Catching up on my blog reading this morning, I realized I’ve missed my Merry-Go-Round Tour deadline. Again. No worries… this month’s topic piqued my interest, and I needed to address this issue anyway.
What books are on my to-read list?
To start with, I’m currently reading two books: Lord Tophet by Gregory Frost (sequel to Shadowbridge) – very good read with interesting back-story and characters – and Misspelled edited by Julie E. Czerneda – a collection of short fantasy stories all centered around the theme of magic gone wrong.
Now… the books I intend to read, at some point.
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. I’ve read Game of Thrones and loved it, but that was long enough ago so I feel I only remember the gist of it. So, I plan on re-reading that one and continuing on. I have the first four books on my shelf.
Fatal Circle by Linda Robertson, the third installment of the Persephone Alcmedi series.
The Mabinogion books by Evangeline Walton: Prince of Annwn, The Children of Lyr, The Song of Rhiannon, The Island of the Mighty. I read the last awhile back and loved it, so will re-read it.
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville.
Blackwood Farm by Anne Rice.
The Lord of the Rings books by J. R. R. Tolkien. (Loved his writing when I was a teenager, now these books put me to sleep unfortunately.)
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. This is mostly a re-read – I didn’t finish it the first time around, and it’s been long enough that I want to try again.
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony Diterlizzi and Holly Black. Never heard of these books until my sister got rid of them at a yard sale. They’re short enough and the artwork is intriguing.
The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa by Hilde Bruch. Found this book in a trash can of all place. Some people take in stray animals, I have a soft spot for books. I am, admittedly, intrigued to read a 1970’s viewpoint of anorexia.
The Skies of Pern by Anne McCaffrey.
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl. (Re-read.)
Lords of the Sky by Angus Wells.
And, of course, anthologies:
The Way of the Wizard edited by John Joseph Adams. Read most of this already, but want to get back to it.
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Dark Tales by H. P. Lovecraft. Again, I’ve read a lot of these stories, but there’s a few in this collection I had never heard of.
And there’s an anthology at the library I want to read… but I can’t think of what hell it’s called, except it has stories by Jim Butcher and Elizabeth Bear. I’ll edit if I remember the title.
I’ve been on a library glut, so I think it’s time to focus on the books I own.