Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. The idea is to put up a top ten list and share it with other bloggers. This week's topic is:
Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy. . .
But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf UnreadI swear I feel like every Top Ten Tuesday topic is meant for me. I just went on a massive book spending spree this past month, so I don't even know how I'm going to narrow this down to just ten but here goes...
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
I bought this AND A Million Suns (the 2nd book in the series) because I thought they'd be the perfect gateway YA sci-fi books for me. Plus, my goodness, just look at that gorgeous cover. Go on. Lust after it. I know I did.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Speaking of sci-fi books, I have felt acutely ashamed not to have picked this up until now. I mean, this book is referenced SO many times that it's a wonder I've only just got around to it now, but alas, it's yet another evidence of my late start in the sci-fi genre.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
I read an excerpt of Wintergirls a while back and knew I had to have it. Anderson's writing is just so richly evocative that I literally get a thrill every time I think about the moment I get to start this book.
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
I ADORE Graceling, and since this book takes place in the same realm, I had to have it. Plus, it's a lengthy read, and I do love my hefty books! (Feels like I'm getting more bang for my buck.)
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
I've been cover-lusting after this one for a while now, and even though it's a dystopian, the premise seems so intriguing."The ability to weave the fabric of reality"? Yes, please!
The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch
Seen this one advertised on my Kindle a bunch of times, and finally went ahead and bought it. Seems like such an eery historical thriller. Perfect for a cozy night under the covers!
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
I LOVE Kate Morton. The Distant Hours is one of those books that will change my view of storytelling forever. And I have a feeling that Morton's newest book will be no exception.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
I feel ashamed to call myself a historical fiction fan without having read this book, but alas, there is something terribly wrong with me. I have coveted a copy since it first came out (in 2010) but FINALLY purchased the hardcover edition last year (in 2012). It's still sitting on my bookshelf, so please do me a favor and smack me upside the head if I still haven't read this within the next month or so. Danke!
To Marry an English Lord by Gail MacColl
This seems like the funnest historical non-fiction book I've ever encountered! Not only is every page laid out in a magazine-style (complete with pictures!), but it seems to provide a pretty detailed account of Edwardian times. Perfect for one of those days when I'm mopey and suffering through a Downton Abbey withdrawal.
Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
I'm always on the lookout for great middle-grade fiction, and this seems to more than fit the bill with its Victorian gothic undercurrent. So excited to read it!!