Top Ten Books That Have Been On My Shelf For The Longest But I’ve Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

My husband likes to tease me about my book buying habits.  Maybe it’s an addiction, but I simply can’t help but buy a book or two (or three or four) when the opportunity presents itself.  Consequently, a number of these books wind up sitting on my shelf for a while because not only do I buy them so often, my reading preferences change like the wind.  I went through a long realistic fiction streak this summer and now I’m falling back into reading paranormal fantasy.

In no particular order, here are some books that have been sitting on my shelf for much too long.

1.  What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

2.  Awakened by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast–This series is simply too long, but I still try to keep up with it because my students enjoy it.

3.  Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen–Kelly, please don’t hate me!  Kelly from Stacked has been telling me to read this FOREVER, and I really don’t know why I haven’t yet.

4.  Stolen by Lucy Christopher

5.  I Will Save You by Matt de la Pena

6.  What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen–I LOVE Sarah Dessen!  So why haven’t I read her newest book yet??

7.  Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill–I started this on the flight home from NCTE last year but never finished it.  I was over 100 pages in and really liking it, too.  I blame the massive amount of books I brought home; I wanted to read them all.

8.  Trash by Andy Mulligan

I know I should have 10 books listed, but these books have been on my shelf the longest.




  1. I would love to read What Happened to Goodbye.

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  2. i’ve not read any of those!
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post. 🙂

  3. What I Saw and How I Lied sat on my pile for way too long. I finally read it last month and wish I had read it sooner. It is fabulous! My hurried review did not do it justice.

  4. Stolen was fantabulous! If I were encouraging you to prioritize that list I’d put it up at the tippy top.

  5. So funny, I have I Will Save You on my unfinished (barely started) shelf, and the weird thing is, I LOVED the first few pages. Like they took my breath away. Then I never finished it. I keep meaning to pick it back up. Let me know when you do. 🙂 Besides, Matt is the cutest thing EVER. EV-ER. He doesn’t read this blog, does he?

    • Mrs. Andersen says:

      Haha I don’t think so 🙂 Maybe I’ll pick it up this week considering one of my boys just read Ball Don’t Lie and LOVED it.

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