TTT: Bookish Settings I’d Visit

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It is that time of the week for another Top Ten Tuesday. It is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This weeks topic is bookish settings you’d love to visit. Since I read a lot of fantasy I’m going to be talking about fictional places, instead of real places used in books. I’ve actually only have six to share with you today, so let’s get started.
  • Middle-Earth, especially Rivendell from LOTR trilogy
  • Hogwarts from the Harry Potter series
  • The city of Ebora from The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
  • Buckkeep Castle from the Realm of the Elderlings series by Robin Hobb
  • The Clayr’s Glacier from the Old Kingdom trilogy by Garth Nix
  • Pellinor from the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon
I’m sure I’ve probably missed some but these are the first that come to mind. There are a lot of amazing fantasy worlds out there. What fictional world would you love to visit? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

TTT: Books on my Winter TBR

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It is that time of the week for another Top Ten Tuesday. It is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This weeks topic is books on my Winter TBR. It turns out I didn’t read a lot of the books on my Autumn TBR post so we’ll see if I stick to this TBR :). There are quite a few books that I want to get to soon but I managed to narrow it down to 10.
Hopefully I’ll get to at least some of these books, because there are also quite a few winter book releases that I hope to read too. Basically as always there are a lot of books to read :). What books do you want to read this winter? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

TTT: Books on my Fall TBR

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It is that time of the week for another Top Ten Tuesday. It is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This weeks topic is books on your fall TBR. Personally I say autumn but you get the idea :). I have quite a few books I want to read this autumn, as well as winter, so I can really just talk about all the books on my bookshelves. I don’t think I’ll be able to read all of them though. So let’s get started.

 

Hopefully I will get to all of these books this autumn or at least by the end of the year. So far this month I haven’t done a lot of reading but I’m hoping to get back into reading a lot soon. There are quite a few other books on my TBR but I think I want to get to these ones most of all at the moment. What books are on your autumn/fall TBR? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

TTT: Fantasy books released in early 2000’s

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It is that time of the week for another Top Ten Tuesday. It is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This weeks topic is a throwback freebie so I’ve decided to share 10 great books that were released in the early 2000’s. Basically roughly between 10-20 years ago. I have read and loved all of these books, so this topic was a great excuse to talk about them/ recommend them to you guys :). Let’s get started.
  1. Son of the Shadow / Juliet Marillier / second book in the Sevenwaters series / first published 2000
  2. Furies of Calderon / Jim Butcher / first book in the Codex Alera series / first published 2004
  3. The Magician’s Guild / Trudi Canavan / first book in the Black Magicians trilogy/ first published 2001
  4. The Gift / Alison Croggon / first book in the Pellinor series / first published 2002
  5. The Amulet of Samarkand / Jonathan Stround / first book in the Bartimaeus trilogy / first published 2003
  6. Wolf Brother / Michelle Paver / first book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series / first published 2004
  7. Fudoki / Kij Johnson / first published 2003
  8. Ruins of Gorlan / John Flanagan / first book in the Ranger Apprentice series / first published 2004
  9. Fool’s Errand / Robin Hobb / first book in the Tawny Man trilogy / first published 2001
  10. Old Man’s War / John Scalzi / first book in the Old Man’s War series / first published 2005
So coming up with the answers to this actually made me aware that I haven’t read a lot of fantasy books written after the 2000’s, if that makes sense. I definitely want to try out more fantasy books written in the 80’s and 90’s. Have you guys read any of these books? Spot any favourites? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

TTT: Hidden Gems in the Fantasy Genre

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It is that time of the week for another Top Ten Tuesday. It is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This weeks topic is hidden gem books in the fantasy genre. No surprise that I choose to talk about fantasy this week :). I’m going to be sharing some books that I feel are a bit underrated and deserve more love. Quite a few of these have under 1,000 Goodreads rating, others I just don’t really see alot of in the bookish community. I have eight books to share with you guys today. Let’s get started.
  1. Fudoki / Kij Johnson / Standalone – fantastic mix of fantasy and historical fiction
  2. The Ninth Rain / Jen Williams / 3 books planned, 1 currently out – I thought this was an amazing start to this trilogy.
  3.  Echoes of the Fall series / Adrian Tchaikovsky / 2 books currently out – one of my new favourite settings, as well as great characters and plot
  4. The Songs of Shattered Sands series / Bradley Beaulieu / 6 books planned, 2 currently released – unique setting and fantastic plot, if a little slow to start
  5. The Tale of Shikanoko series / Lian Hearn / Depending on what editions you get this will either be in two books or four books – great fantasy set in a mythical Japanese world
  6. The Dandelion Dynasty trilogy / Ken Liu / 3 books planned, 2 currently out – the first two books were amazing, although the first book is quite dense
  7. Daughter of the Empire / Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts / Trilogy, originally published in the 80’s. I thought this was a fantastic introduction to this trilogy. This is a must read if you like fantasy with a lot of intrigue/politics
  8. Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series / Michelle Paver / 6 book series (all released) – these books are definitely aimed at younger readers but they can still be enjoyed by a range of ages. I thought this series was great
That’s all I have for you guys today. I highly recommend checking out all of these books, as I really think they deserve more love. Do you guys have any hidden gem books? I’d love to know which books you think deserve more love. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

TTT: Books set in a school

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It is that time of the week for another Top Ten Tuesday. It is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This weeks topic is a back to school freebie, so I thought I would share my top 10 books set in school. I personally really enjoy this type of setting so it seemed like a good topic to talk about. The books I’m sharing today are some of my favourites and I would recommend checking them all out :). Most of these are fantasy book – one is a mix of dystopian and science fiction. Although I have loved all of these settings, it actually took me quite some time to come up with this list. I have eight books to share so let’s get started.
  1. Wylerly College from Sabriel by Garth Nix.
  2. The University from the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
  3. Hailsham from Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  4. The Magicians Guild from The Black Magicians trilogy by Trudi Canvan
  5. The Academy from the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher 
  6. The Convent of Sweet Mercy from Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
  7. The Order from Blood Song by Anthony Ryan
  8. The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst (not sure what the school is called)
That’s it for this weeks top ten Tuesday post :). It took me a while to come up with this topic but I got there in the end. I hope to read more books set in schools in the future, as I really enjoy them. Do you have any favourite fictional schools? I hope you are all having a wonderful and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 

 

TTT: Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

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It is that time of the week for another Top Ten Tuesday. It is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This weeks topic is your top ten series I’ve been meaning to start but haven’t. I hope to get to at least some of these series at some point but there are so many books to read :)… Let’s get started.
As I’ve said hopefully I will start these series at some point. I’m hoping to get to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo soon but I don’t know when I’ll get to the others yet. Have you guys any read of these series? What series have you meant to start but haven’t? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa