Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Neglected Books

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly meme created by the lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish. They created this feature because they're "particularly fond of lists" and since I also enjoy lists, I've decided to participate in this fun feature. This week's list is a freebie and we get to make a list of whatever we want! Don't forget to check out their blog for a full list of everyone participating.

I had been pondering what to do for this week's Top Ten Tuesday. I just wasn't sure what I wanted to do. On Friday night I was admiring all the birthday cards I got this year and since I have them arranged on my bookshelf I got to looking at the titles on the shelf. This then got me thinking about the fact that I haven't read any of the books on this shelf (excluding Harry Potter) and how that was just plain sad. So, I decided to list the ten that I'm most looking forward to from these shelves.

Pic was taken prior to the birthday cards.
The cards on the shelf are house warming cards!

1. The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
I won a signed copy of this one on Twitter awhile back, during the heyday of this book. I'm still looking forward to reading it but since buzz has died down I keep putting it off.

2. These Girls - Sarah Pekkanen
I only just got this one for my birthday but I'm really anxious to read it because I've heard so many great things about it! (and if you look realllllly closely at the photo you'll realize that this book isn't in the picture. That's because I took the pic the day before I got the book!)

3. The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger
If you can believe it, I've never actually read this one! Love the movie but just haven't gotten around to reading the book. This is another recent addition to my library, thanks to my mom snagging it at a book swap at work.

4. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
One of the two Austen novels that I haven't yet read. No surprise that Northanger Abbey is the other. I consider myself an Austen fan so it is inexcusable that I have not read all of her books yet.

5. The Bake-Off - Beth Kendrick
I love love love Kendrick's books. However...I've had this one since it was released last May. Shame on me.

6. Life After Yes - Aidan Donnelley Rowley
Heard a lot about this one when I was first getting into the blogosphere and just haven't had the time to get to it.

7. Becoming Jane Austen - Jon Spence
See number 4 when I say I'm an Austen fan. :) I watched the film adaptation and would love to dive into it more!

8. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference - Malcolm Gladwell
I tend to put off reading these kinds of books since I'm a slow non-fiction reader. I'm still very interested in what Gladwell has to say though!

9. Hollywood Ending - Lucie Simone
Another book I won and have yet to get around to reading, even though I've heard many good things!

10. The Distant Hours - Kate Morton
I LOVED The Forgotten Garden (Morton's second and most popular novel) so when I was able to get the hardcover edition of The Distant Hours at 60% off in December 2010 I jumped at the chance. Obviously I was crazy anxious to read it... But! I will get to it soon and see if it is as good as The Forgotten Garden.

Time to get reading!


  1. Do not delay on The Distant Hours. Morton is an excellent author. Good reflective list though! Belle

  2. Haven't read The Night Circus either, I will though. ^.^
    my ttt; http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/06/top-ten-tuesday-any-topic.html

  3. I haven't read The Tipping Point, but his book Outliers actually got me through a really rough patch.

    And Happy Belated Birthday! :-)


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