Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  This week's topic is the "Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession".  I'm cheating a bit, as I got 11 books out of the library last night, but haven't included them all as I wanted to show off some of the stuff I've managed to get from the staff bookshop in the week.

1. Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
I've been reading Shadow Show (both the novel and the comic - see below!) and I wanted to read more of the source material, so I picked up the only Bradbury that was in the library yesterday.

 2. Vanishing Girls - Lauren Oliver
 I pre-ordered this before starting Delerium...after not really enjoying that, I'm a bit nervous about Vanishing Girls...good thing I got it from the library!

3. Dreams of Shreds & Tatters - Amanda Downum
I feel like I've seen this book everywhere recently (apart from the work bookshop!), so as it was in the library I thought, why not pick it up?

4. Foxglove Summer - Ben Aaronovitch
I loved River's of London but haven't felt that any subsequent volumes in the Peter Grant series have lived up to that promise.  I haven't decided to give up completely on the series - so I'm thinking Foxglove Summer could be the "make-or-break" book.

5. Shadow Show - Various
I bought Shadow Show in Sweden last year - and then found out some of the stories have been published in comic form earlier in the year.  Cue squeals when this turned up in the proof box last Wednesday!

 6. Y The Last Man - Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra
 I've heard good things about this series, and as the library had both vols 1 & 2 (alas no vol 3), I thought it was time to give it a try.  I read a few pages when I got home this evening and I'm already rather smitten!

7. Chew Volume 9 Chicken Tenders - John Layman and Rob Guillory
 New (well new for me) Chew!  I tell you, the library saw me coming yesterday...

8. Playing with Fire - Tess Gerritsen
 This is a gift for my mum.  Found in the bookshop at work, I'm always happy to find an unexpected proof!

9. As If - Jen Chaney
The best thing about getting two free damaged books a week is that I'm more likely to pick up really odd books!  Case in point, As If which is a retrospective of Clueless to celebrate the movie's 20th anniversary (I can't believe the film is that old...)

 10. Our Lady of The Streets - Tom Pollock
Another library pick.  Our Lady...wasn't even in the library catalog last month so I was completely shocked to see it on the shelf when I was having a peruse yesterday!  This book ends Pollock's fantastic Skyscraper Throne Trilogy - I'm excited to read it, but at the same time I'm a little sad that the story is nearly over for me.

Have you read any of the above?  What was on your list this week?

1 comment:

  1. I SO wanna read As If! Makes me want to watch Clueless right now.

    and Cheewwwwww!!! <3