Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted at The Broke and The Bookish where they post a list idea and everyone is welcome to post the list with their own answers. This week the theme is Top Ten Books I had to buy but still haven’t read.
Almost all of these were at least bought on a cheap deal of some kind, so I feel less bad about having not read them yet.
1. The Maze Runner – I got the whole series in the Works for £5, but I’ve just never got around to it.
2. Conqueror – This, depressingly, is one I paid release price for. I loved the first four books but then this got put off due to work, and just never picked up later.
3. Code Name Verity – I found this for £1 in a charity shop, and after the rave reviews I couldn’t pass it up. It’s never left the shelf though.
4. The Painted Man– For £2.99 in waterstones it sounded worth a risk!
5. Haunted – Second-hand bookshop. Enough said! I love Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series so far, so this should really get bumped up the list
6. Daughter of Smoke and Bone – I bought this on Amazon on a 2 for £7 deal after seeing reviews for it everywhere. I’ve never got around to it though.
7. Frankenstein – I couldn’t pass up a classic for 99p!
8. The Summoning – Yet another second-hand bookshop buy. I might try reading this before Haunted, and see if it can’t start a Kelley Armstrong kick!
9. Spirit Gate – I don’t honestly remember where I got this I bought it so long ago. I definitely think I bought it before starting uni…..three years ago. It’s been on there so long, that at least twice my other half has picked it up in a book shop and I’ve had to admit that it’s in my room, but I haven’t read it.
10. Shadowmarch – This was another second-hand bookshop buy. I read and enjoyed the dragonbone chair, and thought this was worth a go. Unfortunately, I bought it not long before Christmas when I was on a frantic catching up with challenges phase, and just forgot about this.
So from this, we can probably learn I buy too many books. And yet I still think I might treat myself to one more after I hand in my dissertation tomorrow!