Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Want to Read But Don’t Yet Own

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Each week, The Broke and the Bookish holds a weekly booking meme, Top Ten Tuesday. I managed to miss last week due to the hectic beginning of the semester, but this week I’m back with ten books that I want to read but don’t yet own. Now I’m having a difficult time narrowing it down to just ten because there are so very many books that I want to read and so very many books that I don’t yet own. But here goes:

1. The Walking Dead.
Ok, so I know this is more than one book. It’s lots of comics, actually, but it’s a series that I really want to read, and listing them individually would take up more room than I have.

2. Hold Me Closer Necromancer, Lish McBride.
And also the second of these, Necromancing the Stone. Tongue-in-cheek YA about necromancers? Don’t mind of I do.

3. Saga.
Another set of comics, Saga has been garnering quite a lot of positive attention, and it looks fascinating.

4. Clown Girl, Monica Drake.
Last year, I heard Monica Drake give a reading with Chuck Palahniuk. She was witty and dark, and I’ve wanted to read something by her ever since.

5. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Janisse Ray.
I’ve heard a lot of buzz about Ray’s memoir, and considering my interest in Southern literature, I can’t wait to give this one a read.

6. Amateur Night at the Bubblegum Kittikat, Victoria Fedden.
Another memoir, I’ve heard that this one is laugh-out-loud funny. It has a hell of a title, at the very least.

7. Hollow City, Ransom Riggs.
I read the first in this series, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, right after it was released, and I was entranced. I’m interested to see what happens next.

8. I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains, Chuck Klosterman.
I really enjoy reading Klosterman’s essays, and this collection sounds like a gem.

9. Wonder Women: Feminisms and Superheroes, Lillian Robinson.
This book just looks and sounds delightful, and I’d like to sink my teeth into it.

10. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt.
I just keep hearing amazing things about this novel, so it’s on the TBR list.



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    1. Yeah it looks really neat. Pretty Deadly almost made this list, too, but I thought it was getting comic heavy. I’ve heard lots of good things about both it and Saga, so I want to check them out for sure.


  1. I keep a list of books I want to read, after reading this post I just added four new ones. Your descriptions are always so vivid. If you are interested, # 5, # 6, #7, # 10.


  2. Can highly recommend the Walking Dead collections, they are a great way to enjoy the comic series and good value as well. The early volumes are really good and the art is brilliant. Well worth checking out 😀


    1. Yeah, I hear that they’re excellent. And what I’ve looked at from them has been. I just haven’t yet had the chance to pick them up. Going to soon though!


  3. I had never heard of “The Broke and the Bookish” or their weekly Top Ten feature but I am intrigued! I think I might do a list of my own today. Thanks! 🙂


    1. 🙂 You’re welcome! I started seeing some other blogs I follow participating in Top Ten Tuesday, so I went to The Broke and the Bookish to see what it was all about. List topics are posted on their blog in advance, and each Tuesday they post a list and a link-up at their blog. Topics are always fun, and lots of new book bloggers to read and follow!


    1. Thanks for stopping by!

      I enjoyed Miss Peregrin’s, but that’s the only Riggs book I’ve read so far. Looking forward to reading more, though! And yes…TWD show is what got me wanting to read the comics, because I hear they’re very very good.


    1. Thanks! I’m going to have to wait on them a while, though, as I have a large list of school reading to do! lol

      🙂 Glad you stopped by, and will check out the post!


  4. Ah The Walking Dead… My husband and I are OBSESSED with the show. I bought him The Zombie Survival Guide which he loved. It helps us prepare for the zombie apocalypse 🙂


    1. Yeah, we love the show, too. It’s probably the most inconsistent show that I keep watching, but there’s something there. I’ve heard that many of the comics are outstanding, so I’d like to give them a try when I have more reading time.


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