Highest Rated Books On My TBR

Hey guys! I feel like last year even though I said I wanted to tackle my TBR, I mostly just ended up ignoring it but this year I want that to be different. I think if I actually look at the books that are on there, it might actually spur me on to read some of them! So today I am looking at the top ten highest rating books that are currently on my TBR, according to Goodreads. Let’s get into it!

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (Rating 4.66): I actually forgot this was on my TBR I thought I’d removed it, whoops. I’m not even surprised that it’s the highest rated book because the amount of people I’ve seen and heard people raving about this book is insane. Unfortunately I didn’t feel the same and DNF’ed it when I was about halfway through. I do want to give it another try but I’m struggling to motivate myself to pick it up again.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Rating 4.61): This book is just taunting me now. I will admit though that I am surprised that it’s the second highest rated book. I know Leigh Bardugo is an amazing author but I thought it’d be a bit lower down on my list. I want to read this before I read King of Scars so trust me when I say I will read this!

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Illumicrate Blood & Blades: The Darkdawn Edition Unboxing!

Hey guys! I am super excited to share with you my unboxing of Illumicrate’s Blood & Blades! I was absolutely thrilled with this and I loved all of the items so much. They did such a fantastic job with this box and I can’t wait to see what they do next!

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Before I get into this I just want to show some appreciation for the artwork for this box! It looks awesome! Normally I bin the spoiler booklets/cards but I’m tempted to keep this one? I wish they made this into a print as well!

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Books I had to buy but are still sitting on my shelf!

Hey guys! Recently I have been browsing old top ten topics and I stumbled across this one. It seemed like a really great topic to write about! I am considering participating in these posts on Tuesday’s now instead of Top 5 Wednesday as I just think there’s better topics. Top 5 Wednesday recently has not been very good for me. Though the only thing that concerns me is that I won’t be able to pick 10 books for each topic! If you take part in this weekly meme, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

I have a 100 unread books to choose from for this, so here’s the first 10 that popped up in my head:

Legendary by Stephanie Garber: I haven’t even read Caraval yet but I had to rush to buy this because I wanted it to match the first book! All first editions had an image under the dust jacket like the first one. These books are like gold dust to come across now and they are so expensive when you do finally find out! I saw someone selling a copy of Caraval for £150 and my jaw hit the floor. So of course I had to buy this for a reasonable price and make sure it matched my copy of Caraval, in case I actually like the book!

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi: Have I read the Shatter Me series yet? No. Did I rush out and buy this as soon as it came out? Yes! Total cover buy and I can’t wait to catch up on this series!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Want to Read Before the End of the Year

Hey guys! I always do these posts and when it gets to the end of the year, I find out that I haven’t read a single book on my list. But here I am again doing this post so clearly I never learn! Hope you enjoy!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

Stalking Jack the Ripper1) Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

I actually really do want to read this but I’m saving it for October because everyone says it’s a perfect book to read for Halloween! I don’t want to start reading it in the summer and be kicking myself and wishing I’d read it in October! I was expecting it to be a romance given the title but everyone has said it’s not about that at all and it has a scientific approach to it. A lot of people said it’s a horror story, too. I think it has photos included as well which makes it sound like it’s going to be creepy as hell. I love books that include creepy photos, gives me major goosebumps! So this will definitely be on my October TBR!

 

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Predicting five star reads!

Hey guys! I’ve seen this post floating around and it looks like a lot of fun! You basically sort through your unread books and pick out ones that you predict you will give a five star rating. Here are my picks:

Six of Crows1) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I’ve had this book for such a long time! Everyone was raving about it, saying how awesome it was so I just picked up a copy. I’ve seen a lot of great reviews for it and it was all over Instagram for quite a while. Also, my mum read this last week when we were on holiday and she absolutely loved it. She read it in no time at all and then was gushing about how good it was afterwards. So for that reason, I am pretty sure this will get five stars from me. When I will actually get around to reading it though, that’s anyone’s guess!

 

 

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Books I Didn’t Get to In 2017!

