**Big thanks to Mogsy and Wendy at Bibliosanctum for this idea!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s theme is “FREEBIE” which means we all get to come up with our own Top Ten lists. This past week I discovered the science fiction and fantasy website Worlds Without End, which is an awesome book database for genre books that are nominated for or have received major book awards. How did I not know about this website before? I decided to join one of their reading challenges, 2015 Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge.
So it took me a while to figure out how the website works. For the reading challenges, you can only use books that are already in their database, so I had to do a bit of searching before I came up with just the right combination of books for this challenge. Luckily, many of them are already on my “to read” list. The challenge rules state that the books should be “new-to-me” women authors. (I have to admit I’m cheating a bit, because one of these authors is NOT new-to-me.) So here are my TOP TWELVE Genre Books by Women that I plan to read in 2015 (in no particular order):
Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier. Yes, I am going to read this book! Every blogger I know has read it and LOVED it. I’m so glad it’s in WWE’s database:-D
Generation V by M.L. Brennan. Another book I’ve been trying to get to, this is the year, people!
The Three by Sarah Lotz. I want to read this before Lotz’s next book comes out later this year.
The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney. I have copies of the first two books in this series, and now I have a reason to make sure I read them:-D
Half Bad by Sally Green. This was a book I requested but wasn’t approved for, and so it was forgotten. But now that the sequel is on the horizon, I’m anxious to catch up.
The Quick by Lauren Owen. I won this from Library Thing, and for some reason it got lost in a pile of books. (That’s never happened to you, has it???) I’d love to read and review this so I can request more books from LT.
The Wilds by Julia Elliott. I have a digital ARC that I just didn’t get to, so now I have an excuse to catch up.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. I picked up an ARC of this book at Comic Con 2013 (!) and still haven’t read it!
Maplecroft by Cherie Priest. Here’s another book I got at SDCC and now I’m determined to read it:-D
Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear. I can’t believe I haven’t read Elizabeth Bear before, and I’m anxious to read her latest.
Kushiel’s Dart by Jaqueline Carey. Next month, Tor is re-releasing this book, which originally came out in 2001, and I’m excited that I get to help the publisher promote it with a giveaway. Many of my blogger friends have already read it, and loved it to boot!
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes. Broken Monsters was one of my favorite books of 2014, so I’m going to start tackling Beukes’ backlist this year.
I’m excited to get started on this list! I plan on reviewing each book, even though the challenge rules say you’re not required to add reviews. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books, or if you’re participating in WWE’s reading challenge!