Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I HAD To Buy But Are Still Unread

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly meme created by the lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish. They created it because they're "particularly fond of lists" and since I also enjoy lists, I've decided to participate in this fun feature.

Confession: I'm a bit of a book hoarder. I think this started when I was working at a bookstore throughout university. I had a sweet discount but no time to read (damn textbooks) so I kept buying books that I was interested in and just waited for the time to read them. For some of these poor books, the time has not yet come - and I haven't worked at the store in over two years! This week's list, Books I HAD to Buy But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread, was created in one shot and without looking at my bookshelf. Clearly, I have a problem. :)

Don't forget to check out their blog for a full list of everyone participating this week!

Beginner's Greek - James Collins
I actually know how long I've had this one. I saw it when we were moving stores and thought it looked interesting. That was in October 2009. Yikes.

Beth Kendrick x2
I have her two latest (The Bake-Offand The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service) on my shelf because I just needed to have them when they were released. 

I was really excited when I learned this was being released and bought it with some giftcards I had at the time. It's supposed to be lovely, I just wouldn't know it since I haven't cracked it open yet. 

I bought this one because the movie made me want to learn even more about Jane Austen. I'm still waiting to learn.

Life After Yes - Aidan Donnelley Rowley
This was a book I found out about shortly after getting into book blogging. I ordered it, it arrived, and it has sat on my shelf since then.

Girls in White Dresses - Jennifer Close
This wasn't actually a purchase, it was a gift request for my birthday last year. I'm so behind that Close has another book being released soon and I still haven't read this one!

The Distant Hours - Kate Morton
I was in love with Morton's The Forgotten Garden (read it if you haven't...it's freaking fabulous) and this was the book she released next. I was able to score the hardcover at 60% off but still haven't read it. She's another author who has since released another book.

Carole Matthews x2
I adored her earlier novels and picked up a few books while working at the store. After a few slight disappointments, I got away from reading her novels. I'll have to get back to her!

Juliet - Anne Fortier
This novel got huge buzz when it was released in 2010. I happened upon the hardcover in a used bookstore over a year ago and paid a whole $2 for it. Yet I still haven't read it.

If You Could See Me Now - Cecelia Ahern
There aren't many people who haven't at least heard of P.S. I Love You and I've read a few of Ahern's other novels since enjoying that one (so different than the movie!). I've had this one for ages and I just picked up another of hers a couple of weeks ago. 


  1. There are so many books on that list that I want to read! Thanks for sharing that, Kaley!

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one who hoards books and forgets to read them :P I need to read Kate Morton's The Distant Hours too after having loved The Secret Garden

  3. I know exactly what you mean! A friend of mine told me I was like a crazy cat lady, except with books. In my defense, they're mostly review books, but still, I'm definitely guilty of buying books and letting them sit. Glad I'm not the only one :)

  4. I have added some books to my TBR pile. Power to the book hoarders. I also worked at a book store during college, and that discount was my undoing. I have so many books everywhere. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Deidra @ Simply Books.

  5. I am also a book hoarder! I have so many books unread that it's not even funny.

  6. I'm a total book hoarder as well. I have no idea what happened to me that caused this, but I like to think it's a good thing? Haha. I'd LOVE to get a discount at a bookstore! Talk about feeding the book hoarder in me!

    I have Beginner's Greek too! I think you're the only person I know who has it. We should read it together someday! And I now want the Meryl Streep Movie Club. I love her! AND I have Juliet too! A friend on Goodreads sent it to me, and I feel so bad that I have not read it yet.

    Hope you enjoy reading, and thanks for stopping by my blog today!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

  7. I used to be all about the "chick lit" as I call it. There were these outlet book stores that would have deals for the trade paper books like you've listed above that you could get 5 for the price of 4 or some other such good deal. And they were on sale for like $4 or $5. Carole Matthews was one of my favorites as well. I'm a new GFC follower!
    My Top 10


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