Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I Had to Buy the Book...But Why Haven't I Read It?

 The Broke and the Bookish sponsors this weekly Meme.

I love books and have more books than I'll ever have time to read. When I started looking through my books I realized I've got a lot of books I really want to read, but some of them have sat for years waiting for me.Why is that?

I've thought about that and I think one reason is that I like to savor things. I nibble and save things instead of gobbling them up and I do this with books, too. But I think it's time to enjoy my books.

1. Killing Rocks by DD Barant--I read the first book in this series--Dying Bites--and thought it was great. Then I bought Killing Rocks in 2011 thinking it was book 2 when it was book 3! Now there are six books in the series!

2. Trial By Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes--I read the first book Raised by Wolves and really liked it; bought Trial By Fire in 2011 when it was published. It's a trilogy and the final book and a short story have been published! Time to start reading.
3. The Girl with the Cat Tattoo by Teresa Weir--I bought this book in June 2012 (on sale) after I read a great review of it. It was on several bloggers best of 2012 lists, but still haven't even started it. I love the cover, too.

4. I searched and searched in used bookstores over the years and found some of Robin McKinley's older books (Deerskin, Dragonhaven, The Blue Sword, The Door in the Hedge, The Hero and the Crown, and The Outlaws of Sherwood, for example), but still haven't read them.

5. Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti. Bought in 2008, great cover, exciting premise...still unread.

6. Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. I bought this book several years ago. I've read so many great things about Terry Pratchett's books and I haven't read any of them.

7. Sharing Knife series by Lois McMaster Bujold--I love the Miles Vorkosigan books (and still have more of them to read much to my delight). I'm sure I'll love the Sharing Knife series, too, and even bought all the books, but haven't started them yet.

8. Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong--I bought, read and loved Bitten when it first came out in 2001. I think it might have been my first werewolf book! Then I bought five more books in the series, but I haven't read any of them. I've stopped buying this series until I read what I already have.

9. Tears of Pearl (Lady Emily Mysteries, Book 4) by Tasha Alexander. I love the first three books in this series and now there are seven books in the series. Time to start again, I think.

10. Curtain by Agatha Christie. I read almost all of Agatha Christie's books when I was a teenager. Hercule Poirot was always my favorite character. This is the last book published by Agatha Christie during her lifetime...tells of Hercule Poirot's last case and his death. I just haven't ever been able to read it. She actually wrote it during WWII and kept in a vault until she realized she couldn't write anymore. It was published in 1975. She died on January 12, 1976 at the age of 85 and I have had this book for years and not read it. I don't like endings.

What about you? Do you have books you had to buy, but you haven't read them? Or maybe you don't have exciting unread books...maybe you read your books when you buy them...tell me about that, too!


  1. I haven't read any of these -- in fact, I haven't even HEARD of a lot of them! But, they do sound fun. I hope you get a chance to read them all :)

  2. It's always so interesting what others are thinking of reading compared to what I'm wanting to read. It's a great way to find new books to read (as though I need to do that) lol

  3. I'm making my way through Christie's books as well and love them, great reads! Happy reading!

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  4. Yes, Christie's books are so much fun to read.

  5. I went through a phase where I read a ton of Agatha Christie books - I love Poirot too, I actually named one of my cats Poirot! :D I can't remember if I've read Curtain or not, since they all sort of blended together in my mind. I don't think I have though, I think I'd remember Poirot passing away :( I don't think I'd have been eager to read that one either.

    The Girl with the Cat Tattoo looks really fun! It's funny, my friend just pointed that book out to me the other day. I love the cover too :D

    I hope you enjoy the books when you read them!

  6. Yes, The Girl with the Cat Tattoo looks like so much fun and I've heard people say how good it is. I'm going to move it up in TBR queue! Thanks for your comment.

  7. Ooh, I read the Outlaws of Sherwood a long time ago and it was really good! You should read that one next.

  8. Unfortunately, it's still in a box from our move so I don't know exactly where it is!