August 26, 2014

Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don't Own Yet

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the BookishThis week we are discussing books that we really want to read but don't own (or have access to a copy of) just yet.

My to-be-read list is out of control, so I'm going to limit my list to a few choice books that I not only want to read, but want to own for potential re-reads.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won't Stop Talking by Susan Cain — I've mentioned before that non-fiction books really aren't my thing, but this one sounds just perfect. I'm an introvert myself and I feel like extraverts tend to be given the more positive spin, so it will be interesting to see what Cain has to say.
The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin — This is a bind up of the entire trilogy, which includes The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (which I loved), The Broken Kingdoms, and The Kingdom of the Gods. I like the idea of having all the books in the trilogy packaged together in one convenient (if massive) volume.
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch The Lies of Locke Lamora is still one of the best books I read this year, and so I really do want to continue with this series as soon as possible. More Locke! More Jean! More shenanigans! Come at me!
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta — I loved Marchetta's Lumatere Chronicles and Jellicoe Road. Although I'd be happiest if Marchetta had more fantasy novels, I still need to read more of her works, and, of her remaining works, this sounds best to me.
Remaining Sevenwaters novels by Juliet Marillier — I read the first three novels in this series years ago and was recently given copies of them. After re-reading the first three, though, I do want to continue with the series and see what happens next.
Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie — I absolutely love the premise of this work of non-fiction: providing readers with real-life examples of princesses and their lives. I anticipate this being perfect for writing research and just satisfying my curiosity. 
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss — I'm feeling somewhat judged that I consider myself to be a fantasy fan and yet haven't started this series yet. It sounds right up my alley, so I'm eager to give this a read.
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine — This is a retelling of the "Twelve Dancing Princesses" that takes place in New York City during the 1920s. Really, that's all I need to know at this point.

With my birthday next month, I'm hoping that maybe I'll receive a few of these.

What books do you hope to own soon?
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Amanda loves few things better than sitting down with a cup of tea and a book. She frequently stays up far too late, telling herself she just needs to finish one more page. When she's not wrapped up in the stories of others, Amanda works as a children's librarian in a public library.


  1. I love Saving Francesca, Heir to Sevenwaters and the Name of the Wind so I can't wait to see what you make of those but I also need to read Jemisin's books ASAP!

  2. I actually own The Lies of Locke Lamora, The Name of the Wind, and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, but I have yet to read any of them. I did start The Name of the Wind and it was pretty good for as far as I got in it, but then life happened and shit went down, and now it has kind of attached itself to some bad memories. Which is unfortunate because I'm sure it will become a new fave. I also kind of got my copy wet in a sudden rainstorm, and it looks just pathetic now. haha I'll get around to these sometime soon I'm sure. As for The Sevenwaters books, I started the second one and I was having trouble getting into it, and I never finished it. I think I also have three, or maybe four, and I intend to finish this series eventually too. Your post has reminded me that I need to read these soon, or I cannot call myself a true fantasy lover. Great picks! :D

  3. I really need to try Marillier again. I liked WILDWOOD DANCING, but didn't enjoy CYBELE'S SECRET as much, and I've been dragging my feet on trying something else. Would you recommend the Sevenwaters books as a good starting place? I tend to like standalones, but I could be convinced...

    Great list!

  4. The Name of the Wind is great, I definitely recommend it!
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  5. The Girls at the Kingfisher Club sounds so good! I'm a little ashamed that I've had the e-book of The Name of the Wind for years and never even started it.

  6. Any time I see a Melina Marchetta novel I have to talk about it - Saving Francesca is MM's funnest book. Lots of laughs and goofball times, with a great story of friendship. Love that book so much.

    I really need to read Juliet Marillier's series - I've heard great things!

  7. I've been curious about Quiet too, as an introvert and someone with an interest in psychology,

  8. I adore Saving Francesca! Seriously, I think I've read it three times already in the last two years. I hope you enjoy it :) And I've got Princesses Behaving Badly just sitting on my bookshelf, waiting for me to read it. AH! You reminded me of how great it sounds haha!


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