What’s your favorite genre to read?
Answering that question is difficult for me. Many of my favorite books fall under mystery, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s my favorite genre. I love reading from a wide variety of genres, and there are very few genres I won’t read.
Because of this, the list of books I want to read is extensive, and growing every day. With the sheer number of books published each year, I know I won’t be able to get to all of them. I try to be as discerning as possible but some sit on my wishlist for a while before I get the chance to pick them up. So today I want to mention ten of these books that I really want to read but haven’t yet.
Ready to see my list?
Widely considered to be one of the greatest novels ever written, War and Peace is a classic that has me curious. It’s a doorstopper, though, with the shortest edition I could find still coming in at over 1,000 pages. I have heard that this is excellent on audio, so perhaps trying that format is how I’ll actually get to this.
Outlander is not just historical fiction, but it’s also a time travel romance, which is a captivating premise. This one is also a big book in and of itself, but it’s also the first in a nine book series. If I enjoy this as much as I hope to, that’s a huge commitment!
Liane Moriarty writes contemporary women’s fiction that works for me. For some reason, I have yet to try her most popular book (according to Goodreads), Big Little Lies. Now that it’s been adapted for television, I have the strong urge to read and then watch it for a book vs. tv show comparison!
A new adult fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, A Court of Thorns and Roses is one of those books that keeps popping up everywhere I look. The combination of all the hype and the fact that it’s a retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales (albeit the Disney version) is one that has me intrigued.
After devouring Riley Sager’s second book, The Last Time I Lied, I can’t help but want to read more of his work. And why not start with Final Girls, the first of several thrillers he’s written under this pseudonym? This one also has a touch of horror – which is just about my limit from that genre, as I’m not a fan of anything too gruesome.
Iron Gold is the continuation of Pierce Brown’s science fiction fantasy trilogy Red Rising, which I was so immersed in that it gave me a book hangover. I’ve wanted to get my hands on Iron Gold since before it’s release in January 2018 and yet, here we are almost two years later and I still haven’t picked it up.
Thirteen is a crime thriller in which the serial killer isn’t on trial. He’s on the jury. This is such a fascinating concept and this has amazing reviews and a high rating of 4.24 on Goodreads. I am here for this. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming took the world by storm when it was released. I have a strong feeling all the hype surrounding this book is well worth it and am eager to read it for myself. She also narrates the audiobook herself and I’ve heard it’s impressive, so I’m hoping to get this one on audio.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed young adult fantasy Strange the Dreamer as the writing style is more flowery than I typically go for. But upon completing it, I was determined to read its sequel, Muse of Nightmares, as soon as possible. I can’t wait to see how this duology ends!
Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter was one of my favorite books I read in 2017, so when I heard he was publishing a new science fiction novel, I immediately added Recursion to my wishlist. This deals with memory and explores what might happen if our memories aren’t actually real. I’m thoroughly intrigued and hope it blows my mind as much as Dark Matter did.
There you have ten books I haven’t read but really want to get to! I’d love to hear from you if any of these books are on your TBR or if you’ve already read them – which of these do you think I should read first?