Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I've Wanted to Read for the Longest Time

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.

This week is a freebie, so bloggers get to choose their own topics. Usually I struggle with these, but I knew right away this time what I wanted to share. So, welcome to my...

Top Ten Books I've Wanted to Read for the Longest Time

With over 650 books on my Kindle list and another 230 books in my TBR Pile, I have a plethora of books to choose from. 

So many blogging friends I know raved about The Medea Complex, so I added it to my "want to read" shelf on Goodreads in 2014. I'm not even sure I ever bought a copy, but I would still like to read it. 

Finding Dorothy has only been on my "want to read" shelf since 2019, but every time I see it, I remember how much I want to dive right in. I have a copy in one of my bookshelves, but I haven't opened it yet. 

I like history. That this part of history takes place on my beloved Outer Banks of North Carolina is a plus. The Wright Brothers has a striking cover and I've seen it used for staging purposes in homes. Maybe I will bring this one down south with me next year. 

In 2016 and 2017, PBS produced a series set during the Civil War called Mercy Street. I fell in love with the show immediately and was disappointed when they canceled it after two seasons. Heroines of Mercy Street tells the true stories of real nurses during the Civil War. I added it to my "want to read" shelf in early 2016. 

Published in 2018, Marilla is the story of a young Marilla Cuthbert after the death of her mother. I started this one, but had to put it aside because of reviewing duties. Maybe I will pick it up later this year. Watching Anne with an E has renewed my interest in this book. 

I purchased Chasing Lincoln's Killer from a school book fair when the Lil' Diva was in sixth grade. Considering she is an adult now, I have owned it a little while. Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era of our country have always fascinated me. I hope I get to read this one. 

I met Leslie Meier at a writers conference one year. This book was added to my "want to read" shelf in 2014. I really think it is time to read it or donate it. Mother's Day Murder is the 15th book in her Lucy Stone series. 

I also met Dori Ostermiller at a writers conference. She runs one of our local writing groups. Outside the Ordinary World has been on my "want to read" list since 2011. I really need to open it up one day. It sounds amazing. 

Empty Mansions is a book I've talked about before. When it first came out, so many people raved about it that I bought a copy. On my "want to read" shelf since 2014, I need to make time for this one. 

I have also spoken about Outlander in the past. Back in my former life as a virtual book tour coordinator, I represented the 20th anniversary edition of this book. It wasn't until that time that I learned of its popularity. Everyone I spoke to told me I should read it. At 896 pages, I will need to invest a fair amount of time in this story, which is the only reason I haven't done it yet.

So, what did you think of my list? Are you familiar with any of these books? Have you read any of them? What book has been in your stacks the longest--any idea?


Lydia said...

Marilla of Green Gables was a good read. I’d recommend checking it out as soon as you’re able to. :)

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lissa said...

I actually decided not to read Marilla of Green Gables even though I did enjoyed the Anne books. I think I prefer to keep the idea of Marilla as it was in the original books.

I hope you get to read all of these books and enjoy them.

Have a lovely day.

Lectrice Vorace said...

I hope you enjoy these if you read them!

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Pam said...

The only book you have on your list that I know of is Outlander, but I haven't read it.

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Lark said...

I loved The Wright Brothers!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by on Tuesday, everyone. I am just getting caught up on comments now. Lydia, I really want to read Marilla, but I can also see how you feel, Lissa, about wanting to keep the idea of Marilla that you learned to love in the original books. I also struggle with some other versions of Marilla.

Pam, I hope you also get to read Outlander. I hear it is wonderful. Lark, I have high hopes for The Wright Brothers.

Thanks for visiting, Lectrice.