It’s a rewind week for Top Ten Tuesday and I thought this would be a good topic after my discussion on Sunday’s post. I’m trying not to do this anymore. I want to read books as soon as I buy them or just put them on a wish list. But here are the books that have been lingering a little bit too long.
1. The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss – I bought this immediately after reading The Name of the Wind, which I really enjoyed. To be fair, I’m trying to savor this series. I don’t want to have to wait too long for the third book, which has no confirmed release date.
2. The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss – I think Ana’s review of this one was the one that made me purchase this one and I’m not exactly sure why I haven’t read it yet. Other than the fact that it seems too beautiful and delicate to carry with me on the subway.
3. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente – Truthfully, I’ve started this book a dozen times and every time I try to read it just comes across as so precious. I know that all of you have read it and loved it – could you please convince me?
4. Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson – This has such an interesting premise and got such great buzz. I bought it after reading the dedicated Maximum Shelf from Shelf Awareness about it. No reason I haven’t read it yet, other than it’s a hardcover and the subway ride is long.
5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot – So I actually bought this one for Michael, but I knew that after he read it, I wanted to too. Still sitting on my shelf.
6. The Language Instinct by Stephen Pinker – I tried to give myself a nudge to read this one back in January but it didn’t happen. I know Sara was even thinking about reading it with me. Did you finish this one, Sara?
7 & 8. The Art of Losing and Dear Darkness by Kevin Young – I bought this anthology and poetry collection by Kevin Young right after reading The Best American Poetry of 2011, which was also edited by Kevin Young. I’ve been awful about reading poetry this year, so I really just need to get my act together and read these two.
0. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell – So, as you know, I needed to own this so bad that I bought it twice!
10. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and illustrated by Siobhan Dowd – I keep meaning to read this one, but I know how sad it is and that’s been putting me off. I’m sure I’ll need a sad book one of these days, but not right now.