It is Top Ten Tuesday with the Broke and the Bookish day. Whoo!
The topic today is supposed to be the top ten 2014 releases I can’t wait to read.
I have a problem with that topic.
My problem is that I am far too oblivious to pop culture even books included, sadly, to know what books are expected in 2014. Plus, my to read list is so unbelievably long, I feel like I could not ever read anything published after today and still not get through it all.
So, I looked at future topics. And skimmed my blog reader. And I have a new idea… I am doing December 24th’s list… Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me. I know some people are done their shopping, but I also know others (like my lovely husband) have not started, so I thought I would put this out there to be kind of helpful. I always feel guilty asking for things, but I know people keep asking him what I need or want… I guess this helps fill the want gap.
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Powell. I keep hearing rave reviews about this book.
- The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman. I have a fascination with how different cultures view illness and medicine and how “my world” and “their world” connect. This would be a great lesson.
- The Radiation Sonnets: For My Love, In Sickness and in Health by Jane Yolen. Radiation is in the title… Need I say more? But seriously, it sounds beautiful and would be good insight for my real life. Also, it is poetry, so that is kind of stretching my literary limits.
- The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards. It sounds intense, but I think that this is an important aspect of the world of medicine back in the day, notions about parenting/institutional care and relationships.
- I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. This book has been super popular lately and with good reason. Again, my book choices seem intense, but I feel like this is a world I need to learn more about.
- Looking For Alaska by John Green. This is the only John Green book I haven’t read, so this seems like an obvious pick to me.
- And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. I have read all of his other books, again, it seems like a natural progression.
- The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls. I like her style and the story sounds intriguing.
- Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I’m a bit embarrassed, but I LOVED Anna and the French Kiss, so I am curious as to how this book and the next one in the series are.
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. I have been wanting to try this book out for over a year.