Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early | Top Ten Tueday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl to bring bookish friends together. A new topic is posted each week. 

Disclaimer: I wouldn’t slay a real lion for any books, but here’s the list of the books I would love to get early.


A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Release date: 1. May

Why I want to read it: It’s a court of thorns and roses novella, the one series by Maas I haven’t given up on yet.


Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Release date: 10. July

Why I want to read it: Miryem’s family of moneylenders are in financial trouble, so she decides to fix it by collecting the villagers’ debt to them. That sounds badass, as well as the mention of turning silver to gold. Don’t know which direction this plot will take, but I’m here for it.  Uprooted by Naomi Novik was incredible, before that I loved the Temeraire series, so I would’ve given it a chance just based on that.


An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Release date: 25. September

Why I want to read it: It’s a Hank Green book! I’M SO EXCITED


Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

Release date: 4. October

Why I want to read it: I’ve read Deathless by the author and liked it, as the sequel isn’t due any time soon, I’ll definitely pick up this book. And the name!

The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown

Release date: February 7th 2019

Savannah’s debut novel! I’m so excited! I’ve liked her writing and poems a long time, and hopeful that her longer writing will be interesting as well.

There Will Be Other Summers by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

The second book of “aristotle and dante discovers the secrets of the universe”. I need this so much, but Sáenz’s other book “the inexplicable logic of my life” was great as well and made the wait a bit easier.

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

The first book Truly Devious was great young adult mystery and I need more.

The sequel to Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

No title, expected date in november. I really want it.

Nightblood by Brandon Sanderson

This will probably exist some day, but who knows when. The first book Warbreaker was great. In the meantime I’ll continue reading the Stormlight archive.


And finally …

Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss

I would very much like the third book of the kingkiller chronicles. That said – STOP ASKING FOR IT. You can’t look at the replies of a Rothfuss tweet without seeing people whining about where the book is. Authors doesn’t owe you anything, consider that horrifying thought carefully. Even George R. R. Martin doesn’t owe you an end to Game of Thrones. This book still very much belongs on this list, even if I also don’t want the series to be over.

5 thoughts on “Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early | Top Ten Tueday

  1. Aj @ Read All The Things! May 2, 2018 / 1:27 am

    I hope you get a chance to read all these! I wouldn’t slay a lion for books, either. The lion would eat me! An Absolutely Remarkable Thing made my list, too. It sounds very weird.

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  2. Puddle Jumper Reads June 7, 2018 / 11:30 am

    I pretty much had to comment when you said that authors don’t owe you books – yes, yes, yes! I can understand people’s desire to get their hands on the next book, but they take time! They take work! Authors do not owe us anything, the readers are not entitled to anything.

    Haha, but although we appear to have slightly different favourite genres, I appreciated reading about your love of these authors… Some of them have come out now, I think. I hope you read + enjoyed them!

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    • aquapages // eline June 7, 2018 / 2:50 pm

      I’ve only read space opera yet and I enjoyed it! New books are damn expensive and I can get them at a library this summer so I’m trying to wait haha

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      • Puddle Jumper Reads June 8, 2018 / 11:43 am

        Can completely understand – I’m not a waiting list of 70 for spinning silver (and it’s not even out yet 😂). I’ll have to give your space opera a try

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