Top Ten Tuesday – March 19, 2013: Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy But Are Still Sitting on My Shelf


It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish!


Surprisingly I’ve only come up with eight books for this topic. I guess that actually makes me feel a bit better about the amount of books on my bookshelf. It doesn’t really help MUCH that I still have plenty of books that I won/was gifted/bought with less urgency that are all still sitting on my shelves keeping these books company… Sigh.


Daughter of Smoke and Bone
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
The Lost Girl
What’s Left of Me
Every Day

My sad little neglected books… Don’t worry, I’ll get to you soon!!


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24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – March 19, 2013: Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy But Are Still Sitting on My Shelf

  1. Amy @ Tripping Over Books

    BRITTANY. Daughter of Smoke and Bone. PLEEEAAASSEEE!!! Read it soon. It’s so gorgeous and lovely and I think you’d really enjoy it.
    I just read Unearthly myself and it was really good, too. Like, good enough that I read it on my kindle, then bought all three books in print before I finished it. Oops!
    I’ve got the audio of Every Day on my iPod right now! I had an ARC from BEA last year but never read it, so I’m going to give the audio a go. I’ve heard great things!!!
    I hope you get to all these books soon! (But, you know, DoSaB first, maybe??):-)

  2. Elisa

    You are so good! I have so many from years ago I can’t even remember. I have started the unearthing process which makes my room a complete mess for days.
    Good luck getting to your yummy looking books soon. 🙂

    1. Brittany Post author

      Haha those are the only ones I HAD to buy – I still have scads and scads of books on my shelves waiting to be read 🙂
      thanks for stopping by!!!

  3. Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

    I totally forgot Daughter of Smoke and Bone! And Unearthly. And The Lost Girl. And What’s Left of Me. Bah! So many books to read! I wish I had more free time! Hehe. I hope you enjoy these! I’m so jealous you only have 8. I probably have a few hundred. 😛

    1. Brittany Post author

      Haha oh no, I hear ya! These were just the ones I HAD to buy. I still have shelves full of books that I didn’t buy with as much urgency 🙂

  4. Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook

    I’ve read two of these books – Unearthly (which I liked) and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (which I really didn’t like). I’m glad that I’m not the only one who hasn’t read Daughter of Smoke and Bone 🙂

  5. Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea

    I could have included Mara Dyer and Defiance on my list, they were two books I was so excited about when I first bought them, but I still haven’t read them! What’s Left of Me was a really good read, a little different but really absorbing. Well done on only having eight books too…I had way too many for me to choose, which is a slightly depressing fact, but also quite motivating as well! 🙂

  6. Katie S

    There are some good ones there! The Unearthly Series is a quick read (plus all three books are now out so no waiting). The final Mara Dyer book is one of my most wanted of 2013. Daughter of Smoke and Bones is a great fantasy read. I was surprised that the books I’ve boughten myself and haven’t read contain only Game of Thrones and Seraphina. I guess I just keep putting off reading my books about dragons.

  7. elena

    Unearthly was a lot better than I was expecting it to be and I’m not a paranormal fan at all. Laini Taylor’s writing is gorgeous and I hope you’ll like it.

  8. Judith

    The Lost Girl has been sitting on my shelf for a loooong time. Well, it was actually on my Fall TBR list, and then… I never read it. I don’t even know what happened there. I do know that you have to read Mara Dyer, if only because it’s so very unique. (And creepy. And I loved it a lot!) And What’s Left of Me is actually one of the books that got me into blogging. Well, not really obviously, but it was a book that I have been eyeing ever since I started my blog and one that made me realize that there are so many books out there, so many I hadn’t heard of before blogging. But have I read it? Nope.

    1. Brittany Post author

      Haha maybe we can read them together! I always feel like I need a little extra push when it comes to books that have already been released and then sit on my shelves. With ARCs and such the release date is always a push for me to get to it but once a book is out? Then I don’t feel the drive to pick it up as much.
      I really do want to read The Lost Girl and What’s Left of Me! I’ve heard so many good things about both but… somehow I still haven’t had the motivation/time to pick them up! Sigh.

  9. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)

    Yeah, I was glad the question specified that it had to be books we’d purchased. I’d be in trouble if I had to talk about all the review books that are sitting, neglected, on my shelf. Phew! Dodged a bullet there …

    1. Brittany Post author

      Haha! SAAAAAME here! That picture would have been practically my entire book case…… And another one full of paperback mysteries that I haven’t gotten to. OOPS.
      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  10. Amy

    Daughter of Smoke and Bone is so GOOD! I think I’m going to do a reread of it soon because I’ve been dying to pick up the second in the series. Kudos on only having eight books. My THREE HUGE SHELVES of unread books, bow to you.

    1. Brittany Post author

      I know, I really need to read it!!!!
      Oh, I actually have three shelves as well haha – These were just the ones I bought that fit the TTT category of “dying to read but still haven’t read”. Sadly my TBR shelves are much bigger than eight books. Sigh!
      Thanks for stopping by my TTT!!!! Always appreciated 🙂

    1. Brittany Post author

      I know! And how long have I been saying I’m gonna read Mara Dyer next? Ugh. SOON! I hope 🙂

  11. Kristina

    Yeah I’m going to need you to have a mini read along w me for Smoke and Bone so I can have motivation. I need to start Unearthly too. Great list!

  12. Savindi @ The Streetlight Reader

    I’ve heard really great things about Daughter of Smoke & Bone! I hope you enjoy it when you read it :). Ohhh I really liked Every Day. But then again I’m biased because I adore David Levithan. Hope you enjoy it and I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts if you decide to review it!

    Enjoy all of your books!

    1. Brittany Post author

      I MAY not get to Every Day until JUNE (I know, right?) because we’re reading it for book club. I might just hold off until it’s time for book club so I don’t have to refresh later 🙂
      I really need to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone too….Sigh. Someday!
      Thanks for stopping by!!! 🙂

  13. bookrockbetty

    You’ve got some good ones on this list!! I haven’t bought Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but I’m dying to read it. Unearthly you just gotta get to asap. Are you a team kinda girl?? If yes, I NEED TO KNOW. Christian or Tucker. Better be Christian. 😉 Mara Dyer is in my near future as well. I hear we are missing out on some Noah Shaw. hahaha

    1. Brittany Post author

      I’m not usually a team kinda girl, but it sounds like I might be for Unearthly!! I really do want to read that one like SOON with all of the love I see from other bloggers 😀
      I hear Noah is really something! that’s another one I see people fangirling over. Must get to them soon!

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