Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Just HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and it is my first time taking part. Yay! It's very fitting for me to start this week because the topic this week is....

Books I Just HAD to Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf

I buy books I must have like crazy and then they end up gathering dust on my shelf. Oops! I'm sure I would love them but there's just not enough hours in the day! So here is the shortlist...

1. Noughts and Crosses Series by Malorie Blackman: It is stupid how long I have had these books!I think I bought the first one in about 2005 when I was 12!The premise sounds so good so I don't know why I haven't read them yet.
Hopefully I'll get round to them this year?!

2.A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray: Saw the cover,
read the blurb- had to have it! I still really want to read this one so will
deffo make time for it soon (and the sequels!)

3.Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through  The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll: How did I go through childhood without reading this? I finally bought it last year because it was the gorgeous Vintage Classics cover with the original illustrations but I haven't had a chance to pick it up.

4.Wuthering Heights/Pride & Prejudice/Anything by a Bronte sister or Jane Austen: Shameful, I know! I pretty much know what happens in most of them from my love of period dramas but haven't had time to actually read them yet :(

5.Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz: I love the cover and have heard great things but I've just never got
round to it. It seems I have a lot of firsts of series on this list but at least this way I don't have
to wait for the sequels!

6.Torment by Lauren Kate: I think I need to read Fallen again before reading this as I've kind of
forgotten exactly what happened!

7.Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink: I wanted this one for aaages but it was only available in
hardback and then when I finally got it, it kept getting pushed down my tbr list. I'm gonna try and
read it soon!

8.Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld: Got this to read on the Eurostar but bought another one at the station and
forgot all about it!

9.One Day by David Nicholls: Technically, this doesn't count because I've read half. I think I started a new book and just forgot about it. Oops. I was enjoying it though so I'll have to get cracking to read it before the film comes out!

10.The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger: Got the book, decided to wait for the film to come out. Loved the film but haven't got round to the book yet! :(

Sadly, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Yes, I have a problem. My name is Natalie and I am a book-a-holic. I'm just gonna have to step up my game and read like crazy!! Then I can add more books to my shelves haha!


  1. Your list contains some awesome reads. I personally love Alice's Adventures and The Time Traveler's Wife. And with the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen ... there is never enough time to read them all, right?
    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday!

  2. @Sabrina I know, why can't the classics be short?! I think I'm gonna bump up The Time Traveler's Wife and read it next!

  3. I liked One Day a lot.

    Check out my list here: http://hawthornescarlet.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday-tbr.html

  4. Alice in Wonderland is one of my all time favourite reads. I have A Great and Terrible Beauty, a recent acquirement. I also have Prophecy of the Sisters on my list! And I have One Day wandering around somewhere but it didn't make the list.

    Now following!

  5. Found you on Top 10 Tuesday! I just started my blog this week and look forward to following your.

    Books Are Life,


  6. ComaCalm- I can't believe I haven't read it yet. I'm kinda worried that I won't like it so much now I'm not a child :(

  7. Heather- Cool me too! (Well last week) I'll check out your blog!

  8. We both have Prophecy of the Sister on our list! I've been meaning to read that one for ages. You must find time to read Great and Terrible Beauty....Bray is the best!

  9. Christina/Book Addict- Same! I know, I've been looking forward to reading it for ages and I have the other two knocking about. I hope it's as good as I've built it up to be!


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