So, friends, my birthday is on Thursday and all I really want is books. Here are the top ten books I’ve been dying to read but haven’t bought for myself yet, and thus would like for my birthday:
1. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier. I’m so intrigued by the first line of this book and I can’t wait to read it. Plus, it’s on my Classics Club list!
2. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood. I’ve heard this one recommended quite a few times for people who like dystopian novels, which I happen to love. I need to add this one to my collection.
3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot. I’m not a huge non-fiction fan, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book and I’m really excited to read it.
4. Animal Farm – George Orwell. I read this back in middle school and was decently freaked out by it, but I don’t remember a whole lot of it. I love 1984 though, so I think it’s time to give it another try.
5. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess. I’ve heard quite a bit about this one, and like I’ve already mentioned, I love dystopian novels, so I’m excited to read this one.
6. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro. A few of my friends who have recommended this to me, and though I have no idea what it’s about, I’m looking forward to reading it.
7. We – Yevgeny Zamyatin. This one was recommended to me AGES ago by a reader over at my blog. I think about it every once in a while but never when I’m in a bookstore, so I figure I should ask for it while I can!
8. The Long Walk – Stephen King. The premise of this one is deeply disturbing, but as with any Stephen King book, I’m in.
9. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D. H. Lawrence. This is another one on my Classics Club list. I like old-timey romances so I’m interested in reading this one.
10. The Eye of the World – Robert Jordan. This is the first book of the Wheel of Time series, which has been recommended to me by two people who I respect immensely. I’m slightly intimidated by the size and complexity of the series, but I’m hoping to get through at least half of it in 2013.
Now, if you've read any of these and don't think they're worth wasting a birthday gift on, help a sister out and let me know :)