Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
I’ve been told it’s great, I’ve been told I’m guaranteed to love it, yet it still remains unread. Someday. Someday I’ll get around to reading it. These are the top ten (recent) books that give most people pause when they realize I have yet to read it.
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
I remember a few months back I did a Top Ten Tuesday post about the books that have made me cry and this was on everyone’s list. Which totally became a challenge for me because books very rarely make me cry.
Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #1) by Stacia Kane
This is the one Urban Fantasy series I’ve been avoiding. Why? No fucking clue. I even started it at one point, got to like 10% then got all panicky about starting a brand new series while I still have so many others I’m in the middle of. It was dumb. I enjoyed the 10%, my brain just works in mysterious ways.
The Stand by Stephen King
I consider myself at this point to be a legit, albeit new, fan of Stephen King. So why haven’t I read his most popular one? Well, because the size scares the shit out of me just a bit. I’ll try to get around to it when I’m done wading through the Game of Thrones series.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I have nothing against “Chick-Lit” or “Contemporary Romance”, I’m actually quite a fan, at least when the mood arises. But YA contemporary romances and I have never really seen eye to eye. There have also been super mixed reviews. I remain a skeptic. Maybe someday.
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1) by Tana French
I love me some mysteries and this one has been on my list for a long while. Yet another one my brain won’t allow me to start because of the fact that it’s the start of a new series. If I could only finish up some other series I’d be able to start new ones! Good plan. I’ll get on that.
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
This book has been on my bookshelf since the dawn of time. And recently my friend gave me the audiobook of it. So I really have no excuse. I had been excited to read it for quite some time, and then I read Bellman & Black, so until I get that dreadful thing out of my head I’ll be excited to give the author another shot.
Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop
I haven’t heard a single bad thing about this book (another first in a series… *grumble). I was so crazy eager to get my hands on it and then I finally did! I won the audiobook in a giveaway! I need to get over my fear of starting new series AND my irrational fear of audiobooks over 13 hours long (Written in Red is 18.5 hours). I’ve been told it’s well-worth it.
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
This would have been Cinder but I managed to finally get that one knocked out. But now people are wondering how I managed to not drop everything to continue reading this series. Serious self control. haha No, just kidding, I don’t have any of that. Bookish Bingo is crazy important! And I’m behind so I’m trying to get caught up so there’s my excuse.
The Iron Duke (The Iron Seas #1) by Meljean Brook
When I tell people that steampunk and I are not friends, they always refer me to this book. I keep trying to give it another shot but I just haven’t gotten around to it. This’ll be the first one I pick up when I do re-attempt to bond with the genre.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
With the movie coming out, this is becoming a crazy popular book and only serves to remind me I haven’t read it. The Giver is one of the most well-known dystopian novels and being that I consider it to be one of my favorite genres, I think I need to get this one read. (Update: I am actually in the middle of reading this!)