Top Ten Tuesday, March 1, 2011



Top Ten Books I Just HAD to Buy…But Are Still Sitting on My Bookshelf (You know you have those..:P )

Oh yes, I do have those! I even have 10 of them! When I originally saw this topic, I doubted that I even had 10. I got up to 8 and then realized that there were two others on a different shelf 🙂 So without further ado, here’s my list:

In alphabetical order by author:

  1. Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989 by Michael R. Beschloss
         ~I was a history major in college and when I saw this book on sale at my local Borders (which has been gone from my location for two years now….) I snatched it up. Still unread two years later…..
  2. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi
         ~I am a true crime junkie. I have seen a lot of TV shows about the Manson murders. As I would consider this a “classic” in the true crime genre, I had to have it.
  3. Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo
         ~I heard about this book EVERYWHERE in the book blogosphere. I HAD to have it. I bought it. And it’s still unread.
  4. Killing Floor by Lee Child
         ~About a year ago I went nuts finding books that were part of new series that I was interested in trying. This one was actually really appealed to me and I had to have it. Well, I have it. Unread.
  5. Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power by Robert Dallek 
         ~History Major. Love anything in American History between 1950 and 1975. Had to have this book. Still unread.
  6. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
         ~The description of this book intrigued me so I tracked it down at the local used book store. Then I started seeing some slightly negative reviews on it in the blogosphere, so I never got to it. Now, it still is on my shelf, unread, a couple of years later.
  7. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
         ~I searched high and low for a good used copy everywhere I went for a long time (I didn’t want to order this book of PBS and get stuck with a possible tattered copy). I finally got fed up and bought it brand new (a rarity for me) – and I have yet to read it…..
  8. All the Pretty Dead Girls by John Manning
         ~Bought this one new at the bookstore that I mentioned going out of business up above. The description still intrigues me, I really need to read this book. It appealed to me enough to buy it new, I need to read it.
  9. Thicker Than Water by P.J. Parrish
         ~In 2007 I discovered P.J. Parrish and read the first three in the Lucas Kincaid. I had to have this book, and well, it’s been on my shelf since December of 2007. (I remember that because I actually bought the book on vacation in Florida!)
  10. The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
         ~A few years ago I went crazy trying to find this book everywhere. I finally ordered it off of Powells’ website because I just HAD TO HAVE IT! And yet, it’s still unread….
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2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday, March 1, 2011

  1. I really liked the Historian! I should also get to Henry VIII and The Bourne Identity, gah, so many books, so little time..

  2. Oh, Killing Floor is good! And The Historian! And The Bourne Identity! I have to admit that Bourne sat on my shelf for a couple of years before I read it, but it was good! I almost bought The Six Wives of Henry VIII when I was going through a Tudor phase, but I’m glad I didn’t because that phase has passed (I have at least four other books about the Tudors that are sending me ugly looks…). But you should definitely read Killing Floor. 🙂

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