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Hey guys!! It is time for another TTT!! This week is freebie week, so I thought I would share with you guys the top ten books I am most looking forward to this year! I didn’t do this at the beginning of the year because I was so ill, so I just thought I would skip out on it, but now I have the chance to show you guys what I am excited to get my hands on! In no particular order, here they are:
10. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas – There is obviously a mixed bowl of people who adore Maas and people who despise her… I adore her and, to be honest… I have been hibernating since last may just because I NEED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to see what the cover is going to look like!
9. Throne of Glass #6 by Sarah J. Maas – Again, Maas… but IT’s THE CONCLUSION AND I NEEDED IT LAST SEPTEMBER *Ahem*
8. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth – Unpopular opinion alert! Ive seen the controversy surrounding this book, however, I would like to read it for myself and decide myself whether or not it is really racist or not. I have seen people who have torn this book apart because they believe it is racist and I have seen people stand up for this book because they do not view it as racist. Everyone interprets books differently, so, before anyone decides to hate on me here, I want to have the chance to interpret and decide for myself. Besides, I loved the Divergent series and I can’t wait to read more from this author 🙂
7. A Bond of Blood and Fire by Karen Tomlinson – So, I absolutely LOVE A Bond of Venom and Magic (YOU SHOULD ALL BE READING THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT IS ALL AMOUNTS OF AWESOME!!!!!!!!) and I literally cannot wait for this book! I have already beta read this book and it was everything I wanted and more! So, I just want a signed copy of this to be sat next to the signed copy of ABOVAM on my shelf where they belong…
6. Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau – I recently added this to my TBR and I have already seen some really amazing things about this book from the reviews trickling in! I definitely can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!
5. Eternity Fades by Katelyn Anderson – This book doesn’t have a Goodreads page yet, BUT, the author is nearing the end of the writing process!! I absolutely LOVED Everlasting Flame and I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to be getting my mits on this book…
4. First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy – This sounds really really interesting!!! I want to know EVERYTHING!!
3. Now I Rise by Kierstin White – I really enjoyed the first book in this series and I cannot wait to see where Lada goes next!
2. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell – Ummmmm… Can we just have a look at how awesome this cover is?!? Couple that with the blurb and then try and convince me you guys don’t want this book in your lives!!
1. We Now Return to Regular Life by Martin Wilson – This book sounds like it could be a really powerful read if done right and I am really looking forward to it!!
So that’s it!! These are just some of the books that I am really excited about getting this year and they all look really awesome!!
Are you guys looking forward to any of these books?? What topic did you guys pick this week? Feel free to drop links and comments and I will check them all out!
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I’m so looking forward to A Court of WIngs and Ruin and ToG #6 as well! I’m with you in hibernation until they’re here 🙂 I didn’t know about The Last Magician but it looks and sounds so good so I’m definitely adding to my TBR!
Right!!!! I literally cannot wait for Maas’ books!! And I hope you enjoy it too 🙂
I’m curious about a new Charbonneau book, and yes that cover of The LAst Magician looks amazing!
They both look really interesting! 😀
Some many great books coming up this year! A ton of awesome covers too. Personally, I’m looking forward to Oathbringer and ToG #6. Still need to get started with ACOTAR.
Right!! It’s going to be a good year in books, I think 🙂 ToG #6!!! So excited!! And you definitely should get to it!!
The cover of Dividing Eden looks so good!
I’ve only just stared reading Throne of Glass, but I love it so far, so I hope to plow through the rest of her books this year.
The books I’m most looking forward to are Potions in the Pizza by Mikey Brooks (MG) and the final John Cleaver novel by Dan Wells. SO. EXCITED. There’s also a second Blacklist novel coming in March I’ll have to check out.
My TTT -I’ve been super obsessed with a show lately, so I decided to use my Freebie to talk about it. ^_^
😱😱😱 im glad you have finally gotten around to Maas’ books because they are AMAZING!!!! I hope you enjoy the books you are waiting on as well 🙂
We Now Return to Regular Life sounds like an absolutely fantastic read. But, there is something in your post that I would like to point out. Carve the Mark is in fact racist, I didn’t decide this because I’m white and I don’t get to pick and choose what is or is not racist, but I listened to my fellow metals, whom are POC, and I now know that it is fact racist. They have been hurt. They know what is and is not racist and Carve the Mark, is. It may not affect some people the way it has others, but that does not take away the racist content it has. No, that’s not how it works. The book has hurt so many POC and that should not be dismissed because some people have said it isn’t racist. That’s absolute bull. This is not okay, even in the slightest. POC should not be pushed aside because people want to decide for themselves if it is racist, just no. Here is a lovely thread by @/theauslibrary about how black and indigenous POC vs non-black POC is different. There is certain racism in CARVE THE MARK that affects black & indigenous PoC, so when non-black POC dismiss the critiques CTM has received & say oh no, this isn’t racism, that in itself is anti-black racism. There are more problems at hand that may meet the eye and us whites need to educate ourselves on this. and so when NB PoC dismiss the criticism & say it isn’t racist, that in itself is anti-black racism. Just please, read Meleika’s thread because she explains it all. Please check it out so you can see how “deciding for yourself if a book is racist” is very harmful. The thread can be found <a href="https://twitter.com/theauslibrary/status/822092558780141569" here .
