Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Combining both a passion for all things bookish with an obsessive love of list-making, this rad meme was born. This week's post is Top Ten Books I Bought But Haven't Read.
Dear Beloved Books: I've done wrong and I owe you an apology. Look, I know there are no excuses for why you've been gathering dust on the bookshelf. You have understand, I purchased you with every intention of cracking your spine and getting immersed in your pages. You crave my touch. You deserve to be read and... OMG! SHINY NEW THINGS!
Wait, what was I talking about again? Oh, right. My precious, special books. I really am sorry I promise, you're not forgotten.
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott - This is a fairly established YA series much in the vain of Harry Potter. I've had this on my Nook since I got it and just haven't gotten around to it yet. Soon! I swear!
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory - I bought this for my Nook after hearing that it was like Jennifer Harlow's F.R.E.A.K. series (which I adored). And several months later, it's still there, unread.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia - I really wanted to wait until I saw the movie before I read the book. After enjoying the theatrical version I'm hoping the book will shed some light on some of the less clear plot points.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - Though I wasn't impressed much by the film, I am impressed by the fact that Gruen initially wrote this story during NaNoWriMo. If only I could muster up the energy to actually pick it up!
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë - It's a classic. And I suck because I've never read it. I know.
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - I've read a number of short stories and one novel involving our famous detective and his awesome side-kick. Now that I have a swanky, decorative version, it should make reading the rest a whole lot more fun.
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan - I heart Levithan's work and this book is on my catch-up reading challenge so I resolve to read it, STAT.
Okay, friends, no more excuses. It's time to anty up and read the books that have been resigned to collecting dust on our shelves. What do you say? Are you with me? Which neglected books make your list?