I am sure we are all guilty of it....buying books, because you just HAVE to read them and then said books sit on your shelf for years collecting dust. I am so very much guilty of this, so much so that I started a feature called Dust Off the Shelves a few years ago in an attempt to read all the books sitting sadly on my shelf (or virtual shelf!); however, I have only read a total of four of those books. I need to do better! Here are a few of the books that have been collecting dust on my shelf. Let me know if there are any I must read immediately!
1. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - I can't bring myself to read this book, yet I know I need to.
2. Soulless by Gail Carringer - Many people have recommended this series to me, but I am hesitant to read it for fear that I will add yet another fantasy series to my TBR pile. But a Victorian era Steampunk novel sounds brilliant, right?
3. Elizabeth Chadwick novels (The Greatest Knight, Shadows and Strongholds, The Scarlet Lion) - I hear I would love her historical novels and this year I vow to finally read one of them!
4. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty - A few years ago, I actually read the first few chapters of this book and loved it, but had my first son and then obviously got sidetracked. I would love to find the time to finish this!
5. Mariana by Susanna Kearsley - I read The Winter Sea and enjoyed it, so I would love to check out her other novels. This one sounds pretty great.
6. Sarah Dessen - I have read all of her novels except for Keeping the Moon and What Happened to Goodbye. I would love to find time to read these, especially Keeping the Moon, which I hear is great.
7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - I have heard great things about this novel and rushed out to buy it years ago, but have yet to pick it up despite some raving reviews.
8. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta - I read Jellicoe Road and enjoyed it (probably not as much as I thought I would though), and everyone says this book is a must read, especially if you enjoy YA fantasy.
9. Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty - Gosh, I love this series, but I am afraid to see how it all ends.
10. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier - This is one classic that I have been meaning to read for years. I love a good Gothic novel.
So, what books have been sitting on your shelves for years collecting dust? I recently blogged about how I want to take time to read more of these books in the future, so where should I start? This meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.