It does 🙂 I never once dismissed it as either one racist or racist. I have seen comments from POC who have said that it isn’t racist and I have seen comments from POC who have said that it is racist. Everyone interprets books and their contents differently and as someone who has seen both sides of the argument and hasn’t actually read the book, I decided to order a copy and read it for myself. That does not make me racist. I think in the world we live in where it has become extremely easy to insult any POC because of political correctness at its extreme etc. It has become too easy for anyone to cry racism, whether that be POC or white people. So just because I have made a decision based on formulating and interpreting the book the way that I want to, does not make me racist. It makes me open minded to the idea that maybe this book is racist… and maybe it is, in fact, not racist. That remains to be seen when I have read the book and interpreted it in my own way…
But the comments from POC who have said it is racist mean that the book is, in fact, racist. It hurt someone, and not just one person but MANY. It has hurt so many black & indigenous people that it shouldn’t be dismissed AT ALL. They aren’t “crying” racism. They have been extremely hurt and for people to disregard that bc a select few POC say it isn’t racist is just sad. You’re hurting so many other POC by disregarding their hurt and that’s where this crosses the line. If someone likes the book or not, fine, but it will always be a racist book.
I really hate “fighting” about this because even commenting on the situation brings this book promotion and it doesn’t deserve that in the slightest. PLEASE, just consider how disregarding the problematic aspects in this book are hurting many, many people. Just because you may not find it racist and it may not affect you, it affects others. Just realize that this book is racist and if you like it, fine, just own up to it being problematic.
I never said it was or wasn’t problematic. I’ve already admitted that it may have hurt some people in one form or another, but I would rather you respect my own choice to form my own opinion about something, rather than being a sheep and following a crowd. Sure, it may have hurt someone, but that is not a reason to disregard a book and refuse to read and formulate my own opinion. Every book hurts someone in some way, it just doesn’t garner as much attention as this one does – and I wouldn’t exactly say we’re fighting. I’m exercising my right to read/say/ do whatever I want and you are trying squash that right just because you don’t think what I am doing is the right thing. You can have your opinion and leave me to mine. Last time I checked, I live in a free country.
I do wan to first make a comment on one you’ve made below about “attacking” you. I didn’t want to come across that way at all, I tried to make my comments as polite as possible and I thought I did so. But, if I did come across as attacking then I sincerely apologize because that’s not what I had intended to do. I just wanted to say that this is problematic and racist. You definitely have free will to read it if you want to, that’s totally up to you, but when I see it promoted and see people wanting to read it I definitely still want to put my two cents in, yanno? I want you to know that a lot of people have been hurt. I wan you to see why it has been called racist and I would love for you to see that you don’t have to read it to know it is, in fact, racist, but if I can’t do that, then that’s okay, at least I tried. And, you, of course, can still read it or not. I don’t think you should, but again, you are free to read it if you wan to. I didn’t want to come off as saying you can’t do what you want because you can. I just wanted to show you why, how, and everything in between on why this book is racist. I do want to say though that even if you do read it and say it isn’t racist…the book will still be racist. That’s the way I see it. I’m not trying to squash anything. You choosing to read it isn’t right or wrong. But if you read it and say it’s not racist, that’s what will be wrong. I hope when you do read it you’ll see why everyone is saying the things they do, but I also want people to see that you don’t have to read a book to know whether or not it’s racist…people have pulled many quotes from the book showing that. I get you want to see what it entails, but sometimes seeing what POC is enough sometimes. I just wanted you to see where A LOT of people are coming from. Again, I didn’t want to come off as attacking at all, I hope you can see where I was coming from with all of this. And again, I’m not squashing or saying you CAN’T. Just my opinion is, you shouldn’t.
It definitely came across that way. I have understood that and I have also accepted that the book is problematic because it did offend some people. However, I still want to give the book a shot
Sorry for the broken link in my other comment, also if you want to DM me and talk more about this on Twitter you can find me @_ericalyn9 🙂
Some of the other books do look really intriguing! 🙂 I hope you love them!
Great theme for this week, and great picks as well. Both A Court of Wings and Ruin and the last Throne of Glass book are at the top of my most anticipated reads for 2017, same with Now I Rise as well. I haven’t seen any reviews for Carve the Mark, negative or otherwise, so I’m interested to start it myself. I may be checking some of your other picks out as well, There are some seriously gorgeous covers there! 🙂
ACOWARs cover is being revealed today and I am so excited!!!! There was a lot of negativity surrounding the book about it being racist so… there is a comment somewhere on this thread, which basically sums it up. I have seen it from both sides of the argument and I want to form my own opinion… you definitely should!! Some of these look awesome!!
I didn’t know that until you mentioned it in your comment just now but I have seen the cover today (have you?) and I actually really love it. It’ll look amazing with the other two books on my bookshelves! 🙂
I think that’s important to do with new books. Maybe some people didn’t enjoy it but maybe it’ll be one you really love after all. You never know until you pick it up yourself. 🙂
The cover is 😍😍😍😍 I can’t wait to have a copy sat on my shelf with the other two!!! And I totally agree, but I still hate the fact that people will attack you for doing your own thing …
Cannot wait for the last Throne of Glass book! I wasn’t planning on reading CTM before everything started coming out on Twitter, it just didn’t sound like my thing. I hope you enjoy it though.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/top-ten-tuesday-93/
I know right!! So excited!! Fair enough 🙂 I hope so too 🙂
Dividing Eden looks good!!
Here’s a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/01/top-ten-tuesday-freebie-top-ten.html