Ten Books that have been Sitting on my Shelves for too Long

Posted August 23, 2016 by Adalyn in Books, Lists, Top Ten Tuesday / 16 Comments


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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Ten Books that Have Been on your Shelf Since Before You Started Blogging.  I’ve only had this blog for about a month, and yet I just realized there are exactly ten books I have had since then but not yet read. Wow, that’s a  pretty small number compared to what it used to be. If I hadn’t packed away half of these for the summer without realizing I would need them, I probably would only have like four books on this list. Another wow. Without further ado, here’s all the books I have had sitting on my shelves for more than a month that I have not yet read.

unread books

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

This book has been on my TBR for so long, but other books keep coming in the way of me reading this. I’ll get to it sometime, hopefully soon. It sounds really good, and the cover is gorgeous, so I know it can’t disappoint.

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

My friend raves on and on about this book and I’ve had it since it’s release date last fall, yet I still have not read The Sword of Summer. I ended up leaving it in a box for the summer, which I’m totally regretting because I want to read this book so badly.

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

I love the other two books I’ve read so far by Morgan Matson, and I know this one can’t disappoint. I’ve heard it’s super emotional too though, so I want to wait for a time when I’m in the mood to read something like that.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On has been waiting on my shelf since January, but I ended up packing this one up for the summer as well. 🙁 I really enjoyed Fangirl and Eleanor & Park, so like Second Chance Summer, I know this one will not disappoint.

Sing by Vivi Greene

From what I know, this is just a light summer contemporary read that totally gives me Taylor Swift vibes. I’m excited to read it, but I’m not like dying too, like Rebel of the Sands and The Sword of Summer.

unread books 2The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

I’ve heard a lot of not so great stuff about this book, but it still sounds good, so I bought it anyways. I also love the cover and the title has “Glitter” in it. How could I pass that down? From what I’ve read in various reviews, I have a feeling I won’t enjoy this one that much, but I still want to to read it.

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Wow, I bought this over a year ago but have still not read it. I started to then lost interest within twenty pages, but I wanna give it another chance this fall, or winter, or whenever I get to it. It sounds really good, I just have to keep reading to get into it.

Up to this Pointe by Jennifer Longo

I could not resist buying this book because the main character is a ballet dancer. However, I started it, lost interest in the first twenty pages, then didn’t pick it up again and ended up packing it up for the summer. I really want to give this one another try because it sounds so interesting.

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

This was a secret santa present one of my classmates gave me last year, and I still haven’t read it. It’s not a book that I really had any interest in, but now that I have it, I’m gonna read it eventually. Plus, my friend said it was really good so I’ll read it someday.

How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

Okay, I don’t have any desire to actually read this, but I have to within the next week for school. It was the tenth and final book on my shelf though, so I had to include it.

What are some books you’ve had sitting on your shelves for a long time? Make sure to link your Top Ten Tuesday post below as well! 

16 responses to “Ten Books that have been Sitting on my Shelves for too Long

  1. I haven’t personally read any of these books (hahahaha), but my co-blogger/bookstagrammer, Em, has read The School for Good and Evil and the second book in the trilogy, and loved them. Then again, that was a year or two ago…

    • Adalyn

      I’m glad to hear it, it makes me want to start on the series even more. I hope you have a chance to read some of them, or all the books on your TBR for that matter! 🙂

  2. Carry On and The Glittering Court, boy do I feel those. I remember I HAD to have The Glittering Court because it was Richelle Mead but now I’m hesitant due to the mixed reviews. I’ve heard nothing but great things about Second Chance Summer!

    • Adalyn

      I haven’t read any other Richelle Mead books, but the title and cover were just too perfect for me to not pick up The Glittering Court. I haven’t heard anything but great reviews about Second Chance Summer either, which just makes me 10000% more excited to read it.

  3. I haven’t read any of these books either! I really need to get on it and start reading more. I’ll be reading Rebel of the sands soon and probably The darkest part of the forest too (although it does have very mixed reviews). Hopefully, we’ll both read some of these books before the end of this year…? 😀

    • Adalyn

      I’m about a quarter of the way through Rebel of the Sands right now (I started it the day after I posted this, ha!) and it’s already really good. I hope you have a chance to get to it and The Darkest Part of the Forest soon, and I’d love to know what you thought of them. I’m hoping to read at least most of these before the year ends, good luck!

  4. I had to read How to Read Lit Like A Professor for my AP English class in high school as well. It was okay at first and it contains a lot of great info, but after a while it became really dull. Best of luck powering through it! 🙂

    • Adalyn

      I can definitely see how it will be helpful during the upcoming school year, I’m just dreading reading it. Thanks though, I think I’m just going to read it when I drive home this weekend.

    • Adalyn

      Thanks, I’m just about to start it as I write this. XD I’m super excited! I hope you have a chance to get to Second Chance Summer soon! Have you read any of Matson’s other books?

  5. I have “The Glittering Court” too although I’ve not had it real long. The only other novel I read by Richelle was “Soundless,” which I thought was a really interesting read. 🙂

    • Adalyn

      Soundless definitely sounds interesting, but I’ve heard a lot more negative about it, so I never picked it up. I’m glad you liked it though 🙂 Also, I hope you have a chance to get to the Glittering Court soon, it sounds like it could be really good, or really disappointing. I guess we’ll see. 😉

    • Adalyn

      I’m actually just about to start Rebel of the Sands as I type this. SO EXCITED!!! I hope you have a chance to get to The Darkest Part of the Forest, the synopsis is pretty intriguing and I’ve hear lots of great things. I cannot wait until I get home and can finally read The Sword of Summer though. I think being away from it for so long just made me want to read it even more. XD

  6. Great Top Ten! 😀 After reading the Bloodlines Series, and not liking it, I don’t think I can handle another book series by Richelle Mead…Especially since I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about Glittering Court. I won’t make the same mistake twice! But whatever, everyone has different taste, so I hope you will get to read this book and maybe it will be the book for you! 😀 My Top Ten Tuesday!

    • Adalyn

      Thank you! I haven’t read anything else by Mead, mainly because none of her books really seem all that interesting to me. I saw The Glittering Court at Target though and just had to pick it up, despite all the mixed reviews. It’s sooo gorgeous in person, and was a total cover buy! 😉