Today’s post is finally another Top Ten Tuesday! I have spent most of this afternoon asleep but didn’t want to miss out on this post!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted that is now hosted by Jana @Thatartsyreadergirl.
So without further ado, here is this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, books that have been on my TBR for way too long.
1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
“Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.”
I have been meaning to read this book since I meant Angie Thomas at her book event in Manchester early last year. The way she talked about this book made me want to read it as soon as possible. I am yet to get round to reading it but plan on doing so this year. After hearing so many amazing things about this book I know I need to read it soon.
2. Simon Vs. the Homosapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli
“Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.”
I am definitely going to read this book before the film adaptation is released. Thanks to Penguin for sending us Northern bloggers copies of the film tie-in to our third event. I will be reading this before the next event in March so we can discuss it. This book has so much praise and I am excited to read it.
3. Truly Madly Awkward by Beth Garrod
“I, Bella Fisher, am absolutely WINNING at FAILING at life.
1. I once got my tongue stuck to a box of Calippos in a supermarket.
2. I accidentally called my geography teacher Mum. Twice. He wasn’t impressed.
3. I’m a geek. And not in a geek-chic kind of way, but in a secretly-caring-about-failing-maths-and-science way.
4. I always fail maths and science. “
I was a huge fan of the first in this series and bought the second in the series as soon as it was released. I somehow thanks to Amazon damaging books ended up with 4 copies of the book. I have been meaning to read it for so long and I want to get back into the series. I plan on finally reading this book this year.
4. The Date to Save by Stephanie Kate Strohm
“Brooks Mandeville, quarterback: Friday is the homecoming game and dance. It is a very big deal. Natalie Wagner, marching band clarinet: Our band’s halftime show performances are legendary, even if our football team isn’t. Cinthia Alvarez, Academic Battle team member: Our Academic Battle team has won five years in a row. This Friday, it’ll be six. Tanner Ericksen, sophomore class candidate for vice president: Holly has to win the election for class president this Friday! Holly Carpenter, cheerleader, Academic Battle team member, class president candidate: Friday? Everything is on Friday? How can I be in three places at once?”
I also bought this book on its release day. I was in the middle of reading a book when it arrived so I never got round to reading it then. I am going to take it with me on holiday this year and read it whilst on the plane. I will catch up on Stephanie Kate Strohm books eventually.
5. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
“On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.
Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.”
This is another book I bought on release day (lesson for myself, stop buying books on release day). I even took it to London with me to read on the train but never got round to it. I have heard mixed opinions about this book so I am excited to see what I think of it.
6. Looking for Alaska by John Green
“Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . . “
Someone recommended this book to me whilst I was in college and I carried it round in my bag that often that my copy isn’t looking the best. I really want to read this book finally this year. I have heard so many people talk about how much they loved this story. I am expecting to cry whilst reading it too.
There you have it, this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, books that have been on my TBR for way too long! What books have been on your TBR for so long now? Don’t forget to leave links to your Top 10 Tuesday below!
Be sure to check out Book Depository using my link here: Loisreadsbooks
Until next time,