Top Ten Tuesday

Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read

I feel personally attacked by this prompt.

Like, wow… way to call me out TTT, and here I was thinking that we were friends.

So this week, we’re making ourselves feel guilty about our reading habits and choices. Am I using the royal we right now? Maybe? I’m sure some of you feel included in this, however, so maybe we’re not? Oh, wait, that last one definitely was… oh well. Backspace? Never met her.

Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole

I love, love, love Quiet, as an introvert it helped me understand myself and how best to approach social situations that might have otherwise made me uncomfortable, it also helped me establish healthy boundaries, recognize how others can essentially “drain” me, and what I need to do in order to “recharge”. This book looks just as appealing, as someone give to melancholy and longing, I feel like it will once again open my eyes to understanding myself better, and it’s been selling really well at work, I just need to bite the bullet and pick it up!

The Song of Achilles

Ugh, I know I will love it, I also know how it ends, and I know I will cry and need at least two to three business days to recover from the UTTER EMOTIONAL DEVASTATION I will feel. Am I ready for this? No. Will I ever be? Probably also a no. Will I do it anyway. YES.

Monstress, Vol. 6: The Vow

This series is just so dark and sad- like, the characters are great, the story is interesting, the pacing is excellent- it’s just so hard to read something with so little joy. I just need something to go right for these characters, but nothing every does? Or if something does go the way they intended it usually has bad repercussions, and I just… we live in a dark timeline as it is, I need some light to make my way!

Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema

I love snark, I love sarcasm, I love tearing into things, sometimes even if I love them. Nothing beats sitting down and dissecting all the failings of your favorite films. Hello, Jurassic Park, I am looking at you.

The Lost Spells

This is deceptive, no spells are in this book, it’s poetry and art, which is it’s own kind of magic, but still- not spells. I do love me a barn owl, however, look at that silly little apple face, I just want to coo at it and give it little head scritches. I’m supposed to be talking about the book, but here I am getting distracted by an owl. Relatable, am I right?

Call Us What We Carry

I actually feel guilty for not reading this yet, like… what’s wrong with me? Amanda Gorman is a queen, an empress, a gift to humanity. I got chills watching her at the inauguration, and I just love the energy she brings to everything she does. I’m lame, sorry Amanda.

A Marvellous Light

The real question is, besides “Why haven’t you read this yet you crazy lady?” is, “Why is Marvelous spelled with two L’s?” is that how it’s done in the U.K.? I could investigate, but I’m not that emotionally invested in the answer. I started reading this, but it had one of the cold opens where someone I don’t know was getting murdered. It was hard for me to care, I guess I was supposed to be intrigued? But all I really wanted to do was get to the part with the flirting.

Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning

I’m willing to wait for it!

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20 thoughts on “Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read

  1. This reminds me that I still need to catch up on Monstress Vol 4++ but I totally agree that it’s quite a tough read at times. I’m also really keen to check out A Marvellous Light. I hope you enjoy all of these whenever you get to them!

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  2. I like the variety! I’ve only heard of The Song of Achilles and Monsters, and I do want to check out a Madeline Miller so I can know what all the praise is about. Hopefully you’ll get around to these books soon!


  3. A Marvellous Light is one of my top reads of this year so far! It’s so, so good. And Song of Achilles will absolutely devastate you, but it’ll do it with gorgeous, gorgeous prose.

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  4. I have entire bookcases full of books I should have read years ago. I’ll get to them, eventually.


  5. The beauty of The Lost Spells is that I feel like you almost can’t fully appreciate it if you read it straight through/in one sitting, it’s a book for picking up and Pondering, Appreciating, Mulling Over. (or so I say, because I also have not made it all the way through yet)

    Side note — have you listened to the Lost Spells albums? I found out they existed earlier this year when I bought a copy of the book for my dad and I’m enchanted.

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