So today, The Broke and the Bookish’s weekly meme is rewinding back to any week that I may have missed. I’ve missed plenty but the one I’m most interested in sharing with you all is from March 29th: My top 10 books that I just had to get but are ultimately still waiting to be read. I know we all do it, so I shouldn’t be ashamed. But as a self-proclaimed bookworm, I feel bad saying that I’ve got more than enough unread books on my shelves. Well, here goes…
To be fair, I was given this book as a birthday present last year from my boyfriend, but only because I wanted J.K. Rowling’s newest book so badly. But that was five months ago, and it’s still sitting on my shelf unopened. Why? Well, I guess it’s because I had heard so many negative or blah reviews of this book that I didn’t want my image of Rowling tainted. You all know what Harry Potter means to me and I really don’t want to be disappointed by Rowling. So until I read this book, she’s still on the highest pedestal in my mind, and I really don’t want that to change. Pathetic, I know. I’ll get to reading it eventually, I promise.
Back in high school, I was obsessed over Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series and picked this book up as soon as it hit shelves. But that was back in 2010 and I’ve yet to read it. To be fair, I also bought City of Fallen Angels as soon as it came out in 2011 and I just read it last month, so now that I’m back on The Mortal Instruments bandwagon again, I’ll probably read Clockwork Angel this summer.
I had heard lots of good things about this trilogy but I didn’t get into it until I watched the Hollywood version of it a couple of years ago. After the movie, I ran to Chapters to buy the book because I was so certain I’d read it right away. That was in 2011, and I have yet to even pass chapter 2. Oops.
I absolutely adored Nancy Werlin’s book Impossible, so when this book came out in 2010, I just HAD to buy it. I was all excited to start reading, but then something happened and I ended up not reading it. It’s still waiting for me.
In grade 11 I had the chance to perform in my school’s rendition of the broadway musical Wicked. It was one of the best experiences I’ve had, theatre-wise, and I fell in love with the story. I had been wanting to get the book, so then one of my best friends, Sabina, bought me Wicked and Son of a Witch for Christmas in grade 12. Needless to say, it’s still sitting patiently on my shelves.
Although I’ve never been in love with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, I couldn’t help but be entranced when I saw this cover at Chapters back in 2010. I told my aunt I had to get it right that day, which I did. But my reasoning for picking it up that very day was so I could start reading it. As you might guess, it’s still sitting on the same shelf I put it on, waiting for me to pick it back up again with as much enthusiasm I showed the day I bought it.
There are plenty of other books on my shelves that are sitting unread (as you can tell by my page On My Shelf) but most of those I got for free at a book swap I volunteered for two years ago…so those books don’t really count.
So now it’s your turn—what books did you just have to buy only to dash their hopes by not opening them?