Today’s Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke And The Bookish is all about how I suck at reading things that everyone else has read. Although, to be fair, I think I’m very well read in both new and old YA, some classics, fantasy, but not non-fiction, but that doesn’t exactly count since I’ve been reading pretty much 100+ books a year since 9th grade, so that’s what 10 years ago.
Here’s my list, and I’m basing this off my more well-read contemporaries:
1. A Game Of Thrones by George RR Martin
This shiz is LONG. But there’s a tv show based off it. Plus it’s full of twisty-turns and deaths. I’m reading it now and it rocks and I feel like I’m building a foundation in fantasy reading.
2. The Summer series by Jenny Han : The Summer I Turned Pretty, It’s Not Summer Without You and We’ll Always Have Summer
So, I was a bit put off these books because the main characters name is Belly and that is a dumbass name. But all my trusted friends enjoy this trilogy, so I might as well read it soon.
3. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
As a raging feminist, it’s kind of pathetic how I have not yet read this book, especially when people I entrust with guiding my reading choices have all loved it and written long and wonderful analysis of it.
4. The Invention Of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Yo, there’s pictures in here and also there’s going to be a movie.
5. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Seeing as how Gaiman is a rock star among authors and literature, I really have got to read Stardust, I’ve heard it is legit awesome.
6. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
Remember when the movie came out? I remember back when this book came out every single person was reading it, even my social studies teacher. I did not, because it was never at the library, but I did read the sequel, The Boleyn Inheritance.
7. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Every year I say this is going to be the year I catch up with my fellow Americans and read this door stopper. I mean, good God it’s not like I am terrified of chunkster novels. Yet, every year I end up passing on this book. Maybe 2012? LOL.
8. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time by Mark Haddon
Guys, there’s a dog on the cover and this was on best seller lists and people were all like THAT’s MY FAVORITE. And of course, I was like I’ll read it tomorrow, which again, turned into YEARS.
9. The Shining by Stephen King
Yo, this is a freezer book and pretty much all card carrying Stephen King fans have read it, except for me, because apparently I suck a lot.
10. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
LOL. Shut your pie hole. I know, it’s embarrassing but guys, everyone I talk to seems to have read The Host and okay I am curious and I did pick up a super cheap USED copy. So, I will read it so I can keep up with cultural conversation.