Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been On My Shelf Since Before I Started Blogging That I STILL Haven't Read Yet

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's theme is Books That Have Been On My Shelf Since Before I Started Blogging That I Still Haven't Read Yet.  Honestly, I try to keep up on reading books that I buy, but I won't lie to myself or you - I have a serious case of tsundoku (aka letting books pile up on my shelves).


Memoirs of  a Geisha by Arthur Golden


Dune (Dune Chronicles #1) by Frank Herbert


Inkheart (Inkworld #1) by Cornelia Funke


Big Fish by Daniel Wallace


Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles #1) by Melina Marchetta


Cold Days (The Dresden Files #14) by Jim Butcher


The Tennant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte


Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo


Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1) by Christopher Paolini


Catch-22 (Catch-22 #1) by Joseph Heller


I need to get on the ball and read these!  How about you?  What books have been gathering dust on your shelves since before you started blogging?  As always, thanks for visiting and perhaps even commenting on my blog!

58 comments:

  1. The Husband has been trying to get me to read Dune since I started blogging, I told him I would read it if he would read one book that I recommend and he won't. So we are at an impasse. :p
    MY TTT: Marie @ Pages to Explore

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    1. One day maybe the both of you will get there! :D

      Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I have read and loved the first three on your list, so I say go for them first!

    Good luck on getting through all of these on your list!

    Here's my Top Ten!

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  3. Hi!

    I have fond memories of Eragon. Although the series got a little tedious towards the end.

    Finnick of the Rock was one of the first books I found after joining Goodreads and I've still not read it either! I did manage to read Inkheart though. I wasn't overally impressed by it but I know others love it.

    I loved this weeks TTT it reminds me that there are so many books I still need to read!

    Happy Reading!
    Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune

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    1. I'll probably be adding more books to my tbr in fact! :)

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  4. You have an unread Jim Butcher novel!! Scandalous....lol. :)

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    1. I know! I have two until I catch up until the release of Peace Talks! I'll get there!

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  5. I haven't read any of the books on your list, but I have been wanting to read Inkheart and Finnick of the Rock as well! I had never heart of Inkheart before a character in a book I was reading was reading it. Turns out it's very popular, and I have just never seen it around, haha.
    Ink and Bone has been on my TBR for a long time now as well, but I think I might be able to get to it soon! I really hope you'll enjoy all of these once you get to them.
    Here's my TTT

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  6. Memoirs of a Geisha would have been on my list too but I wanted to keep my list at 10.
    See my list here https://runwright.net/2016/08/23/11364/

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    1. Yeah, I could have added so many more to mine...

      Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Memoirs of a Geisha, Catch 22 and Eragon are still struggling for a place somewhere in my TBR list. But Inkheart was fantastic!! You can read it with my blessing. LOL. Here's my TTT: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/08/ten-books-that-have-been-on-your-shelf.html

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  8. I read Shadow and Bone like 2 years ago and (unpopular opinion) I didn't fangirl over it as much as everyone else. ugh. I've been eyeing Catch-22 and I'm still completely undecided over it. ohwell ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I hope you devour these books soon and enjoy them! :D

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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    1. Ah well, eventually I'll get there and you will Catch-22. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Oh I've got a few of these on my TBR too. I've only read one - Catch 22, had to read that one in High School. I love the film Big Fish, I didn't realize it was a novel? Adding that to my TBR! Here's my list this week. :)

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    1. Big Fish is one of my favorite movies and I can't wait to try the book to see how it compares. :)

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  10. I haven't read Shadow and Bone either! There was even a time I had the book checked out from the library for a while and I still didn't read it! I've heard great things about Finnkin of the Rock, but it's not on my TBR for some reason.

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    1. Maybe we'll both get to it sometime. Finnikin of the Rock is on my reading list for a reading challenge so I should be getting to it soon.

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  11. So many books I still haven't read despite having them within arm's reach. The biggest irony about this theme is that these lists are enticing me to add more books to my TBR!
    www.smpace.com/blog

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  12. Cold Days is awesome!! I love Jim Butcher. Shadow and Bone is great too. That's a fantastic series.

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    1. Butcher is one of my all time favorites - I don't know why I've put off Cold Days and Skin Game so long! :D

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  13. Inkheart seems like it would be fun. I read Dune once and it bored me to tears, but some people love it.

