Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

I wonder if I went back through all my Top Ten TBR posts, how many of those books I’ve actually got round to reading. I guess that’s a different blog post! These ten books are either recent acquisitions or upcoming pre-orders, so I’ve really no excuse not to read them. Other than the fact that there are so many other books to distract me…

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I was originally drawn by that stunning cover, followed by the fact it’s Nigerian inspired fantasy. It’s since turned into quite a buzzy book.

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

I loved Caraval and its Labyrinth (Bowie, not ancient Greece) vibes. I must admit, I’m a bit nervous that the second book won’t have the same magic, but I still want to read it, of course!

Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith

It’s about octopuses and the evolution of intelligence and it’s been on my wishlist since I first heard about it. The paperback came out and was Waterstones book of the month, so I pounced. Non-fiction always seems to be expensive in hardback, I imagine it’s a catch 22 of them not selling many so they have to charge more but they don’t sell as many because they charge more.

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Another one I was waiting on the paperback for. I did um and ah over the illustrated hardback but in the end went for portability.

All Rivers Run Free by Natasha Carthew

What? An unsolicited review book has made it to this list? Am I feeling OK? I did really like Winter Damage though, so I’ll definitely be reading this.

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

This has been on my graphic novel wishlist for a while and I gave in and treated myself to a pre-order of the paperback.

I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

I have loved both of Alice’s books so far so even though I’m avoiding contemporary YA at the mo, I couldn’t not buy this.

I Still Dream by James Smythe

It’s a bit weird waiting for release day for a Smythe as I’ve been super lucky to get review copies for all his other books, but I am pretty excited to get my hands on the finished beauty that is this book. It will be a naked hardcover on my bookstagram for sure!

The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla

Nikesh is busy this year with two releases, one YA and this one which is a contemporary British immigration story. I’m also hoping there’s a donkey in it…

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

It’s unusual for me to pre-order a US publication but how can I resist this Civil War zombie story, where the dead rise and the newly freed must fight them.