Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Sophomore Novels I Want To Read
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top ten sophomore novels I haven’t read yet, but look forward to reading.
1 – J. K. Rowling’s new children’s book
Only recently Rowling announced on Radio 2: “I have an idea for a children’s book, actually I have written part of a children’s book that I really love, so I’m definitely going to finish that. There will be another children’s book.”
She’s written the Galbraith books, but this is her sophomore children’s series. It’s not much to go on, but it’s something. Wicked.
2 – Winter’s Teeth (Sherwood’s Doom series) by Tim Hall
The first book in this series blends the legend of Robin Hood with werewolves and X-Men and Game of Thrones. It’s also action packed and some of the best written fantasy I’ve read, so I’m looking forward to the sequel. Check this series out if you haven’t already.
3 – Miss Peregrine’s: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
The first book was hyped a lot, and I was disappointed after finishing it. It was entertaining, but it should have been creepier and faster-paced. I’m still looking forward to the sequel which will hopefully be better.
4 – Fire (Graceling) by Kristin Cashore
Graceling was as close to a YA Game of Thrones as I’ve read, with plenty of action, adventure and some epic writing. I hear the sequel has different characters, but I’m still looking forward to reading it.
5 – The Map of Bones (Fire Sermon) by Francesca Haig
Even thought this series is dystopia, Haig managed to make it pretty unique. Plenty of action, some gripping set pieces and a solid plot made the first book epic. Hopefully the second will live up to it.
6 – Rebel Heart (Dustlands) by Moira Young
Blood Red Road (the first book) is action-packed from beginning to end. The other books have received positive reviews, so they should be as good as the first.
7 – Zhek by Andy Weir
The Martian is one of my favourite books. Weir has said his next book (tentatively titled Zhek) will be “a more traditional sci-fi novel”.
8 – Veronica Roth’s sci-fi series (Untitled Duology)
Technically this isn’t a sophomore novel, but it’s a sophomore series. I’m not a big fan of Divergent, but her sci-fi duology sounds cool: “In the vein of ‘Star Wars'” it will tell of a boy’s “unlikely alliance” with an enemy.
“Both desperate to escape their oppressive lives, they help each other attain what they most desire: for one, redemption, and the other, revenge.”
9 – Mr. Fahrenheit by Martin T. Michael
The End Games, Michael’s first book, was pretty good. A bit slow-paced, but his second novel sounds wicked, pitched as Stephen King meets Super 8, it will be about a group of teens who witness a flying saucer approaching Earth.
10 – Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Even though I was a bit disappointed with Red Rising after the hype it was still an action-packed, well written book, and I’ve heard Golden Son is better.