Tuesday, November 15, 2011

... in books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by “The Broke and Bookish” and this weeks question is:

Top Ten Books That Have Been On My Shelf For The Longest But I've Never Read

I love buying books and from time to time a buy them more quickly than I read them. Due to the fact that I am reading both German and English books and I almost never leave a bookstore without buying myself a book I have a rather huge pile of books to be read.
So it wasn’t that difficult to find 10 books that lingered on my shelf for a long time which I haven’t read. They are in no order and definitely not the only ones but those who came to my mind first.

P.G. Wodehouse – Carry on, Jeeves

 Cecilia Ahern – Where rainbows end

Karen Joy Fowler – The case of the imaginary detective

 Delia Ephron – Hanging up

 Terry Pratchett – Sourcery 
(I love his books but I try not to read them one after the other because I want to save myself some for times I really need his crazy fantasy stories)

 Meg Cabot – Size 12 is not fat

 Arthur Golden – Memoirs of a Geisha

 Gerald Durell – My family and other animals

J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter (books 5-7)

Kate Fox – Watching the English

I know, I know, shame on me that I haven’t finished the Harry Potter series but honestly after the fourth book they became so violent. I stopped in the middle of the fifth book. I re-read the first three two times since then and I love them. So it is definitely not the series but just me hating violent children’s books (I don’t think that they really are children’s books but shops keep putting them in the kids section).

So that’s all from me today and I am looking forward reading you top ten lists!


  1. oh, memoirs of a geisha... yummy! loved it.

    and hello, karin, get on the harry potter train! ;)

  2. PG Wodehouse! I should really get to him in the new year. Thanks for reminding me :)

  3. Wodehouse is a gem! Pratchett, well, continue wit hthem in publication order - they're fabulous and get better as you go along! memoirs of a Geisha is good, but read Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki (the person on whom the character and story is very losely based) - it's WAAAAAYYYY better. ;)
    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post. :)

  4. The HP books definitely got darker as the series progressed, but the subject matter was always a little dark. I think in the first few it was just overshadowed by the excitement of becoming a wizard and learning quidditch.

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  5. I think the Harry Potter series may get a little violent and a bit more rough towards the end - but it still is a good read.