Top Ten Tuesday # 44: The Unread Books On My Bookshelf

March 10, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 28

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new topic is given, and this week’s topic is:

Top Ten Unread Books On My Bookshelf

This week’s Top Ten topic was favorite books of a particular genre, and I decided to stretch this topic a bit.  Can I make unread books a genre?  Maybe not, but I’m doing it anyway!  So below are ten books that I purchased recently but haven’t yet read.


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand: This true story has two of my favorite elements – a story about survival at sea during WWII.  Angelina Jolie directed the film adaptation which is coming out later this year.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon


Feed, Deadline, and Blackout by Mira Grant



Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins: I’m hoping for sweet, not sappy.



Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: As much as I loved Fangirl, it seems like other people like E&P even better.
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West



Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe: I bought this because I loved the cover and because Poe’s stories scared me as a kid.



The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski: The Winner’s Curse was fantastic, and I’ve been wanting to check out one of Marie’s earlier books.


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28 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday # 44: The Unread Books On My Bookshelf”

  1. Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

    Oh my! You have to read Anna, Lola, Eleanor & Park, and The Distance Between Us. All the books on your list are pretty special, but the aforementioned books are some of my favorites. I’m in the same boat as you in regards to the Grimms book. I bought that same version with the intension to read it but just haven’t gotten to reading it yet.
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    • Stephanie

      What’s fun about re-reading books that you read as a child is that you can get a completely different experience. I’m sure there is a lot in my two above that I never picked up on when I was young.

    • Stephanie

      That is one series that I’m dying to read. I love anything that is remotely zombie-ish.

  2. Ali @ No Money 4 Books

    I love your take on this week’s topic by doing unread books! Clever! 🙂 I have a couple of the same books on my unread list – I am especially anxious to start Eleanor and Park because I’ve heard so many good things and loved Roswell’s Fangirl so much.
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    • Stephanie

      I’m especially excited to read E&P because it features an unusual couple, in that they are apparently not conventionally attractive. I hate that that’s unusual, though!

    • Stephanie

      I could have kept going on an on with this list. It’s shameful how many books I own that I haven’t read. I’m glad I’m in good company with you. 🙂

    • Stephanie

      Sometimes sappy can work. I just need to be in the right mood. Thank you for warning me!

    • Stephanie

      The Grimm’s book is one of B&N’s “collectible” books. It’s quite pretty in person. The fake leather cover DOES look fake, but I love the colored page edges.

  3. kimberlyfaye

    Oh my gosh. You must read Anna and Lola. They were both wonderful. E&P is fantastic and probably my favorite Rainbow Rowell book to date. I haven’t read the Distance Between Us yet, but I have it on my iPad… I just really need to get around to it.

    My TTT.

  4. Diana

    I love your list. I have read Lola and Anna and I didn’t think they were sappy at all (and I bet I’m older than most people who comment). E&P was fantastic, I’m a huge Rainbow Rowell fan. Grimm’s Fairy Tales and The Raven are great, I read them back in the stone ages when I was in school. I need to add the other books to my TBR list as well.
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  5. Milka

    YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT! Both Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door are super sweet, romantic, witty and just wonderful in many different ways (and at least I didn’t find the sappy). Eleanor and Park was definitely among the best books I read last year (probably a lot of people had that book on their “best books” lists).

    The Distance Between Us might have been a bit predictable at points, but I still quite enjoyed it. It’s a really fast read, probably best to be saved for a lazy Sunday or a day at the beach/pool.
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  6. Tammy

    I have two of those to read too, Outlander: how could I resist the $3 price for a 870 page book on my kindle and I bought Shadow Society for $3 from book outlet, I haven’t read The Winner’s Curse but I hoping to love it.

  7. Kelly

    I’ve heard a LOT of great things about Mira Grant’s series; and they look so nice all together!

    I only recently read Anna and the French Kiss, and I loved it! It was super adorable.

    I’ve only read Pivot Point by Kasie West, but based on her characterization in it, I would say you NEED to pick up The Distance Between Us ASAP! Haha
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  8. Kel

    I’ve had Unbroken for my shelf forever, too. I really want to read it; I just…haven’t. Yet. Oh well. You don’t want to know how many unread books sit on my shelves. The problem with being a book buying addict. I’m too busy buying more to sit down and read all the ones I have. ^^;
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