Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
This week: Top 10 books that have been on my shelf for the longest but I've never read.
I have a shameful habit of buying books every time I venture into town, even though there are dozens sitting on my shelf. At the rate I'm going I'll never be able to catch up! The worst culprit though, is the bi-annual Bookfest held in Brisbane. The Brisbane Convention Centre is filled to capacity with books of all shapes and sizes for extremely low, low, low prices. I'd be lying if I told you I ever walked out of there with any less than 10 books, many of which are bought due to their enticing price tag and the beautiful hard covers that have aged over countless decades. Typically I snap up the classic books I tell myself I will get around to one day, or the best-sellers that I can't bring myself to pay full retail for. I don't feel too bad though, since I rarely spend much more than $30-$40 AND it goes to charity! So in honour of this fantastic literary temptation I'm going to list ten books I've bought there yet have never read (so far).
1. A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe
2. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
4. Rabbit Redux by John Updike
5.Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
6. A Burnt Out Case by Graham Greene
7. Ulysses by James Joyce
8. 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
9. The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
10. The High Window by Raymond Chandler
At the very least a few of these should be read before the year is out thanks to the challenge created by Gabe specifically for this problem so many of us bibliophiles have! How about all of you? Which books on your shelves are gathering dust, and when do you think you'll manage to get around to them?