Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
The prompt for this week was actually “Favourite Novellas/Short Stories” …. but I haven’t read enough novellas or short stories to write a full list….. SOOOOOOO, I’m gonna write a list of my favourite Standalone books instead! Because that’s kinda similar……. or not…. but we’re doing it anyway! Okay?
Now that I think about it…. I haven’t read that many standalone books either…. Right.
I’ll list 5 standalone books that I have read (because I have read over 5…. I think) and 5 standalone books I am excited to get to.
Yeah. Good plan. I’m a genius.
Here they be my friends, in no particular order.
Favourite Standalone Books I’ve Read
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Hehehe. You should have known this would be on here. I’ve screamed about this book on both my blog and on bookstagram. Heck the only place I haven’t screamed about it is on Twitter…. I should probably fix that….
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
I read this book years ago, but I remember really enjoying it. There was dragon people okay? I love dragons. If a book has dragons in it, it’s kind of an automatic love from me. Especially when said dragons are described in all their glory. Just dragons.
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Ah Yes! There was art and writing and cute fluffy stuff. What’s not to love?? There was anxiety in this book too though, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine, which is what I also loved about it. But the fluff though…
I’ve recently discovered that I really do like fluffy books?? I am made of fluff. 100% Confirmed.
Night Owls by Jenn Bennett
Yet another art book except there is a lot more fluff in this one. I actually really loved this one, it’s fighting with Geekerella in being my favourite contemporary book of the year (or maybe life really…..).
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Awwwwww! I loved this book too. Too much. hehehe.
Now that I think back on it, one of my favourite things from this book (there were many) was Gavriel. He was so gentlemanly but so violent (towards the bad guys….. well “bad guys”…. they were bad guys though tbh , they just didn’t seem bad to begin with). Every time he was mentioned on page I just….
You know it’s gonna be good…..
Standalone Books I’m Excited to Read
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
This has been on my TBR for aaaaaaaages. But I am super excited for it. I’ve heard mixed reviews, but I’m just gonna dive on in and hope for the best.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
*hides* I know. I know. It’s been out for years. I’ve heard from several trusted people that Stiefvaters’ books are amazing and I have a feeling I will love them all. But I just…. haven’t gotten round to them???? I don’t know how?? BUT I WILL! I SWEAR!!!
The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan
I bought this when it was released and I have heard nothing but good things about it. Apparently people can turn into birds???? I know there is art in this one too! YAY FOR ART BOOKS! (I can’t even draw but YAY anyway! It’s fun to read about).
The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson
This one is a standalone dystopian. Which automatically intrigues me. I’ve also heard some raving reviews about this book too. Apparently there are secrets??? I mean there usually are but…. what kind of secrets could a girl be running from in the aftermath of nuclear fallout??? Rabid Wolves in the snow???? Hmmmm??? Wouldn’t that be friggin’ cool??
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
Science. I feel like reading books about science. This one has science. Science is good. Science is fun. Genetic mutation stuff I think??? I don’t know but I’m excited….. I’m excited about all the books who am I kidding?
That last part of the list was supposed to be fun but it’s more like a little shame list…. my TBR finds it’s own little way to smack me in the face *nervous laughter*
What are your favourite standalones?? Are there any you are excited about too?
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