Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday post! I skipped the last two weeks ones bc 1) I was feeling lazy and 2) stressed so I wasn’t in the mood to type out my own posts. But, my CAs are over! So I’m just gonna chill for a while before mugging for promos (-:
Today’s T5W’s topic is “Books You Want to Read Before the End of the Year“. Oh wow. Ain’t that easy. Who here doesn’t have a huge “want to read” list?? But well, how does one simply choose only five books out of that mile long list???
- Pandora Hearts ~Caucus Race~, Vol. 1 by Jun Mochizuki, Shinobi Wakamiya
You guys probably don’t know this but: I ABSOLUTELY LOVE PANDORA HEARTS. I WOULD SELL MY SOUL TO HAVE BREAK ALIVE AND KICKING ONCE MORE. And it breaks my heart to think that I have the first volume of the light novel sitting on my shelf for months, waiting to be picked up and read. I’m blaming this on procrastination.
- This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston
I am somehow strongly attracted to this book. It is easily one of my most anticipated releases for 2016. I am totally bought on by the cover (the synopsis also sounds promising! (-: ).
- The Child Thief by Brom
A dark re-telling of Peter Pan, how could I resist? I absolutely adore dark stories, and I have yet to delve into re-telling novels. Plus, the dark side of Peter Pan’s story is a really interesting part to explore! Sadly, it doesn’t seem to be done often
- Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
The book that inspired the Studio Ghibli movie of the same name… which I have yet to watch as well. A few months ago, a friend of mine dragged me into a Studio Ghibli marathon; we never got past The Cat Returns. It’s not that the movie was boring ― it was great and the animation was so fluid ― I’m just not really a movie person. Anyways, I’ve heard many good things about Howl’s Moving Castle and hopefully I’ll stop procrastinating and pick up a copy of this book soon, be it from a library or a bookstore.
- The Thousandth Floor (The Thousandth Floor #1) by Katharina McGee
Oh look, another book I’m really drawn to but don’t know why. Maybe it’s because it’s set in a tower (that I thought was the Empire State Building bc of the cover), or maybe it’s due to the simple but beautiful cover. However, it seems to have garnered some really mixed reviews so… I’m not too sure…
Some other books that might have made the list are The Raven Boys, A Court of Mist and Fury, Shadow and Bone and any of Colleen Hoover’s books. It’s just that I don’t want to get dragged along by the hype and think that the book is better than it is, only to be even more disappointed later on after giving it some thought. Plus, that’s literally my only reason for wanting to pick up those books ― the hype.
That’s it for today’s Top 5 Wednesday and hopefully I’ll be back next Wednesday with another post! (-: