Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic was a freebie, which was a good thing, too, because there have been some titles I've been waiting to spotlight, but haven't had the chance, because, well, they're kind of a motley crew. The one thing they have in common? How badly I need them all in my lil' grabby hands right this very minute!
As y'all might remember, my 2015 Resolution was, well, distinctly un-bookish. In a way, it was straight up anti-bookish. Basically, my Resolution was that I wouldn't buy any books for all of 2015. But these ones? Damn, buy 'em for me in hardcover, 'cause I have a great need. My obvious gluttony for punishment aside, here, for today's Top Ten, I've gathered all the titles I'd be willing to drop everything and spend on... should my sense of self-control not be so secure
(honestly, though, why can't it be this secure about donuts or something, why'd I have to make it BOOKS...)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli. I'd be lying if I didn't say Epic Reads lent itself to needing this book, but I've always got room on my shelf for well-written LGBT YA lit.
Isle of the Lost, Melissa de la Cruz. Yes, this is that one. That one that's the basis for the new Disney Channel Original Movie coming out this summer. Yes, I'm 21 years old.
The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins. That cover, so intriguing. That summary, so enthralling. My heart, in need.
Missoula, Jon Krakauer. I have been a huge fan of Krakauer's works since Into the Wild was assigned to my Junior year AP English class, and his topics are factoring into my education once again: Panhell is just wrapping up a major partnership with our campus' branch of SARVA, and this is a conversation my friends and I are currently very invested in. I'd love to hear more.
Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard. Pretty cover. Cool concept. Fair amounts of hype. Why not?
The Opposite of Loneliness, Marina Keegan. This book of essays has been swirling around in the back of my mind ever since I heard about the all-too-brief life of its prodigy author, but its also been pretty expensive. I want to take the time to read this one in paperback, but at this point, I think my only luck lies in the library.
Life, Animated, Ron Suskind. I read an excerpt from this book that ran in the New York Times, which, in itself, made for a sizable article. Now, I'm ready to dive into this nonfiction account, about how a father reached his autistic son through Disney movies, because I need a little bit of that positivity inflected into my reading schedule.
Life is hard when you're being a responsible adult.
Still, there are ways out of my predicament that I'll be detailing for you all soon enough: ways that I've been able to revitalize my reading schedule without sacrificing my need for new material, that haven't resorted to outright grabbing them out of people's hands on the way to class (yet). You'll just have to wait a little while for them!
What's YOUR Top Ten?