven’t been able to pick this one up so I can start the series. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I will love it as much as I did the other two though.
- Alight (#2) by Scott Sigler – I was completely surprised by this one as I was not expecting it to go the way it did. I’m excited to pick this one up as I think 2020 is going to be a great year for sci-fi.
- Neverwake (#2) by Amy Plum – I loved the first book in this duology (of course I can remember the name of the title right now) so I am definitely excited to see where this one ends.
- Nyxia uprising (#3)by Scott Reintgen – It took me a while to get into the Nyxia trilogy, but once I did, it completely blew me away (BTW – the audio book for Nyxia unleashed was amazing and I would highly recommend it). Also the second book left us with a rough cliff hanger that I haven’t gotten over yet so I definitely need to read this one this year.
- Lock every door by Riley Sager – I’ve heard a lot of things about this one and since it is a mysterious house setting story, I am intrigued by it. I’ve never read anything by this author before so I am also excited about trying out a new author as well.
- The last magician (#1) by Lisa Maxwell – I’ve actually started this one, and it is really good so far. I needed a book to read while I waited for a ride during one my holidays last year so I decided to pick this one up and read about 70 pages in 30 minutes. I found both this one and the second one on discount at Booksamillion, which I don’t go to as often anymore. I am hoping to get to both this year though.
- Rules for vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall – I’ve heard a lot of good things about this one as well. I also love haunted forests so I am definitely excited to see how I react to this one.
- One of us is next (#2) by Karen M. McManus – I read the first book in this duo last January and was really surprised by it. I was also surprised by this one because I thought it was going to be a standalone, but I am definitely here for it.
- House of salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig – I’ve also heard a lot about this one. Apparently its a retelling and while I struggle with most of them I think this one will be a good one, but we’ll have to see.
- Middlegame by Seanan McGuire – I have heard a ton of things about this one and I definitely want to jump on this bandwagon. This might be a March TBR book so I can read it over Spring break. I did start the wayward children series by this author and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it at the time.
- The Guinevere deception (#1) by Kiersten White – So Kiersten White’s novels are a hit or miss for me, but I did love her And I darken trilogy because I am a huge fan of ancient Russian history and because this is one of my favorite time periods as well (King Arthur), I am really excited for it. Its also interesting that it is a gender bent story of Camelot so I am excited to see where the author takes this one.
- The Twisted ones by T. Kingfisher – This is also apparently another haunted forest type story? All I know is that a girl comes to her grandmothers house to clean it out after she passes away, and she gets more than she bargained for.
- Foundryside (#1) by Robert Bennett Jackson – I’ve seen a lot of people raving about this series so I decided that I would go ahead and add it to my TBR. I remember seeing City of stairs (#1) another series by this author and wasn’t really interested in it before. I’m trying to get into more adult fiction, especially fantasy, and these two sound like they would be right up my alley.
So these are my predictions for 2020. I’m also predicting based on the books that I have chosen, that this year is going to be a strong year for mystery and Sci-fi which I am really excited about. My next post will have a review in it that I plan to have up by the end of the week and then I’ll post some other stuff too.
Hope you have a good week!