Wednesday 8 April 2015

Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Wanted to Start Yesterday

If you're reading this I hope you had a lovely Easter and welcome back to Top 5 Wednesday!

Top 5 Wednesday is hosted by GingerReadsLainey and you can see the complete list of wednesday-ers here. Today's topic is 'Books you wanted to start yesterday', I found this quite difficult because my TBR shelf is so massive and I have so many books I need to read but here are the five I picked out:

1.  More Than This - Patrick Ness
I'm not going to lie, I mainly bought this book because the cover is so beautiful - I mean look at it! - and it was on sale in hardcover. I first heard of Patrick Ness because the first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy was on my university reading list for Children's Literature, it was one of the few YA books we studied. I really liked the first book and have since bought the second but haven't got around to reading it yet. More Than This is a stand alone book and I've heard nothing but good things about it so I really need to get going on this one.

2. The Land of Stories 3: A Grimm Warning - Chris Colfer
I have read the first two books in this series and really really enjoyed them, Colfer isn't the strongest writer but the stories are amazing, it's just such a creative take on fairytales and I love all the characters. I got this book for my birthday last year and still haven't picked it up yet so it needs to happen soon.

3. Divergent - Veronica Roth
I think I'm the only person in the world who hasn't read Divergent, I just haven't got round to it yet. I think I was just so disappointed in the ending of The Hunger Games series that I've been reluctant to pick up another dystopian YA series. I'm waiting to watch the movies until I've read the books so I really need to get on this soon.

4. A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
I loved the film so much when I was little, I used to watch it all the time and as soon as this Puffin in Bloom edition was released I just had to have it. I bought this in December and haven't picked it up yet, I will do soon as it's a classic I feel I'm missing out on and I think it'll be a fairly quick read.

5. The Mortal Instruments Series - Cassandra Clare
I was given the first five books of this series for my birthday back in 2013 and I still haven't read them! I think it was because I didn't have the time whilst at university and since then it's seemed like quite a daunting task as I feel I'll need to read them in succession which might take a while. But this year is the year that is going to happen, I'm thinking maybe in summer, so I can sit outside for whole weekends and just read them all.

So those are my top five books I've meaning to start for a really long time.

Have you read any of these books? Which books did you want to start yesterday?


  1. I loved More Than This, Ness is such a brilliant writer!

  2. Great picks, Sarah! Divergent was wonderful. You just have to avoid spoilers like the plague. I, like many, had the third book ruined for me. *shakes fist at spoilery people* I have such a soft spot for The Mortal Instruements series. I've read the first 5 books and am excited for the 6th. (I should have put it on my list!)

    Here's my T5W list:

  3. I also need to read More Than This. I've only read A Monster Calls, and it was wonderful.

    You can check out my list on my blog.


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