Top Ten Books I Just HAD To Buy… But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic was a freebie if we so wanted it to be so, and I had to do that, because I couldn’t come up with much for the other topic!

I am usually a voracious reader, but sometimes … I just can’t do it. Either I don’t have the time, or–EEK–for some reason I don’t have the interest. So here’s a list of books that I have but need to read!

1. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

I know, I know, I’m a HUGE Clare fangirl but I STILL haven’t read this. It’s disturbing. But I haven’t read City of Fallen Angels in such a long time I know I need to read it again but … I don’t want to. Reading past the original trilogy was a choice I made for myself knowing I would probably regret it, but… *sigh*

2. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Actually, I’ll be perfectly honest with you, I already started this one. However, the world is really hard to settle into for me, so it’s just sitting there, 30 pages in, STARING AT ME.

3. Chime by Franny Billingsley

I really am going to get around to this, I swear! I just have no reading oomph right now for some reason. And also I feel I should finish Under the Never Sky first.

4. Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce

It is utterly ridiculous how long I have had this book but left it unread. It is literally, horribly sad. I have THE HARDCOVER. But for some reason, I just can’t read it. I’ve been told it’s good and I believe you guys, but goodness. There’s just something repelling me every time I go near it.

5. Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

Yet another one I’ve had for AGES and have still yet to read. I actually did start it, I think, but then I got sidetracked by Vicky Alvear Shecter’s Cleopatra’s Moon. I need to find some historical fiction that isn’t all about the same people. 😛

6. Crescent Dawn by Clive Cussler

This one isn’t entirely my fault. I bought this book for my dad for Christmas, and he still hasn’t read it yet either. Clearly my only plan of action is that I must wrestle it away from him whenever I have the time to tackle a Cussler book.

7. Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

This is actually something that, like Under The Never Sky, is sitting on my currently reading shelf. Unlike Under the Never Sky, I really do like it. The problem? I have no idea. But NetGalley probably wants my review. 😛

8. The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQueen

Have this from NetGalley. It’ll probably be my next NetGalley read and review after I finish Glitch. But I have to finish Glitch first. 😛

9. Otherkin by Nina Berry

NetGalley read and review after The Peculiars. My NetGalley read and review list is far too long. Watch this:

10. Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear

NetGalley read and review after Otherkin! Maybe I should, you know, get on that. Eventually. WHERE DID MY READING BUZZ GO? I think finals swallowed it. Here, finals buzz, here kitty kitty– Oh that’s not going to work.

So what about you? Have YOU got a book that’s been lying around forever you still haven’t read? Also, don’t forget to check out my Two Year Blogoversary Giveaway!

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9 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Just HAD To Buy… But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf

  1. This is actually a great topic, I should do this one next time there’s a freebie topic, haha! Under The Never Sky seems so amazing. ❤ Haven't read any of the books on your list though, unfortunately, so I can't tell you which ones to read first. 😦

  2. It looks like you’ve got some brilliant books waiting for you to get to them. I haven’t read any of them, so I can’t really give you any ideas about if they’ll pick up or not. Hope you do manage to get them read though and that you get into them and enjoy them.

  3. If you can’t get around to them, I’ll take them! 😉 The only one I’ve actually read on your list is Glitch, but that’s because I don’t have any of the others! Fun list!

    Here’s my TTT!

  4. A couple of your TBR books are in my pile as well. I haven’t even read City of Fallen Angels! I haven’t bought Chime but I’ve heard many good things about it, so I should probably buy it.

  5. I haven’t read either of the newest Cassandra Clare books… City of Fallen Angels was good but didn’t measure up to the original trilogy, and I never really connected with the Infernal Devices 😛 This summer I’d like to catch up, though.

    A Game of Thrones. I’ve had the first book for a full year now and still haven’t read it. Well, I’m getting pressure to read it from a friend, so that’s on the summer reading list as well.

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