This Tuesday, The Broke and the Bookish have designated Top Ten Tuesday as a choose-your-own-topic kind of day. For those just joining us, TTT is a blogging meme of book top ten lists hosted by TBATB each Tuesday. And I’m in the mood to look forward, to a point at which I’m done with comps and dissertating and can read something new. So this week, the Monster brings you the Top 10 Books I’m Excited to Read After Comps.
1. Sandman, Neil Gaiman. I’ve been meaning to read these for, quite literally, years. I feel my geek cred suffers by not having read them, and, well, I just love Gaiman anyway.
2. Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein. I’ve heard very, very good things about the book, which is still pretty new.
3. A Song of Ice and Fire. I read the first one ages ago, but I didn’t have time to finish them, as I was in the midst of classes and school. And I still have this thing about reading a series before the author is finished—especially when it takes 5+ years to get another book out.
4. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt. I keep hearing about this book, and I can’t wait to read it.
5. The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman et. al. Another series that I just haven’t had time for all of yet, and I love the show, so I can’t wait to see what the comics are actually like.
6. Skinny Legs and All, Tom Robbins. I love Tom Robbins, and I’ve read most of his work. I haven’t however, gotten to read this one, and it’s one I’ve heard very good things about.
7. She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, Jennifer Finney Boylan. The story of James, now Jennifer, as she transitions. A memoir…And I love memoirs.
8. Maus, Art Spiegleman. I’ve heard so many good things about these books, and I’m glad that someone recommended them to me. I’m interested to see how the format works with the story.
9. Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons and Dragons and the People Who Play It, David M. Ewalt. This just sounds like a fun read, and especially given the heaviness of some of the other things on the list, it’ll be a nice change of pace. Geek studies, for the win!
10. Everything by Helen Oyeyemi. After hearing her speak about fairy tales, I just can’t wait.