A fabulous blog entitled The Broke and The Bookish hold a weekly feature/web-meme/ link up entitled Top Ten Tuesday. Each week has a different theme where bloggers from around the world contribute their own top ten and are able to discuss each other’s choices. This week we are looking at top ten books that you want to read but don’t currently own.
Sally Heathcote: Suffragette- Mary M. Talbot, Bryan Talbot, Kate Charlesworth
I cannot praise Dotter of her Father’s Eyes more highly. It’s beautifully drawn and is both a biography (of Lucia Joyce) and an autobiography (of Mary Talbot). This story follows the plight of the suffragettes through the fictional storyline of Sally Heathcote. It looks great- it’s just quite expensive. My local library has a good collection of Talbot’s work so I am hoping that they will get this one in soon.
I follow Things Matter (brilliant blog- give it a look!) and this raised my awareness of the new Ms Marvel- Kamara Khan. I find comic buying to be quite an expensive exercise so I’m waiting until the graphic novel is released (even though graphic novels are expensive too) but I am really excited for reading this.
The She-Hulk Diaries
I love She-Hulk and am really intrigued to read this prose novel which I think is meant to appeal to a chick-lit reading audience. Marvel have also brought out a book based on the character of Rogue which seems to be very YA-based. I’m really interested in trying to get hold of a copy of either of these and see what they are like.
Anna and the French Kiss- Stephanie Perkins
I’ve read lots of good reviews and heard lots of hype about this book and know that it won’t be long until I crack and decide to buy it!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower- Stephen Chbosky
The Virgin Suicides- Jeffrey Eugenides
I read a sample of both of on my kindle and really liked what I read but they were a little higher than the kindle price point I have placed as my self-imposed limit so I’m going to wait for the copies in the library.
The War of The Worlds- H.G.Wells
I read The Time Machine years ago but have never got around to reading this despite the best of intentions.
This Book Will Save Your Life- A.M Homes
I really enjoyed May We Be Forgiven so would like to read more books by this author.
I really enjoy reading dystopian texts and have heard that this is a really fantastic one. I’ve not read any Russian Literature (although I am also planning to read Anna Karenina at some point).
Just like We, Battle Royale is a much-loved dystopian text. I’ve seen the film but have never read the book. After reading Confessions by Kanae Minato, I have decided that I want to read more Japanese books so this seems like a good place to start.
Have you read any of these? What do you think? What are you wanting to read?