TTT: Only the Lonely


Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Tuesday REWIND — go back and do a topic you missed over the years

It turns out, there is a lot to pick from this week. TTT has been going on since June 2010. (Wow!) So there are a lot of different topics to choose from. Let’s see…

At first I thought I would tackle the important topic of Fictional Crushes. But then I realized that my list would be made up entirely of vampires or British men (or a combo of the two). Plus a token shot of Benedict Cumberbatch, because let’s face it – I like to squeeze him in when I can. But really, I’ve tackled aspects of these already – see also #2 on Fantastical Book Inspirations!, or my reasons to love the UK.


So then I thought, what about creating my bookish family? But once you’ve added the Weasley family to the list, you really don’t need anyone else. At least, that’s all I need.


There were several other more generic TTT topics I explored, but then I realized they all basically boiled down to my TTT Time Travel 101 selections.

So I’m going with:

Books I Just Had to Buy and are Still Waiting (Sadly) on the Shelf for Me to Open Them and Read Them.


You can see how sad and lonely these books are.

Here we go. The list is sorted by author this week.

S. by J.J. Abrams – I actually got this as a Christmas gift, but I had really stressed that I wanted it, so it’s basically like I bought it. I love the premise of this book. It’s a story, but the main attraction are the notes throughout the book made by readers Jennifer and Eric. I started it, but found at that point I didn’t have the time to invest into the story that it needed. I will get back to it one day!

Inferno by Dan Brown – The fourth in the Robert Langdon series, I have enjoyed the first three puzzlers. Planning to read this one before the new movie comes out for sure.

Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George – I used to devour every Lynley mystery the second I got my hands on it. Now I have this one (and the next two) sitting on my shelf. I will get to them…eventually. But it just hasn’t been the same since With No One as Witness.

Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison by Joshua M. Greene – George is my favorite Beatle. My husband gave me this once as a gift.

Joyland by Stephen King – You all know I love Stephen King, and this book sounded so different from his traditional horror that I picked it up.

The Sherlockian by Graham Moore – I found this in the bargain bin at a bookstore. I liked the cover.

Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison – The fabulous Melissa Annelli recommended this Rapunzel story, which I promptly pre-ordered.

Roosevelt’s Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage by Joseph E. Persico – I can’t remember if I picked this one up or my husband did. I think my husband bought it. Then he decided he didn’t want to read it, and keeps trying to give this book away. I’m going to read it one day!

The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro – I got this at a used book sale at a local library. It was on my TBR, and couldn’t resist picking it up for $1.00.

The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell – I read Ms. Vowell’s Unfamiliar Fishes and loved it. This was another bargain book find that I picked up.

Do you have a sad and lonely book that has been patiently waiting for you to read it? Maybe these books need to form a support group.

What was your TTT Rewind this week? Link up in the comments below if you’ve got one!

8 thoughts on “TTT: Only the Lonely

  1. I have this problem. I NEED to get a book then it sits… sometimes for months. I actually forgot about S- that sounded interesting. And you’re right- with these freebie topics sometimes it’s as hard to narrow down a topic as it is to do the topic lol.

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    • I shouldn’t tell you this…but some of these books I’ve owned for YEARS. *sigh* I end up getting loads of books from the library which I have to read first (due date pressure!) and these poor books continue to sit. 🙂


  2. Pingback: TTT: Set Aside, But Not Forgotten. | Hidden Staircase

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