Top Ten Books I Just HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting on My Bookshelf

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by  The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, bloggers get a topic which entails giving a list of ten things based on the topic.

Today’s instructions were as follows:  Top Ten Tuesday REWIND — go back and do a topic you missed over the years or recently or a topic you really want to revisit

So I decided to do a post that I missed concerning books that I just had to buy but are still on my bookshelf. Of course I was excited about getting all these books. The beautiful covers, recommendations received prior to purchase and the promising blurbs all made me get them. However, they have been on my bookshelf for months now. I keep getting distracted by new finds and of course NetGalley ARCs. I hope to read the books before the end of the year though.

The (temporarily) neglected books…

  1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  2. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
  3. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
  4. Lucky by Alice Sebold
  5. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  6. Five Days by Douglas Kennedy
  7. A Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  8. Dust by Yvonne Awuor
  9. When It Happens by Susan Colasanti
  10. Looking for JJ by Ann Cassidy


Have you read any of these books? What did you do for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday? Feel free to leave me your links on the comment sections. Happy Tuesday!



43 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Just HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting on My Bookshelf

    1. Oh wow, I think only Nicholas Sparks based movies have ever made me feel that way like The Notebook where the movie was pretty good. Thanks for the comment, I will make sure that I read the book and get the movie too 😉

    1. Glad to see that I am not the only one. Based on the comments, it seems like it is an interesting book so I do hope that we will both like it when we get to it:-)

  1. It’s kind of sad of me that I’ve never read nor known about any books on this list 😦 BUT I’ve heard other books written by some of the authors here! I’ve stopped reading all books by Nicholas Spark because they’re all SAD and everyone dies or gets sick. Romantic, but still. I’d still watch the movie though it is equally sad, it’s only two hours of my life I’m giving up 😛 I’m also scared of reading books by Alice Sebold because The Lovely Bones was just CREEPY and I’m scared hahaha but Sophie Kinsella is great! She’s fun and charming and her Shopaholic series is one of my favorite chicklit of ever 😀

    1. I also bought the books based on the other books by the authors. I picked Lucky because of Lovely Bones and you are so right, it was a scary book. I was shocked to find out that it was inspired by the author’s life in particular the rape. Sparks has beautiful books but its true, they are so sad. I hope this one is a bit lighter. I also liked Kinsella’s Shopaholic series :-)I hope this will be a fun read too. Thanks for vising and commenting 🙂

      1. Ahhh I didn’t know that??? It’s based on true story?? So sad 😦 I know right!! There are some of his books with happy ending, if I recalled correctly… The Longest Ride? I didn’t read the book but I watched the movie and it was pretty sweet ❤ you're welcome! 😀

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  3. The only book on your list I’ve read is Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella. You usually can’t go wrong with any of her books. The others I’m afraid don’t really appeal.

    1. I have enjoyed other books by Kinsella so I hope this one will also be a good read. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Happy Tuesday 🙂

    1. Thanks Barb. I will definitely read Twenties Girl soon. If you are up for an easy, fun read…you can check Kinsella’s Shopaholic series too. I also need to read The Curious Incident…it has so many wonderful reviews:-)

  4. I’m sad to say I’ve watched Atonement, but haven’t yet watched it. That’s something I know I need to fix ;P
    Curious Incident is a great book and I hope you get around to reading it soon. This just reminds me that there are so many books on my shelf that I’ve bought and haven’t yet read….

    1. I look forward to reading Curious Incident…soon. Sounds like a good read. I need to read Atonement so that I can watch the movie, it seems like so many people enjoyed the movie. I am glad that I am not the only one with an overflowing bookshelf full of unread books:-)

  5. I’ve read Atonement, Twenties Girl and Curious incident… I loved Atonement! Twenties Girl was fun 😀

    1. Mh… you liked the two, but what about Curious Incident…? I am glad that you enjoyed Atonement though.That is going to be the first book that I read from this list.

      1. Haha Sorry, that one I read when I was a teenaget and can’t remember anything 😂 I think I liked it but don’t trust me 😛

  6. Ithe cracked me up when I clicked your link to see what you posted for today’s Top Ten Tuesday, because you chose the same theme that I did for today! 😀
    I have been wanting to read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter for years and still haven’t gotten around to it, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been on my TBR list for a long time, too.
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  7. I read The Scarlet Letter in high school, and I remember enjoying it for an assigned reading book. It’s been years since I read Curious Incident of the Dog but i also remember really liking that one. I tend to read my library books at a quicker pace than the ones I buy! Sometimes they’ll linger on my shelf for years!

    1. I get what you mean. I also get through library and ARCs faster hence end up neglecting books that I have bought. I will read the two books that you have mentioned soon. Glad to hear that you enjoyed them both. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by:-)

  8. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is a short-ish read, and it’s interesting because of how he views the world. Hope you like it! 🙂

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