Top Ten Tuesday: Gotta Have it

Top Ten TuesdayYup, it’s that wonderful day of the week again, Tuesday!  Brought to us by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish (clicking on the above graphic will take you there), Top Ten Tuesday lets us bare our bookish souls.
This week is a topic I’m sure people think about every time they walk past their bookshelf–books that were MUST HAVE NOWs that are still…unread.  Their spines uncreased, their pages untouched.  But had to have it right then omg!

Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread

1.  The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern–I’ve wanted to read this pretty much since it came out, and when I ordered my husband’s birthday present from Amazon in late September, I also ordered myself a copy of this.  And it’s still sitting on my shelf unread, and has even been on TWO TBR lists (both fall and spring) because I just haven’t gotten to it yet.

2.  The Plains of Passage by Jean M Auel–probably my longest “must have but is still unread”.  I think I may have actually started it a time or two, but something always stops me from reading past the first chapter.  I think, at the moment, what’s keeping me from reading it is the sheer size–I have soo many books to read that I could read 4 in the time it would take me to read this one!

3. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien–okay, while I technically did not buy this (friends gave me a really nice leather-bound edition along with a really nice leather-bound edition of the trilogy as a bridesmaid’s gift for their wedding), I still haven’t read it, and like The Night Circus, it has also made it onto 2 TBR lists.

4.  Impact by Douglas Preston–I, as a habit, will generally pick up anything written by Preston&Child, whether it be their collaborations or their stand alones.  I picked up Impact over a year ago after a book club meeting because it was on the clearance shelf at Barnes and Noble.

5.  Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig–picked this up at an estate sale over the summer, and paid way too much for it (I still keep thinking that they should have garage sale prices…and when I say I paid too much, I paid $2 for it).  I didn’t realize that Margaret Mitchell’s estate had authorized *another* Gone with the Wind related novel…you’d think they’d have learned their lesson with Scarlett!

6.  several of the Hallows series by Kim Harrison–a friend sent me an arc of A Perfect Blood, which was cool, but I was also 2-3 books behind at that point (I had already picked up Pale Demon, though), which meant…yup, had to go out and get the ones I was missing so I could read the arc.  As with The Night Circus and the Hobbit, this set of books has also been on 2 TBR lists…

7.  My Very Dearest Anna by Kara Martinelli–another book I technically didn’t buy, my husband did.  This was also compiled by a friend of ours, and she’s read *my* book, and I just haven’t gotten to hers yet…oops!

8.  Envy by Anna Godberson–it was the LAST copy on BAM’s teen clearance section, so I just haaaaaaaad to get it so I didn’t miss out on it!  Of course, the next time I went in to BAM, there were three copies on the shelf…heh!  But still, LOVE the Luxe series, and I don’t know why I haven’t read this one yet!

9.  A Lion Among Men by Gregory Macguire–another book snatched from a clearance shelf, it even made it onto one of my “shelf of 10” shelves…and I *still* didn’t read it!  I think some of that had to do with the fact it was actually book 11 of 10 (heh), and by that point I was just tired of reading a set amount of books.

10.  The Secret Country by Pamela Dean–I didn’t buy this, I picked it up at last year’s Reading Festival, but I also remember telling someone that I’d read it then pass it on to her.  It’s been over a year since that Festival…


Top Ten Tuesday!

It’s Tuesday again, which means it’s time for TOP TEN TUESDAYS!  As always, click on the banner to be taken to the sponsor of TTT, The Broke and the Bookish!

Top Ten Books On Your Fall To-Be-Read List

(crap I read my #1 TBR book this week, but I’ll tell you what it is:  Spookygirl:  Paranormal Investigator by Jill Baguchinsky.  Excellent YA read GO READ IT NOW!)

1.  Edenville Owls by Robert B. Parker–the next on my “shelf of 10 redux” list

2.  A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire–the FINAL book on my “shelf of 10 redux” list.  It’s book #11.  No, I can’t just pick 10 books…:D

3.  City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Kindle)–I picked this up when Amazon had it on sale for $.99 for the Kindle.  I’ve been saving it for when I just can’t take any more poorly written/poorly edited free books, and I think after my current read (The Childe, which has surprisingly good reviews considering how bad it actually is…), I will have hit that wall…

4.  The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien–with the movie coming out soon, it’ll motivate me to actually read this.  My friends got me really really really nice copies of The Hobbit and The LTR trilogy as a bridesmaid’s gift for their wedding, and it’s still in the original plastic.  Sometimes having a nice copy of something keeps me from reading it, because I’m afraid I’ll mess it up…

5.  Faefever by Karen Marie Moning–I’ve had my copy of this for ages and it just barely didn’t make the shelf of 10.

6.  Black Magic Sanctum/Pale Demon/A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison–a friend sent me the ARC for A Perfect Blood a while back, reminding me exactly how far behind I was on my Hollows reading…but I picked up Pale Demon out of the clearance section of B+N and Black Magic Sanctum not long after.  LOVE clearance sections!

7.  Little Star by John Ajvide Lindqvist–I won this through Goodreads, and am super excited to read it.

8.  Seaweed by Elle Strauss (Kindle)–I’m hoping that it’s as cute as Clockwise was, and this is another Kindle book I’ve been “saving” for when I get tired of the crap.  😀

9.  Adventures in Funeral Crashing (Kindle) by Milda Harris–I found this through TTT, actually.  I stumbled on her blog while reading through TTT lists.

10.  Impact by Douglas Preston–I love just about anything written by him or by Lincoln Child, especially when they write together.  I picked this up ages ago, and just haven’t gotten around to reading it.