14 March 2015

Books I want to read in 2015

I love lists, which is why I loved Top Ten Tuesday when I first started blogging. The problem is that most of the lists we have to make is some I have a hard time putting together and I just end up putting random books on there to get reach 10 - so I've come up with an idea. I want to make my own lists, they can be inspired by Top Ten Tuesday, something I come up with or something entirely different. I just want to make some more lists!

Aside from my 20 before 20 list I have some books that I really want to get to this year;

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) and The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson
I read the first book in the series last year and I absolutely loved it, I've tried to pick up The Well of Ascension two times since then but I never continue reading it. I really want to finish the Mistborn series this year!

Kill Me Softly (Beau Rivage) by Sarah Cross
There's actually a bit of back story to this one; I received a copy of Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross for review last year - which turns out to be a sort of sequel to this one, only I didn't know it at the time. When I found out it was part of a series I wanted to read the rest of the books - the problem was that I couldn't find Kill Me Softly anywhere. I found it a couple of months after but I've not gotten around to reading it yet... Shame on me.
I've already read the two short stories; After the Ball and Twin Roses, which are also a part of the series. 

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) and The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass (#0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas
Last year I kept telling myself that the Throne of Glass series wasn't worth it - I tend to be very disapponted in series so I wanted to spare myself. I gave in this year and started reading it - and I really enjoyed it. I just finished Crown of Midnight yesterday and right now I'm currently reading Heir of Fire so I'm in desperate need of the 4th book. I intend to read The Assasin's Blade while waiting for the release of Queen of Shadows. 

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) and The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2) by Robert Galbraith
I love J.K. Rowling and I really enjoy crime, mystery and thrillers so this is a great mix! My mom bought me The Cuckoo's Calling back in 2013 and I tried reading it but there was so much going on at the time so I couldn't get into it. The problem is that it's still just collecting dust on my shelves and I intend to chance that this year. 

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis 
I love fairytale retellings and this might be based on both the retelling bit and the stunning cover. I requested Stitching Snow for review last year but I, unfortunately, didn't receive it. I have read a bunch of Snow White retellings and I can't wait to read another!

The entire Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
As I mentioned before I love fairytale retellings and what's better than an entire series of them mixed with sci-fi? I tried reading Cinder back in 2013 but I couldn't get into it. I have been wanting to try again since and 2015 is the year! I can read - or hopefully devour - the entire series. 

Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) and Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo
I read Shadow and Bone last year, I was a bit disappointed but hopefully the sequel is better. I've also read The Witch of Duva (The Grisha #0.5) and The Tailor (The Grisha #1.5) so I'm definitely in the mood for the series! 

Towering by Alex Flinn - and her other books
Again, fairytale retellings. I borrowed a copy of Beastly from the library a couple of years ago but I never got around to reading it. Towering is probably the one that piques my interest the most - I have yet to read a Rapunzel retelling! I'm also looking forward to Mirrored, when it's eventually released I'll probably check it out. 

Cold Spell (Fairytale retellings #4) by Jackson Pearce
I read the first 3 books in Pearce's fairytale retellings series but Cold Spell wasn't released back then. I couldn't find it anywhere when it was released and my library still don't have it. I'll figure out a way though. What really intrigues me about Cold Spell is that it is a retelling of The Snow Queen by H.C. Andersen, a Danish author. 

Unmarked (The Legion #2) by Kami Garcia
I read Unbreakable (The Legion #1) when it first came out and I loved it. It scared the crap out of me and I wanted the sequel right away. I never got to the sequel though.. The Legion is a mix up of some of my favorite things and I just want to savor every word. 

This year I also have quite a few unreleased books on my high priority list;

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
I read Cruel Beauty in February and I absolutely loved it. I loved the writing style, I loved the story and I just wanted another book by her right away. At first I thought Crimson Bound was a sequel to Cruel Beauty - it isn't, but I still desperately want to read it.

Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby
I discovered this in the beginning of the year and the synopsis really intrigued me - it doesn't hurt that the cover is stunning though.

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas 
As mentioned before I am really enjoying her Throne of Glass series and this one is actually a retelling of Beauty and the Beast mixed with some faerie lore - could it be better?

99 days by Katie Cotugno
I read How to Love last year and I loved it. I discovered 99 days by accident and since one of her books is already on my 'favorite books of all time' list I figured this one will be lovely as well. I have quite high hopes for this one and I fear that I'm going to be disappointed.

Never Never, part two (Never Never #2) by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
They killed me with the ending in the first book and I just want the sequel in my hands like yesterday. It is wonderfully intriguing and a bit scary as well. Can't you just release it now?

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Unfortunately Carry On doesn't have a cover yet but I'm still going to preorder it and wait impatiently for the release date! Rainbow Rowell has not let me down even once and I can't wait to read Carry On and understand Cath from Fangirl better!

So, that was my high priority list. Which books are on your list?

1 comment:

  1. So many interesting books! - and great idea, coming up with your own topics for lists. It does give you a little more freedom...

    Carry On, and Things We Know by Heart are definitely books I want to read this year as well. I'm kind of interested in A Court of Thorns and Roses too - I've heard nothing but great things about Sarah J. Maas' writing, and the concept just sounds darn interesting!