Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week is about listing books we want to catch up on in the New Year; bookish New Year’s resolutions I guess you could say. For whatever reason I haven’t had a chance to read these ten books yet, though I’m eager to remedy that in 2013! These books are already in my possession waiting to be read- listed in no particular order:
1. Looking for Alaska by John Green – My daughter told me I need to read this before she goes back to school next week, so I’m on a deadline with this one! My copy was loaned out but I’ve replaced it with the box set so no more excuses.
2. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – I think I’ve been putting this off because it’s a little out of my comfort zone since I don’t read too many World War II books about pilots. However, it’s popular with bloggers I trust so I’m determined to give it a try.
3. Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers – I have this book in audiobook format, which will make it easier to fit in. Assassin nuns, romance and political intrigue- sounds very unique!
4. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor – I’ve been waiting to read this sequel ever since I finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone, so I’m not sure why I’ve put off reading it. I kind of wish I had the audiobook instead of the print version, though I know I’ll enjoy this one once I start it.
6. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson – I overlooked this one for a while because I was not in the mood for a sad read, but it does sound like a lovely contemporary book.
7. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill – This book looks like it’s right up my alley…romance and London, sweet and funny, what’s not to like? Why haven’t I read it yet? I’m noticing a lot of angst on my list so I’m glad this book is on the fluffy side.
8. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt – I just got this for Christmas (thanks sis!) and the cover is gorgeous in person. It’s a coming of age story that takes place in 1987 and sounds heartbreaking and powerful and I’m looking forward to experiencing it.
9. Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini – I really like afterlife stories and have had this book on my radar for a while now. It sounds like a tearjerker though which is why I think I’ve put it off.
10. Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler –I just picked this up in paperback and it looks like a great wintery read. There’s ice-skating, romance, family drama and cupcakes – sounds sweet to me!