Top Ten Tuesday is a meme started by the brilliant folks at The Broke and the Bookish. Sometimes we follow their prompts, sometimes we don’t. Today … kinda? Instead of resolutions, I thought I would get our team to list the books they resolve to read this year. Some books needs a little push, don’t they?
Ooer, okay. I can so do this.
- Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
This is cheating because I’m already reading this but it’s slow going because it is 936 pages and there are no dragons. Still, I resolve to finish this before 2016 ends.
- Shadowshaper – Daniel Jose Older
Yash has convinced me and I have an ARC languishing on my shelves so I shall make it happen.
- The Butterfly Mosque – G. Willow Wilson
I’ve had this book for a very. long. time. I need to read this and put us all out of our miseries.
- The Lynburn Legacy – Sarah Rees Brennan
The only way I can allow myself to start Sarah’s new book (series?) is by finishing this one.
- The Secret History – Donna Tartt
I need to read this so I can read The Goldfinch. Because really, I want to know what kinda brilliant writer Tartt is.
There are so many…
- I haven’t read any Sarah Rees Brennan and she’s got a new book coming out called Tell the Wind & Fire so I think I’ll start there. (Haha, just noticed she’s on Nafiza’s list too!)
- The rest of the Red Rising trilogy because I really enjoyed the writing style and the depth of the first one and just need to make the time for the rest.
- I kind of want to read some of Neil Gaiman’s adult novels like The Anansi Boys or Bad Omens or even American Gods
- I haven never read Skellig by David Almond. This must be remedied.
- Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner. For obvious reasons.
- THERE ARE SO MANY MORE! There are books that are coming out that I need to read (like all of Marissa Meyer’s books!) etc… but I suppose that’ll just have to wait for another TTT.
Oh hey, did you guys know we have a Reading Challenges section now? Here are five of my (fifty) listed picks:
- Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniavan
- The Fifth Kingdom by N. K. Jemisin
- The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
- The Sea Is Ours: Tales from Steampunk Southeast Asia by Jaymee Goh and Joyce Chng
- Tippoo Sultan’s Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!! byDaljit Nagra
Didn’t we do this or something extremely similar a few weeks ago? I’ll try not to repeat myself too much.
- The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser: 2016 looks to be an extremely busy year, so my goal is to finish the first book, loath though I am to leave Una and George.
- Skeleton Man and The Winter People have whetted my appetite for more stories by Joseph Bruchac.
- Serpentine by Cindy Pon.
- The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope. This year I will not be thwarted; I will find a copy.
- Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor.