Here is my yearly TBR. I won’t be doing monthly TBRs because it’s too restricting for me. I know I’m late for this blog post and I’ve already read a few of them. So here is a list of top 10 books I want to read this year. It’s hard to talk about a book when you haven’t actually read it. So I’ve resorted to taking a few sentences from the synopsis on Goodreads.
- Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
I’ve already read the first book in the series and started the second book. The story continues from the Hobbit in which Bilbo found the ring. He has left the ring to Frodo. Now Frodo has to journey back to a place where the ring was forged to destroy it without succumbing to the powers of the ring. My Review.
- Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo
I suppose I’m the only one who has still not read it. Kaz along with six other outcasts go on a heist to retrieve a hostage and survive long enough in order to claim a reward. However, things turn around for The Dregs in unimaginable ways and they have to put it back right in the following book.
- The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
A healer, who has kept her powers a secret, on the streets of Cairo accidentally summons a djinn warrior. She and the djinn are to journey back to Daevabad to find out the roots of her powers. The journey will not be easy given the fact other elemental creatures are rising to power too. My Review.
- Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Eli has chosen Extraordinary as the topic for the thesis. He and Victor go beyond the thesis and put theoretical knowledge to application. Pain and fear are main elements to create an extraordinary. In an experiment gone wrong, an accident happens which completely alters their lives. While victor is in prison, Eli is hunting EOs and killing them for he considers them unnatural and against God. Victor, when released from prison after a decade, is hell-bent on taking his revenge. And nothing shall stop him. My Review.
- The Secret History by Donna Tart
The book follows the story of a group of clever people at New England College who go beyond the boundaries of mortality. They slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal and at last into evil.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
A story of the circus which arrives suddenly. When one night it appears without any announcement. However, this circus is merely a stage for a duel for two magicians, Celia and Marco, trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their instructors. Only one will survive it.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This is a story of a girl Liesel Meminger set in Germany during World War II. She survived by stealing when she encounters books. With the help of her foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbours during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane, an orphaned child, hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle in Thornfield Hall. She falls in love with him. But there is a terrifying secret inside the Thornfield Hall which Rochester is hiding from Jane.
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Magic disappeared under the orders of a ruthless king, Maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now, Zélie has to bring back the magic. She struggles to control her own powers and her growing feelings for the enemy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
- The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz
Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother’s face. His father, a book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona’s guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world. And Daniel selects The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax. He sets out to find the rest of Carax’s work. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. He may have the last one in existence. Before he knows it his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness and doomed love. And before long he realizes that if he doesn’t find out the truth about Julian Carax, he and those closest to him will suffer horribly.
Do let me know in the comments below which books you plan to read in 2018.