Top Ten Tuesday – January 9, 2017

January 9, 2018     The Bluestocking Bookworm     Books, Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fine folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. Or at least, it was, until next week. Wait.. does that sentence make grammatical sense? It seems like The Broke and the Bookish is taking a bit of a hiatus, but some of the individual bloggers will still be continuing on their own sites. Keep your eyes peeled on their website for more info on that. Top Ten Tuesday, though, will be moving over to That Artsy Reader Girl as of January 16. Jana seems super lovely, so please take a moment to visit her blog and say hi!

This week’s topic is The Books I Meant to Read in 2017 but Just Didn’t Get Around To (BUT I WILL MIGHT IN 2018!). As always, in no particular order.

  • Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson) re-read and finish. This series has been one of my favorites for forever, and I am kind of afraid to re-read it, because I am so scared it will turn out to be problematic trash. But the series is FINALLY finished, and I want to see how it ends. The only downside is that I haven’t read one of the books in a very long time, so I now have to re-read the WHOLE series from the start. Quite the undertaking.
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    When I saw this was going to be a TV show, I wanted to read it so badly. I haven’t watched the TV show, and I haven’t read the book. Whoops.
  • The Right to be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier
    This was one of the Canada Reads shortlisted books for 2017. It was the only nonfiction book to be shortlisted, and it was also the only book I didn’t read. Coincidence? Nope. I have a hard time reading nonfiction. It has to read like a novel to get me interested, and I haven’t been able to get into The Right to be Cold since it landed in my mailbox.
  • The Hole by Guy Burt
    One of my Secret Santas bought this for me. I meant to read it on Boxing Day, but I totally didn’t. I loved the movie, and I can’t wait to read the book.
  • Anything by N.K. Jemisin
    I can’t believe I haven’t read anything by this amazing woman yet. I kept looking at her books and going YES. And my ARC backlog kept going NOPE. This year will be the year I read N.K. Jemisin.
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    No, I didn’t read this in high school. Since high school, though, I have been really interested in the Holocaust, Hitler, the political climate of the time, and the aftermath. I am not Jewish, nor do I have any Jewish family. It is just something that my teenage mind latched onto as a period of history I really wanted to learn more about. So I have read most of the autobiographical novels and story collections out there, but not this one.
  • A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
    So, fun fact? The movie adaptation of this book was filmed in and around my city. Another fun fact? My hairdresser, as in, the amazing woman who cuts and dyes my hair, worked on this movie. When I heard it was being shot locally, and that my dear friend and awesomely talented hairdresser would be working on it, it got moved up on my TBR pile. Alas, I watched the movie yesterday but I still haven’t read the book.
  • Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
    My book club, back when it was a thing, read this. I was super swamped and had to skip it. But I keep seeing it on my shelf and wanting to pick it up!
  • A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
    This is one of maybe half a dozen ebooks I have bought at full price. And I still haven’t read it. I want to re-read the first two so I know everything going in, but I can’t believe I paid full price for this because I HAD to have it, and I still haven’t read it!
  • Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
    I was gifted this book and I haven’t read it yet, even though I hear the disability rep in it is SPOT ON.

What books did you just not get to in 2017? Have you read any of the ones on my list? Any suggestions where to start? Comment below, and don’t forget to link me to your TTT!

Stay bookish, lovelies!

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7 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – January 9, 2017

  1. Great list. I loved A Dog’s Purpose movie and need to read the book at some point. That’s so awesome that your friend got to work on the movie. I want to read the Wheel of Time series, I have nearly all the books, just gotta make the time to get to it. Some of them have easily been on my shelf for 15+ years, ha ha. I need to add some of these other ones to my TBR list.

    • I cried a few times while watching the movie, not going to lie. Especially since it was around now my dog got sick and the end of February when we lost him about 3 years ago. I love my Cricket Bug so much, but she isn’t Chico, and I miss him every day.

      Wheel of Time is a really intense and involved series. I definitely recommend it, but I also give that warning, because it really isn’t for everyone.

    • Thank you! I keep seeing Pachinko on my library’s ebooks page, but I never heard much about it. The cover intrigued me, though!

      I would also really love to read more Aussie authors, but it seems like it is really hard to get their stuff outside of Australia unless you use a site like BookDepository. I have read Josephine Moon and Monica McInerney, and I loved both of them!

      Can I also say I absolutely LOVE your website design??

    • Would you be interested in Buddy Reading it with me? I have never done a buddy read, but I always find I have more fun with a book when I can discuss it with someone. My schedule is pretty wide open right now, and it wouldn’t have to be immediately. Let me know!