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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday - Top 10 books from the shelf of Misfit Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme from the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's theme is Top 10 books from the shelf of Misfit Books; the books we just had to have, but either never got to or through.
Are you kidding me? This week's theme is my life story!! I'm all about things I've bought and never used or opened, movies I've bought and never watched and books I've bought and never read or never finished. I have hundreds of unread books stashed all over the house, so this was really tough. However, I am absolutely all about out of sight, out of mind, so to compile my list I only went as far as the books stacked in my bedroom and my niece's room.
So here you have no particular order. These are some of the top books I just had to have...immediately.. and still they sit.
  1. Tiger’s Destiny by Colleen Houck - This is the last book in the series. I tried to get the arc at BEA, but they were all out. I whined about it all summer as my friend Terri over at Alexia's Books and Such can attest to. The book came out in September the same week as Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh which I read immediately and then went on vacation. I have tried to get into this book two or three times, but have not been able to get past the second chapter yet.
  2. Destined by Aprilynne Pike - This one is also the last book in the series. I could not wait to get my hands on it which I did do, and then I put it right on the shelf. I got caught up reading something else, the Storage Wars, vacation, Hurricane Sandy, there was a terrible flood! It wasn't my fault!!!
  3. American Gods by Neil Gaiman - Well, I'm just ashamed about this one. I got this book the day it came out. I had not planned to purchase it at the book store as I buy hard covers discounted on line, but the book dump was sporting a nice autographed copy. It sits on my shelf. I did pick up the mass market paperback for vacation one year and couldn't focus. I think I was just too tired after walking all day. And now, 2012 was the 10th Anniversary of the publication of the book and I picked a copy of the annotated edition. So the question I beg is just how many copies of American Gods does one need?
  4. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - Well, I really should add the entire series. I got about half way through and got sidetracked. Never got back to it. I also just recently picked up the manga which I also haven't read and now the movie is out which I also haven't seen. It's near t6he top of my TBR pile, though. So, soon.
  5. My Scorching Summer Diary by Kelly Ann by Liz Rettig - This one I had to sweat from the UK. It wasn't realized in the US, but I think now I would be able to get a Kindle download. I love all the Kelly Ann diaries and couldn't wait to get this one. The timing was off on this one as well and while I believe I did try to start it, I didn't get very far. It's reminiscent of the Georgia Nicolson books by Louise Rennison or the Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot.
  6. Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout - It was while I was waiting for this book to come out that I started reading the Covenant series. Since I have all but Apollyon in the Covenant series, I just couldn't put those books down and now three months have gone by. Since I started reading the Convenant series, though, I decided I actually like them better than the Luz series. Sorry Daemon.
  7. Iron Knight and everything newer by Julie Kagawa - I have been all gung ho for this series, but have not read any of the books starting with Iron Knight. Now they're just piling up.
  8. Everneath by Ashton Brodi - This one I pre-ordered because the book cover was so beautiful and I liked the synopsis. Still I put baby in the corner. Now, though, I picked up the Kindle book when it was a Kindle deal of the day, so I take it with me everywhere I go. I am much more likely to get to it that way.
  9. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand - I loved Unearthly!! Hallowed came out not too long after I finished reading Unearthly, but I decided I wanted to take a break and read something else. And now I have book three as well.  
  10. Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare - I ordered Clockwork Prince first, because it was a new series and I could start from the beginning. I tried to get started reading it, but was a little lost and then I found out it was the prequel to the Mortal Instruments. So, I picked that up in a box set. I didn't start reading that until this fall and it was another series I couldn't put down. As I have two lore books to read in the Mortal Instruments series, it will still be a bit before I get to the Infernal Devices. And I have the manga which I also haven't read.
I think that is 10 which means I am out of here.


  1. I didn't really like Everneath, but I hope you find something you like in it when you do get to it. LOL. ;)

    1. We'll see. I hope so. Like I said, the cover really called to me. I just hope what's in between doesn't disappoint me.

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    1. I lean towards the fantastical in the books I read. Now, had I been sitting in the library, it would have been an entire different list. Still a fantasy bent, but a different set of books. It would have included Charles Delint, Terry Brooks, Diana Gabaldon, Patricia McKillip, Raymond Feist and some others.