Top Ten Books I Just HAD to Buy...but are STILL Sitting on my Bookshelf

I saw this meme in my blog feed and it made me laugh. I am SO a victim to this. I really, really want to read all of these, so this is a great reminder not to forget about them.


Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan: I got an amazing signed copy in a Bavarian theme village! You could've cut the excitement with a knife, but I still haven't gotten around to reading it. 

The Crow by Alison Croggon: I think I've been reluctant to start this because the books in the Pellinor series are really time-consuming. They are wonderfully rich and deep and, as such, require a lot of time and attention. I really adore this series, though, so I've got to read it. 

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly: This book comes so highly recommended, and the premise is right up my alley. Another Jennifer Donnelly book, A Northern Light, is one of my favorites ever. I just need to read it already!

The Red Pyramid by Ricky Riordan: I've talked about my love of Rick Riordan and the crazy-amazing mythical words he creates, so it's cray-zay that I haven't read this one yet. The prospect of hearing his take on Egyptian gods is incredible. 

The Maze Runner by James Dashner: Cool premise, heard great things, just haven't gotten to it yet. I think there's a special chemical that gets released into the brain (some kind of endorphin?) when you buy a new book. Wait a week and the chemical's gone, and the book gathers dust. Such a sad cycle!

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest: A while back, I made a concerted effort to focus my attention on reading more steampunk, because it's just so cool. I picked this book up in that haul, and haven't touched it since. 

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl: I saw this one all over the internet and, I'll admit, I was influenced to buy it based on the amazing cover. It called to me! 

StarCrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce: GAH! Why haven't I read this?! I absolutely adored A Curse Dark as Gold and I love absolutely everything about StarCrossed: the description, the cover, the author. I think I've been subconsciously saving this one for when I need a guaranteed good read.

A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner: I think this is another one I've been hoarding because I don't want to finish the series. I love the characters in this series so much, and maybe I'm a little afraid something might happen to them if I keep reading. Please don't kill anyone, Ms. Turner!

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow: From what I've heard, this book is a future-favorite.