Top Ten Tuesday is a meme started over at The Broke and Bookish. This week we are focusing on our top ten reads we plan on devouring during Fall.
1. Dracula by Bram Stoker. The perfect Halloween book, right? And yet I've not read it! I hear there's a pretty amazing audiobook of it featuring Allan Cumming and Tim Curry and ... I don't know, I might pick the audio over the written in this case, even though listening to classics hasn't worked out well for me in the past. Either way, it needs to be read. This fall. Must happen.
2. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. I think I probably just need to give up on this series, but I've been persevering. This might be my last Maas book unless it really starts to pick up. I'll have to write a post in the future about why these books just aren't working for me.
3. Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas. I read Dangerous Girls by this author and, other than the ending, I really liked it. I think she has a lot of talent (but why that ending... I mean just why?) so if the ending for this one isn't a big "twist" I think I'll really like it.
4. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama. Beautiful writing + cursed love + mermaids = YES. I've heard amazing, amazing, amazing things about this and am very eager to try it for myself.
5. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan. I'm a little behind on the Percy Jackson series... but I'll get caught up! To be honest, I'd love to get the original five read before 2015 but between other books + school, we'll have to see how that goes.
6. Graceling by Kristin Cashore. This is one of those books that has been on my shelf for far, far too long and I just need to get read already. (To be honest, I have a lot of those...)
7. The Monk by Matthew Lewis. Okay, "technically" this is a re-read, although not quite because I never finished it the first go. Basically, this is a Victorian novel that is all flavors of messed up, mind bending insanity and I loved it. I want to re-read it + finish it and it's very... Halloweeny? It's dark is what I mean. Perfect to read around the same time as Dracula.
8. Looking for Alaska by John Green. It's no secret that The Fault in Our Stars didn't work for me, but I do want to try out more works by him before I decide whether or not I like him.
9. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake. I read Anna Dressed in Blood back when it first came out and man, oh man. That book was amazing. It's sequel time.
10. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Yet another creepy classic I've yet to read. This is very short and very good. Some of my friends have told me that it's really a pity she didn't write more.
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