Wednesday, March 15, 2017

#ShelfLove Quarterly Topic (March): Oldest Unread Books on My Shelf aka The Bookshelf of Shame


For the second year in a row, I'm taking part in the #ShelfLove Challenge. 
The focus is on reading the books you already own - and I'm all about that!


The discussion topic for this quarter: 
What are the top books (unread) on your shelf 
that have been there the longest?

Don't you just cringe reading that? Being forced to think about some of the books that have been lingering on your bookshelves for ages. Are we all hanging our heads in shame? Well it's time to 'fess up and share those books that are unread (but not unloved!) and just patiently waiting for their turn.

Note: These are all books that are physically on my shelves, not just on my TBR. All dates gathered from when I added the book to my GoodReads To-Read shelf.



ON MY SHELF SINCE 2014

ON MY SHELF SINCE 2013

ON MY SHELF SINCE 2012

ON MY SHELF SINCE 2011

ON MY SHELF SINCE 2010
My #ShelfLove Challenge Progress:



What unread book has been 
on your bookshelf the longest?

25 comments:

  1. You've got some gems on your list! Go read Cinder!

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    1. I know, I know! Cinder needs to happen soon!

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  2. Honestly, I have no idea. I just know that I will always have something to read. I don't think I'll ever get through them all. Good problem to have! :D

    Btw, I do recommend Angelfall, Sea of Tranquility and Winner's Curse.... just sayin'... :D

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    1. LOL Just sayin', huh? :) Yeah, I know... I have so many awesome books waiting for me.
      But like you said, it's a good problem to have!

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  3. I've seen Cinder before and I'm sure it's on my GR TBR list. But seriously, I can't even begin to name which book has been on my shelf the longest lol. ~Aleen

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    1. At least we know we'll never run out of books to read, Aleen! LOL

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  4. Oh gosh, I don't even know. I'm sure I have physical books from even earlier than that! LOL

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    1. Yeah, I'm sure I do, too, Lauren - but it was getting ridiculous so I quit at 2010. LOL

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  5. Tanya, you need to read "Making Faces", "The Edge of Never", and "The Sea of Tranquility. Those are AMAZING. My favorites. Trust me, you're gonna love them. :)

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    1. I know, I know... *sigh* I can't believe how long I've let these linger of my shelves! Making Faces will be happening SOON. I've kind of already put it on my (mental) TBR list for April. I'm so excited for that one (and for The Edge of Never and The Sea of Tranquility!).

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  6. I request that you read The Winner Curse, Angelfall, and Anna and the French Kiss yesterday. Especially Anna, it's full of such happiness and joy!

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    1. I'm thinking I'm going to save Anna for vacation. It just seems like a fun, light story that will be perfect for poolside reading. :)

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  7. Okay so: you need to read Vampire Academy asap! Don't get deterred by the name. "Vampire Academy" sounds a bit cheesy but the series is ridiculously good, especially if you can get to book two where it really takes off. My Life Next Door is also a spectacular contemporary.

    The Edge of Never and Cinder have been on my shelf for years too... I'm not sure when I will get to them either.

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    1. I can't believe I haven't read VA yet, Lauren! I even own the box set! I am so determined to start picking up these books this year. They've been lingering for way too long.

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  8. I have to do this topic still!! You have some really old books left unread lady!! Making Faces, Bright Side, My Life Next Store, Anna, and Sea of Tranquility are all great!!

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    1. I know, I know! I swear, this post reads like a blogger hall of shame. LOL

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  9. Ahh so excited to read your reviews for them. Please, read them as soon as possible. I can still remember all the emotions I was having. Loved them so much. :-D

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    1. No telling when reviews for these will happen since they've all been sitting unread on my shelves for years. LOL But at least writing this post was a reminder to me about all the books I still want to read! :)

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  10. I have most of these on my shelf forever too plus some. I add anything that I find interesting on my TBR so it's ever growing :D

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    1. I actually went thru my GoodReads TBR about a year ago and started slashing like crazy. Anything that I was still super excited about reading got deleted. It was a great feeling! LOL

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  11. I love this post! Just this year I read Burying Water. And last year (I think) Cinder. The Edge of Never has also been on my list for a LONG time. Have a good week! Lauren - Obsessive Book Nerd

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    1. I can't believe I haven't read Burying Water yet! I read all 5 books in Tucker's Ten Tiny Breaths series and loved them so I don't know what I'm waiting for.

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  12. LOL Wasn't this a fun topic?!? Just to make you feel better, I have a few of the same books on my shelves - both physical and digital. Brightside, Cinder, Sea of Tranquility, and The Edge of Never are all on my physical shelves. And then I have almost every other one on my digital shelves. LOL
    I *HAVE* read a few though so I'm going to subtly suggest you read a few...
    Perfect Chemistry!!!
    Angelfall!!!
    Vampire Academy!!!!!
    Ten Reasons Why!!!!!!!! <-- I think this one should be required reading for teens

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    1. Thirteen Reasons Why.... *sigh* My brain knew what it was typing but my fingers weren't listening ;)

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    2. Here's what's ridiculous - with a few of these, I am *crazy* excited to read them but keep putting them off. Specifically, The Edhe of Never, The Sea of Tranquility and Bright Side. What am I waiting for? Gah!

      I'm not even sure I want to read Angelfall anymore (ducks and runs) but I'm still excited for Vampire Academy and Perfect Chemistry!

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