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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They come up with top ten lists that people can blog about every week.
I have over 200 books that I own but haven’t read! (And that’s not even counting all of the ebooks on my Kindle.)
For a thousand years the world as been a wasteland ruled by an immortal emperor. A new uprising is beginning, planned by a criminal mastermind and aided by a street urchin who must learn to master Allomancy, the power of a Mistborn.
Owned: A year and a half (Bought at a used bookstore in South Carolina on vacation) Sanderson is praised for his magical systems and pretty much everything else. Why haven’t I read him already?
Siblings Sadie and Carter haven’t seen much of each other since their mother’s death. Their father brings them together for an ‘experiment’ and accidentally unleashes the god Set. They learn the gods of Egypt are awakening and the worst one, Set has it out for them. They set out on a quest across the globe to learn the truth about their ancestry and stop the evil god.
Owned: 8 months. I actually know why I haven’t read this one. I’m saving it. (Which is a good and valid reason) And I still don’t own book two!
Average guy Richard helps an injured girl and gets thrown into a strange new world. Existing beneath London is a city full of monsters, angels, knights and magic.
Owned: 7 years *hides* I bought it after I saw the Stardust movie, (And LOVED it) but my used bookstore didn’t have that book, so I bought this one instead. (I’ve read Stardust and it’s really good by the way.)
A shepherd and two his friends are attacked by a big bad villain and go on a quest. Along the way they learn skills to help them fight evil.
Owned: ??? More than a decade. Yeah… My sister read it and loved it. and went and bought the rest of the series. (But stopped reading after 7) A year or so ago and read the prologue. (That counts for something, right?)
In a world where Dæmons and winged creatures live side by side with humans, Lyra is an orphaned ward living among scholars. Her uncle arrives with evidence of a phenomenon called dust and a strange photograph. He leaves Lyra with Mrs. Coulter, a scholar and explorer. Many children are disappearing and when Lyra’s friend is kidnapped she sets off to find him. Someone has been experimenting on the disappeared children and somehow both her uncle and Mrs. Coulter are involved.
Owned: 7 Months. I wanted to read this for years. I finally found it at the used bookstore and proceeded not to read it…
The story of two super villains! College friends Victor and Eli discover a way to give people extraordinary abilities. Ten years later Victor breaks out of prison to find Eli who is now is enemy. Eli’s on a mission to kill ever other super powered person he can find.
Owned: 2 Months. I won this book from the Fox’s Hideaway I was so enthusiastic about it, but for some reason every time I pick a new book I’m not in the mood for it.
A squad of soldiers try to infiltrate a city so that the Malazan empire can conquer it. Of course things don’t go as planned and the gods often muck things up.
Owned: 7 months. I got it for my birthday last year. But I’m afraid to start it because it’s one of those love it or hate it sort of books.
Artemis is a millionaire, genius, and criminal mastermind. He may have gone too far when he kidnaps a fairy. She’s a member of a secret supernatural organization and all they come to rescue her back, including a troll, a centaur, and a dwarf.
Owned: Four years? My sister read it and said it wasn’t very good, but it was only a quarter at a yard sale. (I couldn’t resist!)
Alanna wants to be a knight while her twin brother Thom wants to learn magic, so they swap places. But it isn’t as easy to become a knight while hiding her magic as she thought.
Owned: 8 months, but turns out my sister’s owned it for years.
Diana, a scholar at the oxford library, accidentally discovers an ancient alchemical manuscript. She’s descended from a long line of witches, but wants nothing to do with sorcery. Unfortunately her discovery sends witches, demons, and vampires all to the library searching for the lost treasure.
Owned: 5 months. I just haven’t been in the mood. (and I get distracted by new books and arcs)
How do you choose which book to read next?
I usually have a group of books picked out and then I randomly select one based on my current mood.