This week's topic is:
"TopYeahhh....about that. Can I make this list my top 60? Cause... thats how many books I have sitting on my shelf to read. And I generally throw a mental, sometimes real-life, hissy fit to justify buying book after book. I NEED EVERY BOOK! Ever. All books ever made. That is how I feel at times, and how I've ended up with such a ridiculous TBR shelf.
TenFive Books I HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread"
But with that being said, I'll go with the ones I threw the biggest hissy fits for or was super excited about, and that have been sitting on my shelf way too long:
1. Son by Lois Lowry - I cannot explain to you the intense excitement that I expressed when I found out this book existed. I told everyone. People who didnt care. I bought the entire quartet in hardcover (and they all look so beautiful). But... about 4 months later, all 4 books are still sitting on my shelf, and for some reason I cant get myself to pick it up because there's always something else I want to read more.
2. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling - I, like many other die-hards, picked up this book almost as soon as it came out, even though the reviews were not so great. I vowed to read it, even if I hated it, just to show my support for my favorite author on earth. And here I am. Terrified to read it in case I really do hate it....
3. Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein - When The Hobbit came out in theatres, I was so gung-ho about reading the whole series. I started with The Hobbit and quickly lost steam because I didnt love it. I still want to read them all but what if I dislike them as much as I disliked The Hobbit? Ugh.
4. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood - My good friend is obsessed with this book, got me all hyped up to read it, went out and bought it, and now I, as with all the other 60 books I own, cant bring myself to skip over all the new things I have and read it.
5. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott - I am obsessed with all things Percy Jackson and anything reminiscnent of the same. So I love middle grade books like this and when I heard about it, I HAD to have it. Again - hasnt made it off my TBR shelf since purchase. :(
Actually, looking through my TBR pile, I notice how little excitement I have for many of the books I own. Is that sad? I suppose I should stop buying books until I get my number to at least half of what it is. I am pathetic. Anyhow, in looking at my pile, I remember excitement and a need to have at the moment I bought it, but the five listed above are the only ones I remember acting ridiculous for, and not having picked them up since buying them.
So whats your top ten this week?