Top Ten Tuesday 24: Books I want to Read But Don’t Own


A wonderful weekly feature hosted by  The Broke and The Bookish

This week I am focusing on ten books I really want to own/read that are NOT Young Adult- I’m trying to branch out a little more and my TBR list is growing nicely and expanding my horizons. There are one or two YA on here still but mainly it isn’t- a lot of these books, I’ve not really seen around on the blogosphere yet so it will be nice to show something different 🙂

In no particular order:-


Mary Barton- Elizabeth Gaskelll

Of course, I want this in the beautiful penguin english library edition. I also want this book because I adore North and South, so I want to read more of Gaskell’s works. Gaskell herself was a huge admirer of Charlotte Bronte, and the two of them were two of the earliest feminist authors- so I definitely need to read more of Gaskell!


The Museum of Extraordinary Things- Alice Hoffman

This cover caught my eye and after reading Practical Magic, I definitely want to read more of Hoffman’s works- but yes, this cover is absolutely stunning and it just reminds me of the Night Circus


The Queen of the Tearling- Erika Johansen

This new YA fantasy has been all over booktube. I don’t think I need to say much more tbh.


Home Front- Kristen Hannah

I’ve recently been recommended this author by three of my goodreads friends, and this book really speaks out to me so I definitely want to get on it soon!


All the Light We Cannot See- Anthony Derr

again booktube, but yes it sounds wonderful and it’s getting such good reviews.


The Good Luck of Right Now- Matthew Quick

I adored Silver Linings Playbook and Forgive Me Leonard Peacock (link to review), so Quick can basically do no wrong

and I will read anything he publishes at this point.


Love and Other Foreign Words- Erin McCahan

Another one I found via booktube. It sounds quirky and lovely and just yes, good.


Orange is the New Black- Piper Kerman

If you haven’t already watched this show, I highly HIGHLY recommend it- so good. I need this book in my life because apparently it is quite different from the show.


Four Tales- Philip Pullman

Okay yes, this is basically another cover buy- but can you blame me? it’s gorgeous!! And I really enjoyed most of the Dark Materials series so I do want to read more of his work.


War Girls- Adele Geras, Theresa Breslin etc

I love reading about the Women’s war effort and the various jobs they did during the first and second world wars- it all played such a vital part in the feminist/suffragette movement.  But after reading Remembrance by Theresa Breslin, I DEFINITELY need to read this book because she wrote part of it!


11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday 24: Books I want to Read But Don’t Own

  1. The Queen of Tearling I definitely need and want to read as well, but it did not make my list 😉 Still I think it’s fun to see any of your lists because we never have the same kind of books. You like wayyyy different things that I do and I can basically always count on you bringing forward a whole different list!

    • thebookheap says:

      haha ikr shocking! I’m trying to branch out of YA a lot more and I’m looking forward to doing it- esp since a lot of the popular ya books always seem to fall short of the hype for me which winds up being a disappointment!

    • thebookheap says:

      ooh I recommend it if you like the drama- it is a long book and does feel slow at times but it’s so worth it for all of the thornton feels ! Actually yes good- read it and we can debate who wins: Darcy or Thornton!!

  2. Elen @ A World of Reviews says:

    I also need to read more Elizabeth Gaskell, and that edition is so pretty! I love the cover for The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and it definitely has a Night Circus vibe to it. And that Philip Pullman cover is beautiful! That book looks amazing.

    • thebookheap says:

      I love all of the penguin english library editions! The covers are so prettily patterned and so soft.

      This post is basically….book cove porn, let’s face itl

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