Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Top Ten Books I Want to Read for 2011

Top Ten Tuesday is an original meme created by the ladies at The Broke and The Bookish

Top Ten Books I Resolve to Read in 2011

1.  All the books Santa brought me!  Can you believe I received every. single. book on my list!!
I guess I'm not as mysterious as I think I am!!  A Top Ten Tuesday list posted on your blog that your mother reads is helpful as well ;)

2.  Several of the books Santa brought my daughters!  I've made a commitment this year to read more YA books.  My firstborn came into the kitchen as I was taking this picture and about had a heart attack that I had removed her books from her room! OY.  My middle child gave me 4 of her books because, "They sounded interesting so I downloaded them to my Nook." :) 

3.  The Hunger Games - ok, ok, ok...I give in...geez.

4.  The Book Thief - can't wait to read this one...received it from a Secret Santa after wanting it for a long long time...Death as the narrator...Bring it.

5.  Wicked - saw the Broadway show and can sing you every single song on the soundtrack...but never read the book.  The time is now.

6.  New Releases Dead Reckoning - Sookie Stackhouse #11 (May 3, 2011) and Hit List - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #20 (June 7, 2011).  FYI on May 3 and June 7 I am unavailable. ;)

7.  Christopher Moore - I want to read Bite Me, but I have A Dirty Job on my TBR shelf...so be it.

8.  Jane Eyre - My firstborn is driving me crazy about this one...I even bought the cool Dame Darcy version...just haven't opened it yet.

9.  My Alison Weir collection - I've always been interested in the British monarchy, especially the Tudors...I started watching the Showtime series a couple of years ago and went nuts buying all the books I could find about them...The Lady in the Tower, Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Lady Elizabeth, The Children of Henry VIII, etc. 
Book reading for me is like an all-you-can-eat buffet...I end up with more on my plate than I could possibly eat in one meal :)

10.  Classics on my kids' shelves that I somehow missed in high school - Fahrenheit 451, 1984, Lord of the Flies, Brave New World, and Rebecca.  I like to read what they're reading when they read it...but as you can see, I've gotten behind.

Sorry to be a cheater this week and list multiple books for each number ;)


  1. Hurray, for getting all you books. What a wonderful Christmas that was. A happy reading New Year is definitely yours.

  2. It looks like The Book Thief is a popular one on these lists. I hope you will give The Hunger Games a try, and your YA stack looks great too. My daughter and I share books too :)
    Good luck on your reading goals!

  3. I haven't read most of those adult books so I look forward to your reviews. YA I'm pretty much caught up on though I think Mists of Avalon crosses over into adult fiction. That's a long, complicated book. I read it my senior year in high school and loved it!

  4. I had the same reason for listing the Hunger Games!

    I enjoyed Jane Eyre! I'll be looking forward to what you think of it.

    I need to do Brave New World and Rebecca yet too.

  5. You've got quite an extensive list to read this year! Good for you.

  6. Don't feel bad about The Hunger Games... its on my 10 to read as well. My 19 yr old has read the first two and he doesn't want to read the third one because he doesn't want the series to end! The Book Thief is also on my 10 to read. Great list!

  7. I love the books on your list (and your lists within a list). I cannot believe that your got every book on your wishlist. I didn't get a single book or bookstore gift card which is unheard of. I love that you have a mix of genres, I tried to do the same on my list too. I've been reading a lot of YA lately, so I will attempt to read more of a variety in 2011.

    I hope that you enjoy The Hunger Games. I was reluctant to read it at first too, but I am so glad that I did. It is a terrific story. Enjoy!

  8. That stack of YA books is incredible.. I've read a couple and want to read just about everything else there!

    I want to read Jane Eyre, 1984 and Rebecca this year as well.

  9. I'm glad to see that someone has the same thoughts about the hunger games as well. :) The first book wasn't bad I did enjoy once I got through the first part of it, but I'm not on the OMG the series was awesome train or what not. Your like me putting books within the list. hehe.

  10. Saw in the picture u've got Shiver and Clockwork Angel! Both are amazing books. The Hunger Games is sooo intense, absolutely loved it. Lord of the Flies is an amazing book :D. and thanx for dropping by my blog!

  11. Wow! WWhat a lovely christmas present!

    And that's a huge number of books!....I enjoy reading fantasy besides the classics. I don't know that it would be a YA, but I've got Stardust on my to-read-this-year list as well.

    Your last few books are a rather serious bunch, but each of them interesting in their own way.

    Happy reading!:)


  12. You have a whole lot of books I need to read too!!

  13. I loved the Book Thief. And I didn't know there's going to be a new Sookie Stackhouse. I recently got into the series (currently on book 4), I'll have to see if I can get through them all before the next one comes out!

  14. I have that Dame Darcy version too and hope to read it in the next couple weeks!

  15. I love your list! :") I hope you'll have tons of fun with your picks!! Btw. Rebecca is one of my favourites.. ;")

  16. I would love to read at least ONE good book this year. Reading has gotten lost in the shuffle and you are inspiring me to start reading again. I love many of your suggestions and I'm even flirting with getting a Kindle. Thanks for the inspiration!!