Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Top Ten Books I Resolve to Read in 2011

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's edition is about the top ten books you resolve to finally read in 2011. I have quite a few books that have been on my shelf for years and I keep buying other books instead. Well here is my list:

1. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen- I've heard lots of good things about this but I still haven't read it.

2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald- Most of my friends had to read this for school but I didn't. I have it on my shelf and I can't wait to read it.

3. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins- I just got this for Christmas and I think I am the last person alive who hasn't read it.

4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- Again I am the last person to read this.

5. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb- I bought this for full price as a hardcover because Lamb is my favorite author. That being said, it has been sitting on my shelf.

6. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens- This goes with my resolution to read more classic literature.

7. Audition by Barbara Walters- This goes with my goal to read more non-fiction.

8. The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein- I have started this several times and because it's not fiction I end up abandoning it. I need to actually get through this because it has such interesting points.

9. The rest of my Margaret Atwood novels. I have read most of them but I still need to read a few of them that are on my shelf. Again she is one of my favorite authors.

10. Cassandra Clare's novels. I have them all and I vow to read them.

Well those are my top ten. What are yours?


  1. I also need to read The Book Thief and Cassandra Clare's novels!

  2. I just finished the Book Thief maybe a month ago-it was very good so you're in for a treat. I also haven't read Hunger Games, and like you feel sorely left out. But it will happen this year!

  3. Yay for getting great books for Christmas! Hope you enjoy the Hunger Games, it's one of my favourite series!
    And the Book Thief was an amazing read as well :)

  4. I've only heard good things about The Book Thief so it seems like I should put that at the top of the list. MJ- Soon we won't be out of the loop for The Hunger Games. I may wait a bit to read them though as they are a book club pick for April.
    Daisy- Thanks for the comment. Did you get some goodies for Christmas too?

  5. I adore The Great Gatsby, The Hunger Games, and The Book Thief. You should make it a point to work these in this year for sure. :)

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hmm I haven't read Hunger Games myself but I don't say it loudly cause it seems I'm the only one on the planet... hehe... except you that is. I'm a new follower!

    Sonette @ bookaholic-worm.blogspot.com

  7. I actually just read the Hunger Games myself. Wasn't sure if I'd like it since I'm not exactly the target audience (I'm missing the "Y" in YA), but it was really good.

    Gatsby is one of my all time favorites. It's "literary" but it's also a page turner. You should enjoy it.

  8. I just read the Great Gatsby over the summer for the second time. I think I liked it more in high school, but it might have been because we were discussing it in class. Enjoy.

  9. Hmm... seems the most popular are The Hunger Games, the Great Gatsby and The Book Theif... Guess I'll start with those

  10. I've been wanting to read more classic literature for a long time.