Today’s topic is: Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read
Okay, I’m doing this one from memory. Nearly all of my books are still in storage from my move earlier this summer. We’re scheduled to pick them up this Thursday, so I’ll be spending next weekend unpacking and organizing my shelves (woot!). I have a lot of books that I haven’t yet read… Some of them have been there for a loooong time. Some of them are still fairly new.
In no particular order, here are ten books I’ve been meaning to read and actually have (either in print format or on my ereader) but just haven’t quite gotten to:
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
I saw this book in a bookstore and thought it looked incredibly neat. I own it in paperback and on my Kobo and have had it for at least four years. I still haven’t read it.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
A classic! The classic of classics! I bought a used copy of this when I was in university and meant to read it…
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
The Goodreads description sounds hilarious. I don’t remember buying this one…it’s on my Kobo and has been staring at me for who knows how long.
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
I’ve heard many people say they love Jodi Picoult books. So I picked one up on a sale. It looks like a pretty serious read. It’s definitely one that I have to be in the right mood for.
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Another classic I picked up for free on my Kobo. If you can’t tell, I went through a it of a classics phase shortly after I graduated college. I have a lot of classics on my shelf and I became very weary of them. Hopefully, one day, I’ll go back and read them.
A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick
I don’t remember buying this book. I don’t. But I have it. And now that I’ve read the description again, I really want to read it. It looks like a fun read with a cast of pretty different women. It reminds me of The Jane Austen Book Club.
A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison
Another book I do not remember buying. Do you have this problem too? I think I picked this one up when I was researching human trafficking. It looks like an intense and important story. It’s moving up the TBR.
1984 by George Orwell
I did start this one. A few years ago. It’s classic sci-fi. It’s referenced all the time. It has an amazing first line. I got bored and moved on. But I do plan on going back to it. I do!
A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
I bought this one for a dollar at a charity book sale years ago. I had no desire to see the movie but I’ve heard it’s an incredible story. But, again, it’s fairly serious and I tend to read to escape (and for the feel-good happy ending).
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
This was the first book my husband bought me after we started dating. It was a Valentine’s Day present. And I started it…and hated it. I was in the middle of reading Harry Potter for the first time and the completely different direction and style of this book from the HP books hit me the wrong way. I hope to go back to it and try again now that I’m older and less entrenched in HP. But, we’ll see.
Have you read any of these books? Should I move them up on my TBR?
What books have been on your shelf for a long time?