I am excited to participate in Top Ten Tuesday for the very first time. I always love reading these posts and this week’s topic – Top Ten Books I Just HAD to Buy…But Are Still Sitting on My Bookshelf – is too good to pass up.
1. The Passage
The excitement I felt at coming across Justin Cronin and The Passage at BEA when it was NOT on the schedule was overpowered by my summer reading slump and temporary fear of chunksters.
When the paperback came out a year ago, I think I specifically went to the bookstore to buy it. Because I love Lisa See. But I never seem to get to her books in a timely manner.
Sigh. I have had this book for at least 4 years. And I’ve wanted to read it longer. Someone make me. Soon.
I’ve owned this since I finished Everything is Illuminated. Recently, a few bloggers have finally read it and enjoyed it. I must join them.
I cannot express my love enough for The Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake. Why haven’t I picked this up yet?
I was SO EXCITED for this book for about a month. Then I kind of forgot about it. Funny how that happens.
I think the mixed reviews made me hesitate. But I still very much want to read it.
This was one of the many things I picked up during the Jane Austen obsession of 2007. And also one of the many things I never read.
So many YA series. So few hours in the day.
10. All of the nonfiction books sitting unread on my shelf that look really interesting but I never feel like reading (The Audacity to Win, Jane Austen: A Life, The Code Book, Flow, and Supreme Conflict to name a few)
I want to learn. But I also prefer fiction. Herein lies the problem.
This post is just the tip of the iceberg. I have SO MANY books I need to read. What are some of your top I-needed-it-but-never-read-it books?