Hi guys, welcome! Today I am here with a Top 5 Saturday post. This week’s topic is Owned Books. So, I thought I will take this golden opportunity and introduce you people to my shame pile a.k.a Unread Books that have been on my shelf for more than a year.
Top 5 Saturday is a weekly meme/feature hosted by Mandy@Devouring Books. For this you have to make a list of 5 books in response to a given topic.
- Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
- Tag the original post (This one!)
- Tag 5 people
Now, let’s begin.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (3 years)
Please don’t unfollow me. Please, I beg you, please, I can explain. I already know what happens in the end. You know, I hadn’t even seen the movie just because I wanted to enoy the book first, but then also I got spoiled! There was this movies list, I don’t even remember what the topic was, they just went ahead and spoiled the ending for everyone who read that damn list and thing is they didn’t even warn us about the spoilers. Hate it when this happens, I hate it when people spoil my most anticipated reads…. ugh….. Even though I know what is going to happen, I still do want to read Gone Girl, just for the experience, that is why it is still on my shelf, but the point is whenever I feel like picking this book up I keep thinking that if I already know what is going to happen then what is the use of reading it.
Now I know everyone has unfollowed me. Okay, for this one I truly have a legitimate reason. The copy I own is full of errors. Like not only his becoming has kind of errors, but at times whole sentences are missing. I think I managed to read one short story from this book, while simultaneously consulting a pdf of the same. But no thanks, there is no way I can to that with full length novels.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (5 years)
Okay, for this one also I have a legitimate reason, sort of. I have already seen the movie! But wait, here goes the legitimate reason out of the window: I bought the book after I watched the movie. Yup, because I loved the movie so much, I wanted to read the complete story. So, I ended up buying the book. I got the book because of the movie, and now I don’t want to read it because of the movie as I already know the story. Aren’t I the queen of contradictions. *facepalm*. I do still plan to read it though, but when I don’t know yet. Someone, please yell at me!!!
The Last Battle by C.S Lewis (7 years)
I guess I should close my blog now. I am very sure I have no more followers left.
I have really no reason why I haven’t read this book yet. I really enjoyed The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, after that I also read The Horse and His boy, which I also enjoyed, but after that I never read any of the other books of Narnia. I don’t know why. All of the other books except for this one and The Horse and The Boy were available in my school library, that is why I only own these two. Good thing though I didn’t buy other ones, or else they would have also sat on my shelf, unread, gathering dust.
The Testament by John Grisham (1.5 years)
This is the most recent book on my Shame Pile. I seriously don’t have any reason for why I haven’t read this book. I seriously don’t. I love John Grisham’s work and it is a thriller and it is not even very long, everything I love in a book, still this book has been sitting on my shelf unread, collecting dust for 1.5 years now. Someone please, shout at me. Please, I request you people.
Anyone who likes making book lists.
What are the books on your Shame Pile?