Well…I did a thing.
…I combined them.
My birthday is next week and there are so many books I WANT.
I keep adding books to my wishlist.
I have narrowed down (somewhat) the books I want to read in the coming year.
These are my top 10.
1. Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
I live in a big city and don’t own a car.
When I visit my parents’ house, I only take what I can carry on the ferry.
I received Girl Made of Stars at Christmas…and couldn’t fit it in my luggage.
I WILL READ IT AS SOON AS I GET MY COPY BACK.
2. Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
I’VE BEEN TALKING THIS BOOK UP FOR SIX MONTHS OR MORE AND I STILL HAVEN’T READ IT.
IT’S SITTING NEXT TO MY BED.
I got rid of ALL my Seattle library books and have almost finished my stack of Bremerton library books. ONCE THAT HAPPENS, I can work on backlist books.
3. These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
Queer witches with elemental magic.
QUEER WITCHES WITH ELEMENTAL MAGIC.
So…like a good Legend of Korra?
4. Romanov by Nadine Brandes
Giving Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov magical powers is my FAVORITE plot device of all time.
I don’t even care if this book sucks.
HAHAHA just kidding, I will be devastated.
5. Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan
Our protagonist wears a hot dog costume for work.
She reminds me of the little girl who wore a hot dog costume for princess day.
Hot Dog Girl is the hero we need.
6. Pulp by Robin Talley
I may be wrong, but my brief scan of the plot synopsis led me to believe this book takes place during the Lavender Scare.
Yes. Add that to the list of historical time periods that interest me.
I recently watched a documentary about lesbian pulp novels and I must know more.
7. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
Why are they dead? WHO KILLED THEM?
This might be the book I’m least interested in, which speaks to the quality of books on this list.
8. Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free
by Linda Kay Klein
All my feelings on this topic will turn into a rant if I’m not careful.
I want to see an author dismantle the culture that warped my views on sexuality.
Oh, hey, this book exists.
9. Girl Town by Carolyn Nowak
This graphic novel looks slightly insane, BUT…
…as far as I know, it’s a stand-alone.
I don’t have to commit to a SERIES. (LOOKING AT YOU, MELANIE GILLMAN.)
It helps that I am very committed to the no-pants aesthetic. (How else does one properly BREATHE?)
This book might teach me things through fun social commentary. That would be neat.
10. DC Bombshells: The Deluxe Edition Book 1 by Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Savage
A group of super women dressed as pin-ups?
That sounds AMAZING.
If I had the energy (and, let’s be honest, the DESIRE), I’d dress as Wonder Woman every DAY.
I couldn’t fit EVERY book I wanted to read on my list, so I added these Honorable Mentions.
My thoughts on each in 6 words or less:
- Women of the world UNITE!
- Does everyone wear a denim jacket?
- I have qualms. Maybe I’m wrong.
- “Godly womanhood” is bunk science.
- I HAVE TO FINISH THIS SERIES.
I will reveal my book haul next week. Who knows which of these I’ll get for my 26th?
Ideally, all of them.