Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. I think it’s a fun and fantastic idea and here’s this week’s Top Ten.
It feels nice to be participating in TTT on a regular basis; well at least a semi-regular basis! I really like this week’s topic which is Top Ten I REALLY want to read but don’t own yet. So here’s my list!
A lot of people who read this blog on a regular basis know about my undying love for Mark Lawrence’s Broken Empire Trilogy with one of my favourite characters Jorg Ancrath. When I found out Lawrence was writing another book series set in the Broken Empire I knew that I wanted to pick it up. What interests me the most about Prince of Fools is that it’s about a character that is so different from Jorg, so it would be interesting to even see Jorg from another person’s perspective.
I became familiar with Robert Greene after watching his interview with Photographer Chase Jarvis which was about his book Mastery. I’m always interested in people who talk about creativity and mastering something; whether it be writing, photography, playing the piano etc. I found some of the things he said really interesting and having a mentor etc.
You can probably see a lot of Matt De la Pena love now!
I think I’m becoming a Matt De la Pena fangirl. I mean how can I not? He has some of the most beautiful YA covers and he has such realistic and memorable characters. I read his book Mexican Whiteboy which I enjoyed immensely. I really want to read this book because it seems so heartbreaking and emotional.
I love books about Sports, so I pretty much fawn over any book that is about Basketball, Swimming, Tennis, Football etc. I know that sports has been a life savour for so many youth, so I’m really interested in reading a book about a kid who knows is like a prodigy in Streetball, which I find so engaging and exciting. Also HOW can you not love that cover?! I’ll stop my cover gushing now.
This book sounds so adorable and heartwarming. I really love the cover of this as well. Also the book is from the POV of both main protagonists, which I love. Ahhh I want this book!
This is one book that I want to read BADLY! The premise sounds so beautiful and heartbreaking. We never really get to read about the immigrant experience in America that much; or at least the books that focus on those experiences aren’t really publicized in the way other books are.
I’m a Manchester United fan, so there’s no point in denying my want to read this book. The Premier League still seems strange without the presence of one of football’s greatest managers. But I want to read the story about how a boy from Govan become one of the football greats.
I seem to become a Miyazaki fan after watching My Neighbour Totoro which was so adorable. But I recently encountered a Miyazaki quote from this book and ever since then I’ve wanted to read this book. My brother says there’s a lot of political messages in Miyazaki movies which also interests me a lot. I have to get on watching Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Have you seen any of Miyzaki’s movies?
I first came across the book proposal for this book in one of my classes and as soon as I read it, I knew I wanted to read it. I wanted to know how gun culture is explored through Hip Hop Music; a genre that is rooted in social justice. I also want to know what big name Hip Hop artists have to say about how Gun Culture is romanticized in movies , but then it’s seen as ‘violent’ when it’s spoken about in Hip Hop music.
Those are my Top Nine Books that I REALLY want to read. What are books you REALLY want to read? Leave a link below so I can check them out!