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Top Ten Tuesday: Anticipated Reads for the Rest of 2015

Posted June 9, 2015 by chooseyabooks in toptentuesday / 1 Comment

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is the top ten anticipated books for the rest of 2015. How are we already halfway through the year already?

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The Lost and the Found – Cat Clarke

I adore Cat Clarke’s books; they’re so well-written and often very taut and tense. The Lost and the Found about a family whose daughter is abducted and then found thirteen years later sounds like it will be a gripping, if difficult, read.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here  – Patrick Ness

I love Patrick Ness’ writing and the concept of this book with what life is like when you’re not the ‘chosen one’ is enough to put it on my must-read shelf!

The Devil You Know – Trish Doller

I love Trish Doller’s writing, she’s a brilliant contemporary YA novel and her books are full of the feels. This  road-trip gone wrong novel just calls to me.

Judged – Liz de Jager

I love Liz’s writing, she writes awesome YA with great characters and real mythology shaping the world building. As much as I don’t want this series to end, I know it will be great!

Way Down Dark – James Smythe

I loved The Testimony and so am super intrigued by James Smythe’s first YA book. Plus with a tagline like this, how can you resist? “There’s one truth on Australia: You fight or you die. Usually both.”  I was lucky enough to snag a proof of this at a recent Chapter 5 event so will be starting it soon.

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These Shallow Graves – Jennifer Donnelly

I love Donnelly’s writing and this book just sounds so cool. I was excited for it before I heard Hot Key Books speaking about it at their latest blogger brunch and now I just need it right now!

The Dead House – Dawn Kurtagich

Urban legend, diaries, psychological thrillers? This just sounds so good, I have to read it. Plus it involves use of reports and transcripts which I always love.

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

I attended an event at Waterstones Piccadilly and Leigh read a tiny extract of this and it’s so good. I cannot wait to read it.

Lair of Dreams – Libba Bray

As you may know if you’re a regular reader, I loved the Diviners and so am incredibly excited the sequel is finally coming out.

Trollhunters – Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel Kraus

I love Guillermo Del Toro’s films and this books sounds brilliant. The Hot Key Books team told us a little about it and it sounds so good. I cannot wait to read this!

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is about authors we’ve only read one book from but need more. I’ve chosen to focus on authors with more than one book already out to help me shortlist more easily. I’ve also used my own books for photos, so apologies if the lighting is rubbish (it’s a bit of a miserable day) but it’s something I’d like to play around with more on the blog. Matthew Quick  I read Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock last year and thought it was a strong YA novel. I’ve also seen and enjoyed the film adaption of Silver Linings Playbook so Matthew Quick is definitely an author I need to read more of. Kendare Blake I began attempting to rectify this today as I finally bought Girl of Nightmares! I love Anna Dressed […]

Posted September 16, 2014 by chooseyabooks in toptentuesday / 2 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Swoon

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Swoon

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is books that will make you swoon and probably a welcome relief after all the emotional books mentioned last week! As usual, my list isn’t really in any particular order. I mention some books from series so beware there may be spoilers about relationships. The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead Can we just all agree Adrian is clearly the best romantic interest Richelle Mead has written? And yes, I mean more swoony than Dimitri. He’s far more complex, interesting and just swoony and The Fiery Heart shows this. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell I’m one of a minority who prefer Fangirl to Eleanor & Park. Cath’s journey in Fangirl is great and honest, as is her developing relationship with Levi.  Elementals series by Brigid Kemmerer I can’t single out […]

Posted February 11, 2014 by chooseyabooks in toptentuesday / 3 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Cry

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Cry

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is the top ten books that will make you cry. Strangely, I find I rarely cry in books, there are only a couple that ever have made me cry, however films are a different matter entirely! My list isn’t in order. The Perks of Being A Wallflower- Stephen Chobsky This book is one of my favourite books, however it can be a difficult read and is so very sad and poignant in places. If You Find Me – Emily Murdoch This is one of those rare books that did have me pretty much in tears by the end. Such a wonderful but sad book. Charm and Strange – Stephanie Kuehn I know what you’re thinking; oh no, Lucy’s going on about this book again! Well, yeah, but […]

Posted February 4, 2014 by chooseyabooks in toptentuesday / 6 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday: Worlds I Wouldn’t Want To Live In