Hey guys! I messed up and posted next weeks Top 5 Wednesday post this week so to make up for it I am doing this weeks topic today, if that makes sense? I was supposed to talk about books I didn’t get to in 2017 but ended up talking about forgettable books instead! Oops! Sorry for the mix up and please enjoy this post!

So these are books I was really excited for in 2017 and really wanted to read but just didn’t find the time. I am definitely prioritising them this year because I went out and bought them so I need to read them!

He Said:She Said1) He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

I was freaking out when this book was published because it looks absolutely amazing. Like the cover instantly caught my attention and the synopsis sounds so chilling! Everything inside of me was screaming at me to read this book and I was like okokok I NEED THIS! But I never actually read it! I bought it, shelved it and then forgot to pick it up. Very annoyed and disappointed with myself. Hoping to pick it up in February!

 

 

 

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Books I Wish I Read in 2017

Hey guys! Here is the third post in my 2017 wrap up and I’ll be talking about books I wish I read in 2017! I know that it’s not the end of 2017 yet but there’s no way I’ll be reading these books by the end of next week. I’m currently reading some other books and I’ll be finishing them off hopefully! By the way, I was really tired when I was writing this and it was the fourth post I’d written, so if I start rambling I’m sorry! Hope you enjoy!

Shadowblack1) Shadowblack by Sebastian De Castell

I really loved Spellslinger and was so excited for this book. I was even more excited when I realised it was coming out in the same freaking year as Spellslinger! They weren’t making us wait a year for the sequel! But even though I bought it months ago, still haven’t read it yet. Sigh. I’ll hopefully pick it up in January because I really love Kellen and need to see what he’s up to in the second book! The first book was amazing, amazing, amazing. Such a jaw dropping plot twist and cliffhanger so I need to see Kellen again to find out whats happened!

 

 

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September Book Haul!

Hey guys! Sorry for not posting on Friday but I’d just got back off holiday and I was bloody exhausted! I didn’t have time to plan a post so to make up for it, I am posting today instead! I spent two weeks in California and it was absolutely amazing… I loved every second of it and went to some incredible places. I really missed the UK though and couldn’t wait to get home.

I bought a lot of books this month. I bought seven books. Three of them were pre-orders and then whilst I was on holiday I visited Barnes & Noble where I purchased four books. I have to say, anyone who gets to visit that shop on a regular basis is seriously lucky. It was one of the most magical bookshops I have ever been in. I was just blown away by all the beautiful books and I wanted to buy so many. I had to restrain myself! I’ll start with the books I pre-ordered and then get into my Barnes & Noble purchases!

1) Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

I bought two copies of Wonder Woman! How could I not? Waterstones had a signed limited edition hardback and it’s absolutely gorgeous! I read this book on holiday and sadly the paperback got a bit trashed. I hate myself for it because I hate damaging books but when I was travelling here, there and everywhere it couldn’t be helped. I did like this book but it was a bit slow and I wanted more action. I liked Leigh Bardugo’s writing but I wasn’t blown away by it. I’ll have a full review coming soon!

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WWW Wednesday!

Hey guys! I’ve been so busy this week with work that I haven’t really had as much time to dedicate to my blog as I’d have liked. With that being said, I hope you don’t mind me doing a WWW Wednesday post today just because it’s quick and easy to do! I also have an update post coming for you on Friday because there might be a slight change to my blogging schedule next month. I’ll explain why in that post but for now lets get into today’s post!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.

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To take part, all you have to do is answer the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading:

The Cost of Living by Rachel Ward: This was kindly sent to me by the publisher for review and I’m also taking part in a blog tour for it! I’m in a mad dash to finish it this week because the blog tour takes place when I’m on holiday. I want to have my review written up and scheduled to post so even if I only have a little free time I’m shoving my nose in this book! It’s really good so far but it’s very slow and not a lot is happening. I like the characters and I like that they work in a supermarket. It’s so normal and really relatable, especially if you work in retail.

Welcome to the Slipstream by Natalka Burian: Admittedly, I’m not very far in this book yet but what I have read is quite good. I’m liking it so far and hoping to give it my full attention when I finish The Cost of Living! This was also sent to me for review and it focuses on mental illness which was what drew me to it. I have only read a few books about this but I loved them both so hopefully I love this one too!

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