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Meme: Top Ten Tuesdays

Posted 2 March, 2011 by Lianne in Meme / 1 Comment

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme 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’s topic: Top Ten Books I Just HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf

Haha, yes, the following are more or less the books I’ve bought from last year that I’ve been meaning to get around to reading but haven’t yet for whatever reason (mainly I’ve been so busy with school that I am just not in the mood for such “heavy” books). Well, here we go…

01. Charles Dickens’s Bleak House — Been meaning to get around to reading it especially after having seen the miniseries but I haven’t. Been telling myself that this is my annual Dickens book to read for 2011, lol

02. Irene Nemirovsky’s Suite Francaise — Been hearing good things about this book so I picked it up when I was at a used bookstore for a very good price (and in hardback too!). Alas, haven’t read it yet; I think part of the reason is because it’s set in WW2 and you kind of have to be in the mood to read a book that’s taking place in a Nazi-occupied country

03. Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov — Been meaning to read this for a while now (Dostoevsky’s pretty awesome) but you really need to be in the mood to read Russian classical literature (and this is coming from a Russianist, LOL)

04. Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina — Been meaning to read this for a very long time now, especially after having read War and Peace a few years ago. So I bought a relatively cheap copy in hopes of persuading myself to read it but I haven’t opened the book since *blushes*

05. Paul Lima’s How To Write a Non-Fiction Book in 60 Days — I actually won this book last year but haven’t read it yet. Oops *blushes again*

06. Wm. Paul Young’s The Shack — Okay, this book hasn’t been sitting on my shelf as long as the others above but considering its length, it’s surprising that I haven’t picked it up yet. Been saving it for the right moment, really.

07. Italo Calvino’s Se una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore — I’ve only gotten it somewhat recently but I have been eyeing this book for a long time now and I bought it before it disappears again on the internet somewhere (should’ve bought it when I was still in Italy regardless of my luggage issues). God knows when I’ll be reading it though.

08. St. Augustine’s Confessions — Another one of those “gotta have it but dunno when I’m going to read it” issues. We actually have a copy of this at home but I wasn’t very cool with the translation so I bought an Oxford edition

09. St. Thomas Aquinas’s Selected Writings — Same as above (minus the translation issue)

10. Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Idiot — I saw it for a good price at the bookstore but again, dunno when I’m going to get around to it. I should read The Brothers Karamazov since it’s been on my shelf longer…hmm…