November 16, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (1)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over at The Broke and the Bookish. They'd love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! 
This is my first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday! This week's topic looked like a fun one to start on - and might actually motivate me to read at least some of the books on this list. 
Top Top Ten Books That Have Been On My Shelf For The Longest But I've Never Read:
1. Divergent by Veronica Roth - I was so excited when this book arrived in the mail, all shiny and new. I just had to read it, what with all the hype and awesome reviews surrounding it. But I just never got there and four months later it's still on my shelf, just begging to be read. Soon, I think. I'm in the mood for some action.
2. The Body Finder by Kimberley Derting - The synopsis for this one is really intriguing, and when the Kindle store had it on sale I couldn't pass the opportunity up. Despite this great deal however, The Body Finder remains unread. I'm determined to get to it one day though - it sounds so good!
3. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson - I love a sweet contemporary read and this fits the bill perfectly. I honestly don't know why I haven't gotten around to reading this one, as it seems like a quick and adorable novel. 
4. Life by Keith Richards - This is totally left-field in this list, but I love me a good rock n roll biography! I pined for this, waited patiently for it to arrive at my book store, finally got my hands on it, and...that's where the story ends. I was desperate to read this, and now it's just gathering dust. I really want to get to it someday though.
5. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr - This has been on my shelf for a shamefully long time. I think the problem is that I'm not fully drawn in by the synopsis. I've read some good reviews, but I've never read a book about faeries before. But there's a first time for everything, right?
6. A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler - This one drew me in right away with its promise of a dark and twisted contemporary novel. I started it, but I just wasn't hooked so I set it right back down...and never picked it back up. I still have high hopes for this one, though.
7. Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - I've never really read much chick-lit, but this one just had the right synopsis for me. I think I've never got round to it simply because it's a new genre - I've always got something more 'me' that I want to read first.
8. Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph - Just rereading that synopsis now makes me wonder why I haven't yet read this book. I love anything music related in a novel and this totally fits the bill. I need to get started on this one soon.
9. Five Flavors Of Dumb by Antony John - This is pretty much ditto what I said above. Although, through in a deaf girl managing the band and you're dealing with something different to the norm. I've read a lot of good things about this, so I really need to get started.
10. Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt - This sounds like such a sweet book, I honestly don't know why I haven't read it yet. Many of the things I look for in a contemporary are here, so I just need to get started!

So there's my ten. Hopefully nothing too outrageous on there! Leave your post links in the comments - I'd love to see what everyone else hasn't quite gotten around to reading yet.


  1. None of these are terribly old. And four months is that long for a book to grow old on a shelf!

    Here's my Top Ten: Top Ten Books That Have Been on My Shelf the Longest But Never Read. I hope you will stop by and sign up for my November Giveaway, too. It's a $25 Amazon gift card!

  2. Wicked Lovely sat on my shelf for ages before I read it (now I've got the rest of the series waiting to be read). It was my first YA fairies book and I really enjoyed it.

    My top ten is here if you'd like a look :)

  3. I want to get to Divergent too - but that's gonna take a while.

  4. 13 Little Blue Envelopes looks really cute. I don't read a lot of YA novels any more but I got it as a Kindle freebie a while back. I've heard very mixed reviews of it but overall I imagine it'll be fun escapism :)

  5. I have heard so much about Divergence I am going to have to read it.
    Here's My Post

  6. I loved the Wicked Lovely series! It was my first faerie series, and it didn't disappoint.

    I enjoyed Divergent, but I don't know that it deserves that much hype (IMO).

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  7. I am actually reading Life right now. I early to say what I think about it yet.

    Beth ^_^

  8. I just got Wicked Lovely out of the library this week. :)
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post. :)

  9. Divergent is soooo good. You should really read it. Like right now :P

  10. The Five Flavours of Dumb is pretty enjoyable. 13 Little Blue Envelopes is on my TBR list as well although I only picked it up somewhat recently. I have to try The Body Finder again, I didn't really give it much of a chance the first time after waiting for it for so long.

  11. Welcome to Top 10 Tuesday -- glad you're participating!

    I was kind of afraid to read Divergent because I loathe dystopian novels. But it was good. I don't think I'll be continuing with the series, but the book had an interesting premise and was entertaining.

  12. I love Divergent so I highly recommend that. I also have 13 Little Blue Envelopes sitting on my Kindle. I really liked Call Me Irresistible, but it was not my favorite SEP book. Here's mine:

  13. Divergent. Must read. Along with most of your TBR list. I think we have to be BFF's now.

  14. 13 Little Blue Envelopes has been sitting unloved on my shelf for a while, too. I loved Wicked Lovely enough to go get the rest of the series, but I haven't read the rest of them yet either. You gotta love the faeries! =)

  15. Wicked Lovely is the first and only good book of the series, so don't rush to read it ;)

    Great list of awesome neglected books haha sad, isn't it?

  16. I really enjoyed Divergent - I was excited about it too and I read it straightaway. I hope you get a chance to read it soon!

  17. I think it's totally outrageous that you haven't read Divergent. A travesty, I tell you! :P I haven't read a lot of those either, but I did really enjoy The Body Finder and Wicked Lovely! :)

  18. I can confirm to you that 13 Little Blue Envelopes is indeed a quick read. I also want to read Five Flavors of Dumb, but it's not on my bookshelf yet.

  19. I feel the same about Divergent. When it was released I raced out to buy myself a copy, but somehow, I’ve never been motivated enough to read it. (It must be my awful history with reading dystopian!)
    As for 13 Little Blue Envelopes, I love Maureen Johnson’s blog and twitter and YouTube videos, but I’ve never read any of her books. I guess I’m just worried that I won’t enjoy them, and that’ll somehow make me enjoy her blog less. It’s silly, I know. I felt the same way about Jackson Pearce!
    And oh man, Wicked Lovely? I bought the box set six months ago... Let’s just say it’s still in its plastic wrapping!

  20. Divergent was an excellent read. I waited forever to actually get to it, but it was well worth the wait! I'm sure you'll enjoy it :)