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TTT #137 – Topics I Liked and Should Read More off

For today’s Top Ten Tuesday ( hosted over on That Artsy Reader Girl) prompt we get a freebie. While I usually struggle with these kind of free days I had a topic for this fairly quickly. I mean, I wrote this in January. So really quickly! Apparently I could not contain my excitement haha.

I decided to share some topics of books that I really like but that I don’t think I read enough off. Sometimes I can really enjoy certain elements but I am not usually one to search out books that have similar elements. It is not like I don’t already have enough to still read, right? The only topic that I try and search out every now and then would be dragons. And I still don’t read nearly enough of those.

Pirates

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Read:
Red Seas Under Red Skies
  / Ship of Magic / Treasure Island
TBR:
Daughter of a Pirate King  / These Rebel Waves

Pirates have always been something that have drawn my imagination. The ‘arr’, the loot, the sexy captains that only exist in fiction and movies. Despite them being thiefs and morally questionable there has always been a fascination with these characters from our history (and that are still real in some parts of the sea).  Movies like Pirates of the Carribean really banked on that and I’ll be the first to admit that I really enjoyed those. But also being able to see how things really went on in that time period I find interesting.

Necromancers

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Read:
Reign of the Fallen
TBR:
The Bone Witch / Bruja Born / Johannes Cabal the Necromancer /

I have a weird fascination with being able to resurrect people in whatever form. The idea of this and everything surrounding it just grabs my attention so much. And yet, I’ve barely read any books about it. Maybe that is also because it is also confronting in the way of that little fear of dying I have.

Grim Reaper / Death

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Read:
Death arc (Discworld)
TBR:
Reaping Havoc / Death or Ice Cream / Croak / Scythe

On the same note I have always had a fascination with the reaper. One person (or in some stories multiple ones) that are there with people in their final moments. They don’t kill them, that is not how I see it. They are there to guide them, to tell their mind that it is time. There needs to be order for that too.

Ghosts

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Read:
Lockwood & Co. / Graveyard Queen / The Graveyard Book / Ghost Slayer
TBR:
Possessed / City of Ghosts

And again, tied in with the previous two I like reading about ghosts. I think I like the fascination of still being something after you die. I am not religious at all and the logical half of my brain tells me there is nothing when you die. That is kind of scary when you think about it so I would like to believe in ghosts. Even if I don’t. But this is why I like reading about ghosts.

Space Ships and Space Travel

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Read:
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy / The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet / The Ghost Line / Pitch Dark / Defy the Stars
TBR:
Invictus / A Closed and Common Orbit

I love watching sci-fi shows like Stargate, Defiance, V and so on. The idea of life out there and we mingling with other species really pushes my imagination. Space ships and the life on them, the comraderie that is created is something that I find interesting. Space travel in itself as well.

Time Travel and Time Control

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Read:
Timekeeper / The Girl from Everywhere / The Time Machine / Precious Stone trilogy
TBR:
Time Salvager / A Wrinkle in Time / The Last Magician

The idea that we can control time and travel back or into the future is such an interesting idea. It also raises so many moral questions and I love reading about characters struggling with that.

If you have any recommendations for any of these topics, please share them!

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42 thoughts on “TTT #137 – Topics I Liked and Should Read More off

  1. Pirates are cool 8) And I’m just reading Red Seas under Red Skies 🙂
    K M McKinley’s Gates of the World Trilogy has Necromancy by the way. Though it’s not just about it (it mostly focusses on a group of 5 siblings and one of them is a necromancer)

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  2. Ooh yes I am the same with pirates. I LOVE them but I also haven’t read so many?! Have you tried Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman? I haven’t read the sequel yet, but it’s a Blackbeard retelling and I loooved the first one. (Also Red Seas Under Red Skies = YAS.) And necromancers are so great but I feel like there’s not a lot of options! We definitely need more like Reign of the Fallen!!

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  3. I love your freebie week idea! 💜

    For ghosts I suggest Anna Dressed in Blood. It can be read as a standalone because the story wraps up completely. The next book is the same main characters with a new “mystery” to solve. 👻

    You made me realize something with the time travel / time control thing. I don’t care for time travel books, but I don’t mind time control stories. I was considering them both the same thing before. Thanks. For this I would recommend The Gates of Thread and Stone and the sequel. Lori even tricked me into liking gods and goddesses in this story. She sneaked them in after I was fully invested. Ha ha. 😁

    Space travel. That’s easy… The Tin Star duology. 🚀

    And thanks for the heads up about some of the books from my fave categories that I didn’t know about! ☺

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  4. I want to read more books with space travel too, but almost all of them that I find are hard sci-fi, which I don’t usually go for. Hopefully, I’ll be able to find some YA sci-fi with space travel in it 🙂

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  5. I pretty much love all of these as well. Daughter of the Pirate King is a pretty fun book. I didn’t love it, but still enjoyed it enough that I will be checking out the sequel at some point. I need more necromancers in my life. The Bone Witch is like a work of art and I can’t wait to read Bruja Born. Great list!

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  6. I just finished The Rise and Fall of the D.O.D.O., which was a time travel novel that was part sci-fi, part historical fiction. I don’t know how reading a physical copy of the book would be, but the full-cast audiobook narration was fantastic!

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  7. Yes for ghosts, same ! I’d add mental illnesses aswell, I read I was here and All the bright places and I just .. love to relate to that part and maybe even learn a bit more on that ground !

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