Top Ten Tuesday: Books I HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the awesome peeps over at The Broke and the Bookish , where they suggest lists of all sorts of things to share and we come together to broaden our bookish surroundings(BTW, you can vote for them for best meme, just follow the link on their page)!

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Here they are at a glance(but continue on for a little more detail=))

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So I have wayyyyy more than 10, but I will restrain myself!  There may be a bit of a trend with books here, cause I got a lot of them as gifts(but I still HAD to HAVE them), both because my friends are THE BEST, and because we use this thing called Elfster for our Kris Kringle exchanges, that shows what you want, and many of these titles are it! I’m gonna start from the bottom of the stack, cause I’m feeling a little backwards today=)

The Diviners by Libba Bray

This is 1/2 books on this list from my amazing friend Aiza, that I received for Christmas.  I’ve heard so many great things about Libba Bray and have been wanting to get to this, but it’s such a big brick of a book that it’s hard to carry around with me, and I take BART practically everyday and my purse and lunch bag are big enough as is.  But I will find a way!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

This gem was part of a bundle my boyfriend gave me for Christmas as well (How he remembers almost everything I say IN PASSING, I will never know) But I love creepy stories, and every time I saw the cover of this it would give me the chills, and after I read the synopsis, I wanted it even more!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

I got super lucky when I found this and bought it at my local library(even though I do this all the time, it’s still a strange concept to me, lol).  There are so many good reviews for Gillian Flynn in general, and I like to have a good dark story every now and then, so I HAD to pick this one up.

The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley

OK, so on top of seeing a LOT of adds for this everywhere, I found a signed copy of it at Target(of all places…) and yet again, I HAD to get it.  I have to be in a particular mood to read tragic stories such as this one, so it might be a while before I read the darn thing…

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo & The Girl who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson

*note:I’m lumping these two together since they are part of a series, so technically I am within the TTT realm =)*The first installment of this series I got from my friend Steve for Christmas two years ago!  That’s right, my poor, poor, beautiful book has been sitting on the shelf for much too long! The second installment my boyfriend gave to me along with the DVD, cause I really liked the movie.  That’s why they’re not matching… But a few of my friends raved about the series, and like I said, they usually know what I like, so even if I didn’t get them as gifts, I would have gone out and grabbed em’!

The Secret Life of Germs by Philip M. Tierno Jr.

Until now, I don’t think that I have ever told anyone that my favorite subject in college was Microbiology.  Yes, I am a bit of a nerd.  When Borders was closing down, I hit the shelves, and saw this and clutched it tightly at a distance(if that is possible), because I am a germ-o-phobe!

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories-volume 2 by HitRecord

Book 2/2 given to me by the awesome Aiza! I know there is no excuse to not have read this already, cause it’s such a quick read… Yet, there it is sitting on my shelf.  I LOVED volume 1(also from Aiza, do you see a trend here…) It’s amazing how something so small can hold a gigantic amount of beauty, so that makes this yet another HAD to HAVE!

Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk

Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk

Rant by Chuck Palahniuk

Do you see that bundle all wrapped up pretty with my name on it?! You should have seen it on Christmas Day 2 years ago, my friend Jessica is one of the most creative when it comes to the wrapping of gifts, and this was definitely no exception! But let’s get back to the books… I know when it comes to Mr. Palahniuk most people either hate him or love him, and I am part of the latter.  One of my goals is to real all of his books, and I think I’m a little over half way through with them, so I must get going on these!

Ohh myyyy, if you think this is a whopper of a list, you should see the rest of my shelf =(… But what’s on your list, let me know or link it to me! And if you have any suggestions on which of these should be bumped up on my TBR pile just holler it out =)!

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In My Mailbox #1

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren where we share all of the books we’ve picked up recently.

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These past two weeks have been awesome hauls for me, although none of these were literally in my mailbox…

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If you’ve read or reviewed any of these already, let me know what you thought, or drop me a link =) What books did YOU get this time around?!

The Book Community

I’ve always been on the periphery of the book community, more specifically of the YA variety (though my readings extend to ANYTHING that have words beautifully strung together), and enjoying what everyone has to say and seeing what new book-ey things are out there for me to grab a hold of and chokeslam! I’m really a nonviolent person, but my passion for books does tend to make me a little aggressive… though this is besides the point, lol.=)  What I really want to get at is that I’ve thought it over and over again, and found that I want to be an active participant with others that love books as much as I do and to maybe get a chance introduce others to this amazing book world.  I was really hesitant because my initial thought was “Who the heck would care about what I have to say, when there are already a ton of brilliant people out there who have shared their thoughts on (whatever wonderful thing it may be)”, but that’s not how it goes at all, it’s an ongoing conversation about book-ey things that we love, and sometimes things that we don’t love so much.  I figured I just may have some cool things to contribute to and share with this awesome group of people, and hopefully they have cool things to throw right back at me =) So here I go, diving in the deep end, anyone want to dive with me!

 

Muse with me: 1)If you don’t have a blog(yet)or vlog or any public forum on which to share all those magnificent ideas floating around in your beautiful head, what’s holding you back?  If you do have a blog (link it to me!), what do you look for in fellow bloggers?