Bookish Posts, Top Ten Tuesday

Books I Wish I Read The Second I Got My Dragon Talons On Them

When it comes to unread books, readers have two fears.

1) If you have a pile (or mountain… I KNOW YOU HAVE ONE) of too many unread books, it will come alive and eat you. Or bury you. Or whatever punishment it sees fit. They can get pretty creative.

2) One of those 1,000,000,000 unread books is potentially your next god-tier, shrine worthy favourite book ever, which you will definitely stake your entire identity on.


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl in which readers come together each week to scream about either their favourite books or their TBRs (that’s basically what this is… don’t try and tell me otherwise!)

This weeks topic is: “Books I Wish I Had Read As a Child”

But if I did that prompt the whole list will just be me crying about not having read Percy Jackson when I was still a YOUTH! IT WAS RIGHT THERE! WhY oH wHY dIdN’t I rEaD tHeM?!?

(and I still haven’t, I’M SORRY!)


Here is a list of books I took way too long to read (classic me move) BUT I’VE READ THEM NOW!

All book covers are linked to their respective Goodreads pages (and all sequels will take you to the first book to avoid spoilers), clicking on them will take you there so you can check them out too! (don’t be like me… DON’T WAIT CENTURIES TO READ THEM! DO NOT!)

The Raven Cycle (a.k.a. The Book Series I Have Staked My Entire Identity On – and I regret nothing, I’m living my best life #sobbingfortheGangseyeveryday)

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The Illuminae Files (a.k.a. The Trilogy That Makes Me Want To Read More Sci-Fi [but I just keep rereading this one])

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An Enchantment of Ravens (a.k.a. The Book I Yearned For The Second I Heard About It, But Took A Year To Read)

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The Folk of the Air Trilogy (a.k.a. The Stabtastic Adventure I Was Promised But It Was So Much More #catch-me-eating-apples-pretending-they’re-as-delicious-as-faeire-fruit)

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The Winternight Trilogy (a.k.a. I’m Just Gonna Pretend There Is A Hearth Guardian/Demon Living In My Oven To Befriend)

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(I really love the US covers for this series! I love the UK ones but gosh dangit, these ones are so magical!😍)

Penryn and the End of Days (a.k.a. Angels are cool, most of them are bad, Rafe is a precious boi, and Penryn is glad [that she scraped that boy of the streets and took his cool sword])


Starry Eyes (a.k.a. The Book That Made Me Wish I Could Go Camping Somewhere Where There Are Waterfalls And A Large Possibility Of A Heart Warming Romance)

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Black Bird of the Gallows (a.k.a. The Book I Dived Into Because I Didn’t Feel Like Reading Fantasy or Contemporary And Figured A Paranormal Read Was A Good Idea And BOY WAS IT A GREAT IDEA!)

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A Court of Thorns and Roses (a.k.a. I Bought All Three And Sat Waiting For “The Next Book To Release” Before Finding Out It Was A Trilogy, And Now I Think About This World Almost Everyday)

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My Reviews

The Raven Boys (Book #1) by Maggie Stiefvater – ★★★★★

Illuminae (Book #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff– ★★★★★

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson – ★★★★★

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer – ★★★★★

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer – ★★★★★

The Cruel Prince (Book #1) by Holly Black – ★★★★★

The Winternight Trilogy (Full Series Non – Spoiler Review) – ★★★★★

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett – ★★★★★

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel – ★★★★★

A Court of Thorns and Roses (Full Series Review) – ★★★★★

Look at all those 5 star reads! LET ME GET SOME MORE OF THOSE!

Let's Chat (1)

What books are you most glad you’ve read to date?? Which books do you wish you read sooner?? Have you read any of the books on my list?? Are any of these your favourites?? PLEASE DON’T SCREAM AT ME ABOUT PERCY JACKSON! I KNOW! I’M A CRIMINAL ON THE LOOSE! I SWEAR I’LL TRY TO GET TO THEM THIS YEAR!!

