Today’s topic over at The Broke and the Bookish is an easy one: the top ten books on the TBR (To Be Read) List.
I have more books on the list than I’ll ever read, but here’s ten, in no particular order:
- Moloka’i by Alan Brennert — I read about this book on another blog; it’s about Hawaii in the 1890’s. Since Hawaii is one of my favorite places on earth, and I love a good historical novel, this seems like a good pick.
- Room by Emma Donoghue — Everyone’s read this one but me already. I read the first chapter and it definitely caught my attention.
- The Lovers’ Dictionary by David Levithan — This was on Amazon’s “Best Books of 2011 So Far” List. Cheesy title but very interesting sample chapter. The book is about a relationship but written in the form of alphabetical dictionary entries.
- Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter This is a fun urban fantasy series, and this book in particular has gotten rave reviews.
- Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson — This book has been frequently recommended. It’s a contemporary mystery/thriller/drama about a woman with no short term memory. She wakes up in a strange place every day. I think memory issues are fascinating.
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card — I discovered, much to my chagrin, that I haven’t actually read this favorite of science fiction readers. I thought I had. So now it’s coming with me to Eastern Europe.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak — This is one of those books everyone loves. I hope it won’t be disappointing after I’ve put it off so long.
- Goliath by Scott Westerfeld — The third in his Leviathan series, coming out in late September. I love everything Westerfeld writes.
- The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie — Highly recommended by bloggers and my Dad. What more can I say? I love a good Agatha Christie.
- Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson. This is the latest in Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie series. These are mysteries but very character-driven, and Atkinson’s writing really rises above the usual. I recommend Behind the Scenes at the Museum if you haven’t read anything by her.