Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want to Read but Don't Own Yet


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! 

 

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? 

10 comments:

  1. Alias Hook is pretty great, I definitely recommend it! Deep Blue and The Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender are both on my TBR list.
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    1. Yay! Good to hear you liked Alias Hook. Both of those books are really gorgeous books!
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  2. This Kiss of Deception is on my short list too! I hope it's a good one :)

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    1. It sounds really interesting!
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  3. The only one i've read on here is The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, and it was so good! Hope you get to read it soon!

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    1. Glad to hear you liked Eva Lavender, I will pick it up soon!
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  4. I haven't read any of these books but they look so great. Some I really want to read but just did not make my list. :( There are just so many books to choose from!

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    1. I hear ya! My list of books I want to read is way, way too long for any one person to accomplish.
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  5. I am also looking forward to Stolen, Strange and Beautiful Sorrows. I have read Watership Down but not going to spoil it for you - other than to say I liked it :)

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    1. Oh good to hear you liked Watership Down!
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