Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted over at my other blog–The Broke and the Bookish! Go check it ouuuut.
This week we are talking about books we resolve to read in 2011..aka public humiliation of all the books I haven’t yet read but will read this year come hell or high water! I resolve to read these books, darnit, and you all will have to keep badgering me to make sure I do so.
1. The Harry Potter series– *GASP* I know. What kind of reader AM I without having read this? I’m not really sure. As a girly girl in my middle school years, wizardry just didn’t seem like a good idea on my quest for popularity. I will now admit my idiotic ways as a young teen and hope and pray that you all will forgive me for my tresspasses against the great canon of literature that is Harry Potter. Seriously though, I’m doing it this year.
2. The Jessica Darling series — Apparently, from everyone I know, I will LOVE this series and will find a friend in Jessica Darling. Don’t let me down, Jessica, I need all the friends I can get.
3. Wuthering Heights — I need some Bronte in my life. Vagrant yet valid musing–Every time I see the name Bronte, I just think brontosaurus. I mean, there isn’t even an “e” in brontosaurus for me to think that but I think if I were to befriend a brontosaurus I might give him a nickname and be like, “Heyyy..what up Bronte!”
4. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver — I bought this one as soon is it came out and just keep putting it off. I really want to read this one this year!
5. The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World — I’m a travelogue fanatic and I had a minor tantrum when I saw this in the bookstore and my boyfriend gently reminded me of the book buying ban I had just embarked upon the day before. First, let’s point out, what SANE person embarks on a book buying ban? What sane person embarks on a book buying ban AND THEN goes to a bookstore the very next day?? This girl. I stated how “I NEEDED THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW because it was full of so much awesomeness that I couldn’t live without it or I’d die.” And still it sits on my shelf..unread..and eager to show me all the awesome inside it.
6. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer — If you know me, then you’d know I love JSF so much I’d probably give him my firstborn. I loved his works of fiction and not a day goes by when I don’t somehow recommend them or refer to them. I haven’t read this one. It scares me as a proud carnivore. I like a steak or a double cheeseburger. I love a good Chicken Florentine with yummy mushrooms and..Ok, this isn’t a food blog. Anyways, this book scares me and I will read it.
7. Anna and the French Kiss — I dismissed this book in 2010 because the cover looked corny and I wasn’t a fan of the title. There, I’ve said it. Despite my love for Paris, this cover wasn’t going to pull me in. However when Best of 2010 lists came a rolling out, many respected bloggers and friends, dubbed this as one of their favorites. I’m talking LOTS of high marks on this one. And my dear friend Jen at Makeshift Bookmark is sending it to me! Enchant me, Anna, and take me back to the City of Lights.
8. Life of Pi by Yann Martel — This book feels like it has been sitting on my shelf since the dawn of time. It probably has.
9. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky — I got half way through this on my European adventure and then the book got lost somewhere. I have a nice new copy and I plan to reunite with this book reaaal soon.
10. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland — My wonderful boyfriend made his way through his own personal hell (Barnes and Nobles) around Christmas-time and bought me the RIDICULOUSLY BEAUTIFUL leatherbound edition of this book. I’ve read bits and pieces of this book but I will read the whole darn thing this year.