Sending you guys loads of love! ❤


27 thoughts on “Books I Wish I Read The Second I Got My Dragon Talons On Them”

    1. YEEEEEEEEEEEES! I miss the Angelfall characters, I think I’m going to have to reread them now 😂 I hope you love it! I thought it was a pretty good conclusion, but personally, I could have used more reassurance that our precious characters are okay! 😭


  1. The Raven Cycle is definitely in my top 5 and I recommend it to everyone. I haven’t read any of the others on your list yet–and some of them I haven’t heard of. So I’ll be checking those out now and adding to my mountain of a tbr! Great post!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. Every time I hear the word “Raven” I pounce. “HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE RAVEN BOYS????? NO?? WELL LET ME TELL YOU!” The second someone else starts talking about it I go full SCREECH MODE!
      I hope you enjoy them!! ❤ (sorry about the TBR 😂)

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    1. I swear there’s like 100 new YA books every month, and reasonably we can’t buy 100 books every month so we have to pick and choose. 😭
      I’m so glad and grateful that there are so many different books to choose from these days, there will always be something that fits what you’re looking to read! (Mood readers rejoice!!)


    1. Oh my gosh, right?!? I kept getting Illuminae in my recommended on Goodreads and I was all “But I don’t like Sci-Fi?” BOY WAS I WRONG! I LOVE SCI-FI, or to be more specific, I love THAT Sci-Fi! 😂 It’s so good, how could past me just brush by it like that? *shaking head at my past self in shame*
      BUT IT’S ALL FINE NOW! We’ve read it, we love it and all is right in the Universe!

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    1. Honestly I waited so long to read An Enchantment of Ravens because there were a lot of mixed reviews when it came out. And I was so excited to read it that I was also scared of being disappointing. BUT I WASN’T! Thank Goodness! I absolutely loved it, and I hope you enjoy it when you get round to it! ❤
      Ooooo, how far have you gotten into the Illuminae series??? Gemina is my all time favourite, even though Obsidio really got to me. Like Gemina TUGGED at the heartstrings and made me cry but Obsidio…. just ripped them out. I am now without heartstrings.
      The books on this list have devoured my soul and leave me in a constant state of sobbing and staring into space, and they are coming for you next. HAPPY READING!! ❤ (I hope you enjoy them when you read them! Without to much of that… soul consuming stuff!!)

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    1. They are AMAZING reads!! I really loved More Than We Can Tell but probably only love it slightly more because I was already in love with one of the main characters from the first book (Rev is very precious, must protecc!)
      I hope you enjoy them when you read them!! ❤


  2. I still haven’t read An Enchantment of Ravens or Holly Black. Gah! The Black series in particular just because she’s apparently the queen of fae, from what I’ve heard, and I love fae stories. Starry Eyes too just sounds really good, and honestly the camping thing sounds fun even though I’m not a huge fan of camping in real life haha. Sometimes reading about something is better?!?

    Great list! 🙂

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    1. I highly recommend both! The Folk of the Air though… *chefs kiss* Wonderful. Stabbtastic. 10/10 would let stab me again. The whole series does just prove that she is the Faerie Queen tbh. I will buy ALL OF HER BOOKS! If I can. 😂
      Starry Eyes was so good! I can’t say I’ve ever really been camping but I enjoyed reading about it?? 😂 One thing I like about Jenn Bennett’s books is that it deals with more than one thing at a time. So in Starry Eyes (this isn’t a spoiler I swear it’s in the synopsis?) the MC is dealing with her feelings for A Boy but also has been handed some evidence that her dad’s cheating on her stepmom (whom she loves dearly) and she doesn’t know what to do with it. So we can panic about more than one thing all at the same time!! 😂

      Thank you! Happy Reading! ❤


    1. Yes it is! I remember hearing so many good things about this trilogy years ago, and I can’t believe it took me so long to finally get to them! 😭
      Thank you! I can only handle so much self- TBR shaming every month! 😂


    1. I FEEL LIKE I’M MISSING OUT! Oooooo! What readathon is that?? Maybe I’ll join? 👀 I really do need to make plans to ACTUALLY read it soon! It’s been on my tbr for sooooo looooooooooong! 😭

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      1. It’s from a Facebook group called TBR & Beyond Book club! The readathon is an event called Middle Grade MAYhem!! Join today!! They are picking teams!!! It will be fun!


      That’s totally fine that you didn’t like it! At least the covers gorgeous! 🥰
      ACOWAR is a chonky boi if ever there was one, I can see why you’d hesitate! I hope you like it when you get round to it though! ❤


  3. Fantastic definition of TTT. Your whole post cracked me up, as always! (Also I’m definitely not guilty of having Letters to the Lost on my TBR, eyeballing me like “girl, you know you’re gonna love me, what is the freaking holdup.”)

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    1. Thank you! ❤ I'm glad you enjoyed it! (Letters to the Lost is definitely going to start appearing under your pillow and start whispering in the middle of the night "Read Me.")


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