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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February 2020 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my February TBR (also my birthday month!). I did really well in January and according to Goodreads I’m up to date with my reading challenge, so hopefully I can keep that going this month.

The Manifestations of Sherlock Holmes by James Lovegrove: I’m currently reading this collection of short stories and I’m enjoying it so far though I do feel that Holmes has solved the cases extremely fast in some of them! I’m not very far in yet though so maybe there’s longer stories further in.

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All of my unread books (#2)

Hey guys! I went away this weekend and I didn’t have time to prepare a post for today, but I didn’t want to disappear and not post anything again like I normally do (One of my goals this year is to blog more and so far I think I’m doing well and I want to keep it up). I wanted something quick and easy to do, so I thought I’d share with you an updated list of all my unread books. I first did this in September 2018 and you can take a look at that here if you’re interested.

The first time I did this I had 98 unread books and this time I have 86, so in over a year I haven’t really got much further on with my TBR problem. However, there’s quite a few series on my first one that I’ve now read (Shatter MeDavid Raker, Percy Jackson) so I’m quite pleased with that. Below are my current unread books and this time I decided to group it by author because I thought that would be better.

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Books That Have Been On My TBR The Longest

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d shame myself by highlighting some of the books that have been on my TBR the longest (we are talking a good few years here) and hopefully it will motivate me to pick them up! If you’ve read any of them, I’d love to know what you thought of them and if they’re worth reading. So without further ado, let’s get into it:

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: I think I bought this when dystopian books were still a thing and everyone was devouring them up. I liked how refreshing it sounded because it’s about an alien invasion, but I have heard very mixed reviews about this series. Apparently the different perspectives are confusing, the plot is hard to follow, the second book isn’t as good, etc. So naturally I felt less inclined to read the first book and it’s just been gathering dust ever since. If you enjoyed this series, please do let me know!

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston: I discovered this through BookTube and I was super intrigued because it’s about female gladiators and I haven’t read anything like that. Also it’s a mix of Young Adult, Fantasy and Historical Fiction so I’m interested to see how that’s turned out. I just hope there’s lots of fighting! I honestly have no idea why I haven’t picked this one up yet.

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December 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d finally share with you my December TBR. Unfortunately I was ill for the first week of December and didn’t manage to get any reading or blogging done. Hopefully I can have a pretty strong end to the year and make up for having such a dismal start to the month! Here’s what I want to read:

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley: I am taking part in a festive book exchange where you buy a book off someone’s wishlist and I was super excited to receive The Hunting Party. It’s about a group of close friends who get together for New Year – their yearly tradition – but this time one of them ends up dead and it’s not an accident. I can’t wait to see if I can work out who did it and what their motive was! I’ve heard so many great things about this and I so hope it doesn’t disappoint.

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater: One of my most anticipated reads! I can’t wait to curl up in a blanket and spend my day reading this. Ronan was definitely the most intriguing character out of them all and I’m so glad he has his wn trilogy. I definitely think we’ve got so much more to see and find out about him.

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November 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my November TBR and I’m actually going to attempt to tackle a pretty big series that’s been on my TBR for a few years now. I want to read eight books and since I have two weeks off in November I’m hoping that shouldn’t be a problem! Here’s what I want to read:

The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini: So I am going away for two weeks and I won’t have any wifi or phone service so I need a pretty hefty series to keep me occupied and I thought The Inheritance Cycle would be perfect for this. I’ve been wanting to read this series for years but I was very intimidated by the size of each book. I think now is a good time to dive right in!

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October 2019 TBR!

Hey guys! So at the beginning of the year I said one of my goals was to tackle my TBR and get it down from 80 to like 50. Sadly that hasn’t happened yet, it’s currently hovering at around 70 (I haven’t counted it in a while) so for the last few months of 2019, I really want to attack my unread books and really get them down. Watch this space to see if it actually happens! Here’s the books I’ll be tackling in October:

No One Home by Tim Weaver: I didn’t manage to get to this one in September but I don’t mind now because I realised it’s perfect for October! It’s the tenth book in the David Raker series and it sounds like a spooky one! The residents of a small village called Black Gale all get together for a dinner party on Halloween (See? Perfect for October!) but the next morning they have all vanished. Is Raker looking for nine missing people or nine dead bodies? Eek! Can’t wait to find out what happens. I’m not really a theme/season reader but I can at least make the effort during Halloween!

Killfile by Christoper Farnsworth: This was a trade I made on Facebook and it actually sounds really cool! The main character is like a hitman I guess but he can read minds and make people see things that aren’t actually happening! It sounds different and exciting so again, can’t wait to see how this one goes.

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