Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Need Right Now

Hello and welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday post! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish and this week’s theme was Top Ten Books I Would Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed Me a Loaded Gift Card. Hopefully all of the books on this list will be bought soon, because I have asked my dad for a book voucher for my birthday...

  1. The Vegetarian - Han Kang

The Vegetarian has been on my radar ever since it was shortlisted for - and then won - the Man Booker International Prize. I made the mistake of starting it in Waterstones but not buying it (silly) so I really need to get my hands on it soon so that I can get lost in what I’m sure is an intriguing and brilliant book.

  1. The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware

I recently read In A Dark Dark Wood and although my feelings towards it were not brilliant when I first finished it, my opinions have since changed. It was a gripping read and it’s made me want to read The Woman in Cabin 10 even more than I already did. I have no idea what it’s about, but my hopes are pretty high.

  1. The Assassin’s Blade - Sarah J Maas

This is currently the only published Throne of Glass book I haven’t read. With the release of Empire of Storms being published in September (not long now!), I’ve been seeing more and more of this collection of novellas in anticipation. I need it.

  1. Girls Will Be Girls - Emer O’Toole

I saw this book on Lauren’s channel, Reads and Daydreams, and knew I had to read this book as soon as she mentioned gender stereotypes. In my last semester in Germany, I took a Language and Gender module, and my friends are talking about gender more and more, so it’s something that’s become prevalent in my day-to-day life and I’ll read anything that can give me an insight into such a complex but relevant issue.

  1. The Year of Living Danishly - Helen Russell

I’ve never been to Denmark, but for some reason I’ve always felt like it’s a place where I could easily live. Helen Russell is a journalist who upped sticks and left for a small Danish village because her partner got offered his dream job working at Legoland and she writes about her experiences living there and the differences she’s noticed between the UK and Denmark.

  1. You - Caroline Kepnes

I wanted to read this book when it originally came out but then it fell off my radar, but recently I’ve been hearing so many mixed reviews about it I want to get involved and see what the sitch is. I think it’s a thriller about a guy who takes control of a woman’s life via her social media and things? I’m not too sure, but I’m intrigued.

  1. The Establishment - Owen Jones

What with the situation in the UK and my unhappiness with it all, it’s the perfect time to be reading something political. This book is about how behind British democracy there are people (The Establishment) who have a lot of power to control things and make sure they benefit most, for example Rupert Murdoch. I can tell it’s going to make me angry, but I’m hoping it will also shed light on a system under which I live and will inspire me to change the way things work.

  1. The Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater

I joined bookstagram at pretty much the same time as the release of The Raven King - you can imagine how many photos of the beautiful Raven Cycle books I was seeing per day. In my post last week I talked about how bookstagram had affected what I was reading, and these books are the prime example. I need to be involved in the hype and I need to read these books soon.

  1. Everyday Sexism - Laura Bates

Last month I read Girl Up by Laura Bates so it only feels right to read her first book about the online project she set up. I follow the Twitter page for the Everyday Sexism Project and it is infuriatingly relatable: people tweet about their dealings with sexism, such as being catcalled, being interrupted or talked over by men, or powerful women being boiled down to just their wardrobe.

  1. Empire of Storms - Sarah J. Maas

Maybe this is cheating a little bit because it’s not out yet, but if there was a way of paying a lot of money to get it RIGHT NOW, I would. I devoured the Throne of Glass series a couple of months back, and I cannot wait to delve back in. Repeat after me: next month next month next month.

There are so many books that I would buy right now if I had the money, but these are the ones that I could justify wanting more, rather than just for the fact they have pretty covers/I’ve seen them a lot. If you joined in with this week’s TTT, let me know and link it below so I can give it a read!

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