Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday, a different top-ten-themed post is uploaded, and this week’s prompt is spring TBR lists!
First off, let me warn you guys: I hate TBR lists. I’m so bad at sticking to them. I typically base my next reads on my current mood, which obviously changes pretty often, so I honestly have no idea what I’ll feel like picking up next. So I generally don’t make TBR lists because I just don’t end up following them and then I feel bad for not keeping with it. BUT WHATEVER. I still want to take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post, so I’ll post the books I’d like to read this season.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
I’ve mentioned this a million times already on this blog, but I’m currently reading The Hunger Games. YES, STILL. It’s not that I’m not enjoying it, because I really, really am! I’ve just been so busy with stuff at home and trying to land a job that’s a little more consistent than the online work I’m doing now, and I’ve just been so busy I’ve hardly had any time to just sit down and read. I’m hoping to fit some time in today to get a good chunk (maybe the rest) of the novel read. Regardless, I desperately want to read the second and third books in the trilogy.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
See above. 😉
Terminal Core by Lynn Steigleder
This one was actually sent to me by the author in exchange for a review. Since I don’t have Catching Fire or Mockingjay in my possession yet, I’ll likely be starting on this one next, so keep an eye out for that review!
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
I still need to read my second King novel! As I’ve mentioned before (and posted about), I read Misery a few weeks ago and loved it, and I’ve been wanting to pour through another King novel. I’ve heard great things about Pet Sematary, so I’ve decided this will be my next King read!
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Another thriller/horror novelist that I’m way behind the times on. I’ve never read a Koontz novel before, but I’ve heard he’s great, and I want to see what I’m missing out on. I’ve decided my first read of his will either be Odd Thomas or Frankenstein, but I think I’m leaning more toward Odd Thomas to start.
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant
Based on the stories of mine that he’s read, my writing professor recommended Kelly Link’s magical realism stories to me. I love magical realism, so I bought a few of her books as Christmas presents to myself. I didn’t realize at the time that Monstrous Affections was a collection of stories by other authors, edited by Kelly Link, but ah well. I started reading it a few months back anyway, and there’s some interesting stories in there. I put it down “temporarily”… and then forgot about it. So I’d like to pick this one back up and finish it soon.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while but only just picked up a copy at a local used book store a few weeks ago. I started reading it that day, but I just wasn’t feeling it at the time. I told you I have to be in the mood for certain books! I want to give it another go soon, though.
Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker
HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN THIS SERIES ON NETFLIX?!?!?!! If you have, TALK TO ME ABOUT IT!!! My boyfriend and I were both obsessed with it when it first came out, so when I found out it was based on a book, obviously I had to get it. Definitely needing to read this one soon!
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
I found this book at a thrift store, and it sounds super interesting. Goodreads says it’s “oddly compelling, often hilarious,” which sounds strange when looking at the book title, but I like that kind of stuff. It reminds me of David Sedaris’ short story Graveyard Shift. If you guys haven’t read this, click this! –> David Sedaris reading Graveyard Shift.
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
I loved these movies, and I have a friend who’s read the books and said they’re just as good. I came across the first few in the series at a book sale recently, so of course I just had to grab them. They’re short YA reads, but the movies are so cute, and I’m excited to read the books!