Top Ten Books That Have Been On My Shelf For The Longest But I’ve Never Read
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, another book review site that I follow. Every Tuesday they post a new topic/theme for the bloggers to answer. Lots of other blogs participate and if you know anything about me, you know that I love lists. So this is quite perfect.
This week’s Top Ten refers to books I’ve let collect dust on my shelves and never picked up. Oi, narrowing it to ten should be tricky!
1. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing. I do believe this one has been on my shelf/in a box for at least six or seven years. I bought this when I was under the impression that the only good books were those that were huge and long and heavy to carry around. Obviously, I haven’t read this one so I can’t say whether that holds true or not. ; )
2. Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr.. My brother gave me this book years and years ago while we were on a bus home from college for the weekend. I know I’ll love it, I just fell asleep on the bus that night and didn’t open it.
3. John Adams by David McCullough. I remember watching a tiny bit of the HBO miniseries that aired a few years ago. My mom was glued to the TV for hours and hours on end watching. Since then, I’ve wanted to read the book first (as soon as I discovered it was based on a book). It’s sat on my figurative to-read shelf for years, but I impulse bought it yesterday when I started thinking about this list.
4. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert. So the movie came out last year. And it seems pretty great. I love inspirational stories. But I was in the midst of a big re-read of the Harry Potter series so when I bought this book, immediately onto the shelf/stack it went. And as time progressed, more things piled on top. So finally, when I felt I had nothing else to read and I searched through my stacks, I