Top Ten Tuesday #32 - Last eight books that have found their way into my eager hands

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I, am very proud of myself, because I have been on a book-buying ban and a Netgalley ban and have refrained from buying books, so as you can see I haven't got a full list today which is making me proud and sad simultaneously. ALSO, we are moving to England at the end of the month and my boxes are mainly packed so that's also one of the reasons as to why I haven't been buying much. However, I have received some lovely books from publishers as well as loaned some from a friend - I am extremely excited about reading them!

1. I'll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson

When I got this book to review I very nearly died. Okay, that's a slight exaggeration but seriously, it's Jandy Nelson! I read The Sky is Everywhere back when I was 13 and to this day it still remains one of my favorite books, it shattered my heart into oblivion and stitched it back together, but forever claimed a piece. It was BEAUTIFUL and I can't wait to read this!

2. Dare You To - Katie McGarry
Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)

My best friend (Kristin from Simply Bookish Things) loaned me this book to read a couple of weeks ago and I loved it! I devoured it quickly, it made me laugh and it made me cry and it reminded me just why I love reading so much. READ IT.

3. Take Me On - Katie McGarry

Kristin also loaned me Take Me On and OHMYGOSH, I found it so heart-wrenching and emotional and it reduced me to tears! Such an exceptional book! Also: it made me want to start kickboxing which I can imagine would be hilariously catastrophic as I am not the most "coordinated" of people.

4. Never Always Sometimes - Adi Alsaid
Never Always Sometimes


5.  They Call Me Alexandra Gastone - T.A. Maclagan
They Call Me Alexandra Gastone

A YA thriller where a teenage girl leads a double life as a normal teenager and as a CIA spy? SIGN ME UP.

6. Love Hurts - Malorie Blackman
Love Hurts

THIS COVER IS SO PRETTY. It's pink and blue, two of my favorite colours! I never read short stories so I'm interested to see if I enjoy it. Also, it's about different forms of love and all the ups and downs that accompany it which sounds like things are going to get prettyyyy interesting!

7. Queen of Tomorrow - Sherry D. Ficklin
Queen of Tomorrow (Stolen Empire, #2)
I have the first one to review and I'm really looking forward to reading these two one after the other! If I enjoy them, I am so buying them in physical format because just LOOK AT THAT COVER.

8. To Kill a Mockingbird

I'm currently reading this and it's absolutely AMAZING! I was so nervous to read it because it's one of the most well-loved, well-known and most criticized classics but I am absolutely in love with this book!


  1. Oh this is a good prompt! I wish I'd done it over the weekend. :) enjoy!

  2. I really love the court politics and historical fiction aspects of Queen of Someday and Queen of Tomorrow. Such cover love too!! I hope you enjoy Katie McGarry's stories, I can't wait to read your thoughts (and maybe try them out for myself).

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    1. Ooh I think I'll enjoy it then as I'm looking into books that have political themes throughout! OOH, you HAVE to read Katie McGarry's books - THEY'RE AMAZING!

  3. I so want to read I'll Give You The Sun! Everyone raves about it. And I love me some Katie McGarry too. I hope you enjoy Love Hurts. I didn't really love it, because it wasn't what I expected it to be. I thought they would be short stories, but most of them are actually "scenes" from existing novels... Anyway, I do hope you'll enjoy all of them Kyra! :D

    1. I know right - I've heard such good things! UGH NO - why would they put scenes from existing novels into a book?! That's slightly infuriating -.- Hopefully I'll still enjoy it though! ;D

  4. Great selection! I really want to read Never Always Sometime! I hope you enjoy these!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

  5. To Kill a Mockingbird is AMAZING. You'll love it even more :) And so many good books! Lovely post <3

    Nirvana @ Quenching the Quill

  6. KATIE MCGARRY! <33333 *high fives you*

  7. YES TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD *flails* I love that one. One of the few classics I could actually get into.So excited to see some of these. I HOPE YOU LOVE ALL OF THEM THO. *nods*

    Nirvana @ Quenching the Quill

  8. I'll Give You The Sun!! I hope you enjoy it, girl!! I had a lot of mixed feelings for love hurts - hope it works out for you!!


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