Top Ten Books I Resolve to Read in 2011
Top Ten Tuesday is a feature organized by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s feature is about the top ten books you’ve been putting off, but resolve to read in 2011.
I think this Top Ten Tuesday should come with some sort of conditional punishment. If these books are not on your final 2011 reading list, there will be floggings or tar and feathering….or worse, a book buying ban until you finish them.
Here are my top 10 books that I must finally get to in 2011:
- A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray: I meant to read this one all last year, but the sheer size of the books in this series keeps intimidating me. I love Libba Bray, though, so I know the time must come soon.
- A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly: I bought this after falling in love with Revolution. I know that I’m going to enjoy it, but because it is an older book, it keeps slipping down in my reading pile. Not this year! Older books are going to start getting some love, too.
- ANYTHING by Sarah Dessen: Seriously. Anything. I haven’t read any Sarah Dessen books yet and I know she’s supposed to be some kind of YA goddess. I even own most of her books because they keep showing up on B&N bargain sales. I just need to get my act together and read them. Maybe I’ll have a Sarah Dessen theme month and just knock them all out at once.
- Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison: I’ve been slowly collecting this series at library book sales and used book stores, but I couldn’t find the first book in the series until my trip to Vermont last week. I can finally start reading these. I think I’m still missing a few in the middle, but I can deal with that later.
- Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins: This series has been sitting on my shelf for a few months now. Like so many others, I loved the Hunger Games series, so I wanted to read Suzanne Collins’ older work. These are MG, so I’m hoping they’ll be pretty quick.
- A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellory: I bought this book with birthday money probably two years ago. And I haven’t read it yet. I didn’t read many of my adult books this past year, so hopefully I can find a balance between adult and YA this year and finally knock this one off the TBR pile.
- The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot: I haven’t read any books by Meg Cabot. I know, I should be ashamed. I plan to rectify that situation this year, too. I’ll start with this one and go from there. Other Meg Cabot recommendations are welcome.
- The Iron King by Julie Kagawa: I’ve had books from this series sitting around for months and months. I hear so many amazing things about them, but I’m nervous because I don’t usually like faeries. I think I will soon need to face my fears and just give it a shot.
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith: This is another classic that has been recommended to me over and over. Like many other older titles, I haven’t gotten to it yet. I bought it once and returned it because the cover art was not what I expected (it was hideous), but then found the same ugly cover art at a library book sale. I still hate the way at looks, but at least it was cheap that time.
- Children’s Literature by Seth Lerer: I have this and many other nonfiction books on my TBR pile. I really want to read more nonfiction this year. I enjoy having an excuse to pull out the highlighters and post-its. A lot of the nonfiction books I want to read have to do with reading in general, as well as the history of children’s lit.
What do you resolve to read in 2011? Are you planning to get some of these books out of the way early or will it be a mad scramble to finish them up by the end of the year?