Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I Haven't Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday asks bloggers to list their top ten books we can't believe we never read. The following books are in no particular order.

1. Looking For Alaska by John Green is a book I should be reading soon. Even my students read this book and that is saying something. This will be a 2015 read for me.

2. Something Real by Heather Demetrios is a book I am definitely reading soon. I heard great things about this book and also about Demetrios' writing.

3. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales is another book I heard great things about. I have this book on my wishlist so maybe I'll receive it as a gift. More motivation to read the book :). I love the typography on the cover art. How cute is the pink lettering spelling out Love?

4. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo is a classic that I must read. I enjoyed the film and I heard amazing things about the actual musical and the book. Unfortunately, I will need a lot of time to read this since it's over 1,400 pages.

5. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is another classic I should read. I love dystopians so I can't wait to dive into this one.

6. The Origins of Species by Charles Darwin is a text that everyone should read. I have only read snippets of it in my biology classes but one day I will read the entire book.

7. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson has won many awards and I am dying to read this book. I gifted this book to several people but I still haven't had a chance to read it.

8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak recently had a film adaptation but I haven't seen the film because I want to read the book first. Now is my chance to do both :).

9. Dead Poet's Society by Tom Schulman is also a film with the same name. I love the film and I hope I will love the novel just as much.

10. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is actually in my room right now waiting to be read. I received this as a Christmas gift and I must read it this year. I heard great things about it and I hope it is as creepy as Coraline.


  1. Excellent list - I feel Neil Gaiman should be on every list.

    1. I am starting to get into Neil Gaiman's novels and so far none of them disappoint.

  2. I haven't read any of these yet. (true story) but i hope you enjoy them.
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

  3. My daughter loved Looking for Alaska. I couldn't get into The Book Thief when I tried to read it before the movie came out, so I didn't see the movie. I saw Dead Poet's Society, but haven't read the book. Must do that soon.

    Thanks for visiting The Book Connection.

  4. I don't have a lot of strong opinions on these except to say you MUST read This Song Will Save Your Life ASAP. Everyone should! (If you get a hardcover, be sure to look at what's under the dust jacket too.)

    1. I am definitely getting the hardcover of This Song Will Save Your Life :D.

  5. The Book Thief is fantastic and totally worth the read!!
    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday!

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

  7. The Handmaid's Tale is amazing! So thought provoking and such an important read. The Book Thief is a powerful read too! Hope you enjoy!
    Thanks for stopping by The Local Muse