Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten On My Wishlist

Posted August 26, 2014 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Thursbitch by Alan Garner {Purchase}
I saw this book first when I found it on the 1001 books to read before you die list and then George R.R. Martin recommended it in a blog post. It sounds fantastic, but I can’t bring myself to pay $9.99 for a 178 page Kindle book. I’m cheap, what can I say.
Without Charity by Michelle Paver {Purchase}
I’m a big fan of Michelle Paver’s writing and I’m also a big fan of anything you want to try to compare to Downton Abbey. Sounds like a win win situation with this one.
The 25th Hour by David Benioff {Purchase}
I’ve stayed away from watching the movie with Edward Norton until I can get my hands on a copy of the book first. A mystery crime drama from the author that also wrote City of Thieves, a novel about WWII, and is also the co-creator of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Dahlia’s Gone: A Novel by Katie Estill {Purchase}
Out of print and with very few ratings/reviews on Goodreads, I came across this one after discovering this author is the wife of Daniel Woodrell who wrote the wonderful ‘Winter’s Bone’. Story sounds interesting so I’m keeping my eyes peeled for this one.
A Prayer for the Dying: A Novel by Stewart O’Nan {Purchase}
I’ll likely read anything relating to epidemics because my brain is creepy weird like that. A Prayer for the Dying sounds incredibly creepy: a diphtheria outbreak set in a small town in Wisconsin.

Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls by Matt Ruff {Purchase}
The main character has Multiple Personality Disorder and if that isn’t the very definition of Unreliable Narrator I don’t know what is. Sounds like a fascinating read.
Rivers by Michael Farris Smith {Purchase}
I’m not sure I’ll ever grow tired of post-apocalyptic fiction and Rivers is one I’m dying to read. Reminds me a little of Orleans which is one of the best in the genre, in my opinion.
Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock {Purchase}
I read The Devil All the Time last year and it was nothing short of incredible. If you like Southern Gothic/Country Noir styled books, it’s a must read. Knockemstiff is the only other thing that the author has published so it’s a must-read for me.
Wittgenstein’s Lolita and The Iceman: Short Stories by William Gay {Purchase}
William Gay is another Southern Gothic author I’d love to read. This is a small collection of short stories (72 pages) that is selling for $8.55 on Amazon. It’s currently available to read free through the Kindle Unlimited program so it’s on my list to read when I sign up for that.
The Dark Corner: A Novel by Mark Powell {Purchase}
Yes. I know. Another Southern Gothic book on my wishlist. I’m well aware I have a problem. But this sounds SO GOOD. Yet another one where I’m unable to justify the price though. A $15.78 kindle book? You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.



6 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten On My Wishlist

  1. I love that you’ve picked atypical books for this post, Bonnie! I’ve never read any Benioff and I’m intrigued by the Downton Abbey reference, so I’ll be on the lookout to see what you think when you get to these.

    Speaking of Downton/period pieces, THE PARADISE ended up being sweet and light and fun, though season 2 kind of lost its conviction. I really, really love THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE and CALL THE MIDWIFE, though. Have been binging those like crazy! I wish those were more well known here.
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