Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme organized by the bloggers at Broke and Bookish. Today's Top Ten Tuesday is:
Top Ten Books I Just Had to Buy, but are still sitting on my bookshelf...unread.
(in order of how long they've been sitting on my bookshelf)
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I bought the Dover Thrift edition from the Ithaca College bookstore my sophomore or junior year of college and I still haven't read it.
- Writing Out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture by Judith Fetterly and Marjorie Pryse. I bought this book at The Book House in Albany, NY because it was a must read. I guess I must read it sometime, right?
- Mirror, Mirror: A History of the Human Love Affair with Reflection by Mark Pendergrast. I was that child who watched herself do everything. I went so far as to watch myself eat courtesy of the glass in the microwave door. How could I not want to read this? I spcieal ordered this book from the (now closed) Borders in Albany, NY.
- The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver. It's a hardcover, autographed copy purchased at one of his lectures and book signings. I devoured several of his books before attending the lecture, but haven't picked one up since.
- The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. Novel research! I purchased this unread gem at the Borders store in Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I bought this as a part of the trilogy pack , at the Crossgates Mall Borders in Albany, NY. I read library copies of the first two and couldn't wait to get my hands on the final book. It still sits, in its plastic packaging, on my bookshelf.
- Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond. I tried reading it a few years ago, but couldn't find the time before it had to be returned to the library. It was an impulse buy courtesy of Crossgates Mall Borders and their 'buy two, get one free' sales.
- The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1. In all fairness, I didn't technically buy this. I mentioned buying it and my boyfriend told me that Santa would bring it instead.
- Switched by Amanda Hocking. I've heard great things about the author and was quick to order a paperback copy of this book from Amazon and I still haven't read it.
- Waiting for Superman edited by Karl Weber. I needed this book when I found it on sale at Target in Albany, NY. I bought it, along with two other books, two history documentary DVDs, and a CD. Still haven't read any of the books.
I find it interesting that I remember where I bought each of these books. There's another story in each book besides the one told on its pages.
I could have counted at least 50 unread books on my shelf. There's another 15 (including Switched) sitting on my desk that I purchased last month alone that I still have to log (yes, I keep a spreadsheet of all my books) and find room for on my almost full bookshelves. I need to read faster!