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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top Ten Books Collecting Dust on My Shelves...


I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they post their top ten lists on different bookish topics.
This week is all about the books on our shelves we've been meaning to read, but just haven't gotten to it yet.

"The Maze Runner" by James Dashner: After reading The Hunger Games all I wanted was more dystopian and this was one of the books recommended to me. I had every intention of reading it pretty soon after I got it, but then I had some bad experiences with other dystopians I had gotten also and this one is still sitting on the shelf.

"The Demon Trapper's Daughter" by Jana Oliver: I really want to read this one and everyone says great things about it, but there are just so many books to read and this one keeps getting lower in the pile. Shame on me, I know.

"Vesper" by Jeff Sampson: When I first got my e-reader, I bought a crazy amount of books for it. It's not that I don't think this one looks good, it's just one of so many on my TBR that I haven't gotten around to it just yet.

"Glimmerglass" by Jenna Black: There is no logical explanation for me buying this one, since I don't read faery books. I dont know why, I just can't get myself to want to read them. However, this one was a super deal for my Nook and it had some really good reviews, so I figured why not? Of course, I still haven't read it yet, so... I was convinced to read The Iron Fey series, though, and I actually liked them. So who knows, maybe I'll get around to other faery books some day.

"Wings" by Aprilynne Pike: See "Glimmerglass".

"Wicked Lovely" by Melissa Marr: See "Glimmerglass".

"Cryer's Cross" by Lisa McMann: I picked this one up on sale at the bookstore and I'm really looking forward to read it, but like so many others, this one has got a bunch that have weaseled their way in ahead of it.

"Minder" by Kate Kaynak: I am always forgetting I have this one. I think it sounds really cool and I am definitely planning on getting to it soon.

"Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand: I've had this book on my shelf since I was in high school. I keep meaning to read it, but GUYS! It's so big! And the writing is so small, it gives me a headache thinking about it. Does that make me a lazy reader?

"Frozen (Skinned)" by Robin Wasserman: This was another one I bought when I first got my e-reader. I will read it eventually, I just don't know when eventually is right now.

What books are on your lists this week?

16 comments:

  1. I'm with you on Atlas Shrugged. I get about 30 or so pages in every single time I pick it up, then put it right back down.

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  2. Personally I wouldn't waste my time on Atlas Shrugged if I were you. I never finished it, but bleughh, horrible book!

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  3. The same thing happened to me with the Maze Runner! Glimmerglass was just ok for me. I haven't even been interested in continuing on with the series. I loved Wings, though! You should definitely give that one a shot.

    - Jana @ http://thatartsyreadergirl.blogspot.com/

    (Although today was my day to post the TTT at The Broke and the Bookish as well, so you may have already read my list!)

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  4. I totally know how you feel about Faery books. I didn't care for Wicked Lovely (or Tithe, either) and skipped the Iron Fey series up until last month when I bought The Iron King. Now I'm actually curious about it.

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  5. I can't bring myself to read Atlas either, for the very same reasons! lol

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  6. oh my gosh, i absolutely adored atlas shrugged! it is dense, but once i got into it, i couldn't stop! love it!

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  7. I just got Wicked Lovely from the library this week...

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post. :)

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  8. Too funny about Fairy books! I was chuckling at the third "see Glimmerglass". I did the same thing with Maze Runner and then ran out of money for a couple months and ended up reading it working my way down the TBR pile. :-) I'm not a fan of kids killing each other... it's exciting, but my kids are getting old enough to picture in there, which, well... talk about conflicting reactions!!

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  9. I hate books that have the tiniest print ... I feel like I'm going to go bug-eyed reading them! That's the reason why I haven't read a lot of the books on my TBR shelf. I think I buy too many of them from Amazon, when I should buy them from a bookstore where I can actually open them up and see if they're readable or not!

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  10. I have done the same thing as you did with faery titles, and some paranormal titles! Must. stop. !!

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  11. Ooh, a lot of the books on your list this Tuesday are on my TBR pile too :)

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  12. Wings and The Maze Runner are so good!! I'd never read any faery books before Wings and I loved it! (:

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  13. I'm right there with you when it comes to faery books. I have Wicked Lovely (which I borrowed from my mom) and every month I plan on finally reading it, but I, of course, don't. I've heard really good things about the Iron Fey series, though, so The Iron King may actually end up being my first faery book.

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  14. Maze Runner! That's another one I want to read! That and Atlas Shrugged. I chose mine this week but next time they will be different (not that I will have read all of my TBR pile, of course).

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  15. The Maze Runner is awesome and I adored the Wicked Lovely series - both some of my favorites :)

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