A Book You Wanted to Read for a Long Time But Still Haven’t
Wow. 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.
- Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
- Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
- Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb
- Quest by Shannah Jay
- Lands of Nowhere by Shannah Jay
- Shadow of the Serpent by Shannah Jay
- The Price of Wisdom by Shannah Jay
- Tenebrak, the Founding by Shannah Jay
- Intruders by Budd Hopkins
- The Chaos Crystal by Jennifer Fallon
- The Palace of Impossible Dreams by Jennifer Fallon
- The Gods of Amyrantha by Jennifer Fallon
- The Immortal Prince by Jennifer Fallon
- Tangled Webs by Anne Bishop
- Dreams Made Flesh by Anne Bishop
- The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop
- Killer Clown: The John Wayne Gacy Murders by Terry Sullivan
- Living Green: A Practical Guide to Simple Sustainability by Greg Horn
- Chester Alan Arthur: The American Presidents Series: The 21st President 1881-1885 by Zachary Karabell
- Goddess Alive! Inviting Celtic & Norse Goddesses into Your Life by Michelle Skye
- Daughter of Ancients by Carol Berg
- The Soul Weaver by Carol Berg
- Guardians of the Keep by Carol Berg
- Son of Avonar by Carol Berg
- The Killer’s Wife by Bill Floyd
- Recipes for Cherubs by Babs Horton
- The White of a Cow’s Eye by Peter Bird
- Arbella: England’s Lost Queen by Sarah Gristwood
- Haunted Pub Guide by Guy Lyon Playfair
- Daimonic Reality: A Field Guide to the Otherworld by Patrick Harpur
- The Meaning of the 21st Century by James Martin
- Haunted New Jersey: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Garden State by Patricia A. Martinelli
- 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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