Oh boy, I have so many books I want …
- Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories by Karen Duffek, Tania Willard, Glen Alteen, Lucy Lippard, Michael Turner: I got to see Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology. It’s all kinds of brilliant and I would love to have this book on his art and activism. (BTW, if you get the chance to go see his work, the exhibit‘s there until October the 16th.)
- How Should I Read These?: Native Women Writers in Canada by Helen Hoy: Because I haven’t read any female First Nations writers and I’d like to know more about them.
- The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu: Have you seen the cover on this? And Ken Liu is pretty much guaranteed to be awesome, so, yes, I’d like this one, thanks.
- Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda: I’ve heard nothing but good things about Monstress and the first volume is finally out!
- Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man (Ultimate Collection #1) by Brian Michael Bendis: I believe this collection has his origin story, which I heard the first volume does not have … I think … I guess … ugh, I just want to know where to start with this guy! If anyone knows, leave us a comment!
Books I loved and want, which is a different list from the books I’ve heard magnificent things about and want to read. (I almost never buy books unless I’ve read them a half dozen times and loved them more each read.)
Um, though? This is a very partial list. I am always making lists of books I really really want and them losing them. So these are just random titles off the top of my mind.
- Mairelon the Magician by Patricia C. Wrede. The library had the second, when I was a child (it has since been discarded, but I found my own ex-library copy, so hooray!), but I didn’t know for years that there was a first! The hints within the text suggested that Magician’s Ward was a sequel, yet the front pages mysteriously did not list the book it was sequel to. I wouldn’t say that these books changed my life, but they crop up in my thoughts every so often, and have done since, what, elementary school? which is a pretty good sign, if you ask me.
- “The Cambrist and Lord Iron: A Fairy Tale of Economics” by Daniel Abraham is one of my favourite short stories. It can be found in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (2008), but I have no intention of buying the anthology because it is a brick and more than half horror tales. (Although the one that revolves around not/cannibalism? Excellent.) Seriously, though, this is a great short story and you should read it.
- Every collection of Diana Wynne Jones’s short stories, because I don’t have any of them. Have you ever read her novella Everard’s Ride? Or the short stories “The Master” and “Little Dot”? Sawooooon!
- The first five (six?) comics about Amy by Rachel Hartman, and the forthcoming Tess in Boots.
- So many graphic novels/comics collections I can’t list them all.
Oh books, there are so many that I want. SO MANY. But here are ones I will settle for.
- Otogizoshi by Osamu Dazai Japanese fairytales. Need I say more? I don’t.
- The Girl Who Drank the Moon – Kelly Barnhill
I waaaaaant. *weeps*
- Bitchfest – Lisa Jervis
A collection of articles from the magazine.
- A Bestiary – Lily Hoang
I’ve heard grand things about this one.
- Quintana of Charyn – Melina Marchetta
This will be in my hands sooner rather than later, hoho.
Believe it or not, there actually aren’t any books I want to own right now – I’m really just participating in Top Ten Tuesday this week because I don’t want to be left out! I don’t often buy books because: a) I have always lived in tiny apartments, b) I don’t often reread books, and c) my budget could never support my voracious reading habits. When I do buy books I typically get them second hand, and usually end up reading them and donating them to another thrift store or book sale, thus completing the book cycle of life. It’s the ciiiircle of liiiife…..