Top Ten Books I'm Most Excited to Read in 2011
My TBR pile has been growing in the last few weeks, mostly because I have been out doing more shopping than usual for Christmas. Or maybe my book-buying habit has reached new heights. Either way, these are the books I'm most excited to pick up and read in 2011:
1. The Night Bookmobile (Audry Niffenegger): I haven't been able to track this book down yet, but once I do I'm going to jump right in. I read the first few chapters online and so far it's a great story.
2. Middlesex (Jeffery Eugenides): I've heard great things about this Pulitzer Prize winner and I've been saving it for my classics challenge that starts in January.
3. Everything is Illuminated (Jonathan Safran Foer): I loved Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and named it as my favorite book read in 2010. I'm so excited to read more Safran Foer.
4. Room (Emma Donoghue): I saw this on many favorites of 2010 lists, but am waiting for the paperback edition.
5. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Dave Eggers): I've had this on my TBR pile for awhile. I know it's going to make me really sad so I'm waiting to pick it up, but I'm also excited because Dave Eggers is pretty great.
6. More Margaret Atwood: I've been on a roll with Atwood lately and she is quickly becoming my favorite author. I'm excited to continue. In 2011 I hope to tackle The Blind Assassin, Alias Grace and Cat's Eye.
7. The Unnamed (Joshua Ferris): I really liked Then We Came to the End and look forward to Ferris' second work.
8. The Old Man and the Sea (Earnest Hemmingway): Another Pulitzer I'm saving for my classics challenge.
9. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz): I picked up this book this weekend and can't believe I haven't read it sooner.
10. Freedom (Jonathan Franzen): Once this baby becomes a paperback, I am going to succumb to the hype.
Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting Top Ten Tuesday. Image via Things She Loves.