Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I Want to Read (But Don't Own Yet)

As a rule, I don't buy books I've never read unless I'm very familiar with the author and/or series. This usually doesn't inhibit my reading much; my local library has a lot of the books I might want to try, and what I can't find at the library, I can often borrow from my friends. Unfortunately, my system doesn't work all the time, especially when the books I want to read are recent debuts, self-published, or both. So, here are all the books I want (sometimes terribly) to read but can't. Yet.

1. The Word Changers by Ashlee Willis
Girl reads book. Girl gets stuck in book. Book characters are rebelling against the Author and the Plot. Can I just say: ridiculously awesome idea?

2. Resistance by Jaye L. Knight

3. One Realm Beyond by Donita K. Paul
For a while, my library had all of Donita K. Paul's books. Then they stopped buying her new books. I was not happy.
4. The River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergen
5. The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet by Stephanie Morrill 
As a rule, I do not read contemporary fiction. But as an author who has, on multiple occasions, threatened to put annoying people into her stories, reading about someone who actually does that sounds pretty fun. 
 6. Kestrel's Midnight Song by J.R. Parker
7. Quest for the Ivory Sword by Emmarayn Redding
Several of my friends have written and self-published books through CreateSpace or other self-publishing programs. Quest for the Ivory Sword is one of these, and it's one of the ones I most want to buy, since Emmarayn hadn't posted the story online beforehand, as some people had.
8. Stasis by J. Tobias Buller
Another self-published book by a friend. It just came out for Kindle a few days ago, and it looks awesome.

9. Tattered Heart by Annie Jackson
10. Relic by Heather Terrell

11. The Ryn and The Remedy by Serena Chase
I keep hearing so many good things about these books, but I just can't seem to get my hands on them.
12. Five Glass Slippers by multiple authors
There you have my list! What about you? What are some books you'd like to read but can't (yet)? Please tell me in the comments!
-Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)


  1. Looks like some good choices. My list keeps growing.


    1. Thank you! And yes, I know what you mean. There are quite a few books I didn't put on this list because I didn't think of them until after I posted it.

  2. So many awesome books! I have to tell you that the first 3 are awesome! I read the River of Time series and it was good too, but it's been a while since I have read them and my reading interests have changed since then! I have the books from numbers 5, 11, 12, but have yet to read them! Hoping to read them soon! :)

    1. Thanks for commenting, and glad to hear that you approve of my choices!

  3. Kestrel's Midnight Song is very good... I thought it was decent on the first time through, but every time I read it, I like it more.


    1. Those are the best kind of stories, the ones that get better with every rereading. :) Thanks for commenting!

  4. I haven't heard of any of these - which is exciting as I get to add new books to my TBR list :)

    1. That's always fun. :) Glad I could point you towards some new reads!

  5. I know that feeling... Libraries should have all the good stuff. :-/

    I sooo want to read Resistance, Tattered Heart, Five Glass Slippers, and The Ryn and The Remedy!

    Also OH MY GOODNESS YES you simply MUST read The Word Changers and Kestrel's Midnight Song! <3 Some of my very favorites!! ^_^

    1. They should. :P Oh well.

      I hope you get the chance to! (And if you read them before I do, please let me know how they are!)

      Thanks for the recommendation!

  6. Hey! I know this is an old post, but I was doing some Google searches and found this. I didn't now my book was featured in a list! Awesome! XD

    1. Heh, yep. Still haven't read it, unfortunately . . .


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