This is my first Top Ten Tuesday post. While I have always been a silent follower of many book bloggers who participate in Top Ten Tuesday I’ve never actually committed to contributing. But when I came across Book Rock Betty’s post I was quite intrigue and thought that this week’s topic was perfect. I have so many books on my shelf that I have been intending on reading at some point in my life, some of which have been on my shelf long before I started that blog, many of which I am ashamed to have not read.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I never caught on to the hype, saw one or two of the film but kind of avoided it for the most part. However, I always intended on reading it at some point so I kind of bought the trilogy. Also, I really liked the edition with the bright colours.
Son Of A Witch by Gregory Maguire – I remember making my dad buy me this novel when I was 15 simply based on the fact that it was an Oz retelling/adaptation. Imagine my disappointment when I got home and realised that it was the second novel in a series. I never got around to getting the first novel since.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – I love the TV series and I will read the novels. But they’re so big and so intimidating. Eek!
The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien – I own the completed trilogy as an ancient glossy paged, illustrated tome. I tried reading it as a 12 year old but this edition is simply too heavy. The fear of dropping this tome is real. Not only will it hurt but the book might get damaged. Lately I’ve been paging through it rather often, admiring the illustrations, stroking the glossy pages. As soon as I am able to get it in paperback I’ll read it. I swear.
The Traitor Spy Trilogy by Trudi Canavan – This is a spin-off of The Black Magician Trilogy which I absolutely loved. Unfortunately I own this entire trilogy in hardcover… Notice a trend yet? Yeah, hardcovers look pretty on the shelf but when it come to reading they’re rather awkward to hold unless you’re reading at a table. And I always break at the binding…
Allegiant by Veronica Roth – Someone spoiled the ending.
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – Highly recommended trilogy that was a major bargain. Just never got around to it.
Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith – My sister got the entire collection for me at a second hand book store. I am no longer keen on the vampire thing unless we’re talking Anne Rice.
Chocolat by Joanne – This book has always been on my shelf, I have no idea how it got there since I never bought it, nor did anyone else in my house. But it is there, I was suppose to read it for a course but that never happened.