My number one genre is fantasy, in any kind and form, so I spend quite a lot of time reading (and watching) it. I actually do like many other genres, and I like to explore, but I always seem to skip these in favor of fantasy, so using this freebie I’ll try to list the ones I’d like to read the most, and I’ll try to tick them off one by one, by the end of 2018! Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and every Tuesday there is a different themed post of top 10 bookish things. So here we go:
Horror used to be my favorite genre for years, two of my favorite authors, Poe and Lovecraft, are horror pioneers. But over the years I completely immersed myself in fantasy and forgot all about the charms and spooks a good horror story can provide. As I prefer the Gothic kind, and as there’s a movie adaptation coming soon, I’d love to read my first (gasp) Shirley Jackson novel.
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf – Classic Literature
I’d like to read more by Woolf, as I’ve only read Mrs. Dalloway so far and I loved it. The Scottish setting is also a plus since I simply adore Scotland.
The Terror by Dan Simmons – Historical Fiction
Ughh I love historical fiction, but I admit I don’t read it as much as I should. Out of many historical novels on my list, I chose this one because I’m currently watching the TV series, and it’s simply horrifying and amazing.
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel – Mystery
This one’s been on my radar for a while now, and I’ve heard only good stuff about it, so I’m really curious and excited to read it!
Mindhunter by John E. Douglas – Nonfiction – True Crime
Where do I even begin? Serial killers, behavioral science, the TV show based on it, etc. I’m positive I’ll love this one once I get to it.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls – Nonfiction – Memoir
I’ve made the mistake and watched the movie first, so I’ll have to wait a bit for it to fade in my memory, but as I did love it I just can’t wait to read The Glass Castle. Dysfunctional families always fascinate me since I grew up in one.
Greenglass House by Kate Milford – Middle Grade Fiction
I love middle grade fiction, but it’s hard to pick out the ones suitable for adults too hehe. This one is a mystery and sounds right up my alley. And look at that cover, why do middle grade novels get the best covers?
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – Science Fiction
Gasp! The horror! I’ve never read it. Or, I’ve never finished it. I have a battered old copy which deserves to be read before the covers fall off and the dust bugs eat it.
Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey – Regency Romance
Romance is a no-go for me, but as I’ve read Duels and Deception by Anstey and loved it, I want to try her debut novel too.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – Contemporary Fiction
Oh, this one. I’ve heard so many good things, but the hype was so high it scared me. It set some high expectations, but I’m still excited to read it!
Have you read any of these books and what did you think? Where should I even start? What are some novels outside your go-to genre you’d love to read? Talk to me in comments, you lovely people! 😉