Top Ten Tuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, a la The Broke and the Bookish, is “top ten books you really want to read but haven’t got yet”. Which is difficult, for me: I tend to pick up what I want right away, because I am terribly prone to needing instant gratification. Still, I’m doing better lately, and there’s some books I haven’t got as ARCs despite all my hankering after them.

  1. Maplecroft, by Cherie Priest. I’ve enjoyed most of Priest’s work, and even when I haven’t loved it, I’ve thought it was interesting. So I’m very much looking forward to this one.
  2. The Just City, by Jo Walton. I love the sound of it; the whole concept of setting up Plato’s Republic for real and seeing how it works? Yeaaah. Plus, it’s Jo Walton: I’ll read anything she puts out.
  3. The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin. I don’t even know what it’s about, I just know I want it when it comes out. Jemisin’s never let me down yet.
  4. The Galaxy Game, by Karen Lord. I wasn’t totally bowled over by The Best of All Possible Worlds, but I did enjoy it, and I’m looking forward to seeing how Lord develops the minor characters of the first book, and where she goes with developing the universe she’s set up.
  5. Dreamer’s Pool, by Juliet Marillier. I generally enjoy Marillier’s work, and this sounds like an interesting one. In a way, I think I can kind of predict what’s coming, but I still think it sounds interesting, and Marillier’s writing and characters are an important part of the package, too.
  6. A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab. This is the first one on this list where I haven’t read anything by the author before! I’m intrigued by the summary, the various parallel Londons it mentions. I may be kind of a sucker for alternate Londons like Neverwhere and Un Lun Dun.
  7. Batgirl, vol. 1: Silent Running, by Scott Peterson & Kelley Puckett. I like Gail Simone’s run on Batgirl with Barbara Gordon; I’m interested to dig into other characters, though, particularly as Cassandra Cain has specific limitations. Although, what’s with Batgirl having disabilities and being magically healed?
  8. Heraclix & Pomp, by Forrest Aguire. I’ve been interested in this since reading Dan’s review.
  9. Dangerous Girls, by Abigail Haas. Everyone makes this one sound amazing. I’m hoping to win a giveaway for this book sometime soon, but otherwise, I’m definitely looking to pick it up somewhere.
  10. Hammered, by Elizabeth Bear. I like the idea of the middle-aged heroine, the world sounds interesting, etc. I may not end up picking this one up if I don’t like the work by Elizabeth Bear I’ve already got somewhere, but for now I still have my eye on it.

What about everyone else?

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24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Dangerous Girls is THE BEST! Seriously go to the nearest book store and buy it right now. Forgive my gushing but that book is awesome.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

  2. I would like Danielle Paige’s next Oz novella is the only book not yet out that I want, and there are honestly too many other books to mention 😛

    • I would absolutely love that. Jo had run out of copies when I saw her at Loncon! I see you’re Cardiff-based; me too, mostly, though right now I’m in Belgium. I can be quite shy, but — coffee sometime?

      • Sure. I work in Treforest during the week, but can be found in Cardiff on weekends. Get in touch when you’re back in town – I think the contact form on my blog should email me. (I only set the blog up yesterday, filling it with various reviews I’ve written over the past few years, so I’mnot 100% sure yet if all features are working as they should – I tried to reply to your comment on my own blog, but my responses never showed up)
        I guess I’m one of the reasons Jo had run out of copies at Loncon!

        • I’m normally in Lisvane, living with my grandmother, but Cardiff or Caerphilly are the most convenient places for me — I do have the use of my grandmother’s car, but I tend to travel by train, heh. I’ll send you an email!

          Ah! I’ll blame you then.

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