30 Day Book Challenge Day 12:

A Book You Wanted to Read for a Long Time But Still Haven’t

The Enlightenment The Rise of Modern Paganism by Peter Gay book coverWow. There are so many, many books I could use for today’s challenge. At the time of printing, I have 2,667 books on my wishlist, and over half of those have been there for more than a year – some of them up to five or six years. Which one to choose?

Should I appear to be well-read by choosing a classic like Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë? Should I choose a book that reflects one of my many interests, such as 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time by Michael Brooks or Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped Our History by Dorothy H. Crawford?

Should I show motherly side by choosing a book I want to read in order to understand my children better, like Girl Stuff – A Full-On Guide To The Teen Years by Kaz Cooke? Should I show my spiritual side with something along the lines of The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism by Peter Gay? Or should I appeal to the masses with an easy fiction like Z For Zacharia by Robert C. O’Brien?

I really cannot decide on a single book to write about.

Instead, I will list the books that I have attempted unsuccessfully to borrow from my local library. I do not know if I have a poor library, or odd taste in books, but a disproportionate number of my requests are not held at the library. I have managed to obtain a few through BookMooch, and a few more from BookCrossing and OzVBB. The rest are all books that I want to read enough that I am saving to buy them.

  1. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
  2. Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
  3. Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb
  4. Quest by Shannah Jay
  5. Lands of Nowhere by Shannah Jay
  6. Shadow of the Serpent by Shannah Jay
  7. The Price of Wisdom by Shannah Jay
  8. Tenebrak, the Founding by Shannah Jay
  9. Intruders by Budd Hopkins
  10. The Chaos Crystal by Jennifer Fallon
  11. The Palace of Impossible Dreams by Jennifer Fallon
  12. The Gods of Amyrantha by Jennifer Fallon
  13. The Immortal Prince by Jennifer Fallon
  14. Tangled Webs by Anne Bishop
  15. Dreams Made Flesh by Anne Bishop
  16. The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop
  17. Killer Clown: The John Wayne Gacy Murders by Terry Sullivan
  18. Living Green: A Practical Guide to Simple Sustainability by Greg Horn
  19. Chester Alan Arthur: The American Presidents Series: The 21st President 1881-1885 by Zachary Karabell
  20. Goddess Alive! Inviting Celtic & Norse Goddesses into Your Life by Michelle Skye
  21. Daughter of Ancients by Carol Berg
  22. The Soul Weaver by Carol Berg
  23. Guardians of the Keep by Carol Berg
  24. Son of Avonar by Carol Berg
  25. The Killer’s Wife by Bill Floyd
  26. Recipes for Cherubs by Babs Horton
  27. The White of a Cow’s Eye by Peter Bird
  28. Arbella: England’s Lost Queen by Sarah Gristwood
  29. Haunted Pub Guide by Guy Lyon Playfair
  30. Daimonic Reality: A Field Guide to the Otherworld by Patrick Harpur
  31. The Meaning of the 21st Century by James Martin
  32. Haunted New Jersey: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Garden State by Patricia A. Martinelli
  33. Elves in Anglo-Saxon England: Matters of Belief, Health, Gender and Identity by Alaric Hall

These books are in order from the newest at the top to the oldest at the bottom. Coincidently, Elves in Anglo-Saxon England also happens to be the most expensive on the list.

I seriously doubt I will be able to read every book on my wishlist before I die, particularly in light of the fact that it is growing at a rate faster than I can read. However, I guarantee that I am going to die trying!

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