This week’s Top Ten Tuesday list with the Broke and Bookish is one that I really don’t get. It is a list of the top ten books you just had to buy, but still haven’t read. I am far too cheap (and poor student-ish) to buy many books that I don’t read right away. Thus, this is a short list.
- This Is Your Brain On Music by Daniel Levitin. I bought this on a Chapters date with my friend, H a few years ago and started it, but got distracted and never finished. To be honest, I think she was supposed to borrow it and never did either. I do want to pick it up again. I just haven’t yet.
- The Secret History on the War on Cancer by Devra Davis. This was $2 in a bargain bin at Chapters (again). I thought it sounded hypothetically interesting. I am not one for conspiracy theories and such, so I find it frustrating, but I want to finish it just to know what is out there or what other things that we don’t hear about might be happening. The thing is that it is big and thick and can be a bit dull. I am a few chapters in and now it lives in my nightstand… Where it has been for the last year and a half (seriously, it even survived a move).
- Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, Huckleberry Finn and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain. Actually, I didn’t buy these, but I did really want them and got them for Christmas. And they haven’t been in the house that long. But, to be honest, I haven’t gotten around to reading them (partly because Patrick has been holding them captive.
- Radiation Oncology: A Question Based Review by Hristov and friends. I bought this with my textbook fund back in the early fall/late summer. It arrived a week or two before I went off-service. As a result, I have not had the time nor real need to pick it up.
That is about it for my list of shame. Sure there are a few other books on our shelves that have gone unread, but they are ones that Patrick got that I want to read too, so I am pretty sure they don’t count. Plus, even if I did include them I still wouldn’t get to ten.
Are you a person who buys books and doesn’t read them or are you stingy like me? What are some of your had to have but have yet to be read books?