Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday! Today’s T5W is all about books you wanted to start yesterday, and let me tell you, I have a lot. So I’m going to do my best to narrow it down to the top five I wanted to start forever and a day ago. These aren’t necessarily in a particular order for this week, but definitely books/series I wanted to start a long time ago but just haven’t.
5. “Shadow and Bone” by Leigh Bardugo
This trilogy has been floating around for a while now, and it sounds super intriguing and right up my alley for types of books that I enjoy reading, so this definitely makes the list. Action, adventure, darkness, fantasy, powers, romance… I mean, c’mon. I need to get on this bandwagon.
4. “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins
Speaking of bandwagons, I’m probably one of the few readers out there that have yet to pick up this very popular book-to-movie trilogy. Seriously. I’ve seen all the movies thus far and have highly enjoyed them, but when I started to read the first book years ago when the first movie was coming out, I couldn’t get into it. Maybe that’ll change since I’ve been much bigger into reading this past year. Who knows?
3. “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen
This was also a book-to-movie adaptation that I really wanted to see and read. I started it and loved the writing, but I never got far into it. I think I was at a point in my life where I just was more stressed and worried about school than anything. Well, now that I don’t have school to worry about, I can pick up this book and see for myself if it deserved a movie or not (though I heard the movie was good, too).
Old school YA fantasy that lead to many of my favorite books being published later down the line? Uh, yes. I needed to read this yesterday. I mean, I’ve never read Garth Nix before, but I’ve seen him being interviewed and he seems like a funny guy. Maybe that’ll transfer over to the book? I’ve heard it’s a really good fantasy series and I really want to get into it.
1. “Clockwork Angel” by Cassandra Clare
Okay, don’t slaughter me. No, I haven’t read the Infernal Devices trilogy yet. I haven’t even finished all six Mortal Instruments books. So, yeah, this definitely makes the list because I wanted to read it when it first came out, I just never got around to it. I’m a horrible person, really. I love Cassandra Clare’s writing, though, and the world around the Shadowhunters is amazing. I even hear that it’s better than TMI, so I definitely need to get on this bandwagon. Don’t worry, it’s a definite upcoming read.
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