My Ever Increasing Want to Read List


I’m sure that I’m not alone in having a want to read list that keeps expanding no matter how many books I read a year.  Currently, my Goodreads Want to Read List is 569 books long.  That’s actually longer than my Read list at the moment, but that’s because I didn’t start tracking what I’d read on Goodreads until the last several years and I never remember to add every single book I read.  I’ve added favorite books from before then, and anything else as I come across it, but I haven’t made a concerted effort to fill in all the books I’d read in the previous decades of my life.

I wanted to share some selections from my want to read list to give you an idea of the wide variety of things I like to read.  These are in no particular order or priority on my list.  If you’ve read one of these (or want to as well) I’d be happy to hear your thoughts.

  1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  2. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
  3. Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt
  4. A Nameless Witch by Lee Martinez
  5. Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan Cain
  6. Sword Art Online: Progressive, Vol. 1 by Reki Kawahara
  7. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
  8. The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way by Bill Bryson
  9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  10. Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story by Jacob Tobia
  11. Shadowbound by Bec McMaster
  12. Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America’s Soul by Karen Abbot
  13. Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown
  14. Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
  15. Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture by Stephen H. Segal
  16. The Killing Moon by K. Jemisin
  17. You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen
  18. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
  19. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
  20. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  21. In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero
  22. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  23. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  24. Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe
  25. The Martian by Andy Weir

This list probably says more about me than I realize.  At the very least it displays a sample of my disparate interests in both fiction and non-fiction.  Are you reading anything interesting right now?  I love to talk books with people.

One thought on “My Ever Increasing Want to Read List

  1. I’ve read a handful of those. The Martian is probably my favorite of the bunch. Feel good story and killer character voice. A Nameless Witch is a very sweet twist on a fairy tale. And Ready Player One is a massive nostalgia trip, but also a good adventure story. And I haven’t read that particular Octavia Butler story, but literally everything I’ve read by her is solid.

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