Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Unread Books On My Shelf

Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week's topic is unread books on my shelf - the ones that I've had sitting around for ages but haven't got around to picking up yet.

In no particular order:

Peace, Love & Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle - I'm pretty sure this is the first book I've ever won from another book blogger, and I was so excited when I got the package, but I never touched it since. In fact, I put it on the highest level of my shelf, where I can't reach it without dragging a chair into my room to stand on. Not sure why, I've heard good things, just haven't had the chance to pick it up!

The Host by Stephenie Meyer - As a huge Twilight fan, when I heard Stephenie was writing a book, I was like OMG I NEED THAT BOOK NOW. So on the book's release day, I was at my bookstore bright and early that morning, one of the first in line to get a copy. I tried to read the first chapter but got a bit bored so I set it down with every intention to pick it back up the next. And the next week. And the next week. But as you can see, that never happened.

Impossible by Nancy Werlin - Another one of the first books I've won from a blogger. I don't really have an excuse for not picking this one up sooner. I think I was just drowning in books I had actually heard of and was so excited to read. But I'm glad because I feel like I would appreciate this book a lot more now than I would've a few years ago.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver - Don't hurt me! I'm perfectly aware of how praised this book is, but if you follow me on Twitter, you know I'm not a huge fan of sad books and crying while reading. While it happens quite frequently, I try to avoid it if I can. But I plan to suck it up and read this at some point because I hear it's totally worth it.

Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson - I've actually wanted this book for so, so long and I finally got a copy for my birthday I think last year or the year before? I had every intention of tearing into it the second I pulled it out of the package but I had so many review books to read that it eventually got shoved to the bottom of the pile. Definitely going to crack it open soon though!

Jealousy by Lili St. Crow - Same scenario as above. Because Jealousy is the third book in the Strange Angels series, I was being smart and waiting for the fourth book, Defiance, to be released. And then when that passed, I told myself I was waiting for the fifth and final book, Reckoning, to release so I could read all three, but that has come and gone and Jealousy hasn't moved from the shelf.

Major Crush by Jennifer Echols - A few years ago I won a box full of books from a blogger. When picking this one up, I'll admit that I judged the book by its cover and threw it right back in without even reading the back. But I'm assured by several bloggers that the Simon Pulse romcoms are great reads, so I'm planning on breaking this one out soon!

Plague by Michael Grant - I have no good excuse for this. I claim to be a huge Gone fangirl but I haven't touched this book yet. WHY? I do not know. I'm very ashamed of myself.

Mistwood by Leah Cypess - Another book collecting dust that I have no excuse for. I call myself a fantasy fan but I've let this one sit unread. I have been thinking about putting together some sort of fantasy event, though, so I'll definitely have to give this a read before I do anything!

My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman - I actually forgot I had this until I was reading this post. Oops?

What about you guys? What are some of your oldest unread books? And if there are any on my list that you think I need to pick up ASAP, comment and let me know!


  1. I really want to read The Host. It sounds so good, and I believe the movie is being made now (so I definitely need to get to this book before the movie comes out).

  2. Ahh..The Host the SAME thing happened to me. I got very bored with it. Now they are making it a movie. Oh boy.
    You have a good list here I have a few of the same on mine too.
    Check mine out when u get a chance :)

  3. I've not read any of those!
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post. :)

  4. I haven't read one of these except The Host. As much as I trash Twilight, I will admit I liked it before it turned all pop culture. And I liked The Host not as much as Twilight. Still good.

  5. I have seen The Host on quite a few lists. It's definitely a slow starter, so I can see how you got bored. Before I Fall is so fabulous, you really should read that one :0)

    My Top Ten

  6. The Host was a disappointment for most readers.
    I was very excited when I saw it on all you can books, and off course that I've downloaded immediately on my iPhone.
    But after reading 15% I got bored and even if I don;t like to say this, it was the first book I ever abandoned.
    Usually I choose books very carefully but like you said, when I saw Stephenie Meyer's book I wanted to have it immediately......

  7. Before I Fall is amazing. I don't like sad books either and even though Before I Fall has it's moments, I found it more entertaining than anything. Read it! Soon! You will be happy you did.

  8. I have a lot of these books on my tbr pile too altough I have read The Host and while it's a looong book it does pick up.
    Can't wait for the movie.