All The Best Books (2010) – Sitting on My Shelves Unread (1)

I have been taking a look around at some of the Best Of lists as they start to make their appearance.  It’s always an interesting time of year because in spite of the plethora of books that are published each year, the sames ones show up  on the lists over and over again.  I decided to look to my own shelves to see which of the “best books” are hanging around unread by me according to Amazon and Publisher’s Weekly.

Amazon Top 100 Editor’s Picks

Amazon Top 100 Customer’s Picks

  • The Passage, by Justin Cronin
  • One Day, by David Nicholls

Publishers Weekly – Best Books of 2010

I was also  curious about how my books compared with Oprah’s favorites from the decade.  There are a few that I have, but haven’t read yet.

Oprah’s Ten Favorite Books From The Past Decade

So far, all the books that I have are books that I really want to read.  I tried to pick out one that I wanted to read more than the others and failed miserably.  I have my work cut out for me.

1DA652C2516038AE4D02F55645591F39 Crossing The Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure – Current Read & Giveaway

What books do you have on your shelves unread that are making the “Best Of” lists?  Any in particular that you are looking forward to reading?  Any on my list that you think I should read next?

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  1. It’s always great to have some of them on the shelves for a rainy day isn’t it? I seem to have more of the best of list book on my tbr than actually read though 🙂

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  2. One Day has been waiting for me since it came out. I also really want to read Room, which I’m assuming is on somebody’s Best list somewhere!

    1. Ditto Erin’s surprise at “Room” not getting mentioned. I usually do a lot of purchasing when ‘best of’ list come out so I rarely get to current fiction as I’m always catching up from previous years.

      1. Oh, Room is on several lists. It’s all over the place. I didn’t list it here b/c I only listed the ones I saw that I already had on my shelf. I have lots of catch up to do!

  3. You have so many great ones to chose from…My vote is A Fine Balance. I read that one Oprah first announced it and it has stayed with me for all these years!! It’s one that I would read again in the future!

  4. Ah, I do love this time of year when I get ogle all these best of lists and see all the good books I’m busy not reading. LOL! I’ve got a good many of those listed lurking on my TBR pile, but very few actually read.

    I still haven’t read The Passage or Jennifer Donnelly’s Revolution both of which I really am dying to get to!

    East of Eden is one of my favorites of all time. You should definitely read it sooner rather than later! 😉

  5. I’ve done horribly with the ‘best of’ lists. However, I own lots of them too! Maybe by next year I’ll have caught up with this year’s lists!

  6. One of the books that I own that keep seeing on “best of” lists so far is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I want to read it but scared of my reaction about all that happens in the book. Maybe we should make this a mini-reading challenge next month?

  7. oh no… I didn’t like One Day at all! Sorry to see this on a list, makes me wonder how something makes it.

  8. There’s so many of these that I have missed too. If I were to recommend one of these to you to read right away it would be A Fine Balance. That is one I will reread. It touched me so deeply when I read it. I’ve never cried so hard reading a book and I am NOT a crier! I’ve been checking out all of the best books of the decade and best of 2010 lists too and realizing that I am way, way behind!