The Books on My Shelves That I've Yet to Read

Admit it. If you're a fan of books, you probably buy books everywhere you go. Over the years, they've sat on your bookshelves ...

Admit it. If you're a fan of books, you probably buy books everywhere you go. Over the years, they've sat on your bookshelves collecting dust and not getting read. You bought them because they sounded intriguing, the covers were pretty, they were only a quarter! But let's face it, you're going to need to read them sooner or later. Am I just like you in this sense? Of course I am. Hence the following list of books I've bought (mostly for nickels and dimes at yard sales and thrift stores), but haven't yet read.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
About a Boy by Nick Hornby
Astray by Emma Donoghue
Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl by Marguerite Sechehaye
Blood and Gold by Anne Rice
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
Carrie by Stephen King
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Claire Dewitt and the Bohemian Highway by Sara Gran
Crime of Privilege by Walter Walker
Dark Delicacies edited by Del Howison and Jeff Gelb
Daughter's Keeper by Ayelet Waldman
Dead But Not Forgotten edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner
Dead Set by Richard Kadrey
Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther
Dolores by Jacqueline Susann
Five Days by Douglas Kennedy
Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
Fury by Koren Zailckas
Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
Lifetime by Liza Markland
Mass Murder in Houston by John Gurwell
Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas
Negative Space by Zoe Strachan
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Paper Towns by John Green
Pearl Harbor Ghosts by Thurston Clarke
Pieces: A Collection of New Voices edited by Stephen Chbosky
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
Seriously Funny a collection of poems by various authors
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
Smashed by Koren Zailckas
Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
Tell All by Chuck Palahniuk
The Amityville Horror by Prentice Hall
The Assistants by Robin Lynn Williams
The Blood Veil by Rick Moody
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
The Dark Half by Stephen King
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
The Divine Comedy 1: Hell by Dante
The Fields by Kevin Maher
The Gates by John Connolly
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Heart of the World by Nik Cohn
The International Gooseberry by Ben Hatch
The Mouse The Roared by Leonard Wibberley
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Stand by Stephen King
Thriller edited by James Patterson
Turn Around Bright Eyes by Rob Sheffield
Ungodly by Ted Dracos
What to Keep by Rachel Cline
When My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon by Frances Park
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Woodstock Nation by Abbie Hoffman

What books are on your shelves waiting patiently to be picked up?


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  1. Bossypants is amazing! You will love it!

    1. It's in my stack to read soon-ish because it will check off one of my reading challenge books. I can't wait to read it. I love Tina Fey!

  2. Bossypants is on my list too, not my shelf because I usually read on my iPad, but it's on the list!

  3. I have read Wicked 4 or 5 times, that is one of my favorites. I have Lolita sitting on my shelf now for months, I just never get to that one for some reason.

    1. Well, I hope you'll eventually read it! My goal is to read all of these within the next 3 years (see my 101 in 1001 list).
      I know I will love Wicked. I just never got around to reading it.

  4. You definitely have some great ones, and many options, to choose from! Carl Hiaasen and Stephen King are two authors I'd like to attempt to read this year at some point.

    1. More than 6 months later, and I've only read 5 of these. Lol. Stephen King always gives a lengthy book, but he's a favorite!