Top Ten Tuesday (18)

Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Read

which I adore and therefore chose to adopt into my weekly blog posts!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday ‘s topic is actually “top ten authors I’d like to see on a reality show and which reality show,” but I don’t really watch reality tv and therefore thought my list would be rather boring. So instead I decided to go with one of the topics already done over at The Broke and the Bookish and one that will hopefully light a fire under my bottom to go and read these books ASAP.

ANYTHING by Neil Gaiman – Give me some recommendations, people. I know his awesomeness exceeds many but I have yet to witness it first hand!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – I see this on so many lists every week and have yet to read it!

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll– Like some friends of mine, I have a problem reading books that I own. The bf actually bought me the annotated version for Christmas, I think he is trying to tell me something…

The Iliad by Homer – How this one has escaped me I’ll never know as I have written about the Odyssey more times than I can count.

 

The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon – Every single person who knows that I love Juliet Marillier tells me I need to read these authors. My mother bought me the first book YEARS ago and I still have yet to pick it up.

 

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin – I am obsessed with the show and admittedly started book one and never finished. Not because it wasn’t awesome, because it was, but I had a hard time reading that one while reading others that needed to be reviewed and so forth. Summer break will be when I reinstate my love affair with Jon Snow.

 

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides – People are always appalled that I haven’t read this one but honestly it doesn’t really appeal to me. Someone change my mind?!

 

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – Another book that those I trust tell me that I would absolutely adore!

 

Divergent by Veronica Roth – With all the hype this one is getting I can’t believe I was not one of those bloggers counting down to book two!

 

Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson – I am a little obsessed with Shakespeare so I can’t believe that I haven’t read this one yet!

 

What books are you surprised that you haven’t read yet?

 

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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (18)

  1. Ok do read TFiOS & Divergent. Get on it. I so need to read a Gaimen book also. Do the Outlander Read-a-long in June. I know Jess @ Gone With the Words is one of the hosts.

  2. I agree on Divergent, so you can know what all the fuss is about! I liked Gaimen's Stardust, LOVED his kid's book The Graveyard Book, and am currently listening to Anansi Boys (which is read by a brit! score!) and so far it is funny. Get cracking. Thanks for stopping by YAF and WS! happy to hear I am not the only one who beats themselves up about not finishing a book.

  3. In case you didn't notice when you were at my blog earlier, I'm hosting an Outlander read-a-long next month :)You have to read Divergent!I actually read Game of Thrones and felt accomplished once I finished it. I had problems reading it because of the length of course, plus I already new what happened because of the show.

  4. Don't feel alone – the only book I've read on this list is Alice in Wonderland, and that's only because my grandma had a little mini library when I was younger and it was in it. And she lived within walking distance from my house {a short enough trek that my parents would let me walk over there alone when I was as young as 6 or 7}. I just bought Divergent a few weeks ago, but I still haven't read it yet.I'd love it if you came and checked out My Top Ten.

  5. …I can't believe you haven't read Neil Gaiman. I'm kind of shocked, and questioning our friendship, but I suppose I haven't yet read Marillier so WE'RE EVEN. For you, I suggest starting with Stardust. He's my all-time favorite author, and all of his mg/ya/adult is wonderful, but I'm thinking you'd like Stardust (YA) in particular.

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