Today I’m talking about the books I’ve been waiting to read the longest. Otherwise known in some cases as books that interested me an I forgot about. I’m going by my Goodreads list here. I suspect there are some books I’ve wanted to read that are older than the list. I’m doing a combined fiction and non-fiction list because that’s what I have. I’m also dropping some books because I don’t really care about them any more.
1. When Every Month is NaNoWriMo by Larry Brooks.
Probably still something worth reading, though I have no intention of attempting 50,000 words every month.
2. Bitter Winter by Jaye L. Knight.
When I first put this on my to read list, it was nameless Book 5. I don’t even think Book 3, Samara’s Peril had a title yet. Bitter Winter still isn’t out, and though I’m not complaining, I will order the paperback the first day it is available.
3. Haphazardly Implausible by Jack Lewis Baillot.
It’s out of print and not cheap. But I love the title and I did love Brothers in Arms, also by Miss Jack.
4. Hebros by Nicole Sager.
I probably won’t read it. I didn’t love the Heart of Arcrea enough that I feel like reading more in the world. Just because there’s only so much time I can spend reading.
5. Orphan’s Song by Gillian Bronte Adams
I almost bought this at the Omega Writers Conference, but I thought I would wait for an opportunity to get one with the new cover. I wish I had bought it instead of the novel I did get for myself. Would have been more interesting. The rest of Gillian’s books are also early on my to read list, but I won’t duplicate them.
6. The Word Changers by Ashlee Willis
It takes place inside a book and the allegory sounds fresh. Still want to read.
7. The Shadow Things by Jennifer Freitag.
I had no memory of this, but I want to read it. Realistic historical fiction in post-Roman Britain that’s centered around the arrival of Christianity? Yes! And there’s good reviews from people I respect.
8. Our Accidental Adventure by Ness Kingsley
It sounds as fun as when I added it to the list. But I really ought to finish Our Intrepid Heroine before starting another of Ness’s books. And given that I was reading that book with my brothers, and we’re all busy, it’s gotten stuck. I’ll have to finish it alone, because I do want to know is she kills the dragon or not.
9. Honor by Rachel Rossano
It’s been a long time since I read Duty. I know I like it, but romance, even in this medieval fantasy setting, isn’t something I go rushing after.
10. The Christian Imagination compiled by Leland Ryken
I really really want this. It’s actually on my Amazon wishlist, not good reads, but when I saw it I couldn’t leave it off.
Bonus: The Tough Guide to Fantasyland: The Essential Guide to Fantasy Travel by Diana Wynne Jones
I’ve wanted this since I found it existed, but it’s not easy to find at a reasonable price. Oh well, It probably won’t help me write anyway.
Go check out the link up at thatartsygirl.com if you want to see what books a whole lot of other people haven’t read.
Alternatively you could stay here and leave a comment. What books have you wanted to read for a long time? Are any of them the same as mine? Have you read any of mine?