Today's Top Ten Tuesday is the top ten books I want to read but don't own yet. I keep a list of books that I want to buy on my phone so I can reference it when book shopping, but I usually end up buying books that aren't even on the list! So here's a sampling of the books I want to buy, like now!
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1. The Kiss of Deception, Mary E. Pearson
This is the start of a new young adult fantasy series, that was just released recently. I've heard great things about this one, and it has a great mystery element to it. Our main character is arranged to be married to a prince, but she runs away in order to avoid her fate. An assassin is then sent to kill her, and she meets two mysterious boys in her new village, one is the prince, the other the assassin, but because the main character doesn't know who is who, either does the reader.
2. We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson
This has been on my list forever, especially this Deluxe edition from Penguin. This one is a little creepy, with an unreliable narrator. I will probably save this one for fall reading.
3. Orlando, Virginia Woolf
I read and loved A Room of One's Own (thoughts part one and two) recently and I am eager to read more Woolf. I hear a lot of good things about this one so I would like to give it a go.
4. Watership Down, Richard Adams
This is a classic that I have never read, nor heard much about. This book has a very unique concept, as the narrator is a rabbit. That's all I really know about this book, and I would like to keep it that way and be surprised by it.
5. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Eva Lavender, Leslye Walton
I have been eyeing this one for a while. I have heard a lot of great things about this one, and the cover is beautiful. This is a Young Adult book with magical realism, which I am always interested in, about a girl who is born with bird wings because of the tragic love stories in her family's past.
6. The Lover's Dictionary, David Levithan
Another one that has been on my list for a long time. I'm a fan of David Levithan, but I found I prefer the books he writes by himself to the books he writes with others. This book tells a love story, but it is set up like a dictionary. It looks very interesting and like it will be a quick read, Levithan writes great love stories.
7.Born Wicked, Jessica Spotswood
This is a Young Adult trilogy about witches, and is also a little bit historical fiction I believe. The third and final book was just released this past month, which reminded me that I want to pick this one up.
8. Deep Blue, Jenifer Donnelly
I have never read a mermaid book, but this one caught my eye. The cover is gorgeous, and the synopsis is a bit mysterious. I'm thinking this could be a good place to start with Mermaid books.
9. Alias Hook, Lisa Jensen
This one is a retelling/spin-off of Peter Pan, which you may know is my favorite book of all time. This book is about Captain Hook, a curse, and a grown women who finds herself in Neverland. I'm very intrigued.
10. Stolen, Lucy Christopher
This is a past Printz Award runner up, and I would like to read all of the Printz winners and runners up someday, but this one I want to read sooner rather than later. This is about a teenage girl who is kidnapped at the airport, and this book is written as a letter to her captor. This book also deals with Stockholm Syndrome, which I find to be very interesting and a unique topic for young adult literature.
What books are on your list, what should I add to my huge list of books to buy?