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January 23, 2024

delayed gratification reads from 2023
posted by soe 1:37 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from That Artsy Reader Girl could be interpreted through a lens of regret — books we meant to read last year and didn’t get around to. Instead, I’m going to consider them delayed gratification or prolonged anticipation reads — ten books that I put on my to-be-read list, were published, or came into my possession last year and that I still get to look forward to diving into:

  1. Brian Selznick’s Big Tree
  2. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
  3. David Grann’s The Wager
  4. Lies and Other Love Languages by Sonali Dev
  5. Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett
  6. Anna-Marie McLemore’s Blanca & Roja
  7. Woman Without Shame by Sandra Cisneros
  8. In the Lives of Puppets by T.J. Klune
  9. Bill Watterson’s The Mysteries
  10. A Tempest at Sea by Sherry Thomas

How about you? What books do you still get to look forward to that you were sure would be read by now?

Edited to add: I went back and looked at the past four times topics of this sort have been covered, and I’ve read 8 of the ~35 books I shared at the time. Oops.

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