Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Top Ten Books I Just HAD To Buy.. But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the other blog I participate in: The Broke and the Bookish. We are particularly fond of lists, so hop on over and show us yours!

This week's Top Ten:
Books I just HAD to buy... but are still sitting on my shelf aka: the books that stare at me accusingly.

Oh my gosh, I don't even want to make this list. Ok, let's start the meeting:
Hi, I'm Daisy and I am a book-buying-aholic.

1. Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel: or rather the whole series up to book 5.. I went to the store specifically to buy it and it's still sitting on my shelf. Which is pretty embarassing.

2. Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger: I really enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada and Everyone Worth Knowing, so when I spotted this one, I immediately bought it. Only to stop about 15 pages in and I haven't picked it up ever since.

3. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay: seriously, one of my friends got this for her birthday and I thought I wouldn't be able to wait for her to finish it and got a copy myself. It's been 2,5 years and I STILL haven't read it. I don't know if my friend has actually, so I may beat her yet!

4. My Sister's Keeper by Jody Picoult: my boyfriend stared at me funny while I loaded up on books on our trip to London. Yes, I said, I NEED to buy all these books now.

5. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier: I heard it was out and stopped at the bookstore at the train station to get it. Of course I planned to read it first thing.

6. The Fool's Girl by Celia Rees: the cover looked so pretty and I couldn't resist.

7. All the classics I own: I want to get to them, they're just a bit intimidating is all.

8. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden: I watched the movie, I HAD to read this. I think I've owned it for over 3 years.

9. The Alchemist's Daughter by Katharine McMahon: I'd been looking everywhere for this one and The Rose of Sebastopol and when I found both at a book sale, I just put them on my shelves and haven't really put an effort into reading them yet.

10. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: yes, I've read it, but that one I borrowed, after that I HAD to own it myself. Haven't reread it since. Oh, and I'm just excited that the second book in the series The Wise Man's Fear is out today and it's on its way here as we speak!! :) I'm seriously promising that one won't make this list in the future.

You know what I feel even more guilty about? Those books I got as presents and haven't read yet. I always try and read them within a year. With the galleys I request from publishers, it's sometimes hard to squeeze in books I actually own. Which is totally my fault, I can't help clicking the button REQUEST when something interesting comes along...

So, what would you recommend I'd get to soonest?


  1. Oh my gosh, memoirs of a geisha is so amazing! I recommend it a lot!!

    My list is here :) http://devouringtexts.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday.html

  2. "...my boyfriend stared at me funny while I loaded up on books on our trip to London. Yes, I said, I NEED to buy all these books now."

    LOL! When my husband and I go on vacation, books are always our souvenirs. :D

  3. You have not read Memoirs of a Geisha? But you saw the movie...
    I often feel not too much intrigued to read a book after I already have watched the movie.
    I recommed My Sisters Keeper or Sarah's Key then.
    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday!

  4. Haven't read any of these. But I'd recommend REMARKABLE CREATURES by Chevalier simply because I plan on reading this as well. The story intrigues me. I actually haven't read any Chevalier after THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRINGS which I truly liked. I don't know what'd wrong with me. But her follow up book didn't interest me in the slightest. I have a friend though, who swears by her books.

  5. Ha, similar tastes! I have yet to read Clan of the Cave Bear, My Sister's Keeper, The Fool's Girl and The Name of the Wind but only The Fool's Girl made my list.

    I read Memoirs of a Geisha, it's one of my favourites!

    Now following (if I'm not already)!

  6. You can tackle the classics...just one bite at a time! I try to read 10 pages a day of a classic.

  7. I've read the first 4 Clan of the Cave Bear novels - surprisingly my high school library had them, considering anything with sex in it was a big no no! And they're quite graphic, especially when you're 13.

    I bought one Jodi Picoult book - I wanted My Sisters Keeper but this was just as the movie came out and there were no copies left so I chose another. Couldn't even finish it and I've never gone back. But I've heard that My Sisters Keeper really is excellent

  8. I've also bought several books in a series without reading even one of them. Someday...