Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where a new top ten list hits the web every week!
This week our topic is …
BOOKS I’VE ADDED TO MY TO-BE-READ LIST LATELY
Fairly easy topic this week, so let me roll out my ten most recent additions to the to-be-read pile I keep slowly building to astronomical proportions.
10. UNFETTERED II
Shawn Speakman has put together this amazing story collection to either help eliminate medical debt for other authors or be donated to cancer research hubs around the world. The author lineup is amazing with Brandon Sanderson, Janny Wurts, Jim Butcher, Naomi Novak, Mark Lawrence, Charlaine Harris, Michael J. Sullivan, and many more top authors contributing stories. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one.
I’m always on the lookout for some good space opera, and the reviews I’ve read of this series seem to point to it being an exciting (if fairly light) scifi romp. Definitely, something I am willing to take a chance on.
As a lover of tales about old mercenaries past their glory days but wanting to give it to someone one last time, I couldn’t have been more excited when I discovered this novel a few weeks ago. And, yes, I like the cover even though the guys have hair metal hair cuts. Or do I like the cover because they have hair metal haircuts? Huh. Interesting question there.
I realize some people don’t really find J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion to their liking. Too long. Too much telling. Sounds too much like the Bible. I’ve heard them all. But I love the book and adore all the legends Tolkien so lovingly puts together, and so I can’t pass up the chance to read this complete story of these lovers from different worlds.
Cool cover. Epic fantasy story. More than a little grimdark thrown in for added tastiness. I mean, how could I resist this book by Brian Lee Durfee. It really sounds like he wrote it just for me.
I saw a lot of people on Goodreads and Reddit recommending this book to each other, so I decided to read a few reviews about it. One reviewer I follow wrote,“In terms of form and style it reminds me of elements from David Gemmell, Greg Keyes and Jim Butcher’s Alera (some very good company to be in).” Needless to say, that description sold me on giving this one a try.
Many of my reading friends really dig Tom Lloyd’s novels, so I decided I’d give them a try as well. This has magical “white-eyes”, gods, warfare, and tons of violence. All of which sounds really damn good. We will see though.
Another book with a cool cover. Epic fantasy story. Magic. And reviewers comparing it to Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. No way my weak willpower could help me resist adding this novel to my prodigious to-be-read list.
The fact that Daniel Polansky penned this novel was the main draw for me. Usually, I tend not to get too excited about urban fantasy; it just isn’t my preferred form of fantasy. But since Polansky had wowed me with his novella The Builders, I knew I had to take a chance on this one soon and see if he could do it again.
The blurb on this one reads: “High fantasy meets gothic horror in this gripping tale of suspense, conflict, faith and magic – the first part in an epic saga of sweeping proportions.” Whether the narrative actually lives up to that remains to be seen, but if it does, I want to read that kind of book.
So there are my most recent additions to my to-be-read list. Have you read any of these yet? If so, what did you think of them? And what have you added to your own t-b-r list lately?