Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

Posted August 26, 2014 by Debby in Uncategorized

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I’ve tried to make there be no overlap between this week’s list and last week’s list – because obviously I talked about books I am being forced to read, want to read, and don’t own yet. But so this list contains some of the less hyped ones. I probably would have bought a fair amount of these already were it not for my birthday last week and the inevitable book buying ban that comes with it. Sad sigh. SOOOOOOOOON I will go on a book buying rampage. Probably. It’s not smart. But eh.

MAGNOLIA To-All-the-Boys-Ive-Loved-Before The Unbound

1. Magnolia by Kristi Cook
I just had to look at the synopsis and I knew this was for me. But then Christina read it and came and told me I must read this book. She knoooooows the tell tale signs of a Debby book, so um, I will be buying this and devouring it very soon.

2. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
This one’s gotten praise all around, but it was Gillian’s review that had me flailing with WANT. This sounds so fluffy, fun, and adorable, and DAT COVER YO. May you find your way onto my bookshelf very soon.

3. The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
I FINALLY got around to writing my review of The Archived last week, and doing so overwhelmed me with feels again. I need to get on this. I need more Wes in my life. And the ship apparently gets even better. Ugh, I need this.

The Fourth Wish Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Rebel Belle

4. The Fourth Wish by Lindsay Ribar
This just came out a few weeks ago, but I loved The Art of Wishing and I love Lindsay, and I know this is going to be absolutely freaking wonderful. So yeah, this is high on my to-buy list. I’ve only been sadfaced because of the September and October TBRs because (for all of these books) WHEN WILL I GET TO READ THEM? *cries*

5. Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

6. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
I’ve heard pretty good things about this book, that it’s just fun and refreshing, and that’s totally what I want. ALSO THE COVER. #shallow I haven’t read her Hex Hall series, but it sounds like she just writes those easily digestible fun books. I need more of those.

Miss Peregrine's Home Mistborn The Final Empire Dissonance The Kiss of Deception

7. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This has actually been on my wishlist for a while, but I dunno, I’ve put off buying it myself. I do feel like I’m finally getting to a place where, as a reader, I think I can handle the level of creepy. BRING IT ON. Obviously I’ve heard the best things. And I love Ransom, so I want to love his book, duh.

8. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
THIS WILL HAPPEN. Which should make Christina very happy. But I’m not getting into more than one epic high fantasy series at a time, so this is on my list for after I catch up with A Song of Ice and Fire. Hopefully in three months, but well, we’ll see.

9. Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke
Okayyyy this was on my list of books I wasn’t sure I wanted to read but since that list, I’ve seen glowing review after glowing review, so I have been convinced. I love me some parallel universes.

10. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
So many rave reviews! I think this will be a hit with me for sure, but yeah, just haven’t been able to buy it. *sigh* Hopefully this will happen soon, when I’m in a strong fantasy mood.

That’s it! Which of these should I buy FIRST?

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13 responses to “Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

    • Trina

      I just finished Kiss of Deception recently and gave it 3.5/4 stars on Goodreads’ rating scale. I liked the main character. I wasn’t a big fan of the romance because it was (intentionally) confusing. I didn’t really enjoy the type of twist it had. But the writing is beautiful, and I am intrigued to see where the series goes! Series openers can be kind of bulky and awkward and that was the case here, but the story definitely has potential.

  1. Trina

    I’ve read a few of these books! I would recommend putting To All the Boy I’ve Loved Before, or Rebel Belle on the top of your list! They are fun reads and have been 2 of my favorites of the year.

  2. To All the Boys…that book had me smiling the whole time!!

    The Unbound…Wes!!!!!!!! That’s all I have to say.

    Rebel Belle…hilarious, fun banter and a snarky sarcastic main character. Loved it.

    Dissonance…words can’t express how much I loved this one. I had it on my Kindle and when I finished it, I immediately ordered it in hardback because I just had to have it!

    Kiss of Deception…one of my favorite reads of the year.

    READ THEM ALL!!! 🙂

  3. I’m a goner for high fantasy, and after reading the summary for Mistborn, I kind of want to read it now too. A “magic of the metals”? What in the world does that mean? It sounds like a lot of fun.

  4. Ah, yes. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I’ve had my eye on that one for a while, but I’ve heard that the ending isn’t that good, so I’m putting it off. Endings are a make or break aspect for me. 😛 I haven’t finished The Archived yet, but so far it’s pretty good. Rebel Belle has been on my TBR for a while, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it.

    Great list!

    Tori @ Bookish Affairs

  5. Kimberly

    This is such an eclectic list. I love it!

    I currently have Mistborn sitting on my stack of books, making sad eyes at me because I keep passing over it for something less intense. I am determined, though! At some point, I will read that series!

    I’m also really curious about Rebel Belle. It sounds fun and light!

    I am interested in what you might have to say about To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I bought it and read, expecting to love it, and then had some pretty big issues with it. So big, that I may not read the sequel. That is not a popular opinion (I have a lot of unpopular opinions about books. Maybe I’m too picky?), however, so don’t let it color your reading. Most people I know loved it more than their first born child. But, I am curious to read your review of it, when you finally read it.

  6. I have to admit, I liked Dissonance more than I thought was possible. I think this might be one that you like! It is so different and it trips up the mind a bit.

    • Eeee thanks Lyn 😀 I think I am going to buy it soon. Although. My TBR pile is overflowing. SOMEDAY. I will buy that. I keep hearing of more people that loved it.

  7. Sam @ The Little Munchkin Reader

    YES! YES! YES!

    Totally agree with all your picks! Let us know when you buy them, kay?