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    1. Well, I'l see what I think of it. :)

      Thanks for visiting!

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  14. I have heard of some of them, but don't believe I have read any of them. Ya can't always tell a book by its cover.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

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  15. I absolutely adore the Inkheart trilogy. It's one of the reasons I love Middle Grade novels so much. I've been meaning to reread Shadow and Bone and finally reading the rest of the series.

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    1. I'm really looking forward to it! Hopefully, you'll get to Shadow and Bone soon, too!

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  16. Isn't it crazy that we all have so many books on our list. Haha. So many books. Just never enough time

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    1. More and more and more coming out every day! :)

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  17. I really enjoyed Shadow and Bone and Memories of A Geisha. I hope that you like them too!

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  18. Big Fish is not a book I have read and probably won't because that movie was perfection!!! Love it so much! Great list!

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    1. Thanks! The movie was just the best - I can't wait to see how they compare!

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  19. Oh we are twinning with Inkheart! πŸ˜‚ And I really need to read Eragon too...although I don't own it so I don't feel so guilty about not having read it. BUT IT'S SO FAMOUS SO OMG I NEED TO GET ONTO THIS!! Aaaand Finnikin is so so good by the way. ;)

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    1. Glad to hear that about Finnikin! Back when I was in high school and Eragon was originally released, somehow I never actually got into any of them.

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  20. OMG, you have to read Shadow and Bone! IT'S SO GOOD. Also I love the Bronte sisters, but have never read anything by Anne, but I have a feeling it's lovely.

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    1. I expect it would be! I'm looking forward to all of these.

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  21. I super recommend Cold Days! I wasn't very keen on Ghost Story but I thought Cold Days was a great return to the style of the previous novels.
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    1. I'm so excited to jump back into them! Thanks for sharing, Ellis!

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  22. Shadow and Bone is incredible!! That is easily one of my top 5 favorite series of all time! I really enjoyed Memoirs of a Geisha as a teenager too. I hope you love all of these! :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

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    1. I've heard so many good things about it - no idea why I've put it off so long!

      Thanks for sharing, Tracy!

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  23. Wow, you are far in the Dresden Series! I only read the first 6 books so far. But will definitely continue at some point :) Dune's sitting nicely on my shelf as well :D

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    1. The Dresden Files is an all time favorite! I hope you keep it up!

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  24. I kept buying more and more books! I now have almost 400 books that I haven't read yet *cringes*
    Of you books you have there, I read and enjoyed Inkheart, Shadow and Bone, Eragon, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Finnikin of the Rock. I hope you get to read some of these books!

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    1. I'm probably about the same - what's wrong with me! :D

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  25. I did a purge last year and actually removed some books from my TBR pile that had been on it the longest because I admitted to myself I really didn't want to read them. May I recommend Eragon on audio books I loved it in that format.

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    1. I've removed a few from mine in the past, but never an actual purge. I should probably do that one of these days...

      Thanks for the rec!

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  26. Lots of great books here. I am reaching the like 800 unread owned books because, clearly, I am insane. I read Eragon years and years ago but enjoyed it at the time.

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    1. I know that feeling - I'm seriously running out of room.

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  27. Memoirs of a Geisha was really good, very different from the movie. Hopefully you have time to read these one soon.

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    1. I've never seen the movie either... I'll probably watch it after I read the book. Thanks for visiting, Sarah!

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  28. Of your list, I've only read "Memoirs of a Geisha." It's an enjoyable read.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. :-)

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  29. Haha coincidentally, I actually have been wanting to read Catch 22 for a good long while too! It's one of those books that I keep putting off because it's a classic and I have this misguided notion that it'll be boring. I should really read it sometime!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  30. I recommend Inkheart, it`s a lovely trilogy.

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  31. So much tsonduko! D: On this list I've read Inkheart, Dune and Eragon. I'm pretty sure I loved Inkheart, though I can't remember much about it ... I'm going to reread, soon! I was not impressed by either of the other two, though. I'll be interested to see what you think, but they were not favourites, at all.

    I don't think I knew you'd not read Shadow and Bone! I feel a bit better, because nor have I XD Ooh, and I really want to read Finnikin ...

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