Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! I thought this would be a fun and easy topic, especially since there are always books I want to read, and many that I still don’t own, due to a lack on my part of book shopping. (It’s amazing to me that when you finally have extra money to spend, you never actually have the time to spend it!) These books are in order of my excitement level, so here we go:
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. This book just won the Hugo Award, so of course I need to read it! Plus the sequel is coming out very soon. Even more reason to buy this now!
Generation V by M.L. Brennan. Here’s another book with a sequel on the horizon, and I haven’t even started the series yet. Many of my blogger buddies love these books, and I completely trust their judgement:-)
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. I call myself King’s biggest fan (but don’t all Stephen King fans call themselves that??), and I haven’t even purchased this one yet. For shame!
The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan. I was very disappointed when I requested this from the publisher, then never heard a peep from them, but I’m still dying to read it. This book has received lots of starred reviews from the big trade reviewers, and I want to see if they’re right.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. This “book themed” story has Tammy written all over it! I just haven’t had time to actually buy it.
We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas. This book is going to be big, and win stuff. It’s literary fiction, which I used to read all the time before I started blogging. I really miss literary fiction, and despite the depressing story line, I can’t wait to find time for this.
The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco. This is another title I requested and wasn’t approved for, so I kind of forgot about it. But it’s horror, and I am always up for a good and creepy horror story, especially since it’s set in Japan.
California by Edan Lepucki. Here’s another book that I didn’t get from Edelweiss, but I’ve heard some buzz and read some positive reviews about it, and I do want to read it at some point.
Half Bad by Sally Green. OK, there is a trend developing here. I wasn’t approved for this either! BUT, despite some negative reviews, I still want to read it for myself. And the sequel is coming out soon!
American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett. And yes, here is one more book that I wasn’t approved for on Edelweiss (I have a tough time with them sometimes!). But I’ve heard great things about this author, and despite the mammoth page count of this book, I do want to get my own copy.
I’d love to know if you’ve read any of these, and would you recommend them. Let me know in the comments!