Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by the folks at the Broke and the Bookish. Each week has a different theme where participants try to come up with ten things to fit the theme.
This week is Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year, since I didn’t read a lot of books released this year, I decided to do a Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year instead.
the Bands of Mourning (Mistborn #6)
The 6th book of the Mistborn series. The story follows Wax, Wayne and Marasi as they attempt to find the fabled Bands of Mourning, the metalminds original used by the Lord Ruler to store his powers. Check out my review here.
Secret History (Mistborn #3.5)
A novella set in the Cognitive Realm after the events of the original Mistborn trilogy. Though I would recommend reading it only after you’ve read the Bands of Mourning. It tells the story of a major character in Mistborn and how he fares after what happens to him in the series. Basically a fan service, very Cosmere aware novella. Review here.
A novella set three days before the premiere of the Force Awakens as Elena waits in line with two other people. They talk and enjoy each other’s company in the spirit of fandom, debating over which movie is the best and stuff like that. Excellent book for Star Wars fans, great book for all who have experienced fandom.
The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood #1)
A novel set in a world where ghosts roam the streets at night. Two agents from the three agented Lockwood Agency fumbles a case and reparations are demanded from them. A rich client offers them a potential out. To exorcise the haunted Combe Carey Hall with its Red Room and Screaming Staircase. It’s basically Ghostbuster meets Scooby Doo with dollops of Shadows of Silence in the Forests of Hell.
A series of fairy tale retellings in a scifi setting. Lunar Chronicles tells the story of Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter loosely based upon Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White respectively. It has some great action scenes, good romance and I had a ton of fun devouring the series.
Eleanor & Park
Set in 1980s Omaha, Eleanor & Park is about two teenage misfits who falls in love with each other. A sweet young adult novel about first love. My first full length book by Rainbow Rowell, absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to start reading Fangirl.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians
Oh my gods, why didn’t I read this earlier? This is the second series I’ve felt this way this year (first being Lunar Chronicles). Seems like I’ve a lot of catching up do after a few years of slacking from reading. Absolutely loved it. It’s up there with Harry Potter for me. Would dive into Heroes of Olympus, except that I feel bad for neglecting other books on my TBR. Will get back to the world after a few other books in between.
Calamity (Reckoners #3)
Not the conclusion I was hoping for to the Reckoners Trilogy. The book itself was great. The setting was great, the action was great, the characters were great and then the ending… it isn’t bad per se, but it just left a lot of questions unanswered. The earliest we’ll get resolution to those questions is 2018. That’s still a long way away. I’m hoping that Sanderson comes out of the blue with the complete Apocalypse Guard series, next year, right after he finishes the first five books in Stormlight Archive and finishes Rithmatist. Judging from past experiences, it won’t be impossible. I mean, we’re talking about a man who accidentally wrote two books.
Bluescreen (Mirador #1)
The first book in Dan Well’s new series – Mirador. I enjoyed the Partials Sequence so I thought I’d give this a try. It’s a cyberpunk book, with all the high tech low life aspects that comes with. There’s also VR games, and djinnis, which are basically smart phones implanted into your brain. The story revolves around a digital drug called Bluescreen, which overlodes the djinni giving the user a brief high before crashing, sending the user into a short comma before the system reboots. However, the Bluescreen is not as harmless as it sounds and Marisa has to do everything she can to protect her friends and her family as the drug soon flood the streets.
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)
The second book in the Throne of Glass series. I read the first book a while back and finally got to read the rest of the series. Crown of Midnight was a step up from Throne of Glass and I’m currently really, really enjoying Heir of Fire. CoM tells the story of an assassin who has become the Royal Assassin of the king who conquered her homelands. She struggles between keeping her place in the palace and with her loyalty to her kingdom.
Those are the top ten books I’ve read so far this year. What are yours? Let me know in the comments down below!