Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Top Ten Books I Own That Are Sitting On My Shelf Unread

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish in which they will post a topic and then participants will make their top ten according to the topic. Feel free to go to their site and join in. This week's topic I have slightly modified so it makes more sense to me. And it is...

Top Ten Books I Own (bought or received) That Are Sitting On My Shelf Unread (long title!)
March 19, 2013
  1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: This has been showing up on a lot of my lists lately, but honestly, I can't wait to read this! I was given the LOTR pack for Christmas, but was seriously considering buying it anyway, so I guess I'm guilty there. Anyway, I'm just waiting for the right time to read this.
  2. Shine by Lauren Myracle: I need to read this! I won it and I honestly cannot wait to pick it up. I'm thinking in April, maybe?
  3. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen: I guess this is a bit of a cheat, because this is my sister's book, not mine, but I'm sure she would let me borrow it. Anyway, she's read it and it's sitting on her shelves, waiting for me, so I'd like to pick it up. I liked What Happened to Goodbye, but my expectations are way higher for this novel. 
  4. Chu Ju's House by Gloria Whelan: Not the usual book I would pick up, but it's my sister's and she said she really enjoyed it and gave it to me, so I'm excited to read it too. 
  5. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis: I've never read the Chronicles of Narnia *gasp*, not even one book. I received this as a gift and would really like to go back to my childhood and read this book, and the series if I enjoy it. Does anyone know which order I should read it in? I'm a little confused. :-/
  6. Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen: Again, way out of my comfort zone, but I also won this book with a friend and I think it sounds interesting and I am really looking to try different genres of books. I hope it will have a good storyline, interesting characters, and stay entertaining!
  7. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett: I read "A Little Princess" when I was little and loved it! I know this classic is more like a children's book, but I think the term "classic" means it can apply to all ages. I don't know how I got this, but I'd like to read it. 
  8. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain: More classics I haven't had the chance to read (that's a lie, more like I have too many other books I want to read first). I do own Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, but Huck Finn is the abridged version so I would get it out from the library instead.
  9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: I plan on waiting before reading this, but still. I have heard such good things about it and I really want to read Charlie's supposedly touching diary entries. Love it or hate it books always intrigue me. 
  10. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling: I really want to read this, but have decided to wait a few years before doing so. But I really had to buy it-- It was Jo's first book since HP!!!
Thanks for reading. That's it for today! Comment with your thoughts to my Narnia question above and post the links for your lists. Thanks! :)

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you on LoTR! and Casual Vacancy, though I dont think I will wait a few years. I will just wait until I can devote time to somethign that I know will not be that great.

    Great list - new follower!
    My TTT


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