Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Today I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Books That Have Been On My Shelf For The Longest But I've Never Read
Prom1. Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson.  I have loved Laurie's other books so I don't know why I keep putting off reading this one.
2. Little Women by Lousia May Alcott.  I was always really excited to read this novel.  I enjoyed the movie and as we all know the book is usually better.  For some reason this book just sits, unread on my shelf year after year. 
3. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.  This was the first play I saw on Broadway and I fell in love with it.  Soon after I saw the play I went out and bought the book.  It is a tome and quite intimidating which is the reason this book as has sat on my shelf for over 10 years.
Peaches (Peaches, #1)4. Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson.  This novel looked really cute and I kept glancing at it every time I went to the bookstore.  I finally bought it one day with every intention of reading it and it still remains on my shelf.
5. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells.  My friend gave me an ARC of this novel a couple of years ago because she knew how much I liked Rebecca Wells' other novels.  I couldn't wait to read this one and the reason I didn't start it that night is because I was going through some crazy hard exams for grad school and I just pushed it off until I had a break...and I never picked it up.    
6. The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman.  I love Alice Hoffman.  The way she subtly intertwines magic in her novels is breathtaking and mesmerizing.  The above mentioned friend also gave me an ARC of this novel before it was released.  She loved it and knew I would love it too.  I really do think I'll love it as soon as I get to reading it. 
7. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss.  I've had this book forever, but before about a year ago I never really wanted to read it, because I was in love with the movie and I didn't want to ruin the nostalgia.  Now for some reason I can't wait to read it, not only to compare it to the movie but to see if I still love the story just as much.
Frankenstein8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.  I picked this up a while ago when I thought I should be reading all the classics.  I could never quite force myself to read this novel.  It just doesn't seem like I would enjoy it very much.  Yet, I feel incredibly guilty donating this book so it sits on my shelf eating up space and collecting dust.
That's all I can think of for today...what about you?


  1. hehe!

    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who loved Little Women the movie, and thought, hey, I should read the book, but then never did! Must be because old words hurt my brain. ;)

  2. Great list! I haven't read any of these either. Books that I need to read on my shelves...Meg Cabot. Which isn't a book but I have so many of her books that I haven't read.

  3. HI, Lisa~ Just writing to let you know that Amy at The Rumblings of Amy is a cheat and scam artist. She word for word rips off reviews from Amazon. Check out reviews for Jon Skovron's Misfit (same as Amazon's "Reading Corner/Missouri's on pg 3 of reviews and Melissa Darnell's Crave (no need to go past first Amazon review) and others.... I busted her for a review my friend's novel (she had the audacity to steal my Amazon review) and she subsequently pulled it. Please spread the word.m She gives noble book blogger a bad name.

  4. A few classics listed. I would love to read more of the classics.


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