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Top Ten - bought but not read

 
Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish asking a weekly question about books. I'm not a regular, but sometimes a question seems to stir up some answers in me, and today's is no exception:

What book did you just HAVE to have, but have never read (yet)?

Here are my answers:

1. Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Heard - I read reviews for this for ages, and when my boyfriend showed an interest too, I bought him it for his birthday with the intention of reading it after him. He has since completed the entire 5 book series... whereas I am still looking at the front cover of book one.

2. The entire works of Jane Austen - Separately, I have read all but Emma. This collection, however, has never had it's spine cracked...

3. The Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson - This whole series has been on my to-read and my bookshelf for ever. My boyfriend raves about it. Bloggers rave about it. I want to rave about it! I'm just too cautious of dipping my toes into fantasy...

4. Fall Of Giants by Ken Follet - I loved Pillars Of The Earth and World Without End, but this mammoth sized book has yet to give my arms a workout.

5. Citadel and Sepulchre by Kate Mosse - Again, I loved Labyrinth but just haven't gotten around to the next two!

6. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux - I bought my own copy of this after getting half way through my nanna's copy while staying with her once. I haven't finished it :(

7. The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell - I wanted this book so much, and my boyfriend bought me it for Christmas, and it's March....

8. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman - A completely out-of-my-comfort-zone-genre purchase, but I had been totally swayed by reviews. However, a ghost story always beats it to being opened!

9. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult - I bought this soon as it was released! And, haven't yet been in the mood :p

10. The Strain and The Fall by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan - I can't even explain why I haven't read these yet. I must!


Wow, that list has just demonstrated how eclectic my reading can be, eh?! haha. Which books have you got but not read?

5 comments

  1. The Storyteller is the first Jodi I haven't preordered in like 10 years. Not b/c of the subject matter, just that my list is so long already! I'm curious what you think of it.

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    1. I love her novels though haven't been taken by the subject of her previous two. This one, however, seems like a great issue so I'm desperate to dig in! Will let you know when I finally have a review!

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  3. I'm really not into epic fantasy, but I LOVE Brandon Sanderson. He's an amazing world-builder. That being said, his books are HUGE, so I understand the hesitation. I totally recommend the Mistborn books, though. They're definitely worth the read!

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    1. I hear so much good stuff about the Mistborn series, I really must make more of a determined effort to start it! I bet once I've read the books I'll hate that it ever took me so long :D

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