Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. Today, we’re all talking about the books that would be on our syllabus if we taught a certain class.
Now, I was inspired by the TV Show How to Get Away With Murder, because if you haven’t seen it, that’s a class in law school. So here I am today, presenting the books you’ll need for my How to Get Away With Theft class.
P.S. The titles will take you to their Goodreads page.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak // I couldn’t leave this out. It’s not strictly about theft, more about historical fiction surrounding WWII but Liesel is learning to read and stealing books to do so. The Germans are burning books that don’t agree with their philosophy. Who can let that happen? Everyone needs to read this one. I won’t be teaching anyone who hasn’t.
Midnight Thief (Midnight Thief #1) by Livia Blackburne // I don’t quite know how to describe this one. It’s a YA novel, and I quite liked the teenage thieving girl as the main character. It has a lot of other elements to it as well though. An enjoyable read!
The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson // Can’t leave the master of fantasy out here either. The Final Empire is a work of art. It’s one of the best fantasy novels I have read. The main characters make up a thieving crew, trying to overthrow the evil ruler. WHY NOT?
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1) by Scott Lynch // Next up, we’re learning how to con and plan a proper heist along with the Gentleman Bastards. This band of thieves steals from the rich, against the Secret Peace pact the “king” of thieves has made. You can’t steal from the rich. But who will be smart enough to stop them? THIS SERIES IS GREAT.
The Spirit Thief (Legend of Eli Monpress #1) by Rachel Aaron // This is a highly underrated fantasy series in my opinion. In this world, every single thing has a spirit. A wizard is a person who has the ability to talk to them. Eli Monpress is the most famous wizard of all. Why? He’s a wizard and a thief. He gets away with everything. No one has been able to catch him. How? What’s his secret? We’ll learn it all in this amazing series.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien // You can’t leave my class at the end of the year if you haven’t read the Hobbit. One of the most famous fantasy novels ever. Let’s learn all about the Burglar, shall we?
Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations #1-2) by Michael J. Sullivan // Let’s talk about Riyria. A famous thieving duo consisting of Hadrian Blackwater and Royce Melborn. While reading this, we will discuss the advantages of pairing up with someone who is the complete opposite of who you are. Hadrian is a warrior, a soldier. Royce is a merciless thief. But together? Magic.
Scarlet (Scarlet #1) by A.C. Gaughen // We can’t forget about Robin Hood when talking about thieves either. Does the end justify the means? Is Hood the good guy, even though he’s an outlaw?
A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab // Thieving for beginners: start small. Take little things at a time. That way, they won’t notice.
Heist Society (Heist Society #1) by Ally Carter // Teenagers robbing a museum! TEENAGE ART THIEVES.