Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl at the start of this year. This week’s prompt was ‘Backlist Books I Want to Read’. Now, the majority of bloggers that receive ARCs probably huddle in the same enormous shadow cast by their backlist pile as me but I spend one day a month airing my sins in that regard in my State of the ARC posts (the meme hosted by Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books) I’m making this post exclusively non-review copies.
I’ve had the audiobook for this retelling of the Greek Myths for a good long while now and it’s come highly recommended from many sources, but I just haven’t gotten round to it. I love anything Greek Mythology related so I’m sure mixed with Stephen Fry’s dry wit I can’t really go far wrong with this one.
The British Library
I so wish I could have gone to this exhibition but I’m sure I’ll still find the books published alongside it just as fascinating anyway. I watched the documentary J. K. Rowling filmed around this time and just a few glimpses were just amazing and shed new light on the mythology and world of Harry Potter.*
Peter J. Tomasi
I read the third volume of this recently and absolutely fell in love with Damian and John as a duo, I am compelled to return to the beginning of the series, however, I have renewed my book buying ban in full force until my ARC pile in non-existent so… they must wait.*
I believe I saw this recommended by a fellow book blogger but I can’t remember who now (if it was you, please comment so I can thank you!). This is the first book of the Practical Magic series and I’m looking forward to diving in.*
E. K. Johnston
Another recommendation that I can place the origin of (I ought to keep better track) with inspiration traced back to my favourite English monarch (and by extension, one of my favourite historical ships), this book sounds intriguing and it has a gorgeous cover to boot.*
I have an odd relationship with Wonder Woman in that I think she’s amazing but I’m yet to find a story about her I especially like (except maybe the movie). Maybe a touch of YA goodness can bridge the gap?*
I adored Pulley’s Watchmaker of Filigree Street so I really want to get my hands on another one of her books. I need to do a search on who designs her book covers because they’re so amazing too.
Sebastien de Castell
I stumbled on the sequel to this book a while back and thought it sounded so interesting I would add the first to my TBR and see where it took me. And there it still sits.*
Has it really been nearly two years since this was released? How time does fly when you’re drowning in ARCs. I like pirates and I like YA Fantasy so why not this book?
This book didn’t particularly catch my attention until I saw the titles of the sequels and I thought that exploring all these iconic legends in history would be a really interesting series.
Are any of these on your TBR? Don’t forget to post your Top Ten Tuesday links in the comments!
Until next time!