Books I've Taken Home But Have Yet To Read

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. This weekend I realized I am notorious for going into a bookstore and coming out with a book I won't read for weeks. While I personally don't think this is a bad thing, I am getting frowns from my sagging bookshelves and my bank account. So today I thought I would do a top ten five* list of books I've taken home, but have yet to read.

1. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier 
I have been wanting to read this for a while because I have heard fantastic things about it. On the other hand, I have heard that this is a super slow read, so I have been putting it off. 

2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Why am I putting of this book? I have no idea. Every one is raving about it, and I love fairytale retellings. I think it is the android aspect of it that is throwing me off. 

3. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson 
This is actually a book I just picked up a few weeks ago. I suppose I am hesitant to pick it up because the cover is just so bleak. My heart is aching for springtime weather, so I have naturally been avoiding cold books. 

4. Unnatural Creatures by Neil Gaiman 
I love Neil Gaiman. I think he is a great creator, writer, person, etc. I love the talks he gives to aspiring creators. I look to him when I am feeling hopeless in my work. My problem? I struggle with reading his novels. While I recognize that they are fantastic writing, the only book I truly enjoyed was The Graveyard Book. 

5. Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
I read the first novel Incarceron last year and really enjoyed it. But because of this book's length, I've been putting it off. Now, it has been months and I've forgotten key details of the first book, so I'm unwilling to start the second. This is the messy life I lead. 

*In the midst of writing this I caught the cold that my family has been passing around, so I shortened the post because my bed and a dose of Nyquil** is calling me. 

**This post was not paid for by the makers of Nyquil. But if they are interested, I am a sick girl in need of a hook up. 

1 comment:

  1. I've got way more than 10 books that I could put on a list like this! It's a terrible-yet-nice problem to have: too many books to get lost in!

    Cinder was my most recent read. I wasn't impressed, unfortunately. And I'd heard it was so good! (The second book in the series is supposed to be better, but I don't know if I'll bother. I have so many other books in my TBR pile!)


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