I keep a running list on Amazon of all the books that I want to maybe buy someday or that I secretly hope others will buy for me. Because 9 times out of a 10, if you are buying me a gift, a book is a pretty solid way to go. Truth.
I try to keep it semi-curated so that it’s not filled with books I’m only mildly interested in, but it frequently grows a little out of control. It’s a bit long in the tooth right now (is that a phrase?) at just over 75 books. Here are 10 recent additions to the list.
- The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee – The blogosphere is a little obsessed with this book right now and I won’t lie, I’m a little obsessed with the cover art. It’s a young adult thriller set in NYC a hundred years in the future.
- The Hero with a Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) by Joseph Campbell – This was recommended in a writing book that I’m reading as part of an online plotting workshop offered by Shaunta @ Ninja Writers. It’s about all the hero’s journey and the different types of characters that you’ll meet in fiction and apparently it’s a big deal and I should have read it already.
- Like Family: Growing Up in Other People’s Houses, a Memoir by Paula McLain – My book club read her book, Circling the Sun, last month and I happened to notice in her bio that she’d had a pretty interesting upbringing and then noticed that she’d written a memoir. Deeply intrigued.
- Replica by Lauren Oliver – This one jumped out at me because it’s formatted kinda neat – it’s a “flip book” where reading it from one direction you get the first story and then flipping it backwards you can read the next story from another character’s perspective. I’m not sure if this would fascinate or frustrate me more but I mean to find out.
- Veronica Mars (2): An Original Mystery by Rob Thomas: Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham – I read book one in this series and loved it so I really have no excuse for why I haven’t read this one yet. In the last book I was really impressed with how authentic the voice felt to the tv show. Like I could hear Kristen Bell in my head while I was reading it.
- A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes Novel) by Brittany Cavallaro – Because I’m a sucker for modern adaptations of classic literature, this one is obviously taking on Sherlock Holmes. It’s the first in a new trilogy.
- Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life by Crystal Paine – Because I’ve always got a few books on my list that may help me manage life better. This one was recommended by a blogger, I’m certain, I just don’t remember which one.
- Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing by Jennifer Weiner – I love her books and I’m super intrigued to read a memoir about her actual factual life.
- I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley – I keep seeing this one in book stores and the cover always stands out to me, saying, “You totally want to read me.” I’ve been in a memoirs by funny people kick for awhile right now and this one seems up my alley.
- Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson – Because I’m impatient to read more of her books after devouring Since You’ve Been Gone. I was really impressed with Matson’s writing style and character building so I’m looking forward to reading more stories by her.
And obviously, the list goes on and on from there. Don’t ask me about the physical books sitting in my house that are also on my TBR list. We’re not going there.
What books are on your TBR / wish list right now?
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.