Today I’m talking about the shame that resides on my shelves — aka the books that I’ve owned since before I became a blogger in 2010 but STILL haven’t read. And it’s a lot more than 10 but I’m only going to talk about 10 of them and maybe you could tell me which ones I should seriously stop delaying. I feel like a lot of these are still unread because my reading tastes have evolved SO MUCH since before I was a blogger. As part of my whole bookshelf revamp project, I recently went through and actually officially got rid of some of them that had been on my shelves for even longer than 6 years because I was honest with myself about my interest towards them. PLUS, I figured I can always go get them out at the library if my interest is piqued again.
So, here we go….my list of shame:
1. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller: This was one of those books I’m certain was on summer reading lists in high school and I finally did buy it at a used book sale telling myself I should read it like so many other more ~classic~ type books. Didn’t really plan on letting it go unread for like 8 years.
2. I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith: I had bought this one at a used book sale as well and I’m pretty sure it was because of randomly perusing Goodreads and I was familiar with the title and that people liked it…so I bought it.
3. Dracula by Bram Stoker: Another classic I swore I would read!
4. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult: Pretty much add most Jodi Picoult books to this list because I’ve owned a bunch of them but haven’t read any of them. I think I put them off because I’ve heard suuuuch mixed things about her books in general but they were super cheap at book sales and someone gave me like 4 others.
5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: I remember I always saw this one all over the place so finally bought it when I saw it at a used book sale! It was like a top priority book for me so I have NO idea why I never got to it.
6. Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier: I read a LOT of historical fiction before I started blogging and this one had come highly recommended in the genre…but I never got to it.
7. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls: I feel like this is one that everyone raved about and everyone STILL raves about all the time and probably out of this whole list it’s the one I think I will read the soonest.
8. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson: I never really read YA before I started blogging (because I don’t think I really knew it was a thing) but I had loved Speak and ended up buying this because I wanted to try a new book from her. I’ve since read other books from her but still not this one.
9. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen: I’m ashamed to admit this as a Jane Austen lover.
10. The Help by Kathryn Stockett: This one was EVERYWHERE — on Goodreads, in the hands of people I knew IRL, on the tables at Borders and Barnes and Noble. I think it’s crazy popularity scared me off even though I bought it.
Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish
This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books That Have Been Unread on My Shelves or TBR Since Before I Started Blogging
So tell me…which of these should I finally get to?? What books are on your list of shame??