Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They love making lists (and I love making lists!) so each week they post a new topic for all of us to make lists about! Isn’t that so super fun?! This week’s theme is…
Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread
OH MAN. I am so bad about doing this. Or at least, I used to be. I’ve started to try to make my way through them. I’ve actually re-sold a bunch of the ones I realized I was never going to read. :( Let’s see if I can make it to ten, though.
1. Dark Companion by Marta Acosta
I went to a book signing with Marta Acosta and two other authors and I just *had* to have this book! While we were sitting, waiting for the event to start, I read the prologue and it was absolutely fantastic. I was so excited to read more. Then, during the event, the author did a reading, randomly, from the first chapter, and I was really put off. Her reading was stilted and aimless, and the first chapter didn’t have any of the beauty and mystery that the prologue had. Ever since, I’ve been procrastinating at reading it. :(
2. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
I’ve seen so many rave reviews of this book that I knew I wanted it. I entered a couple of giveaways and OMG I actually won one of them! MONTHS ago! My sister has even borrowed it, read it, and returned it to me in that time, and I still just haven’t gotten to it yet. I think my problem is that I really need to be in the mood for contemporary, and the mood strikes rarely and randomly. One of these days…
3. The Black Shore by Greg Cox
I am a huge Star Trek Voyager geek, so every time I see one of these books in Half-Price Books, I just have to buy it. So I bought this one, like, months ago, and still haven’t gotten around to reading it! There’s just too many YA books I’d rather read instead, I guess.
4. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Another book that I’ve seen all over the place and Goodreads keeps trying to recommend to me at every turn. I finally bought it, because I feel like I need to read it already. But now I have so many books lined up, it’s still going to be a while before I can get to this one. Sigh.
5. Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver
If you’ve read my blog before, chances are high that you know how much anxiety this series has caused me. I need to know how this ends, but I’m also terrified to know how this ends because I need it to end a certain way. AUGH! I bought it because I NEED TO KNOW, but now it’s still just sitting there waiting on me to get to it. There’s too many books, I tell you! Too many books.
6. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Trust me, I’ve been wanting to read this book for over a year now. Everytime I see/read/hear something about it, it makes me want to read it even more! The problem is that I have too many other books in my face, waiting to be read. So I finally bought this one as an incentive to actually getting around to reading it. Now I just have to, you know, find a spot in my reading schedule to put this one.
7. Gluten-Free Girl by Shauna James Ahern
I’ve got a pretty tenuous relationship with gluten, and over the years, the Gluten-Free Girl blog has been helpful for me. So as soon as this book came out, I bought it. In fact, I might have even pre-ordered it. And then I just could never convince myself to actually read it. So yes, it’s basically been sitting on my shelf, patiently waiting, for five and a half years now. What the heck.
8. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
Okay, I didn’t actually buy this one, but I borrowed it from an ex-boyfriend and kept it because I wanted to read it. I’ve actually started it a couple of times and really liked where it was going. So whyyyy have I not finished it yet? Who the heck knows, really. I mean, I just… no idea. Someday.
9. Latro in the Mist by Gene Wolfe
A couple of years ago, my husband and I basically became huge Gene Wolfe fans and started buying up a bunch of his books. This one sounded particularly interesting. He started it, but didn’t get very far, and I haven’t even pretended like I’m going to read it yet. There’s just way too many books.
10. Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
This book was recommended by a friend, and I love books like this, so I bought it on a whim one day. It was many months before I started reading it, and then it was slow going. Don’t get me wrong, every page was interesting, but the rate of reading it was so slow. I felt like I’d been reading forever and I was only on page 28. After a while I just gave up and decided I needed to read something else instead. Maybe one day I’ll get back to it. We’ll see.