14 Nov 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that are Gathering Dust on My Shelves

Have you been to visit The Broke And The Bookish yet? Otherwise, you absolutely must. It is a great book! They do this great little meme on Tuesday called Top Ten Tuesday which is absolutely amazing. This week the topic is books that are gathering dust on my shelves... books that I bought because I really wanted to read them, yet somehow never got around to read. I am ashamed to admit that this is topic hits quite close to home for me...

10) "The Sixth Wife" by Suzannah Dunn
A book about the sixth wife of Henry VIII, the one who survived him. I read a biography which described the lives of all of Henry VIII's six wives and I got very curious about his last wife, who outlived him. Still haven't gotten round to reading it though...

9) "Fortune's Daughters" by Elizabeth Kehoe
A biography of three very special sisters, three American heiresses who traveled to Europe to marry impoverished aristocrats.

8) "The Dice Man" by Luke Rhineheart
Apparently a classic and my boyfriend really enjoyed it so now I need to give it a chance because I think I will like it again.

7) "The Outcast" by Sadie Jones
Have you read this one? I got it for a really cheap price but still haven't read it...

6) "The Night Watch" by Sarah Waters
I love "Fingersmith" by Sarah Water so I am sure I will like this one as well. I just need to get it off the shelf...

5) "A Game of Thrones" by George R. R. Martin
This is another book that I have read a few pages of and then forgotten. Why do I do that? It is such a horrible habit! I need to stop it - and I need to read this book that everyone is talking about.

4) "The Black Swan - The Impact of the Highly Improbable" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I've heard a lot of good about this book, it is a non-fiction piece about what happens when something highly improbable but with a huge impact happens. The thing that nobody expects. Just have to get round to it.

3) "1984" by George Orwell
This is actually my boyfriend's book and I have been wanting to read it forever but I am so scared to be disappointed that I shy away... Do you know that feeling?

2) "La Dame aux Camélias" by Alexandre Dumas Fils
One of the books that I really really wanted to get my hands one... Then read a few pages and somehow forgot it again. I liked it though so not sure why?! Will have to return to it soon and read it.

1) "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton
A classic! I love the sound of it and it isn't even very long so what is scaring me? I don't know. There is no reason why it keeps gathering dust - so I will have to get around to reading it, sooner rather than later.


  1. I ve black swan on my shelves too ,unread a impulse buy really not sure why I got it I m not huge non fiction reader ,all the best stu

  2. 1984 kind of intimidates me. I know I want to read it, but . . . .

  3. 1984 is excellent. And I plan on reading Game of Thrones asap - certainly before the 2nd series gets onto telly!
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post. :)

  4. I read 1984 years ago. I like it then. Don't know if I would now.

    Here's My Post

  5. 1984 has been on my TBR shelf the last year or so, I love dystopian so I'm not sure why I haven't read it! I really want to read Game of Thrones and The Night Watch.

  6. I read & enjoyed The Age of Innocence.I'd suggest reading that first from among these. The Game of Thrones was an easy read, but I can't see reading all the others in the series - too long and too "potboiler-ish"

    I'm ashamed to admit I've never read 1984 either. It could easily have made my list. I am currently reading Murakami's 1Q84 - could I count that? :-)