Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread
I could seriously do a Top 100 for this week’s topic. I am in the process of formulating a plan for tackling my pre-blogging TBR which I will update you all on at a later date, however I don’t think I’d ever be content with not having a vast personal library of books to choose from!
#10 – The Passage
It’s the size of it, I know. I tend to avoid buying giant tomes if I can but I think I must have ordered it before seeing how many pages it had. Rookie error. I know lots of people love it, and it nearly came off the shelves when the sequel came out, but then people didn’t love the sequel so much…and the moment passed.
#9 – Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero
I whizzed through the Percy Jackson books so was really excited to hear there was another series set in the same world. I also have the second book sat on my TBR too.
#8 – Azazeel
Is it bad that I have a review book on my list? I discovered it recently at the bottom of a pile, it was such a pretty looking book I jumped at a review copy. I should dust it off for the translation challenge this year.
#7 – Rivers of London
I bought myself a copy of this when I got my 2011 Secret Santa copy too. Now I have two more books in the series. I want to read it, I really do!
#6 – The Devil’s Star
Another series that I have a pile of. I found Nesbo just before I started blogging though and I got a bit sidetracked. Then I found out book one was being translated so put them off. Now I have book one, I should get back onto that, right?
#5 – A Blink of the Screen
There was a time when I would read a new Terry Pratchett immediately. I don’t know what’s going on… Gah, I also have Dodger still to read so this is a double-whammy entry. I had to wait for Dodger because I knew a friend was getting me a signed copy and I guess the momentum died out.
#4 – The Raven Boys
You know how it is, there’s sometimes books that are everywhere and I have one of Maggie’s books on my all time faves, so it was inevitable I would buy this. I got really annoyed about the creased up cover on my copy, returned it and hunted down a replacement. There was a lot of effort into getting this book… So why is it still unread?!
#3 – Kraken
I want to read more China Miéville and I even bought this from WH Smith, in person. It must be at least two years’ old now. Shame on me.
#2 – Jack Glass
I bought this for the cover mostly (not to knock the actual words, I’m pretty sure they’re top notch). You know how it is when publishers change covers when you’re not looking? I would have been distraught if I had missed out. So sometimes it’s OK to buy a book as a pretty object, OK?
#1 – Care of Wooden Floors
A hardback bought in an actual Waterstones store. You think I would have been desperate to read this, right? I hear nothing but wonderful things about it. Every time I do, I think “must grab that off the shelves”. Do I? It appears to have been a casualty of my inability to read entire lists of things (in this case, last year’s Waterstones 11).
So I should read these, right? If you spy them on my blog, please come and shower me with praise so I remember to read the rest!