Ten Bookish Worlds That I’d Never Want To Live In

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s Top Ten list is all about bookish worlds that we’d really hate to live in! This is a fun one!

As ever, book images go to Goodreads!

The Program (The Program, #1)

The Program Suzanne Young– Suicide being an epidemic is not a nice world at all.

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

The Selection seriesKiera Cass- I just hate every single thing about this world!

Matched (Matched, #1)

Matched- Ally Condie– This one is just a no no for me. I hate the idea of being matched with someone else and having to live with them forever! What if you hate each other?! I couldn’t cope.

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)

The Chemical Gardens trilogyLauren DeStefano– This again is a very scary world. People not living past their twenties? People can’t live to see the children they have to pop out for Science!

Not a Drop to Drink (Not a Drop to Drink, #1)

Not A Drop To DrinkMindy McGinnis– This terrifies me. A world where there’s no water? Wah.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

PanemThe Hunger GamesSuzanne Collins– No. Just no. The amount of fighting? Worst nightmare.

Unwind (Unwind, #1)

UnwindNeal Shusterman– The idea of harvesting body organs and decisions about that being made my parents… I would NOT want to experience that, thank you very much!

Delirium (Delirium, #1)

DeliriumLauren Oliver– The idea of being inoculated against love really makes me sad.

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Divergent Veronica Roth– I don’t like the idea of this world either. It scares me!

1984

1984George Orwell– I haven’t read this book (I know, I know. I’m reading it this year!) but I definitely don’t like the sound of it.

Which worlds would you really not like to live in? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Stacking The Shelves #163

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

NetGalley:

The Last Days of Summer

The synopsis of this book instantly intrigued me! I was happy to be approved for a copy!

Bought:

A Madness So Discreet

This book sounds fantastic and I’ve heard great things about it from around the blogosphere!

Gift:

Small Great Things

need to read this book soon to see if I do still enjoy Jodi Picoult’s writing! We’ll see… I’ve heard mixed opinions.

What have you added to your shelves this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under The Tree For Me

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, it’s all about what we’re wishing to receive under our Christmas trees!

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Replica- Lauren Oliver

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Furthermore- Tahereh Mafi

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When I read modern day fairy tale I knew this book had to be on my list…

Stars Above- Marissa Meyer

Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles, #4.5)

I have been meaning to get this book for a while now. I’m not sure why I haven’t yet!

Exquisite Captive- Heather Demetrios

Exquisite Captive (Dark Caravan Cycle, #1)

This is another one that’s been on my wishlist forever!

Grave Mercy- Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)

I’ve heard good things about this series. Keen to try it!

A Madness So Discreet- Mindy McGinnis

A Madness So Discreet

I want to read this one too! I have only read Not A Drop To Drink by the same author, but I loved it!

A Mad Wicked Folly- Sharon Biggs Waller

A Mad, Wicked Folly

I’m intrigued by the good reviews for this book.

Illuminae- Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

This book has been everywhere! I can’t believe I haven’t bought it!

Behind Closed Doors- B A Paris

Behind Closed Doors

Another one that appeals to my reading tastes!

What’s A Girl Gotta Do?- Holly Bourne

What's a Girl Gotta Do? (The Spinster Club, #3)

I adore Holly Bourne. I’m intrigued to read this book!

What are you going to ask for this Christmas? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2014.

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Sarah J. MaasThrone of Glass-I’ve only read Throne of Glass but I’m soon to read Crown of Midnight. I can’t wait to get stuck into it. I should listen to my blogger friends more!

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Brodi AshtonEverneath series– I have completed the whole of the Everneath series this year. I love Brodi Ashton’s writing!

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Malorie BlackmanNoughts and Crosses, Knife Edge, Cloud Busting– I can’t believe I haven’t read any Malorie Blackman before now. I have learnt from my mistake! 😉

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Robin TalleyLies We Tell Ourselves– I thought this book was stunning! I very much enjoyed it, even though it was a tough read!

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Heather DemetriosSomething Real- This is easily one of my favourite books of the year. I absolutely devoured it. An unexpected gem.

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Mindy McGinnis- Not A Drop To Drink– This is another book that I didn’t expect to like as much as I did!

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Sally GreenHalf Bad– I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I can’t wait to read the next in the series!

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Emery LordOpen Road Summer– I was really impressed with Open Road Summer. I’m happy to read that Emery has another book coming out next year!

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Leigh BardugoThe Grisha Trilogy– This is another series that I’ve devoured this year. I may have been late to the party, but I powered through the series in a few months!

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Abigail Tarttelin Golden Boy– I adored this book. It’s so intense but incredibly well written!

What new-to-you authors have you discovered this year? Please feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is about the top ten authors that I’ve only read one book from but NEED to read more. This seems like it will be quite a tricky one for me, as most of the authors I’ve read…I’ve read more than one book from. Perhaps I’ll surprise myself as I go through them.

Jandy Nelson- The Sky Is Everywhere

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I have a lot of love for this book. It is one of my favourite books that I read pre-blogging. I’m looking forward to reading Jandy Nelson’s latest book I’ll Give You The Sun. It’s been a long time coming!

