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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My TBR I Predict Will Be 5-Star Reads

Hello everyone! Hope you’ve had a great start of the week and read something great too! Many books we read are good, but what makes a book great, amazing, the best? For me, it’s hitting all points in terms of writing, plot, characters, AND something else. That something is a feeling actually, the one you can’t shake off after closing the book, even days after. The feeling that this bulk of paper actually meant something to you, and evoked emotions you haven’t felt in a long time. Words are powerful. I can’t accurately predict which books will be the ones for me, but I can make some solid assumptions based on the author and reviews I’ve read. Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by  That Artsy Reader Girl, and every Tuesday there is a different themed post of top 10 things.

 

1. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

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I’ve heard nothing by praise for this novel so far, and honestly it’s no wonder because Morgenstern’s debut The Night Circus is amazing, and is one of my favorites. I’ve read great reviews by people whom I know share my taste and I’m sure this is going to be an excellent read!

2. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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I’ve waited this book to come out for so long, but now I can’t get to reading it! Leigh Bardugo is one of my favorite writers and I know that anything she writes is pure gold, so I’ll definitely love it. And I want to read it even more because of all the controversy it caused.

3. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

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Since everyone read this except me, I already know it’s a great series and it’s about Fae, whom I adore. Everyone keeps recommending it to me, so I’ll definitely read it this year, and I believe I’ll love it! I’ve read Holly Black before and she writes well.

4. Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

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If this isn’t a 5-star read throw me over a bridge. Maggie Stiefvater is a writing goddess and this is the sequel to one of my favorite series – The Raven Boys. I did read some excerpts, no reviews, but I just know. Maggie cannot disappoint me.

5. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

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Everyone’s been talking about this series for ages so I decided to read a couple of reviews, and based on that I think I’d love this book, but I can’t say for sure, we’ll see! There’s been some controversy on twitter, and this author is blacklisted by some readers, but I still want to see what the actual book is about.

6. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

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Another one everyone’s read but me. Well, this year I’ll join the club and see what it’s all about. The reviews and ratings are solid, and if I ever read an assassin/revenge fantasy, it will definitely be this one.

7. A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

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I have a confession – I fell in love with the covers in this series. Then I checked out the synopsis and it sounds like something I’d love. I also like that it’s a less popular fantasy series, and it could well be a hidden gem, we’ll see.

8. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

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I’ve wanted to read this witchy series for ages, but instead I read another book by Chupeco, and now I know I love her writing. And I love witches. I expect a lot from this one!

9. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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Another series I failed to read at the top of its hype, but maybe it’s for the best. I don’t like hype all that much and prefer to give it some time before I dive in. And this also made me sure this series is very good since I’ve read a lot of positive reviews.

10. My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

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Hopefully this third book in the Lady Janies series will be a good one, even though I dislike westerns, but my love for this series is so great I’ll read a piece of napkin on which these three awesome women write.


 

So these are the books I think and hope will be five star reads, I can’t predict anything and I’ve been disappointed in the past, but after reading these it will be fun to come back to this post and see if I’ve guessed right. As you may have noticed, all of these, except the first one, are fantasy series, and I have a problem with series, as I’ve yet to finish quite a lot of them, so I don’t know when I’ll be starting these, but hopefully I’ll knock some off this year. Have you read any of these books? Did you love them? Hate them? Talk to me in comments and have a great day everyone! ❤

 

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