Top Ten Books on my shelf that have been waiting too long

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Hello All!  This is my first new post of 2015 (that I didn’t write and schedule in 2014)

Today’s topic was supposed to be top ten debuts I was looking forward to, but I couldn’t seem to get my head around it.  I wasn’t going to post at all, but then I found a couple of books that I bought the day after Christmas, and when I went to put them on a shelf, I realized I had SO many others just sitting there that I hadn’t read.  So, I decided to come up with a list of books I am hoping to read this year, that have been sitting on my shelf way too long.  Between the loveliness of ARCs, my obsession with my local library, and the damned ease of downloading onto my kindle, these babies have been languishing on my shelf.

1.  The Bell Jar

2.  Wuthering Heights

3.  The Count of Monte Cristo

4.  East of Eden

5.  The Alchemist

6.  Dolores Clairborne

7.  The Fountainhead

8.  Outlander

9.  Needful Things

10.  A Hundred Summers

So, which would you recommend?

I don’t know why I have ignored them for so long, though in fairness, #s 3, 6, 8, and 9 have such small print that I have to find really strong reading glasses first!

What books have you ignored?

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13 thoughts on “Top Ten Books on my shelf that have been waiting too long

  1. Didn’t care much for East of Eden, personally. I’d put that one on the bottom. Bell Jar is wonderful. **Outlander** too. The Alchemist, meh; my daughter loved it, I thought it was a snooze.

  2. I’ve heard lots of good reviews about A Hundred Summers. It’s supposed to be a perfect beach read, so maybe schedule that one in a few months. The only one of those I’ve read is The Bell Jar, but it was ages ago 🙂

  3. OMG. READ Outlander. Now. Yesterday! LOL It is so good. Once you pick it up, the action starts rolling and it’s hard to put down. I need to finish Gone With the Wind. I started it my sophomore year in college….

  4. Good for you for finding a good spin for this week’s TTT! I got completely stymied by this week’s topic and ended up not doing one at all. I’m a huge Outlander fan, so I’d say read that one ASAP! I picked up A Hundred Summers a while back and still haven’t read it. Yet another one that I need to get to… sigh.

  5. Oh boy! This is a huge problem for me too. I have dozens and dozens of books waiting to be read. I am working on making a manageable list of 12-14 books I own that WILL GET READ this year. Most of them are ARCs from years past that I just never got to. (I work in a bookstore so I am supplied with more ARCs than any person could ever read or review.) If I were you . . . I’d start with The Bell Jar. Lots of people love Outlander (including my mother, who can’t believe I haven’t read that series yet) — you probably can’t go wrong with that one. The Fountainhead is a love it or hate it kind of book — I’m in the hate it camp. Happy New Year!

  6. The Bell Jar is such a great reading! It took me only a sitting to read it, because I was 22 at the time and it just resonated SO much with everything going on in my life…

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