This week’s Top 5 Tuesday was a TOUGH one. I actually ended up being able to list more than one title for a couple of letters, but I actually ended up writing this post on Tuesday (which never happens) because I was so stuck on ‘N’!
K – Knife Edge (Young Sherlock Holmes #6) by Andrew Lane & The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
I don’t talk about the Young Sherlock Holmes series enough! It was one of the first YA series I read and I LOVED it. I remember it just being such a smart book and a really good mystery – I would highly recommend it, and these books also got me into then reading all the Sherlock Holmes books (except for one which I haven’t got to yet), which is awesome!
The Kingdom has been on my TBR for a while, and has been sitting on my iPad for the past few days. I just have so many books I want to read I don’t know which to start with, but this one sounds really cool – it’s a mixture of sci-fi and fantasy… if that isn’t epic, I don’t know what is. I really need to read it!!
L – The Lost World by Michael Crichton & The Lies of Locke Lamora
I ACTUALLY DON’T TALK ENOUGH ABOUT THE LOST WORLD. This was and has been the only book where as soon as I finished I went straight to the beginning and started reading again. The Lost World ended up on my Kindle when my brother was going through this whole Jurassic Park phase (Jurassic World wasn’t a thing yet) and he bought the second book by accident (instead of the first) and then didn’t read it. So, I kept seeing it on my Kindle and kept feeling bad because it seemed like a waste of money, so I started reading it… and could not stop! Finished it in less than 24 hours and was absolutely blown away by how amazing this book. It was one hell of a ripping and roaring adventure that will suck you in from start to finish, and make you go through a whirlwind of emotions. 10/10 recommend.
The Lies of Locke Lamora is something that has been on my TBR for so long I am extremely frustrated with myself. WHO CANNOT RESIST A HEIST BOOK. It’s also been compared to Ocean’s Eleven and now I’m clamouring to read it (guys I’m not this fickle… I’m just torn apart by all the amazing books there are and how there are so many things I need to read).
M – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children & The Martian
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is such a unique read. It is filled with all these black and white pictures which are apparently, if I’m not mistaken, actual pictures found in this market of black and white pictures if I remember the author’s note correctly?? Sometimes they can be creepy, but they add such a good layer of atmosphere to the book that nothing else could. It’s a really great adventure story filled with loads of interesting fantasy (I think? is it fantasy?) elements.
Mark Watney’s humour will be the end of me. It’s funny how a book about a man stranded on Mars can be hilarious, but that is the power of humour. Beware of swearing, there was the f-word on the first… sentence… if not the first word and I was immediately doubtful but also not doubtful?? Because in all honesty, unless you’re an angel, you’re probably going to swear if you’re stranded on Mars, you know? It’s only realistic.
N – Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz
I don’t know if the books on here are supposed to be ones you recommend or not… but I actually ended up DNF-ing this even though I am a HUGE, and I mean HUGE Alex Rider fan and have been for quite some time… I just wasn’t really feeling it in this book. But Alex Rider is still such a cool dude. I feel like it would be more realistic if he wasn’t 14, though… you know… but when I was reading these books I was 13-14 so I wasn’t complaining.
O – One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Three Dark Crowns has such an interesting premise but I only ended up really having a good time in the second book, One Dark Throne. I rated it 4 stars, it was amazing. I have yet to read the third book even though I got it from the library. It’s a great premise but I think at this point the author is just dragging it on for way too long.
What books did you choose?!!