Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (11-15-11)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week, 
they post a different topic, and you get to create your own top ten list. This week's topic:

Books That Have Been On My Shelf For The Longest But I've Never Read

1) Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler - I'm a HUGE Disney fan. I love everything Disney, constantly research all about the company, it's history, basically everything. My mom gave me this book for Christmas a few years ago, since I've already read a few Disney biographies, thinking I would devour this one just like the others. Alas, there it sits on my bookshelf, just waiting to be picked up. I want to read it, but for some reason, just don't get around to it.

2) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - I tried to read this one last year but after my carpal tunnel kicked in about 10 minutes after picking it up, back down it went. I know, lame excuse.

3) The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown - I keep on meaning to read this book! But that I forget that it's there and read something else instead. I really want to read it before the year is out, though. 

4) Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson - another one that I forget about. 

5) Naked by David Sedaris - I really want to read this book. I love Sedaris's work. I just devour his books and then don't like the next two books I read afterwards. Sedaris just jades me towards other writers (anyone else experience this with their favorite author?)

6) The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff - a great WWII fiction writer. I have read her other books and enjoyed them, but I'm trying to read so many other works of WWII fiction that I forget about this book. Maybe next year I can fit it in.

7) North River by Pete Hamill - another book that is just chilling in my TBR pile, waiting to be picked up and read. And I love Hamill's books, so not sure why I haven't made time for this one yet.

8) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - I have every intention of reading this book before 2012 is over! I have gone long enough without reading it!

9) Amsterdam by Ian McEwan - I have been avoiding this book for one specific reason: I loved Atonement so much that I doubt this book (or any of his other books) will come close and I will feel disappointed.

So, which books have been on your shelf the longest?


  1. Naked has been unread on my shelf for awhile too!

  2. Just stopping by to say welcome to What's in a Name 5. Can't wait to see what you read during 2012.

  3. Weird Sisters was on my Wishlist but eventually I took it off, just not my cup of tea I think.

  4. I just read Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, I really enjoyed it... :)