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:
- 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…..
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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…..
- 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.
- 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!)
- 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….