Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme run by That Artsy Reader Girl. I always like topics like this for these posts because it’s a great way to get thinking about what I feel like reading, not just what I may have laid out ages beforehand. This is especially considering a new year coming up, with presumably new personal reading challenges to be had that I haven’t really thought about yet. Though this will include 10 books, I’m fairly certain I won’t read all of them listed here during winter; I’ve just been too slow lately. Nevertheless, these are all books I’d really like to get to in the coming winter season.
A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris
A book I started a while ago, it’s likely to be the last book I will finish this year. With a number of pages left to go and my schedule being a bit all over the place, I’ll probably have my work cut out for me. I ought to be able to do it though.
Galatea by Madeline Miller
I would also really like to read this before the end of the year, and I will probably succeed considering this is really just a short story. I really love Miller’s work, so I’ll be happy to be closing out the year with one of her works.
Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss
This is one of the books from my yearly to-read list that I really regret not getting around to. Since I just finished some nonfiction I will probably hold off a little longer, as I prefer fiction, but I nevertheless would like to start this book sooner rather than later.
Berserk by Kentaro Miura
Last month, the final volume of this series was finally released. I still need to read from the volume pictured above, but knowing that the ending is in sight, I really want to commit to reaching the end of this series.
Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
I particularly regret not reading as many Discworld novels this year; I only actually finished one, which I think is the worst amount of progress I’ve made over the course of a year since I started reading from book one back in 2016. I should fix that by reading this next novel as soon as I can.
Truth of the Divine by Lindsay Ellis
I really enjoyed reading Axiom’s End last year and was hoping I’d have time to get to this next book before the end of the year, but that didn’t happen. Nevertheless, I’m still determined to read it as soon as I can.
The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
A work of philosophy I’ve been curious about for a while, it’s relatively short page count has me finally wanting to crack it open and see what it’s all about. My only misgiving is that it may be a dry read, but I’m still willing to give it a shot.
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
It’s been a while since I’ve read one of Darnielle’s novels despite owning three of them now, so it’s high time that I actually read this one, even though his newest sounds more interesting to me.
The High Republic: The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott
One thing that has bummed me out about focusing on my reading challenges this year is that these Star Wars prequel novels—set 200 yeas before The Phantom Menace—fell completely by the wayside. Hopefully, I’ll make some time to finally read at least this next book.
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
I really loved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, the first book in this series. I understand that this novel doesn’t follow the same cast of characters, but I was so enamoured with that first book that I am genuinely disappointed whenever I remember how often I’ve failed to continue with the series.
Until next time, thank you for reading! Feel free to share your own list down below.