Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

This one was easy to put together as there are too many books we’re excited about to begin with. Thanks for the excuse to write about them That Artsy Reader Girl!


Indiana’s Five:

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

I’m pretty sure this one should be self-explanatory since I already raved about the series here. But this is one book I’ve been dying to get my hands on ever since I finished A Torch Against the Night.

Afterworlds #2 by Scott Westerfeld

I read this one about two years ago and still can’t seem to get it out of my head. It was such a unique book and I felt like the plot could have gone wrong in so many ways but Westerfeld wove it together perfectly. It’s one that I have had to keep myself from rereading. Gotta keep up with my tbr.

The next Dave Eggers book

Although I haven’t loved a few of his short story collections, Eggers usually delivers works that are intensely heartbreaking, funny, and timely.

Nimona #2 by Noelle Stevenson

To mix things up, this one is a graphic novel with one of my favorite comic characters. Nimona was sarcastic, silly, smart, and an unlikely hero, but loveable nonetheless. Can’t wait for her next adventure!

Joan Didion’s next book

Whatever it is I will read it. And yes, I would like an advanced copy now. Please.


Pete’s Five:

Station Zero (Railhead #3) by Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve’s Railhead trilogy has been incredible so far. It’s different from his Mortal Engines books while having the same adventurous pacing and memorable characters. The second book blew me away, and I am very hopeful for the third book

Doors of Stone (The Kingkiller Chronicle #3) by Patrick Rothfuss

If you’re a Rothfuss fan, you know my pain. If you haven’t read his mesmerizing The Name of the Wind yet, the first two books are absolutely worth reading, even if the third never comes out. And as we all know from the history of the fantasy genre, popular series often go unfinished, so it’s possible we will never find out what lies beyond the Doors of Stone.

George Saunders’s next book

I have to admit—I thought Lincoln in the Bardo would be a bit gimmicky. But it absolutely was not, and Saunders proved that he can write a long form story as well as the short story.

The Stormlight Archive #4 by Brandon Sanderson

Yes, we might have the next Stormlight Archive book as soon as two years from now, but still. That’s ridiculous. Oathbringer was everything I wanted it to be, but I’m hungering for the next book in the series more than ever.

Spring by Ali Smith

Smith’s seasonal quartet has been wonderful so far—the way she incorporates thematic elements from each season as well as (astoundingly) recent events creates powerful books that succeed in defining this strange point in time. Smith is creating some of the best writing out there (in my opinion), and I know Spring will be a joy to read when it releases.

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