Tammy’s Top Ten Books I Want to Read, But Don’t Own (Yet!)

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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!

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Posted August 26, 2014 by Tammy in Top Ten Tuesday / 23 Comments


23 responses to “Tammy’s Top Ten Books I Want to Read, But Don’t Own (Yet!)

  1. Bennett has now put himself on my ‘catch up in a hurry pile’ after reading one of his books. He is great.

    Get to Generation V, it would take you a day to read and you would immediately buy the second book. At least I did.

  2. I got Doctor Sleep from a friend, but the thing is massive and a bit intimidating, so I haven’t quite made it to that one.

    I saw The Girl in the Well SOOOO many times on Netgalley, but I just couldn’t make myself click it, because NOPE. Too scary!

    Also, I agree about California. It is one I saw and didn’t request and now I wish I had.

    Some really great choices today 🙂

  3. Bonnie Franks

    There are a few on here I really want to read as well, but the only one I have read is Dr. Sleep. Yes, it is very much a King book and to be read as one. Yes, read it. Does that mean you haven’t read Mr. Mercedes, which was written after this one?????

  4. Thanks for putting Generation V on my radar, Tammy! I have a copy of We Are Not Ourselves and can’t wait to dive in. (so much hype!) A.J. Fikry is really heartwarming if you ever need a pick-me-up. Hope all these books get added to your library soon!

  5. hey that’s how I do it too! If I don’t get approved then sometimes it goes on my to buy list. But honestly I’m more prone to reading a book that I get for review then ones I buy and I don’t necessarily want to buy all the books that I actually request. They are more like a “eh if I get it for review I’ll read it, but if I don’t then I likely won’t” sort of thing. Not always of course.

    You know maybe that’s why I have too many review books. I should start limiting it to – only books I would excitedly buy if I didn’t snag them for review lol.

    • I have become very picky about review books, because I am so behind and I feel bad. So I only request if they are either highly recommended or an author I love or something I’m just dying to read.

  6. Bonnie @ For the Love of Words

    I just picked up Ancillary Justice from my library (ebook) and I’ll be reading it soon! With it winning the Hugo I’m even more excited. I’m reading The Girl From the Well this week and California (hopefully) next week! Really excited for both of those. Oh my gosh, American Elsewhere is ENORMOUS. I just got a print copy and I could hurt somone with that thing. lol

  7. Since I see in the above comments you are going to get Generation V, I won’t hound you about it…though that’s what I was about to do 😛 I’ve seen it on a few TTT lists today!

  8. Yes, Yes and Yes to all this list. I’ve just bought a copy of Generation V too! Ann Leck and Stephen King is my bad as I do own them but just haven’t read them yet. Absolutely yes to Robert Bennett ! The Girl in the Well looks good – I suppose I will now add that to the TBR – need to think of a new meaning for TBR! Or come up with another acronym like NBL – not bloody likely, or IMD – In my dreams!
    Lynn 😀

  9. Ancillary Justice is the only one of these I’ve read. And I highly recommend it (plus, like you said, the sequel is coming out soon!) Half Bad and American Elsewhere are both on my TBR

  10. It’s not surprising that you have a lot of the same books that I would put on a list if I had done this! Half Bad, Doctor Sleep, A Storied Life (love book themed books!) The Girl in the Well, and Generation V are all on my wish list – to buy eventually! 😀

    I know it’s been waaaay too long since I stopped by here (I blame my vacation this month for that) but I just had to say I LOVE the redesign!! 😀

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