Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #49

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which features a variety of bookish top ten lists!

Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven't Read Yet

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown - I really enjoyed the movies so I want to read the books, I just haven't taken the time yet.

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley - A dear friend pushed this on me and I rushed out to buy it...but then I never read it. (it's HUGE)

Eragon by Christopher Paolini - I picked this one up after I started reading fantasy books but made the mistake of watching the movie first *shudder* I opted to wait until I forgot the atrocity but ended up forgetting about the book too!

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas - The 2002 film is one of my all-time favorite movies ever (the REAL Dumbledore is in it and everything!!) and despite really wanting to, I haven't read the original yet (again it's a beast of a book!)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - *hides*  Such a sci-fi classic and yet I remain woefully ignorant.  I seriously need to fix this soon, it's embarrassing.


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - This type of book used to be my bread and butter and I still think I'd appreciate it a great deal. I just need to get moving already!

1984 by George Orwell - A classic dystopian that I really want to read, even though the year 1984 has come and gone. This is one of those books that I feel like I need to read.

The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle - Hello classic fantasy featuring a UNICORN. Obviously, I need this book in my life pronto!

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong - I loved Armstrong's YA trilogy but I still haven't read her adult series, which is 13 books long. Sounds like an ideal binge read to me :)

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - And to round things off, another classic sci-fi whose absence in my repertoire makes me cringe. I need to fix that asap!

Have you read any of these^^? I'd love some feedback :)


  1. Oh you really should start the Kelley Armstrong series. I loved almost all the books in it and Bitten was one of my favorite. There are a ton though, I'm thinking 11 or 12. I still need to read The Hitchhiker's Book as well.

  2. Oh you really should start the Kelley Armstrong series. I loved almost all the books in it and Bitten was one of my favorite. There are a ton though, I'm thinking 11 or 12. I still need to read The Hitchhiker's Book as well.

  3. AHHH Eragon! I adore that series and I really think you will too! Ignore the movie.. gah so not even close... book is amazing. And The Mists of Avalon is fantastic! Also The Last Unicorn. So good and such a quick read.

  4. I hate to admit it but I started The Hitchhiker's Guide after hearing all the hype and I... was kinda bored. Is that awful? Everyone loves it! I don't know what my deal is. And Count of Monte Cristo- I liked that movie too. I just liked the whole look of it- the dungeon place, the party scenes. But the book is huge. Same w/ the Mists of Avalon- it's one of THOSE books that are supposed to be awesome but I've never read it.

  5. I read most of the books you listed here and enjoyed them! Lots of good memories (e.g. read 1984 whilst studying Soviet history, The Alchemist was gifted to me when I graduated from high school, The Mists of Avalon was one of my early ventures into a different kind of adult fantasy novel). Hope you enjoy all of these books when you get to them! :)

  6. I still need to read SOMETHING by Kelley Armstrong. I also want to read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!


  7. Eragon is also on my list this week...somehow I never got around to it when it was released. Hitchhiker's Guide is so good! I hope you love it!

  8. So awesome to sees many SFF considered classics or modern classics on here! I'm terrible at getting to those myself, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams for one has been on my TBR forever! Way way WAAAAY before I started blogging, lol!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  9. Ender's Game is SO SO GOOD!! YOU MUST TRY IT I BEG YOU!! I know tons of people won't read it because the author is awful about several issues, but like...the book is still awesome. Ignore the author hahah.
    And I did the same with Eragon. WORST mistake. How was that movie even allowed to exist...omg. So so bad.😂 I do want to read the book eventually though, even to at least say I have read it. Because dragons.

  10. I don't think I knew The Last Unicorn was a book, only a cartoon I absolutely LOVED when I was younger! Unicorns = WIN! Clearly I need to read the book!

  11. This would have been a great week for me to join into the Top 10 again. I am sure I could have found a ton of books to share! I read 1984 back in middle school I think, and Ender's Game I read my first few years of teaching when another teacher brought it to my attention.

  12. "but made the mistake of watching the movie first" This. I really need to go back and read Eragon as well, although I just sort of lack the motivation. A lot of these are on my TBR as well, hope we can get through them someday :D

  13. Dan Brown's books are incredible! I know it's cool to hate them, but I will read literally anything that man writes. Great list!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  14. I've had Angels and Demons, The Count of Monte Cristo, and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on my tbr for ages as well! Would you be interested in a buddy read at all? Maybe that would motivate me to actually get a start on one of them!

  15. Count of Monte Cristo is another that's been on my list for ages as well. I love that movie! Hitchhiker's Guide is hilarious and I remember enjoying Last Unicorn.
    This is a great list, Micheline! (And you can link anything to Harry Potter, can't you?)

  16. Oh god, I never even like to think about the Eragon film. One of the worst adaptations of all time, the book was definitely better but that isn't exactly hard with a film that bad haha

  17. I'm not familiar with most of these, except 1984 and Eragon! I watched Eragon the movie but never read the book. My sister LOVED the books, all of them.

    Books I've had on my shelf to read before I started blogging... ummm... The Night Circus up until RECENTLY, when I read it (yay!). I've actually been doing well recently, with reading books on my shelf that are unread! It's a goal of mine, since last year. =)

    Anyway! Great post, Micheline!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  18. I had to read 1984 back in high school, and appropriately enough, it was the first dystopian I ever read. I think I'd have a better appreciation for it now, having a much better grasp of the genre than I did back then, which was zero, lol!

  19. I haven't read any of these LOL! Though I have heard of most of them. I think The Last Unicorn is the one that I'd want to read the most.


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