This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is
Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread
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So I have a confession to make! I have never purchased a new book that wasn’t for school I know, that’s crazy because book bloggers and lovers buy new books all the time right? Well the thing is I am incredibly cheap like Warren Buffet cheap except that I’m poor. The problem with a new book is I have no idea if I will like it, and to spend upwards of $20 bucks on book I might hate makes me break out into a cold sweat. Now I do own a few, maybe 6 new books but they were all bought for me by my mom. So this list will all be books I have purchased at used book and thrift stores but they are all books I searched for and wanted.
10. Dear John By Nicholas Sparks
I’ve watched the movie I know the score.In fact I am well versed in Sparks and he has a clearly defined formula. IRL I am not a romantic but when it comes to my entertainment the cheesier and more obnoxiously romantic the better! I searched for this book for months before finally finding it at a goodwill about 6 months ago. I have no idea when I will read it but I am shooting for this year! My aspirations are super lofty I know!
9. Possession By A.S Byatt
I saw this movie ages ago and ever since then I have really wanted to read it. I set out on an intensive search of every used book store and thrift shop in a 20 mile radius. I eagerly anticipated this book and fully intended to read it the second I found it. Then finally there it was, I was SO EXCITED (you can tell I was really excited because I wrote it in capitals!!) I got it home added it to my shelf and haven’t touched it since.
8. Moloka’i By Alan Brennert
The first time I saw this book I knew I wanted it simply based on the title and the cover. When I read what it was about I actually considered buying it new. Luckily I happened upon it at a goodwill and I snapped it up fully intending to read it right away and that was a year ago.
7. The entire Anne of Green Gables series by L.M Montgomery
I made a special trip to the used books store specifically for these books. That was years ago and I have managed to read books 1 and 2 thus far.
6. Atonement By Ian McEwan
This has been a book I have wanted to read for years, and now it sits on my shelf staring at me. So that’s half the battle right?
5. Uncle Tom’s Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
This is a classic right and you are supposed to read the classics. This is sitting on my virtual shelf at the moment. I have started this book maybe 3 times, but I keep putting it down in favor of something else. I honestly don’t know if I will ever really read it.
4. Everything by Jane Austen
So I have read Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility and, I love both of them. My mom bought me a set of all the books except Northanger Abbey which I bought later, and I was so thrilled. I started Emma soon after I received them but then lost the book in a move. That was maybe 2 years ago and while I have managed to re-read P&P I haven’t picked up another Austen. Not only do I have the physical books but I have all of them on my kindle so yeah I don’t know why either!
3. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
I feel like I must have a copy of this on my book shelf. I am however somewhat reluctant to read it because, what if it isn’t like the movie and then I feel let down, or what if it’s better than the movie and I am let down?! So there it sits mocking me everyday all day!
2. Brideshead Revisited By Evelyn Waugh
Part, OK most of me thought it would sound super sophisticated if I told people I had read this book so I bought it. Sadly no one has been able to witness all my sophistication as I have yet to read it.
1. The Time Travelers Wife By Audrey Niffenegger
This is another book I considered buying new but I found a like new copy so I snapped it up. I have even put off watching the movie because I wanted to read this first.
So that’s my top ten this week. Hope you enjoyed
Until Next Time