Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Top Ten Most Recent Library Requests and Holds

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly feature created at The Broke and The Bookish.

I know, I know, a bit similar to last week. But also different. When I request books from the library they're often the "I'm not sure if I'll like this and if I hate it I know I'll regret buying it because money doesn't grow on trees, but I also really hope I'll love it" variety.



1. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi: I don't have a great track-record with debuts, but this sounds pretty fantastic.

2. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard: I didn't love her Something Strange and Deadly trilogy, but this does sound more up my alley.

3. Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan: I am actually really hoping to love this one, but I'm not entirely sure if I'd be comfortable buying it without knowing what I'm getting myself into first.

4. The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa: While I liked The Immortal Rules, I'd like to see where this series goes before deciding if I want to purchase it or now.

5. The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa: See above.



6. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken: This one is actually in my hands right now. I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not, having not read any of the author's work before, and being a bit uncertain of the premise despite my love of time travel books.

7. Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner: Reading Illuminae last year reminded me that I hadn't finished this trilogy. While I didn't love it, I also didn't hate it.

8. The Queen's Choice by Cayla Kluver: Bored bored bored. I was not impressed with the first 70% of this novel. I only found myself remotely engaged toward the end.

9. These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly: I read and reviewed this a while ago.

10. Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater: Confession: I audiobooked Sinner before reading any the rest of The Wolves of Mercy Falls. I wanted to read it after I finished Shiver, Linger, and Forever, though. P. S. The audiobook is fantastic, you should all definitely listen to it.

Do you use libraries? Does your local library have a wonderful request feature? Does it sometimes take 87 years for holds to come in?

16 comments :

  1. The Star Touched Queen and Truthwitch are both books that I really want to read!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/top-ten-tuesday-41/

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    1. Let's hope we both get the chance to soon!

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  2. Passenger and The Star Touched Queen are excellent picks! I enjoyed reading both and I hope you do too. Tell the Wind and Fire and Truthwitch are on my TBR list.

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    1. I was on your TTT this week that you've got an ARC of TtWaF, I'm looking forward to hearing what you think!

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  3. I just finished reading Truthwitch AND Passenger last week and lOVED them both! i went to meet them at their tour in Illinois a few weeks ago and got signed copies! hope you enjoy them! i know i did! Passenger was a personal favorite for me because I love time travelling books!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. I'm also a huge fan of time travel books! I'm working my way though Passenger right now.

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  4. Nearly done with Truthwitch and it's quite good. Definitely an interesting fantasy world. Oh, and this reminds me: I still need to finish Meagan's and Amie's series. Book one was pretty good and I hear books two and three are good reads too. :)

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    1. I'm hearing a lot of good things about Truthwitch.

      I think of the three I liked These Broken Stars the best, but the whole trilogy was quite entertaining. I'm looking forward to finding out what you think about them!

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  5. Great topic. Passenger sounds right up my alley.

    Hope you'll visit me today at http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-will.html

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    1. Time travel books seem to be big this year, and, let me tell you, I'm thrilled.

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  6. YAY! Great choice of topic this week. I always love freebie week as people always do such amazing topics! Oh my god sooooo many of these are ones I am absolutely desperate to get to - Passenger, Truthwitch, Their Fractured Light and The Star-Touched Queen.

    Here's my TTT post if you want to check it out. I picked non-book romances I would love to see get book adaptations.

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    1. Freebies always mix it up a bit (and I often find myself wishing I could do some of the topics people come up with).

      P.S. Arwen and Aragorn don't have a ship name, do they? Random thought brought on by your post.

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  7. I really want to read Tell the Wind and Fire, as well as The Star Touched Queen. Great list!!
    http://thebestbasicblogger.blogspot.com/2016/01/buy-box-theme-1-for-february.html

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    1. There are so many (hopefully) amazing books to look forward to this year!

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  8. I'm looking forward to reading Passenger and These Shallow Graves too. My TTT

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    1. I've actually read These Shallow Graves already, and I did quite enjoy it (primitive forensics!) Hope you get a chance to read them soon!

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