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August 26: Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet
I’m going for already published books here, that I intend to buy someday, and read soon.
1. Cast in Flame; Michelle Sagara. Part of an ongoing series I really enjoy, but have read from the library, though I definitely want them on my shelves someday. About one very put-upon city guard, and her dragon roommate.
2. Cobweb Empire; Vera Nazarian. Book 2 of a series that had the first book free. Death has decreed no one will die until he gets his Cobweb Bride, and one rejected potential Bride is determined to find the right one–but other people are determined to see she doesn’t succeed.
3. Conspiracy; Lindsay Buroker. Book 4 of a series that I can’t find at the library, and so will have to wait to read until I buy it… and then the other 4 books. A group of misfits trying to win imperial pardons, without too much success.
4. Islands of Rage and Hope; John Ringo. The most recent book in a surprisingly realistic zombie book–the virus is more like rabies, they aren’t actually dead, only less intelligent and very hungry. Well developed military system, and a great deal of funny moments.
5. A Lady of Resources; Shelley Adina. Another part of a series that I have some of the books. Steampunk! Inventions!
6. Prince of Shadows; Rachel Caine. An author I like, and a dark and interesting version of Romeo and Juliet, focusing on the power plays of the families. Sounds interesting enough to own.
7. Property of a Lady Faire; Simon R. Green. The most recent book in a series I own some of, about magic and a pretty scary family policing the world. Dark and funny–my kind of book.
8. Rebel; Amy Tintera. I must know what happens to the reboots! Die, come back, and be turned into a soldier for the government.
9. Skin Game; Jim Butcher. I can’t believe I haven’t read this book yet, I adore the series so much. But I’ve sworn I won’t buy it until I catch up with books I already have bought/checked out. Harry Dresden, wizard is going to have a tough time in this book for sure!
10. Top Secret Twenty-One; Janet Evanovich. This comes in a close second on the improbability scale, and will be gotten right after Skin Games, for sure. Stephanie’s wacky adventures in bond recovery are, let’s face it, a little repetitious–but still funny.