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This week is Rewind week, so I picked “Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Read,” because, honestly, there are a lot of them. These also include books that other people can’t believe I’ve never read :). By the way, the book images link to the Goodreads in case you want to add them too ;-).
- Anything by Charles De Lint – Apparently De Lint is one of the pioneers of the urban fantasy genre, and a friend of mine was rather horrified that I had never read anything by him. She then lent me Dreams Underfoot to start, and it’s waiting on my shelf for a spare week :D.
- Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines – I only heard of Jim C. Hines recently, and am rather disappointed with myself for not discovering this amazing author earlier. I’ve started his Princess series, but am ashamed to say I haven’t read his earlier Goblin series. I assure you I will fix this as soon as I can get my hands on the books (which I’m asking for for holidays :) ).
- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein – I’m a huge Heinlein fan, but haven’t had a chance to read a number of his more famous books. This one is on my list of the next Heinlein book to read, so that I can be a respectable Heinlein fan, haha.
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – I know, I know. I claim to be a sci-fi fan, but haven’t read this classic book that I will so love when I do get a copy. Somehow I just missed it in my English classes and it’s hard to get back to classics once you aren’t required to read them for class…. One of these days though!
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore – Now we’re getting into the modern books that I just missed when they came out. I’m listening to Fire right now, and will be borrowing Graceling from a friend as soon as I have time to read it. I don’t know how I didn’t hear about this book when it came out, but I just missed it :(.
- Divergent by Veronica Roth – Another book that I just missed when it first came out. I own a copy since I knew I had to read the series when Insurgent was coming out, but I just haven’t found the time to get all the way through it. Between it be ing a rather long book and me having so little time, it’s taking longer than it should for me to catch up on this series ;-).
- I, Robot by Isaac Asimov – Again, for a classic sci-fi fan, I have missed some of the best classics. I also hear that Asimov is extremely readable, so I really have no excuse, except that I don’t have access to a copy currently ;-).
- Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan – I’m a big Sanderson fan, as any who read this blog probably have guessed ;-). I really want to read the Wheel of Time series because I hear Sanderson did a wonderful time finishing the series, and that it’s an awesome series of its own right.
- The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – Again, huge Sanderson fan here, but I haven’t read his 4.57 stars rated series…. This one is partially because the books are so long that they are a bit intimidating, but seriously, 4.57 stars. I think that’s the highest I’ve ever seen a book rated with 20k ratings….
- A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin – And I’ll end with a fantasy series that I also just completely missed when it was first coming out. It was only when the TV show premiered that I realized Song of Ice and Fire existed and was awesome. I’ve read the first book and half of the second, but really should get going with this series if I want to keep up with the show! Also dragons, enough said.
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