Top Ten Tuesday: Books that I had to buy, but are sitting on my shelves

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Hi Everyone! 

Just stopping by with another Top Ten Tuesday!  This week's topic is Top Ten Tuesday is at your own discretion to go back and pick a topic you missed. I am so excited to bring you my list because these books deserve some love. The topic I chose as my rewind topic is Books I had to BUY, but have been sitting on my shelves. This is very near and dear to my heart right now because I have been trying to take a serious inventory of the books I have and what I have yet to read.  

I am hoping that this will help me to figure out how to balance the books I get for review, ones I get from the library, and the ones I own. I am doing a couple of challenges that focus on getting your TBR lists down, but I feel like to some extent that has been slow moving for me.

Without further is my list....

I know that I will likely love this book and when I saw it, I just had to pick it up. It's recommended for those in education.

I have heard such great things about this book. When I had a chance to win it, I couldn't resist and then when I did, I was super excited. Yet, here it still sits.

3) Off Centered Leadership
The book by Dog Fish Head's owner. I preordered it but then Barnes and Noble shipped my books only when they were all available instead of when it came out and now some of my spark for this one went down.

Same situation with Barnes and Noble above. I loved Eat Pray Love. Not sure why I haven't read this one yet.

My mother in law gifted this book to me and it looks so cute! I am not sure why I haven't read it yet, but I know that I need to.

Cheyanne Young (author of this book) was wonderful and gave me a chance to read this book! I just have not had a chance to do it yet, but yet I am looking forward to it.

I got this one in a blogger swap I did a couple of months ago and it looks perfect. I just havent gotten to it yet!

Again another one that looks right up my alley and from the blogger swap. I am anxious to read this one because I love memoirs and this one looks awesome.

I read a set of eight of her books during #LoveAThon, but have yet to read them. They look like my kind of book, but I just havent gotten there yet.

I have heard wonderful things about Kristin Hannah, but have not read her books. A few people I know and trust for book recommendations have said wonderful things about this one, but I haven't read it yet.

Do you have a backlog of books? If so, how do you balance your lists of books?

Happy Reading!


  1. The Nightingale is sooo good!

    P.S. Your blog name is adorable!

    1. I have heard that! I really need to get to it. Thanks! :)

  2. I've got a lot of books that I bought still sitting on my shelf. IT really doesn't help that I come back from the library with a big stack of books every week!

    Stacy Renee @ Lazy Day Literature

    1. LOL, I totally hear you! I am the same exact way. :)

  3. I'm not on a schedule, I guess, so I get to books when I get to them. I didn't used to buy a lot of books mainly because I live in NYC and the public library system is fantastic but I often get a lot of books that I can't read in the time allotted. That's when I try to renew and renew and renew and when i can't, I just request it for the future.
    I'll get to them someday, I promise myself.
    These days, I am buying more books though because as a writer, I know how important it is to support authors so I'm only buying books I really enjoy.
    See my post here:
    I'm following you now. Hope you'll follow me too so we can chat about books some more.

    1. I think we are operating similarly :) I appreciate your insight. Thanks for the follow!!

  4. I read Eat Pray Love made me do it recently. I think I would have enjoyed it more had I been more into EPL.
    But I love that you also buy books and then don't read them straight away!

    1. I loved EPL so I am not sure what is taking me so long! :) Soon. I will get to it! :) Thanks for stopping by.

  5. One day, I'll have to try The Nightingale. :)

    Check out my TTT.

    1. I have heard great things! :) I am looking forward to giving it a try! :)