Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme is the Top Ten Books on my TBR shelf. I'm one of those people who can't leave a bookstore without a book...even though I have a bajillion waiting at home on my TBR shelves. I'm a weirdo and have my books on various shelves throughout my house based on which member of our family originally purchased them, genre and the gleaming glass cabinet where my favorites are on display as if they were expensive jewelry in a Tiffany's store. My home office/media room, however, houses my TBR shelves (notice that I didn't say "shelf"...Oy.) I feel guilty just by walking in there and browsing those shelves. In order to complete this list, I had to actually go in there and scan those shelves. I started to count them and tell you how many there are...but then I changed my mind :/
I did pull these 10 down and set them right in front of my computer screen...so they can yell at me on a daily basis over the holidays..."Read me! Read me! You know you want to!! Just sit down and read me!!!"
I'll let you know how that goes.
Middlesex - I bought this one for my classroom library in my old office building even though I'd never read anything by Eugendies. Especially now that his new book is out, I'm anxious to spend some time with his other novels...
Little Bee - my dissertation chair gave me this book...we were both working on some special projects at our State Dept. of Ed. and she finished it while we were there. I love to read books that I can talk about with other people.
Julie and Julia - I refuse to see this movie until I read the book...and I'd really like to see the movie :/ But, it's against the law. So there.
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress - I've always been fascinated by the Amish and in the last few years have grown quite fond of coming home/reinvention types of women's fiction. Why in the world I've been able to resist this one so long, I do not know.
Half Broke Horses - I've wanted to read this one since I finished The Glass Castle. If this one is half as good as the first one, I'll be in good company.
Reading Lolita in Tehran - another oldie that I've been interested in since it was first published...
The Book Thief - bloggers everywhere rave about this one...and it sounds so right up my alley...so why have I not read it yet.
Speak - I'm in a YA slump right now...and I bet this one would pull me out of it...my hesitation here is the subject matter. I have 3 daughters and I don't let go of deep deep issues very easily...especially if they hit too close to home.
The Thirteenth Tale - another one I'm constantly reading recommendations about...I've meant to read this for 2 Halloweens now...and still haven't
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - ok, how old is this one?? I haven't seen this movie either. I told you; it's against the law to watch a movie based on a book if you haven't read the book yet. Doesn't everyone know that???