Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Wish List That I Really, Really, REALLY Want to Read

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 an open topic!

I got a gift card to a local used book store for my birthday, and I was only a little (yeah, right) frustrated when I did some book shopping yesterday and couldn’t find any of the books on my wish list. So, I thought I’d take this chance to talk about books on my wish list that I really, really, REALLY want to read.

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The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Ever since one of my bffs told me how great this book is, I’ve been dying to read it. Like basically everyone else in the world, I love Carrie Fisher, and I love her sense of humor and her confidence and just everything about her. I also really enjoy reading non-fiction books, especially memoirs, especially if they’re written using humor.

Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry

I just heard of this book from another blogger and have been so excited to read it! I love a good retelling, especially ones that show more of the villains, and Peter Pan is one of my favorite Disney movies. I ended up grabbing another one of this author’s books — Alice — while I was at the book store, since it was the only book of hers that was available, and it seemed pretty interesting. I’m not super crazy about Alice in Wonderland, but I figured I’d give it a shot. I did enjoy the 2009 Alice mini series, which was a retelling of the tale, so maybe I’ll enjoy this book, too!

The Child Thief by Brom

I actually just heard of this book today while looking up Christina Henry’s books. It’s another retelling of Peter Pan, and it’s supposedly pretty dark. I do love me some dark retellings, so I’d really like to read this one.

Flying with Confidence by Patricia Furness-Smith and Captain Steve Allright

I actually heard of this book from a YouTuber I watch: Lex Croucher. In one of her videos, How I flew UK –> New Zealand with a fear of flying, she talks about her intense fear of flying and what she did to conquer (or at least temporarily calm down) this fear. I have a horrible fear of flying myself. I’ve only flown a few times, and it was always awful. Like. Crying, hyperventilating, clutching onto the person next to me so hard that I leave fingernail marks in their arm kind of fear. To make it worse, I have vertigo, and every little tilt of the plane makes me feel like a dizzy spell is coming on, so there’s that to freak out over as well. Basically, I just hate flying. But I also really want to travel, and I’ve got family in Louisiana, and my bf has family and friends in Florida, so we can’t exactly just stay put for ever, and driving 7+ hours one way to see family/friends is exhausting. So I really want to get over my fear, and I feel like this book could really help.

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

For those who don’t know, Joe Hill is Stephen King’s son. I was sent the first volume of his graphic novel, Locke & Key, by a bookstagram friend, and I loved it SO much. It was so good and so imaginative. I’ve been really interested in reading more by him, and I’ve been told that NOS4A2 is one of his better novels.

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

This book has been all over the place. I see people talking about it all over the blogging and bookstagramming communities, and it’s definitely peaked my curiosity. Though I don’t normally opt for books that have romance as a main plot point, the rest of the plot sounds interesting enough to make me want to read it.

As Old as Time by Liz Braswell

Yes, another fairy tale retelling. I told you I love retellings! This one is (obviously) focused on Beauty and the Beast, which was one of my favorite Disney movies growing up. This author has written a few other fairy tale retellings in her Twisted Tales series, but I think I want to read this one first because I just loved the Disney film so much.

The Shark That Walks on Land by Michael Bright

I have this weird fascination with deep sea creatures, like to the point of wanting a massive ocean-themed tattoo with all of my favorite creepy deep sea critters. This book, aside from having an amazing cover, is filled with non-fiction facts and anecdotes about “strange but true tales of mysterious sea creatures.”

The Beauty of the Husband by Anne Carson

This book was recommended to me years ago by one of my friends, and I’m sure I’d love this book, just going off of the synopsis. It’s about a marriage that falls apart, written in a poetic fashion.

The Measurements of Decay by K. K. Edin

I found this book through one of Goodreads’ many giveaways, and it sounds right up my alley. It was just published last month, but it’s already received incredible ratings (an average of 4.79/5!), and it’s like a science fiction, dystopian kind of book, so obviously I’ll most likely love it.

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What are some books you’ve been really excited about but have yet to read?
Are there any books I should add to this list?

17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Wish List That I Really, Really, REALLY Want to Read”

  1. The Princess Diarist! I absolutely adore Carrie Fisher and everything that she was and did. I highly recommend the audiobook along with the book because she narrates it herself and her daughter reads her poetry and it’s really great 💖

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    1. Aw, that sounds lovely! I normally don’t listen to audio books, but it seems like there are so many great memoirs who are narrated by the authors. I might have to change my opinion of them and give them a listen!

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  2. Wow awesome list! Brom is a freaking genius illustrator and I admire his art so much, so I hope his writing is good too, the GR ratings are very good! I also want to read Krampus by him, I love dark and twisty stuff. ❤ The Night Circus is a bit confusing but I loved it, and the romance aspect is not that pronounced, cause I dislike sappy romance and wouldn't have liked it so much that way. 🙂 I am just adding more books to my never ending tbr Kara! xD

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    1. You’ve heard of him?? I hadn’t until today. The book of his I listed sounds soooo good. Haha I saw Krampus too! One of my friends would probably love to read that one – he loves the movie. I’ve never seen it. Honestly the only reason it actually made it to this list was because I saw your rating! I know you’ve got great taste, so it must be good! Bahahaha I’m sorry! I’ll probably splurge a bit when I get my first paycheck and buy a few of these, so I’ll let you know how they are 😀

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      1. Yes, I’ve been following him for years among other illustrators, I love dark art. 🙂 I didn’t know the Krampus movie was based on Brom’s book, I’ll have to check it out. 🙂 But I have yet to read the books, I’ve just been following his art haha. 😀 The Night Circus was great but my ratings before 2016 aren’t that valid cause I used to hand out 4 and 5 ratings like flyers, now I’m more critical. 😀 Still, I consider it a 4 book, at least. 🙂 Haha thanks, though my taste isn’t 100% perfect, I love some dubious books too xD And splurge awaaay, you deserve it! 😀

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      2. Oh I don’t know if it’s based on the book. I just know there’s a Krampus movie, lol. Did he do the cover illustration for that book? It looks neat. Haha, 4 stars is still pretty good!

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  3. I really enjoyed ‘The Night Circus’ and thought it lived up to the praise. The setting is just something so special and I think some books that I’ve read since are trying to *be* the new ‘The Night Circus’ but they’re just not cutting the mustard. I also really enjoyed NOS4R2 – that’s what it is in the UK as they changed it to account for the accent 😉 which I thought was a nice touch! It’s creepy but there’s a lot of plot and purpose and so it’s not just horror for the sake of horror. I liked a lot of the characters a great deal as well. Enjoy them both!

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