Ten Books I Really Want To Read

05/08/2015 Lists, Reading 8

Ten Books I Really Want To ReadEvery time I go into a bookshop at the moment I seem to be seeing the same books and thinking ‘I really want to read that!’, but I don’t seem to be getting round to a lot of them very fast. There’s just so many I books I want to read, it’s hard to know which books on my TBR list to tackle first (bookworm problems!).

Therefore I thought I’d do a list of some of the books I most want to read, and if anyone has read and can seriously recommend any of these, please help me out and put you recommendations in the comments!

1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The initial idea with Harper Lee’s classic was to read it in time for the long awaited sequel Go Set A Watchman coming out…as you can see, this didn’t exactly go to plan!

2. Half A War by Joe Abercrombie

A week or so ago I finished reading Half A World, the second book in Joe Abercromie’s Shattered Sea series (so expect a review later on in the week!) and seen as the final book has just been released, I’m pretty excited to read it. But should I let it skip up my TBR list? It’s a dilemma!

3. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I’ll admit the only reason I want to read this book is to find out what that damn twist is already! I don’t really have much of an idea what its even about, I just know there’s a huge and shocking twist and I want to know what it is.

4. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

This book, the first in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, has been sitting on my shelf for several months now. I have heard such great things about the series and really want to read it, but I will admit the sheer size of the book, plus the commitment to a thirteen book series, is kind of putting me off.

5. 1984 by George Orwell

This is one of those books that as an ex-English Literature student and dystopian fiction fan I should have read. It has literally been on my TBR list for years, so hopefully I will finally tackle this one soon.

6. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

I feel like I’m kind of late to the party with this one, as despite all the supposed hype there was around it back when it was released in 2013 (I mean, the author was being compared to J.K. Rowling…that’s serious!), I have only just come across it and its sequel The Mime Order. I’m definitely curious to read it now anyway, and see whether it’s as good as it sounds.

7. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

I have wanted to read this for years, so I ordered it online a while back. Unfortunately it never turned up, and although I got my money back, I never got the book, and I have just never got round to re-ordering it. I should get on that!

8. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

This is a book that has slowly been working its way into my consciousness, basically because I see it every time I go into Waterstones. The concept sounds really unique and interesting, so I’ll hopefully read it sometime soon.

9. Paper Towns by John Green

I have actually had Paper Towns and An Abundance of Katherines by John Green for ages, and considering my love for his other books its pretty surprising that I haven’t got to them yet. I had forgotten I had them to be honest, until I saw the trailer for the new Paper Towns film at the cinema the other day. Now I just need to read it before the film comes out on 17th August…ok, it’s not going to happen!

10. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

I’m currently reading the last book in Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy, and whilst I have really enjoyed the series, I’ve heard that some of Sanderson’s other books are better, and this one in particular I have heard good things about.

Other books on my TBR list: The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Talon by Julia Kagawa, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier, The Shining by Stephen King, The Red Queen/The White Queen/The White Princess by Philippa Gregory…and the list goes on and on!

So have you read any of these books? Which would you recommend?

8 Responses to “Ten Books I Really Want To Read”

  1. Annie @ Indoor Sojourner

    I can definitely say that We Were Liars, Ready Player One and 1984 are worth a read! Paper Towns is a lot more fun and light-hearted than John Green’s other books, but it’s still pretty good. XD I also have The Bell Jar on my TBR too, maybe we’ll get to it eventually! :3

    • Laura

      Yeah, hopefully we’ll both read The Bell Jar soon. Thanks so much for your recommendations! I really can’t decide which to read first.

  2. Ria

    Ready Player One and The Bell Jar are two of my favourite books of all time, would definitely recommend! Xx

    • Laura

      Thanks for your recommendations! Ready Player One has been mentioned twice now, so I definitely think I’ll have to bump that one up my TBR list.

  3. Sarah H

    You totally need to read 1984! It’s an amazing book. There’s no blood or gore, but the book is still very freaky because it’s very realistic. I’m sure you’ll love it. I haven’t read the Bone Season either (planning to!). There was a lot of hype surrounding it, so I’m intrigued. Hopefully, it’ll be as good as people say. How did you feel about Half a World? I read half of it and then other books happened and I kind of forgot about it.

    • Laura

      I have heard such good things about 1984 that I really am going to have to bump that one up my TBR list. Hopefully I’ll get to it very soon.
      I’m also hoping the Bone Season lives up to the hype, because it is just so disappointing when everyone raves about a book and it ends up being nowhere near as good as you were led to believe. Although I guess it’s all matter of opinion!
      I really enjoyed Half The World (in fact my review of it goes up tomorrow!), although it did take me quite a long time to read considering it wasn’t all that long, so I can kind of see how you could forget about it.

  4. Lola

    I have read the first 10 books in the Wheel of Time series when I was younger and really enjoyed it then, but they are pretty thick indeed and the story lines are pretty complicated, so you basically have to read them close enough togetehr to remember everything. I read the book in dutch and then had to wait for the last 3 to get translated and then when I picked up book 11 I had forgotten everything. Maybe eventually I’ll re-read it.

    Ready Player One and The Bone Season both are on my list of books to read as well. I even own a copy of The Bone Season alkready. I hope you get around to reading these soon :).

    • Laura

      That’s my problem with starting The Wheel of Time series – I would forget what had happened if I didn’t read them one after the other, but I like variety in my reading and don’t think I’d want to commit to reading an entire 13 book series! It would take me weeks (possibly months!).
      A lot of people have recommended Ready Player One in the comments, so I’m hoping to read that soon, and the Bone Season is definitely one of the ones I’m most intrigued by. I hope you get to read them soon too! 🙂

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