I’m a compulsive book collector (my family has despaired over this for as long as I can remember), and I own a lot of books. I have not read a lot of them (although I’ve read more than I haven’t.) I wanted to make a list of books to read so I can get through some of them, and I figured, why not make it on the blog.
These are books I own but haven’t read:
- The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente.
- The City & The City by China Miéville.
- The Scar by China Miéville.
- New Spring by Robert Jordan.
- The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner.
- Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors by Lizzie Collingham.
- Batman: Year One by Frank Miller.
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol 1.) by Alan Moore.
- Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks.
- Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi.
- Kick-Ass by Mark Millar.
- Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan.
- Malgudi Days by R.K. Narayan.
- Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones.
- Two Lives: A Memoir by Vikram Seth.
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.
- Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein.
- Anathem by Neal Stephenson.
- Ringworld by Larry Niven.
- Fannie’s Last Supper by Christopher Kimball (I’m halfway through this one.)
- The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke.
- Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
- Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson
- A Sickness in the Family by Denise Mina
(Edit: I’m linking to posts about books as I finish them.)
I’m going to pledge to read these books before I buy any new ones. For extra motivation, I’m going to post the books that I do want to buy/read soon (heavy on fantasy because that’s what I’ve been reading up on):
- Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
- Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
- The Alcatraz series by Brandon Sanderson
- The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
- Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Windup Girl by Paulo Bacigalupi
- River of Gods by Ian McDonald
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams