Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top Ten Books That Have Been Gathering Dust On My Shelves

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Ada or Ardor


I know that some of the titles are really small and may be hard to read, so I'll list them all here:

One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Stand
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Watership Down
Oliver Twist
Ada, or Ardor
The Woman in White
Atlas Shrugged
The Count of Monte Cristo

As you can see, most of these titles are either classics or large books (or both). So, of course, I put off reading them in favor of lighter books. In fact, the only book that doesn't fit under either classification is David Sedaris' Me Talk Pretty One Day. I don't know why I haven't read this book yet other than the fact that I don't typically read humor books. But I'm sure I'll love it once I finally get to it (the reason why I became interested in it was because I had a slight speech problem in elementary school-I slurred my r's-so I thought I could relate while having a good laugh at the same time).


  1. I forgot to mention The Count of Monte Cristo!

    - Jana @ http://thatartsyreadergirl.blogspot.com/

    (Although today was my day to post the TTT at The Broke and the Bookish as well, so you may have already read my list!)

  2. We have a number of these in common, though none of them appear on my list because there just wasn't room for everything that would be on this list!
    The Beauty of Eclecticism

  3. Totally agree with you on the classics especially The Count! I should dedicate more time to the classics but there's always too many new books to read!

  4. Hmm... I need to read 'Me talk pretty one day' too. So many books, so little time!!

  5. I hope you like Me Talk . . . he does have a way of making his problem seem funny. Great list! I managed to get Count of Monte Cristo read and off my shelf this year woohoo!!

  6. Watership Down is one of those books that I really, really tried to read but eventually gave up on and passed on to a charity shop. I was the same with Black Beauty, I think I just don't do classics where the main characters are talking animals!


  7. Me Talk Pretty One Day is one of my favorites, I am a big David Sedaris fan.

  8. We share The Count of Monte Cristo on our lists. The Stand is one of my all-time favourites. :)
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post. :)

  9. I read the Sedaris book because it reminded me of Chase's speech class issues. It was very funny. The Stand is long, but an easy read, and one of King's best IMO. But there is always the movie.

  10. oh, man... another Watership Down!! I think I've read that book at least three times. You get over the idea of bunnies after the first few chapters. I don't think it should be left waiting along with Dickens, who really is challenging to read, if really good. I can see why these are unread, tho... good for "some day"!

  11. I tried reading 100 Years of Solitude when I was younger, and I never finished. I would like to revisit it now that I'm older though.

  12. I have so many of those on my TBR shelf, too!

  13. I have One Hundred Years of Solitude on my shelves as well...I LOVED Watership Down!! :)

  14. It has been really hard for me to try reading Classics or any difficult books recently. The Count of Monte Cristo is one I really want to read, especially with the TV show Revenge being loosely based on it.