Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.That Artsy Reader Girl
How does this happen? You’re about ready to jump out of your skin to get this book and then once you have it you read something else. Then the book you wanted so badly to read starts to get buried by the rest of your TBR list.
I have no excuse to not read these as soon as I got them.
Stranger in a Strange Land
I almost understand why I have not yet read Stranger in a Strange Land: once I do, I will feel compelled to read everything Robert Heinlein has ever written.
by Octavia Butler
no excuse – This is my ideal series to read:
After nuclear war destroys the world, Earth’s survivors are rescued by the miraculously powerful Oankali aliens …goodreads
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson
A good friend recommended this one, and I still have not read it.
… The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.goodreads
Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens –
I think i’m letting this one age like a fine wine before consuming it.
Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her.goodread
The Time Machine
by H.G. Wells
… Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction.goodreads
… [story] of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask.goodreads
by Laura Hillenbrand
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, … Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.goodreads
The Witch Elm
by Tana French
[Toby] surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, … he takes refuge at his family’s ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden – and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.goodreads
Things Fall Apart
A simple story of a “strong man” whose life is dominated by fear and anger, Things Fall Apart is written with remarkable economy and subtle irony.goodreads
The War of the Worlds
by H.G. Wells
October 30, 1938. My paternal grandmother was a young mother of two when War of the Worlds aired for the first time on the radio. She was in a car, being driven by her husband, when they turned the radio on after the program had started. They listened a little bit, turned the car around and headed to the Family farm, where everyone was to gather if anything awful ever happened.
When an army of invading Martians lands in England, panic and terror seize the population. As the aliens traverse the country in huge three-legged machines, incinerating all in their path with a heat ray and spreading noxious toxic gases, the people of the Earth must come to terms with the prospect of the end of human civilization and the beginning of Martian rule.goodreads