Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I HAD to buy that are still on my shelf

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists. 

Top Ten books I HAD to buy that are still on my shelf...
This is the perfect Top Ten topic for me as I read about a book on a blog, want it so badly, go out and buy it, then it sits because I have so many other books I want to read!
  1. Run by Ann Patchett--I love her books so just couldn't resist
  2. City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris--I was in Londond, needed a book, and bought this along with one other. I read the other one
  3. Queen of the Underground by Gail Godwin--It's based on Cuba which I haven't read much about
  4. The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra--I bought the trilogy and they stare at me every day
  5. Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear--I really enjoyed the first book in the series, which I read years ago so promptly went out and bought 2 more of hers that I have yet to read
  6. The Friday Nigh Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs--I have a few "knitting" books and haven't read a single one
  7. Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell--This is the only Cornwell that I haven't read.  I think I just needed a break from the series
  8. Columbine by Dave Cullen--I've heard such good things about this, but I think I need vacation time when I can dedicate a real chunk of uninterrupted time to this one
  9. When Everything Changed by Gail Collins--Non-fiction. Somehow I just haven't gotten around to this one yet
  10. IQ: How Psychology Hijacked Intelligence by Stephen Murdoch--Ok, I didn't buy this one, it's by my brother. I am SO embarrassed that I haven't read it yet! I am not going to put this back on the shelf. I am going to keep it on my desk so that I read it in the near future!


10 comments:

Michelle (my books. my life.) said...

I haven't read any of these. Does that make you feel better? ;)

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I put a hold on Queen of the Underground by Gail Godwin because her novel Evensong is one of my favorites, ever. I hadn't heard of this one, and I see also that Godwin has an even newer one out now. Good luck in getting all these read soon!

Short Story Slore said...

I haven't read any of those either! But that's exciting about your brother publishing a book. You have to read it!

LBC said...

I would like to read Columbine as well. At least I haven't bought it yet and I waited for the paperback.

Check out my list here: http://hawthornescarlet.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday-tbr.html

Aths said...

I have this problem too! I do better with library books that books at home. (To be honest, I don't think I'll like it if I've read even 40% of books on my shelves.) It feels nice to see more books I haven't read than the other way around. :)

Helen's Book Blog said...

Michelle--I do feel better knowing I am not alone in my missing out on these books, thanks!

Bonnie--I am so glad to hear that you've enjoyed Gail Godwin's book, it gives me more incentive

Short Story--The guilt I've got about not reading my brother's book yet is huge!

LBC--Columbine is supposed to be so well researched and very interesting. I think it'll be a summer read for me when I am away from school

Aths--I never get public library books because i am afraid I'd check them out then never read them!

Dave Cullen said...

I haven't read any of those either--except the one I wrote. Haha.

I hope you find time to read Columbine when you have space in your life. I'll be curious to hear what you think. And same for you, LBC.

Thanks.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Dave--I really have heard good things about your book and have it on my list for the beginning of summer. Working as a high school teacher librarian makes it all the more interesting, especially since we had a 6-hour lock down last year (threat of a student with a gun). It all turned out (mostly) okay so we were lucky.

Alyce said...

I think it's hilarious that you haven't read your brother's book yet! My husband (and one of his friends) wrote a book about building digital libraries and when I was proofing his chapters I kept falling asleep. I told him I was sure it was riveting stuff in his field....

Helen's Book Blog said...

Alyce--That's really funny! I have such guilt about my brother's book. I have now moved it off the TBR shelf to my "read them soon" shelf :-)