Heather Demetrios- Something Real

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I’ve only recently read this book but I thoroughly enjoyed the author’s writing style. It’ll be interesting to see what she writes next!

Amy Talkington- Liv, Forever

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This is another debut this year, there have been so many promising authors that I’ve read so far this year. I can’t wait to see what Amy Talkington writes next.

Mindy McGinnis- Not A Drop To Drink

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I’m very excited to read the next book in the series after being thoroughly impressed with Not A Drop To Drink!

Sally Green- Half Bad

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This is another series that I can’t wait to continue. I’m wondering where this will go.

Marie Lu- Legend

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Oh look at that! Another series I need to continue. I seriously have a series problem.

Emery Lord- Open Road Summer

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I was really impressed with Emery Lord’s debut novel.  I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next!

Tess Sharpe- Far From You

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This was another really brave debut which excited me for the author’s future!

Rachel Ward- The Drowning

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I know that Rachel Ward has had some other books published, but this is the only book that I’ve read of hers thus far. I do fully intend to read more by her and SOON!

Alexia Casale- The Bone Dragon

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The Bone Dragon was such a unique read. I’m so excited to read more from Alexia!

I’ve realised a lot of this authors were debut authors, and I have a lot of potentially exciting second books to look out for! Who have you got on your list this week? Please feel free to link me to your Top Ten posts and I’ll stop by.

Not A Drop To Drink

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How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

Teenage Lynn has been taught to defend her pond against every threat: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and most important, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty—or doesn’t leave at all. Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. But when strangers appear, the mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it. . .

Thoughts:

I remember seeing Not A Drop To Drink around a lot of blogs when it first came out. I’m very late to read it, which is often the case with me! 😉 I’m glad that I took the time to slot this book in my reading schedule because I thought it was an incredibly accomplished debut from an author that I’m now very excited about.

Not a Drop to Drink centres around Lynn and her mother Lauren. They live in near isolation in the basement of their farmhouse. They’re guarding their pond, which is a safe source of water. The world they live in is suffering from an extreme water shortage. Lynn and her mother are quite ruthless about what is theirs. Living in isolation has affected their interactions with others. They are incredibly cautious about those that approach them.

Not A Drop To Drink is a very character driven story. That’s not to say it’s not action packed. It is definitely full of action, but it is the characters that are at the forefront of this story. The world is nicely built, but it’s focused in on one small area which doesn’t give the reader too much to think about, yet it doesn’t feel like we don’t know enough. It feels like it’s left up to our own imaginations which is lovely.

I really liked Lauren and Lynn. Lauren seems like a really hard faced character, but actually, her main priority is making sure her daughter is okay, no matter what. There were some other strong characters in the book like Eli and Lucy who I don’t want to say too much about as it’s nice to experience their stories as they unravel.

I didn’t know a lot about this book before I went into it and I think that’s the best way to approach this book. I’m so excited to read the next book and catch up with this world.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

This book is perfect for dystopian fans who don’t mind using their own imagination to world build!

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR list (to be read). This list was incredibly difficult to limit to just ten books. Mainly because my TBR list is ridiculous.

I’ve decided to split it into 5 books on my kindle and 5 ‘real’ books. I’ve went for books that I actually have, not ones I’m anticipating, because again…we could be here all day if I do that!

Click on the book image for the Goodread’s page!

Kindle books:

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All The Truth That’s In MeJulie Berry– I’ve had this book on my kindle for a while now. I’ve heard such mixed opinions about it, so I can’t wait to read it to form my own opinion!

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Not A Drop To DrinkMindy McGinnis– Another book that I’ve had waiting to be read for a while. I was a bit scared of the hype around it, so I thought I would wait until it had died down a little! Again, I’ve heard really mixed things about this book, so I can’t wait to dive in and see what I think!

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Ten Tiny BreathsK.A Tucker– I’ve heard so much about this series. I really need to read it, don’t I?

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Picture Me GoneMeg Rosoff– I’ve had my eye on this one for a while. So I’m intrigued to see if it’s as good as I’m anticipating!

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Johnny’s GirlPaige Toon– I’m not ashamed to be a fan of chick-lit. I really like Paige Toon’s writing. It’s deeper than your average chick-lit.

‘Real’ books:

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Wedding NightSophie Kinsella– I used to be such a huge fan of chick-lit, but since blogging, I’ve definitely lost some of that love for it, because I’m reading different genres and really enjoying them! I’m intrigued to see if one of my favourite chick-lit writers can interest me enough in their latest book!

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Dear Killer- Katherine Ewell– I’m trying to read more debut authors this year. This is a debut that I’ve heard a lot about, so I’m excited to get to!

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TapeSteven Camden– This is another book that’s on my radar as a 2014 release. I love the bright cover!

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Birthmarked- Caragh O’Brien– This is a series that I aim to start this year. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. It’s time to explore it!

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Dead Girls Don’t LieJennifer Shaw Wolf– My sister bought me this book for Christmas. I still haven’t got around to reading it yet, but putting it on one of these lists will hopefully inspire me to pick it up soon. I really like the sound of it!

Have you read any of the books on my Spring To Be Read list? What did you think? What do you want to read in Spring? Please feel free to leave your link to your Top Ten posts and I’ll stop by!