Top Ten Tuesday #15: Top Ten Historical/Futuristic Books I’d Love To Read

Top Ten Historical/Futuristic
Books I’d Love To Read

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I decided to split this into both historical and futuristic, the past and the future. Here are the ten books I’d love to read.


1. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
Magical powers in the Ottoman empire all for a game? Sign me up. This sounds like my type of book.

2. These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker
Jane Austen meets X-­Men set in Victorian London? Sounds so crazy! I wonder how they will be fighting if they’re wearing all ball gowns..

3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
A classic that I have yet to read though I keep seeing it all the time in the store and gazing wistfully at it.

4. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Here’s another classic I have yet to read. It sounds like a gut-wrenching read though so maybe that’s why I’ve been avoiding it for a bit.

5. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
This one has been sitting on my bookshelf for a while now. I have no idea why I haven’t been in the mood to pick this one up since Ruta is such a great writer.


6. The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele
This blends fantasy into science fiction and that to me already makes me want to drop what I’m reading and read this now.

7. Firstlife by Gena Showalter
To be honest, this one drew me in because of the beautiful cover, but it also sounds great. Parallel worlds always intrigue me.

8. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
If beauty really mattered in this future, this is what would probably happen. I have this series still and haven’t picked it up.

9. Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
“They are in your house. They are in your car. They are in the skies…Now they’re coming for you.” Heh that sounds chilling..Robots taking over? Not exactly the most unique concept, but I can’t help but love the cliche story.

10. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
I love Mary’s writing from her The Remnant Chronicles series so I want to see how she’s going to write sci-fi.

 Which books do you want to read?


  1. Brittany

    April 12, 2016 at 11:55 AM

    The Uglies series is fantastic! Although I do recommend skipping the last one, Extras. It’s not important to the original trilogy and I regret reading it.

    The Adoration of Jenna Fox sounds really interesting! Adding it to my TBR!

    • giselle

      April 13, 2016 at 11:13 AM

      Oooh thanks for letting me know! I might just skim through it too. You’re welcome! I really liked Mary’s “Kiss of Deception” trilogy

  2. Cait @ Paper Fury

    February 7, 2016 at 12:37 AM

    AHH THE CROWN’S GAME IS SO SO GOOD. XD And I really want to read Between Shades of Gray (I keep looking at it in my library and going…”Oh next time, I need to work on my TBR” hehe) and the Vicious Masks book. Eeep. 2016 is treating us with so many delicious sounding HF. WHICH IS GREAT BECAUSE I LOVE IT.
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    • giselle

      February 9, 2016 at 3:28 PM

      I’m so glad you liked it Cait!! I’m psyched now to check it out. I know right?! So many new books ahhhhhh

  3. Lauren @ Always Me

    February 4, 2016 at 11:49 PM

    I’m really excited for These Vicious Masks and Firstlife! 🙂

    Check out my TTT.

  4. JJ

    February 2, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Between Shades of Grey is amazing! Hope you love it!
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    • giselle

      February 2, 2016 at 9:10 PM

      Thanks so much! I hope I do too

  5. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)

    February 2, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Nice picks! I’ve read half of these. I especially liked A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. I didn’t care so much for BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY, but I loved its sequel, SALT TO THE SEA.

    Happy TTT!

  6. Krystianna

    February 2, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    First life sounds so incredible. I have a copy and I can’t wait to start it. I’ve also heard good things about The Adoration of Jenna Fox.
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    • giselle

      February 2, 2016 at 3:29 PM

      I started it, but I stopped around 36%..I might have to pick it up another day. Me too..Can’t wait!

  7. Veronika

    February 2, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    I’ve only read Uglies and The Adoration of Jenna Fox from your list and both were really, really great novels, even though I haven’t yet continued the latter series. These Vicious Masks, The Diary of a Young Girl, Between Shades of Gray and Firstlife are all on my tbr list. Wonderful list and hope you’ll love all these novels! 🙂
    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques
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    • giselle

      February 2, 2016 at 3:30 PM

      Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed it. I’m so glad I’m not the only ones who haven’t read some of these lol

  8. Rosie

    February 2, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    I haven’t read Anne Frank’s diary either yet. I know it’ll break my heart! Maybe 2016 is the year!

    • giselle

      February 2, 2016 at 3:31 PM

      I kind of want to avoid it for now..Ahh

  9. Stacy Renee @ LazyDayLit

    February 2, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    A Tree Grows In Brooklyn is also on my list. It was my mother’s favorite book so I honestly don’t know why I haven’t read it yet!
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    • giselle

      February 2, 2016 at 3:33 PM

      It looks like one of those classics that I’ll enjoy. Because there’s too many other books to read 😀

  10. Lianne @

    February 2, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    Strangely enough I never got around to reading Anne Frank’s diary; my high school opted to read Elie Wiesel’s Night instead (also a very gut-wrenching read).

    Great list, happy reading! 🙂
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    • Rosie

      February 2, 2016 at 3:31 PM

      I read Night in school as well. I remember seeing “Non fiction” labeled on the back of the book. That was heartbreaking.
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      • giselle

        February 2, 2016 at 9:10 PM

        It really is.. I’m still avoiding it

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