Top Ten Tuesday: Worlds I Wouldn’t Want To Live In

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is worlds we would not want to live in. The Capitol – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins This is a society where children are selected via lottery to battle to the death? Whether in the districts or Capitol, this is no world I would ever want to be in.  Echo – Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tuchlocke I just read this book and really enjoyed it, but would not want to be in Echo. When kids start wielding sharpened sticks and talking about devil, it’s time to get out of town! United Commonwealth-  The Testing and Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau Let’s just say the United Commonwealth does not have a testing or university application process I would want to […]

Posted January 28, 2014 by chooseyabooks in toptentuesday / 2 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday: Things On My Reading Wishlist

Top Ten Tuesday: Things On My Reading Wishlist

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is ten things on our reading wishlists and mine is in no particular order. Travel/ International Setting. I love travelling and I’d love to see more YA set abroad or involving travel outside of the UK and US, at least in part, like Robin Wasserman’s The Book of Blood and Shadow, or Nobody’s Girl by Sarra Manning. Non-linear timelines. I’m really interested by books with two timelines like Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn and Tanya Byrne’s Follow Me Down, both of which I loved. However, this is a hard one to pull off well! Music. I adore music, as cliched and lacking in significance that may seem. Music has inspired me for years as a person, as a writer, and it means a lot to […]

Posted January 21, 2014 by chooseyabooks in toptentuesday / 4 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Debuts I’m Most Excited For

Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Debuts I’m Most Excited For

    Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is 2014 debuts we’re most excited for. The Year of the Rat by Claire Furniss This one is a slight cheat as I was lucky enough to read an ARC in December, but it’s a stunning and poignant read. Pearl is 15 and her mother has just died giving birth to her baby sister, Pearl has nicknamed her the Rat as a reminder that she is the reason her mum is no longer here.    Trouble by Non Pratt This is another sneaky one as I have actually read it, but it’s released in March. It’s a great YA contemporary debut and a great read that is filled with humour, emotion and realistic characters. Hannah’s fifteen and pregnant when Aaron, the new quiet boy at […]

Posted January 14, 2014 by chooseyabooks in toptentuesday / 3 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Goals/Resolutions for 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Goals/Resolutions for 2014

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is the blogging or personal goals/resolutions we have for 2014. As I mentioned in my Looking Forward post I’m not setting resolutions or goals as such this year, however I do have some hopes and things I want to work towards and do regarding the blog I thought I would share in no particular order (and that aren’t a complete rehash of what I already said in my Looking Ahead post so hopefully this won’t be too repetitive if you’ve read both!) 1.  As much as I truly adore YA, I’d like to read more outside of YA again as I’ve neglected those types of fiction/non-fiction since starting blogging and I miss them. I’m hoping to read at least 12 non-YA books this year and I’m […]

Posted January 7, 2014 by chooseyabooks in toptentuesday / 7 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like More/Less Than I Did

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like More/Less Than I Did

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is top ten books we thought we would enjoy more or less than we did and I thought I’d do it as the top ten books I thought I would like less than I did. I love it when this happens and a book you think is only going to be okay is actually brilliant. The following ten books are five books I started to read with high expectations but sadly didn’t enjoy as much as I hoped and then five I went into thinking they would be okay, or good but not for me, but turned out to enjoy so much more than I initially expected to. Five I Thought I’d Like More Mystic City-Theo Lawrence This book sounded so great from the […]

Posted April 23, 2013 by chooseyabooks in toptentuesday / 9 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday: Rewind- 10 Great (Opening) Lines in YA

Top Ten Tuesday: Rewind- 10 Great (Opening) Lines in YA

  Today’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by the Broke and Bookish) is a rewind of any one, and after I see a fellow UK blogger choose her favourite opening lines for this week and I was reading the SCBWI litserv which was talking about opening lines and hooks, I thought I’d share ten of my favourite opening lines in YA (though a couple aren’t YA, just to warn you but general favourite openings). “When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.” The Outsiders- S E Hinton “Dear friend, I am writing to you because she said you listen and understand and didn’t try to sleep with that person and that party even though you could have.” The Perks Of […]

Posted April 16, 2013 by chooseyabooks in toptentuesday / 3 Comments
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