Top Ten Tuesday : Backlist Books I Want to Read

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Click the image above for the full list of TTT topics, weekly topics hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

These TTT lists were one of the things I missed most during my blogging absence. I love putting them together and seeing what everyone else comes up with.

For this list, I went through my Goodreads “want-to-read” shelf and picked some that have been on my list the longest. These are also all books that I own.

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1. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life is one of those books that everyone talks about and that I keep meaning to read, but it still hasn’t happened. The size of it may be a factor, but my copy was a gift and I hope that I’m able to get to it soon.

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2. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

I don’t believe I’ve read any of Patrick Ness’ books before, but I have this beautiful illustrated edition that was a gift and I’ve been meaning to read it ever since last October.

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3. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner was one of my favorite required reads in school and I want to read A Thousand Splendid Suns, because I imagine it’s amazing as well.

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4. Eeny Meeny by M. J. Arlidge

I randomly bought this book years ago after seeing it on a shelf at Books-A-Million because it looked like something I’d love. It’s been on the back burner ever since. I probably would have forgotten all about it if I hadn’t seen the series get so much love on bookstagram.

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5. Flowers in the Attic by V. C. Andrews

I bought this book based on a recommendation from my good friend Jenn. She said it was twisted but she loved it. That was all I needed to hear.

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6. Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

Perfect Days was the Criminally Good Book Club read the month before I started following them and reading along. It’s a short book and I keep telling myself I’ll make time for it. Since I’ve already read their November and December books, I have an open spot on my TBR each month so I’m hoping to finally sneak this one in.

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7. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I wish this had been required reading in school, as it seems to have been for many people. I had never even heard of it until the show became popular. I still haven’t watched the show because I’m determined to read the book first. I can never find the audio book available anywhere, which would allow me to make time for it more easily. I’ll have to remember to check audible and sign up for one of their trials.

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8. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

I actually don’t think I’ve read anything by Peter Swanson, but one day I stumbled upon his books and bought pretty much all of them from Thrift Books. The Kind Worth Killing is one that has been recommended more often than others.

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9. Crooked House by Agatha Christie

The first Christie I ever read was Murder on the Orient Express before the movie came out. I loved it, and since then I’ve only read And Then There Were None. Crooked House is the one that I’d like to read next.

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10. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The Princess Bride has been a favorite movie of mine since I was a kid, but I actually never realized it was a book until recently. I bought this gorgeous illustrated, anniversary edition because I do want to read it at some point.

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