Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Just HAD to buy...

The "Top Ten Tuesday" meme is hosted by
The Broke and The Bookish, and this week's topic is:
Top Ten Books I Just HAD to Buy...
But Are Still Sitting on My Bookshelf

Oh my, that could be a lot of books. I'll weed it down, a lot...
My top ten:
1. Black, Red, White = three books by Ted Dekker
I'm listing these three as one entry because I wanted them enough that I bought them all three at one time.
2. Desperation by Stephen King
I bought this years ago at the same time I bought The Regulators by Richard Bachman (also known as Stephen King.) They are novels related to each other. I read The Regulators, finally, a couple of weeks ago so I am that much closer to reading this one.
3. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
I read the blurb on this one and just had to have it.....and there it sits.
4. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
I've read some about Edith Wharton and wanted to read some of her work. I purchased this to that end.
5. Black Order by James Rollins
I like reading Rollin's books, they are page turning thrillers. I bought this and why I haven't dived into it yet I can't tell you.
6. Phantom in the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love
I bought this because it was by Sherrilyn Kenyon, I liked the cover, and it didn't seem to be part of a huge series. I haven't gotten back to it so I'm not sure about the series part.
7. When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin
I saw this one in someones list a couple of years ago when I was participating in a southern reading challenge. I'm now listening to another book by this author but haven't read this one.
8. Testimony by Anita Shreve
I've read several great reviews about this one so got it one time when I had the chance.
9. Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
I bought this one right of the shelves at B&N as a new-to-me book and author. It will be a scary fun read I think. I have to get to it.
10. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David O. Relin
In an effort to read more non-fiction I've purchased several non-fiction books. This is one I have been wanting to read, is sounds so good. So...why is it still sitting there?


playing.librarian said...

I really enjoyed The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. It was one of my best read in 2010.

Sarah said...

I was really disappointed in The Forgotten Garden. Seemed really drawn out for little enjoyment.

I own Fledgling and have yet to read it too! I have read Kindred by the same author and loved it, so I really have no excuse, LOL!

Marce said...

I recommend you read Testimony, it was my first by AnitaS but I loved it.

____Maggie said...

Hahahaha! Don't buy the book! It is way too small to purchase! I am teaching a blog class and I wanted them to see all the things one can do with a blog. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Laura said...

If you liked The Regulators, you'll LOVE Desperation! It's quite a lot better imo. I realise I just sounded like some cheesy and awful advert there, so sorry about that! lol

LBC said...

I enjoyed House of Mirth. I have also read Testimony, but it wasn't that memorable for me.

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

Darlyn (Your Move, Dickens) said...

I have three unread Stephen King books in my shelf. For me, it's usually hit-or-miss with him. I love some of his books, while I just can't finish other ones. :)

Heather said...

I have read a number of other books by Ted Dekker, but not the ones you mentioned. I look forward to put those on my long, long list.

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