Top Five Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey @GingerReadsLainey and she has passed down the torch to Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. For more information and for future topics you can check out the goodreads group.
As you may know, fantasy is my favourite genre to read. And it’s also the one I read the most from. So you can only imagine how many fantasy books there are on my TBR. I especially have many first books in series that I want to start.
(As most fantasy that I’m interested in are longer series.) In today’s top five Wednesday I’ll be mentioning the series I really want to continue reading (and one standalone). Hopefully I’ll be able to get to all of them soon, we shall see. Anyway, let’s not get into the books!
5. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
We shall start with the only standalone on today’s list. I have heard many amazing things about Uprooted and it seems like a book that I would greatly enjoy! This is also the only book on the list where I don’t own the physical copy of it, so this might take some time until I get to it
(as I’m also on a book buying ban). I’m also really interested in Novik’s Temeraire series, as I’m obsessed with dragons – which is also a well known fact.. Though I still plan on picking up Uprooted first, as I want to finish (or catch up to) a few series before starting new ones.
4. A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow by George R. R. Martin
I don’t think I need to introduce this series, everyone has probably by now heard of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. The next book that I have to read is the third one in the series, as I own the separate editions – I need to read the first part Steel and Snow. These books take me AGES to read and by that I mean a few months. I have no idea why, as I do enjoy this series a lot. I really need to pick this book up soon, it’s one I’m very exited to read!
3. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of my all time favourite books, I absolutely adored it! So why is it on this list, if I have already read it? It’s been a long time since I first read it and I want to continue reading this series as well, but to do that I feel like I need to reread this first book
(which doesn’t really bother me, as I do love it). I just know I’ll get much more out of the story, if I reread this first book. I also want to write a review for it, sooo rereading this book will help me with that as well!
2. Eldest by Christopher Paolini
I read Eragon, the first book in this series, some time ago and ever since then I have wanted to pick up the sequel! At first I didn’t have the time to read it
(university had gotten quiet busy at that point) and then I got into a reading slump. Because of that I haven’t picked this book up yet. I have gotten out of that slump recently so I’m very much hoping that I’ll be reading it soon – after all I loved Eragon.
1. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
I have completely adored A Darker Shade of Magic, it was such a fantastic book! If you want to hear more of my thoughts on that book, you can check out my review. So why haven’t I picked this book up yet, if I loved the first one so much? Well, there was that reading slump that I mentioned, but other than that I just wasn’t ready to read it yet.
(My mind is a weird place.) I plan on reading it this month and I’m beyond exited about that!