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

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is the Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet. So many books, so many choices! My book wish list is sky high, but if somehow I magically received a very generous bookstore gift card (and some of these pre-release books were magically available now) these are some of the books I’d want to acquire.

Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want:

1. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – I have gotten close to receiving a review copy of this, but no cigar. My preorder will arrive in a few weeks though. Can’t wait!

2. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer – I liked The Interestings by this author and want to read her YA debut. Everything I’ve read about it makes me more intrigued.

3. Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King – I just really like King’s books an wish I owned all of them.

4. The Body Electric by Beth Revis – Revis is self-publishing this one and since I’m a fan of her Across the Universe series I’m very eager to check it out. Plus, there is a very limited print run planned that makes me crazy with want.

5. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas – I’ve experienced all the books in the Throne of Glass series via audiobook, so I’m waiting patiently to listen to this one! Just one week to go.

6. One Plus One by Jojo Moyes – I liked Me Before You and want to read more from this author.

7. The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion – I feel like this sequel to The Rosie Project just snuck up on me. Excited to see what Rosie and Don are up to!

8. Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan – I’ve had my eye on this one, and I had borrowed the ebook from the library but it expired before I could read it. (Don’t you hate when that happens?) This is supposed to be a humorous coming-of-age and I just know I’m going to click with this one.

9. Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay – I don’t read a lot of non-fiction but this book of essays about feminism, race, and culture sounds like a must-read.

10. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – I read and loved The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies, so I want to catch up on Moriarty’s other books, and this one seems to be the place to start.

Do we have any wish list books in common? What books do you really want to own?


30 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

  1. EM says:

    Yay for Heir of Fire! I”m excited for its release as well 😀 I have yet to read anything by A.S. King! Any suggestions on which of her books I should pick up first?

    1. Lucy says:

      Hmmm…I think King’s Ask the Passengers is the book that sticks with me the most. And double yay for Heir of Fire! I’m reading The Assassin’s Blade while I wait 🙂

      1. EM says:

        Interesting. I’ve heard a few booktubers mention that. I’ll check it out. Thanks 😀

        Heeeeyy!!! I was planning to do the same thing *two thumbs up* I will be picking that up on the first week of September 😀 Happy Reading!

  2. Rachel says:

    HAHA I love the Spice Girl’s reference!

    I’ll Give You The Sun, The Throne of Glass series, One Plus One, The Rosie Effect, Love and Other Foreign Words, and Bad Feminism are all books I either am aware of, want to read, or are actively on my wishlist TBR.

    I own What Alice Forgot, but of course, haven’t got around to reading it yet!

    Great list this week though. R x

    1. Lucy says:

      Hee! Hope I didn’t get Wannabe stuck in your head, Rachel 🙂

      We should both read What Alice Forgot soon, if only there weren’t so many other books competing for our attention!

      1. Rachel says:

        You did! But in a good way! Lol

        Do you have the book-book or the audiobook? R x

        1. Lucy says:

          I don’t have What Alice Forgot yet, and I don’t love the audio sample. I just put the ebook edition on hold at the library but I am way down on the list!

          1. Rachel says:

            I can’t believe I asked that, it’s like this week’s topic just smacked me up the head!!! Lol

            When you do get it let me know, I’m sure I’ll not have got to it by then and we could buddy read??

            R x

  3. Jillian says:

    I’ve always wanted to read I’ll Give You the Sun and Heir of Fire! I see them everywhere in the blogosphere. I hope you get to read them soon! happy reading 😀 xx

    1. Lucy says:

      Thanks, Jillian! Sometimes when there’s so much hype about a book I get scared off, but hopefully these two will live up to expectations. Happy reading to you too, Jillian 🙂

  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    Mmmm…didn’t know about the sequel to Rosie! Thank you!

    Here’s my Top Ten!

    1. Lucy says:

      Right?? I couldn’t believe when I saw the release date on Goodreads- I haven’t heard much buzz about it at all. Surprising given how popular Rosie is!

  5. What Alice Forgot is my favorite Liane Moriarty book, so I hope you’ll read it!

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    1. Lucy says:

      Thanks for the rec! I will have to prioritize What Alice Forgot for sure! Moriarty has become an auto-buy author for me, and I’m glad to hear WAF is your fave 🙂

  6. Your list looks good, I am not familiar with most of the authors. I’ve read some books by JoJo Moyes and Liane Moriarty. I read What Alice Forgot and enjoyed it.

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    1. Lucy says:

      What Alice Forgot is a popular one, but I missed it when it first came out. Glad to hear you are fan of Moriarty and Moyes- I need to read more of them

  7. I didn’t know The Body Electric was a self pub… must go preorder! I’ve heard great things about Glory O’Brien…I think that should have been on my list but I forgot about it! Happy book acquiring, Lucy!

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    1. Lucy says:

      I caved and ordered The Body Electric from Malaprop’s. I think it’s the only way to get a print/signed copy.
      Hope we both get to read Glory O’Brien soon! Happy book hunting yourself, Tammy 🙂

  8. Nikki says:

    Ooh, some of these sound awesome. I need to pick up Maas’ work, too. Enjoy these when you get them!

    My TTT.

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    1. Lucy says:

      There’s a lot of hype about Maas’ books but I haven’t been disappointed yet! Happy reading, Nikki 🙂

  9. I have One Plus One but haven’t read it yet. I need to get to it 🙂

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    1. Lucy says:

      Do you have the audio? I think that’s one way I’ll get to One Plus One sooner. Must see if the library has it! Hope you enjoy it 🙂

      1. I do have it on audio. I like the narrator so I think that is why I picked it up.

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  10. Such a great list!! I’ll Give You the Sun was incredible and I really hope you end up loving it! And then I’ve been meaning to start Belzhar for the past week or so, but I keep putting it off.

    Love and Other Foreign Words looks really good!!

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    1. Lucy says:

      That’s what I hear about I’ll Give You the Sun! It looks wonderful. Hope you enjoy Belzhar too.

      Happy reading, Tabitha 🙂

  11. Great list, Lucy. I’ll Give You The Sun looks amazing and so does the new Jojo Moyes. I hope you get some of these soon.

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  12. I’m excited for The Rosie Effect, too. I loved The Rosie Project like crazy. I’ve heard great things bout Love and Other Foreign Words.

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  13. The Body Electric and The Rosie Effect are two books I want badly too! And I’ll say that I’ll Give You the Sun is fantastic – so beautifully written.

    Great choices!

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  14. Alisa Selene says:

    I keep seeing Heir of Fire on lists, I need to finally read that series!

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  15. stacybuckeye says:

    I didn’t even realize The Rosie Project had a sequel. Thanks for the heads up!

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