March 19, 2013

Top Ten Books I HAD to Have That Still Sit Unread

Top ten books I HAD to have (but are still sitting unread!)
I love to buy books, but I tend to prioritize reading library and NetGalley books over my purchased books (due dates/archive dates apparently motivate me!). However, I decided that 2013 is the year that I will FINALLY tackle my TBR pile on my bookshelf and eReader. I decided to sell several of the print books I bought years ago and delete several of the free eBooks I am no longer interested in reading. This brought my TBR pile down quite a bit, and I only have 73 owned books left to read. This number is less intimidating to me, and I know I can finish them all in a year or two. I'm trying to limit myself to checking out only audiobooks, magazines, and movies from the library which I hope will motivate me to instead pick up the print books and eBooks I own. 
  1. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
  2. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  3. Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot
  4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  5. Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
  6. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  7. Shine by Lauren Myracle
  8. Every You, Every Me by David Levithan
  9. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  10. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Which books are still sitting on your shelf that you just HAD to have?


Kathy Martin said...

A number of those are on my stack too. I am still reading a lot but seem to be focusing on review books lately. My own books sit and languish!

nikki said...

You have so many great books waiting to be read! Cinder is also on my list. I've heard so many great things, but it just keeps sitting there.

Nikki @ Imaginative Adventure

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
― Ernest Hemingway

BookBreather said...

I picked up Just One Day and started reading it yesterday, even though I put it on my list. If you're a fan of Gayle Forman, you'll love this book.

And Time Between Us was one of those books I fell in love with just by looking at it. I still haven't read it--but I will one day!

My Top Ten :)

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

I have Code Name Verity on my shelf too! I really want to read it, but like you get stuck on the archive dates, the posting dates, and due dates. I have three full shelves in my home of books I had to have, but haven't read, and who knows how many more on my ereaders. Also on my shelf, Girl in the Clockwork Collar, Clockwork Prince, Under the Never Sky, and many more. I have to commend you on trimming down your to read list! (Cinder is great by the way!)

Ashley_Books_ said...

Days of Blood and Starlight is aazing almost as god as Book ONe.

I want a copy of Raven Boys but I am on a book ban so , I have to wait till my TBR is down to 10books. (only 25 more to go)

Amber said...

We share Just One Day on both of our lists but you mention quite a few that I also have begging to be read. Cinder is a major one. Hope you get some time to read them!

Courtney said...

Divergent was on my list for a while, but I JUST read it and LOVED it. So glad I finally decided to pick it up!

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