Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top Ten Closet Cloggers



This week's Top Ten is Books That Have Been On My Shelf For The Longest .......But I've Never Read.* Now I am trying to get this number down by chalenging myself to read what I call "closet cloggers".** But here is a sampling of what has been justing sittting around unread for the longest*** time.

1. The Thirteenth Tale -- This premise still intrigues me, and I've heard only good things, but I keep buying pretty, new, YA books that shove it lower on the TBR pile.

2. Paint It Black -- White Oleander is one of my favorites and I just love the way Janet writes (very pretty language), but I've started this three times and never made it through 4 chapters.

3. Danse Macabre -- I bought this (and many simular books) when I thought my only path in life was to be a writer, but after a few kicks to my self esteem and the realization that work is work and not always fun no matter what you do, I never read it.

4. Eragon -- I heard such great reviews for this book written by a 19 year old because I wanted to encourage such a young author. Then I read that he got published because of his parent's connections, and I ended up hating the movie, so yeah, there it sits.

5. Paradise Lost -- The book that holds Satan's greatest line, "Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven," was a classic I just had to own, but have you seen the size of this thing??!>? Enormous tome, in verse, so it sits prettily on my shelf waiting for me, year after year.

6.The World According To Garp -- Another friend of mine recommended this author. He is her favorite and she is the woman who inspired my book obsession, so as soon as I saw a book by her fav author I scooped it up and gave it a home.... then never honored it with a reading.

7. The Host -- November 2008 I went charging through the Twilight series and eschewed all other activities. Noticing my obsession a dear friend bought me this for Christmas. Despite his effort, which I found very touching as he is not a big reader, I have yet to open this novel.

8. Chocolat -- I loved this movie and when I saw it was a book, and it was on sale, I had to have it. That's as far as the love affair has gone, unfortunitely.

9. Kafka's Metamorphasis -- I have been terrified for years of cockroaches, I thought this might help me get over it since it's about a man who wakes up a giant roach one day. It immediately skeeved me out and I never tried again.

10. Crime and Punishment -- Great Russian Literture was recommended to me by the smartest woman I know when I told her I wanted to be a writer. "Russian writer's," she told me, "will show you the way to be a great." I immediately went out and bought this, as Dostoyevsky is rated as one of the best... and never read it.

I feel so guilty after writing this, these books deserve my time, otherwise I should have never bought them.
Has anyone read any of these? (Come on make them irresitable to me again.)

*TBTB Top Ten Tuesday
**Until recently a lot of my books were literally in a closet in a box, now I have new bookshelves! : )
***I can't even remember how long

11 comments:

  1. I always think about reading Paradise Lost, but I've never gotten around to picking it up. I read The Host almost immediately after reading the Twilight series and I liked it, but after all these years it's kind of lost it's luster :0)

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  2. You'll love The Host! I loved it more than Twilight. Go for it! It's thick, but a fast read nonetheless.

    - Jana @ http://thatartsyreadergirl.blogspot.com/

    (Although today was my day to post the TTT at The Broke and the Bookish as well, so you may have already read my list!)

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  3. Thirteenth Tale and Crime and Punishment are both really good. I know what you mean about the Russian's! I'm trying to get my nerve up to read Anna Karenina.

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  4. chocolat is a great book, hope you get to read it soon.

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  5. Ugh - I could never read Kafka's Metamorphasis - cockroaches are my kryptonite - even reading about them would freak me out.

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  6. I really enjoyed The Host - it's nothing like Twilight, and it was hard for me to believe the same author wrote both.

    I've always wanted to read Paradise Lost, but I think its more because I feel like I need to be able to say I've read it (if that makes sense lol)

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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  7. I've been seeing The Thirteenth Tale around everyone's lists. Agree about Eragon, the movie. It's not good at all. I haven't read the books though. My Top Ten :)

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  8. I tried to read Eragon, but just couldn't get into it.

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  9. I loved The Thirteenth Tale! You should read it - it's great! :)

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  10. I'm a big fan of the Inheritance Cycle (including Eragon) by Christopher Paolini. I didn't like the movie, but the books are pretty good :)

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