2.02.2015

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVEN'T READ


This week's Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I Haven't Read In X Genre. I'm going to pick a few different genres, as my reading regrets certainly aren't limited to one!

Classics:

Frankenstein - Mary Shelly
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Literary Fiction:


The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
Until I Find You - John Irving 

Thriller/Mystery:

The Keeper of Lost Causes - Jussi Adler Olsen

Non-Fiction/Memoir:

Tibetan Peach Pie - Tom Robbins

Young Adult:

Speak - Laurie Halse-Anderson

But honestly, this is just a start. There are so many books I can't believe I haven't read - in every genre (as I discussed a few weeks ago in my Book Thoughts on Thursday post about being well-read).

14 comments :

  1. ooh great choice of books! I love that clothbound edition. So pretty. I've read those three and Frankenstein is my all time favorite classics. Hope you'll get to read all of them soon :)

    my TTT

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    1. That's great to hear! I've heard good things about both Frankenstein and Dracula, and they're not too long, which is always a plus! Not sure when I'll get to them (somehow my TBR just never seems to shrink at all...) but I'll share my thoughts here if/when I do! And I also love those clothbound editions. So beautiful!

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  2. I finally want to read The Goldfinch as well! And you definitely need to read all the Adler-Olsen books! I cannot wait for the next one!

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    1. I'm about 1/3 of the way through The Goldfinch. It's well-written, but dense and really vivid. You'll feel like you're IN it when you're reading, and it's not an easy story to read. I found that I couldn't power through it, though I do intend to go back to it and finish! I have all the Department Q books on my shelf (picked them up for a steal) and have started the first one, which I know I'm going to like. I'm looking forward to them!

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  3. Loving your list this week especially Alexie's book.
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

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    1. Yeah, I REALLY need to read that one!

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  4. SPEAK is really, really good. Sad, but very good.

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    1. Yeah, I think that's why I've been putting it off - I know it will be intense. I saw the movie, which obviously is nowhere near the book, but I know what I'll be getting into. It's one I know I have to read, though!

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  5. I was surprised to find that I enjoyed Dracula!

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    1. Yeah? That's good to hear. I'm nervous about the books that are so well-known, particularly Dracula since it spawned an entire sub-genre!

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  6. I need to read a couple of these books too LOL!! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday if you wanna check it out :) http://bookbabble.weebly.com/blog/top-ten-tuesday1

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    1. Yeah, there's always at least a few on the list!

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  7. I just finished All The Light We Cannot See recently, and I have to say I seem to be in the minority that wasn't blown away by it. Very interesting premise, and I really enjoy historical fiction, but by the halfway mark I became frustrated with it and sped read the rest of it. I felt it could have been quite a bit shorter and would have packed more of a punch! R x

    My TTT: https://confessionsofabookgeek.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-own-i-cant-believe-i-havent-read-yet/

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    1. That's actually really interesting to hear. I enjoy diverging opinions, because I have so many myself! I read the first 50 pages or so, and I thought it had promise, but wasn't in the mood for the tension of an epic war novel. I'll go back to it at some point, but will try not to get my hopes up too high! Thanks for sharing your thoughts - now if I'm not blown away, I won't feel like a total freak! (That happens to me a lot...)

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