Actually this topic got me to really reflect on the books that have been on my tbr for the longest and I ended up deleting a few. These are the ten that remained, after some reflection. If you want to check out the top ten Tuesday topics, please check out That Artsy Reader Girl!
Monster by: Naoki Urasawa
I really want to try me some Monster. I’m pretty sure when I do it’ll be right up my alley so I feel like whenever I’m ready to read this, I have to keep in mind that I might very well get sucked right in and want to read the whole 18 volumes. I know very little about this except that it’s a thriller, it’s supposed to be really good and is by the same mangaka that wrote the also allegedly fantastic manga, 20th Century Boys.
Tokyo Petshop of Horrors by: Matsuri Akino
Here’s another manga that’s been a long time coming. It’s a sequel to Petshop of Horrors which I read all of and liked. I don’t know what’s kept me from picking up this one!
Childhood’s End By: Arthur C. Clarke
Without warning, giant silver ships from deep space appear in the skies above every major city on Earth. Manned by the Overlords, in fifty years, they eliminate ignorance, disease, and poverty. Then this golden age ends–and then the age of Mankind begins….
So pretty much it sounds intriguing, has a great rating and is relatively short. Sounds like a sci fi I’d like to consume!
Neverwhere By: Neil Gaiman
I need to read more Gaiman and the fact that there’s a London underneath a London really appeals to me. The different Londons also reminds me of the Shades of Darkness series.
Rebecca By: Daphne Du Maurier
I loved Jane Eyre so much, and parallels are sometimes drawn between these two books because they are classic gothic romances where the heroines have to deal with the reality of “the other woman”.
Alanna The First Adventure By: Tamora Pierce
I’ve heard this is a reasonably quick read, and is an early example of strong female characters in young adult fantasy.
Guardian of the Dead By: Karen Healey
This is the lowest rated book on this list. It’s staying on my list because this is one of the first YA books I found with an asexual character, who isn’t just speculated as being ace but actually talks about this. The concept also seems like something that would be right up my alley, though I am curious how this book is actually executed.
The Time Machine By: H. G. Wells
I didn’t actually realize The Time Machine was so short until I opened up the Goodreads page for it today. I’ve long been fascinated with H. G. Wells’ work, but have never actually checked it out. Maybe I should!
Hot Head By: Damon Suede
Wait, so these are firefighters come possibly buff guys in a porno together…and there’s an actual plot contrivance to get them into that porno together? And the rating is good? Ok, count me in as sold!
Shattered Glass By: Dani Alexander
Apparently there’s a guy who thinks he has his whole life figures out, then he meets a guy wearing bunny slippers who apparently shakes up his whole life. It’s also got a high rating. Suffice to say, I’m there!