May 8: Top Ten Books With My Favourite Colour On The Cover
This week’s theme offered with it some room for personal interpretation, and as a result, instead of revisiting books that I’ve read and listed scores of times, I decided to make this a TBR themed post. In terms of colour, I don’t really have a favourite per se, but red is up there, so red it is.
1. The Circle by Dave Eggers
I hadn’t heard of this book until I saw the movie trailer starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. I believe it’s a psychological thriller, with science playing a prominent role.
2. Nomad by James Swallow
After reading I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes, which turned out to be my favourite thriller of all time, this book was recommended as having a similar writing and plot, so when I’m in the mood for some crime, this is what I’ll be reading.
3. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
I received this novel as a Book of the Month club offering from Goldsboro Books; I love crime and thrillers, but I’ve been reading fewer within the genre recently.
4. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Female assassin, fantasy world, murder and cunning. Sounds like an intense and incredible read waiting to happen.
5. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
If there’s one sub-genre within YA that is a guaranteed hit with me, it’s fairytale retellings. This one is based on one of my favourites, Beauty and the Beast.
6. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
This is a YA retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, an Arabian tale I do not have much experience with or knowledge about, but I’m intrigued by the mystery surrounding it.
7. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The only Patrick Ness book I’ve read to date (A Monster Calls) reduced me to tears. The movie adaptation of this, starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, is due for release in 2019, so I definitely want to dive into this sci-fi/dystopian trilogy as soon as possible.
8. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I haven’t read a vampire book since I finished the Twilight Saga a few years ago, and since then my life has been seriously missing the bloodsuckers. Will rectify.
9. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
This book has been on my TBR list for years, but with the release of the movie earlier this year, I think it’s finally time to read the novel before diving into the adaptation.
10. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
This sci-fi/fantasy/dystopian has been on my shelves for years, in fact, I have the first three books in the series sitting there waiting to be read. One day.
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