It’s Top Ten Tuesday again which is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about the “Top Ten Books I HAD to Buy…But Are Still Sitting on My Shelf Unread”. This is a great top ten list to partake in. It’s an excuse to go sit and look longingly at your books for a while and make some “re-discoveries”. Now, if only I had ten instead of about 300, there would be sooo much more space in my tiny house, but alas, I am a (thriftstore) book buying addict. Without further ado I give you the top ten books on my bookshelves, still not read:
Ok, this one has only been sitting on my shelf for about three weeks so I don’t feel that bad quite yet. But I really, really, REALLY do want to read it. A teen fiction WWII novel about girl British spies! (And yes, I’ll admit I had forgotten that I bought this until working on this post :S )
A Tale of Time City by Dianna Wynne Jones I bought this one with a Barnes and Noble gift card for my birthday…last year. I will get to it though, I promise! The first two words on the back of the book are; “London,1939,” that grabbed my attention right away and then it goes on to tell how the main character gets sucked out of the war-ridden time (do I sense a theme?) to “Time City”. I love Diana Wynne Jones and this has time travel…and 1939 London.
Gah, I bought this after one of my college professors said it was a book “everyone needs to read” and I’m ashamed to say that was 3 years ago now (ugh, can’t believe I’ve been out of undergrad that long). It has been deemed a classic, not quite sure about the plot line, but I’ve hear good things!
So, this one was purchased back in 2007 when it first came out, because I was in LOVE with the Traveling Pants series throughout high school. Then college started…and well here we are 6 years later! Brashares is an amazing writer though, so I’m glad I’ve re-discovered it!
Well I wanted to read this before I started watching the TV series which is why I purchased the book in the first place, but I don’t think that will be happening as I’m watching it right.now. It’s just so BIG! I do want to tackle it someday though…maybe…if I like the TV show….
I do remember having to buy this, I do, but then must have forgotten about the reading it part. Meg’s amazing, as I’ve already shared in a previous post, and this one has a supernatural element so I’m super duper excited about it!
I absolutely LOVE Sarah’s Key, so when this came out I went and bought it without even bothering to see what it was about. Reading the jacket flap now, it looks intriguing, about a woman trying to protect her house in Paris, France in the 1860’s.
The cover of this one drew me in and I had heard good things about it before so it was one of the impulse decisions where you just have to have it. I’ve seen good reviews on bookclub sites and the plot, a woman who writes 12 different stories about her life with the 13th revealing the truth, sounds pretty awesome.
This book also has a cool cover, and has “dragons” in the title. It had been taunting me on the library shelves for weeks, so when I saw it at a thrift shop I ran over and snatched it up quick (even though no one else was really competing with me for it). This should be a very exciting read when I get around to it; dragons, myths, fantasy, and oh yeah did I mention dragons??
After reading all of the great reviews about this book I simply had to have it, and yes it is another WWII novel. The title just makes this book sound super boring. Even though I know it will probably be a wonderful story, it just never makes it to the top of my TBR list…
What are some of the books sitting on your shelf you just HAD to have, but haven’t actually gotten around to reading yet?