Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread

It's Top Ten Tuesday time again and as always is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  Today's topic is all about books that I HAD to buy, but still haven't read yet.  I'll be the first to admit that my name is Emma and I have a library problem.  I have a book hierarchy, which means that library books are more important because I only have them for a limited time.  Therefore my own books tend to get neglected.  I've changed my habits this year by limiting what I can take out/reserve from the library and so far this has helped me make a dent in my stack, but there are still a lot of books to get through.

1. The Night Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko
2. A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness
3. Ghost Story* - Jim Butcher
4. Dead Harvest - Chris F. Holm
5. Rot and Ruin - Jonathan Maberry
6. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
7. Vegas Knights - Matt Forbeck
8. Vampire Zero - David Wellington

9. The Psychopath Test - Jon Ronson

10. The Invention of Murder - Judith Flanders

*I read all my Dresden Files over the course of two years and I got used to always having a new adventure on hand. Hence why I've been putting off reading Ghost Story until I had another case file to enjoy straight after.
What books are on your list this week?


  1. I've been going to start the Dresden series for a long time. I've heard from others it's good not to start with the very first book in the series. What is your recommendation?

    My list of unread books is here: http://readerholicnotes.blogspot.com/2013/03/i-had-to-buy-bookbut-why-havent-i-read.html

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I started with some of the short stories. It might be a bit spoilery but they were a good indicator as to whether or not I would like the main books. If you do start the series I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Great list! I need to read A Discovery of Witches, too -- I hear it's good!

    My TTT

    Eva @ All Books Considered

    1. Thanks! I hope it's as good as everyone says!

  3. Through putting this post together, I've realized that's my problem, too -- since I own these books, they lose priority. I can read them whenever I get around to it. No rush. So, there they sit. *Sigh*

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Completely agree. I hate seeing all my books laying about the house, but it's so hard to stop getting books out of the library.

  4. Ohh I really want to read Rot and Ruin. A discovery of Witches I have heard mixed things about it but keep meaning to start it.

    Our TTT

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert