Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Just Had to Have . . .But are Still Sitting on My Bookshelves

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists. I am too so that is why I am participating this week.

Top Ten Books I Just HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf

1. Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson

I obsessed about getting this book. I wanted to wait until it came out in paperback. I would check the availability - there was always a 4 week wait, it was never in stock or available for pre-order. I finally had a coupon that made it worth my while to buy the hard cover. I did. I finally have it, marked it off my wish list and it is still on the shelf.

2. Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

I'm waiting for Perfect to come out. It's a long story - I'll blog about that later.

3. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

I was seeing this one everywhere. Authors were loving it. Bloggers were loving it. I didn't want to miss out, but I am because I still haven't read it.
4. Wicked by Gregory Maguire

I wanted Wicked and received it along with several other books by Gregory Maguire. I read a different one first (which took forever) and it kind of put my off from reading Wicked or the others for a while. I have resolved to read it in 2011, but I haven't even thought of picking it up yet.

5. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Waiting for Sarah's next book to come out - again, a long story which I'll blog about later.
6. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen 

I don't know what I'm waiting for. I have no reason, no excuse, I just haven't read it yet.

7. Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr

See above. Enough said.

8. Fallen by Lauren Kate

I got this on vacation last year for my birthday (I got to go on a big book buying spree). I think got 11 books in 4 days (in addition to all of the other books I purchased in August) and it kind of just got lost in the mix. I haven't bought Torment yet and I won't, not until I read this one first.

9. When I Was a Loser: True Stories of (Barely) Surviving High School Ed. by John McNally

I love confessional writing. I love confessional writing about being a teenager. It's usually the best time of your life or the worst. And there is nothing better of making fun of yourself, so I wanted this book. I have read one story, but that is it. This is another one that I obsessed about for months before I finally bought it.

10. Cupcake by Rachel Cohn

This is the final book of a series and I don't want it to end. I guess I have convinced myself that by don't reading it, it won't end.


  1. LOL

    this meme is hilarious. I ADORED Psych major syndrome ~ I had an obsession with getting it too (long story)

    hope you get a chance to read some of these soon ~ and i'm really curious about your sarah dessen story....

  2. I've read a lot of these. And, Fallen and Fallout are on my list too. Haven't heard of the Psych one, but my daughter is a "Psych Major." Perhaps I need to check this one out.

  3. i've had wicked for years but never read it... just look at how intimidating and long it is! i would never finish it.

  4. wow, that's a great list. I want to read Wicked too. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  5. Haahhaha! I will tell you what my excuse it:TIME! I envy people who can work on the job :) Great list, though - I am thinking of making April my "Clear Out the TBR Shelf" month and give myself a break from keeping up!

    -Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

  6. Regarding your Cupcake selection, I do that all of the time with my tv shows. I keept holding off on my last two episodes of Terriers so I can pretend it wasn't cancelled.

  7. I really liked The Sky is Everywhere; it's definitely worth reading.

    Check out my list here: http://hawthornescarlet.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-ten-tuesday-tbr.html

  8. I've never heard of Psych Major Syndrome, but it sounds awesome. I was a Psych minor and hung out with a lot of Psych majors, so I imagine that general insanity abounds.

    I tried to read Wicked when it first came out, but I think I was too young. It was gory, especially at the beginning, and I didn't get far enough in to start seeing some of the overarching themes that make that story so interesting. Maybe I'll try again someday.

  9. So I was at the local Borders and picked up “When I Was a Loser: True Stories of (Barely) Surviving High School.” It was such an impulse buy, but I just knew I had to have it. I too enjoy confessional writing because it makes it so much easier to relate to the authors. Whatever the style, I knew I would relate to this book because my high school yrs. were troubling for me as well. For instance, one year these crazy girls ripped the buttons off of my shirt and cut pieces of hair off of my head. To beat it all, the teacher got mad at me and sent me to the office for making a mess with my own hair. Another time, these two particularly mean girls, Nickee5? and JW? or something, came up from behind me and knocked all of my books out of my hands. To make it worse, they proceeded to step on all of my homework with their muddy shoes before I could even pick it up. Anyhow, after years of therapy, anti-depressant cocktails, and reading When I Was a Loser, I finally feel “whole” again.

    Nice message board, BTW.


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