Top Ten Tuesday: Back To School Freebie


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

August 30: Back To School Freebie

The theme for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday was a “Back to School” freebie, I had the idea to make myself a Sci-Fi Required Reading List.

Science Fiction is a genre that I want to explore more of but I am intimidated by it, I used NPR’s Top 100 SciFi Books list as a guide and picked out books on it that I already owned and made a required reading list for myself.


  1.  The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
  2. Lord of the Rings
  3. Fahrenheit 45141Cx8mY2UNL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_
  4. Princess Bride510yzqD6ukL._SX302_BO1,204,203,200_
  5. Cats Cradle51pj5jRGyuL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_
  6. Mistbornmistborn-covers (1)
  7. World War ZWorld_War_Z_book_cover
  8. The Name of the Wind20160630_204642
  9. Furies of Calderon51uNHh5MU0L._SX281_BO1,204,203,200_
  10. Golden Son/Morningstar


August 2: Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card


August 2: Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card

This is an interesting and thought provoking prompt.

Please tell me I’m not alone in this.

So while I have a never ending TBR pile… I also have a never ending wish list. Someone please tell me that you are the same way!

Its so bad! Sometimes I get ideas like “Hey I should get my TBR to 150 unread books before I buy some new ones.” A.k.a a book buying ban or sometimes I go through my Amazon wishlist and think “do I really need to get that? Lets go through and delete 20 books or so.” So I’ll do that and, in all seriousness, about 3 or 4 days later I go back and re-add them to the list. *Shaking my head at myself*

Instead of going with the books that are in my amazon cart right now, these are the books I would most likely buy if *basically* someone else paid for. That sounds a little bad…

Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card

  1. Hamilton: The RevolutionI want this so badly! I don’t know why I don’t just order it on Amazon but for whatever reason, I just haven’t yet.
  2. The World of Ice and Fire by George R.R. MartinThis book is beautiful!!! I flipped through it once at Target and its beautiful and again I don’t know why I haven’t ordered it.
  3. Prudence by Gail CarrigerThis is one of those books that I want to get in Hardback and the hardback is almost $20 on Amazon

  4. The Complete Wreck by Lemony SnicketI started reading this a kid, I read up to book 7 I think…and basically I just got burnt out and never picked them up again. Lately I’ve really been wanting to see how the series ended.
  5. TravelerLast year I read Seeker and I didnt really like it, when I read it I was in a reading slump and had to force myself to read it, but when I start a series I have a strong desire to try to see it through to the end.

  6. The Last StarI haven’t heard many good things about this 😦 I want to read it but I don’t want to buy it…ya feel me?
  7. Bloodline (Star Wars)
    This is another book that’s just a little bit too expensive for me to want to pick up.
  8. House of Leaves
    I’ve read really good things about this book, I’ve seen it at Barnes and Noble and have flicked through it a couple times and while my interest is peaked I’m not in a big rush to purchase it.

  9. S
    Kind of the same with House of Leaves, I’ve heard great things about it, but its a low purchase priority
  10. The Outlandish Companion
    This is one of those books that I’m not sure if I need it, it looks like something that would be nice to have to help refresh my memory but overall, I cant decide if I’m ever actually going to buy this book. But I for sure would if I had a gift card haha