Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Last Ten Books That I Returned To The Library Unread

I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's prompt is:

The Last Ten Books I Returned To The Library Unread

The original prompt asked to list the last ten books that came into my possession.  I thought my answers to that question would be to close to my answers to this prompt from a few weeks ago, so I changed it a little.  

I'm actually quite fastidious about my library books.  I really hate returning books to the library unread, so I try really hard to only check out a reasonable number of books I know I can read before they're due.  But occasionally a bunch of my requests will come through all at once, and I don't always get to them all.  Or sometimes, I'm just not in the mood for that book, so it gets sent back unopened.  Here are the last ten books I've returned to the library unread:

I actually did start this one, but I didn't get very far.  It seemed like a good book, it just wasn't what I was in the mood for.

I do love me some Shannon Hale, and I've been wanting to read this series.  But I ended up reading her third Princess Academy book instead.

This book sounds amazing.  I just ran out of time.

I love Clarke's The Assassin's Curse duology, so I will read this book someday.  Just not yet, apparently.

Did anyone else see that miniseries based on this book last year?  I thought it was really well done, and have been itching to read this book ever since.  Though I'm apparently not itching hard enough.

The American Civil War is not my favorite era to read about, but I do like spy stories.  I'd like to give this book another shot.

Hello, this book is about dragons.  Why didn't I read it??  I have no answers here.

I devoured Chima's Seven Realms series.  I want to do the same to this series, but just haven't started yet. 

This one hurt to return unread.  I still want to read it really badly, I just didn't have the time when I had it in my possession.

I still want to read this one, too.  I might wait until the whole series is released before re-attempting to start, though.

Tell me, how many books do you check out from the library at once?  How often do you return books unread?


  1. And this is why I don't go to the library. I can't stand returning books unread. To much stress for me.

    1. There totally is unnecessary stress involved with library books! But it's a lot easier on my wallet to get my books from there, so I deal with the stress.

  2. I hate returning books unread to the library too. I rarely go to the library anymore. That's because I have so many unread books on my bookshelves that I'm trying to read them instead, lol.

    1. Good for you! I go through phases where I won't let myself buy or check out any new books until I've read something from my own shelves first. But the grass is always greener at the library. (That's the saying, right? :) )

  3. I love this adapted topic! Ha! I hate returning unread books as well, but it happens. You should save Goose Girl for Utah Book Month next month!

    1. Good idea!! That would be a great time to read it. Not that there's ever a bad time to read Shannon Hale, of course.

  4. Really cool adaptation of the topic! I'm the same way with books recently too, though I currently own too many (I'm starting to miss my library). Talon I absolutely loved and hope you find some time to get it back again :)
    Amy @ Paperback Princess

    1. I was so sad to return Talon unread. I really do want to read it! Maybe once all the books in the series are released, I'll go back to it. I love most anything with dragons, so that book has my name all over it.


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