By Mandi Bierly
Updated February 08, 2010 at 08:49 PM EST

It occurred to me today as I read a glowing review of Susannah Gora’s You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation, that this is a book I would totally buy while on vacation in Cape May, N.J. and never actually end up reading. At least, that was my MO with What Would Murphy Brown Do?: How the Women of Prime Time Changed Our Lives. Am I the only one who buys books on pop culture that sound perfect for me but go unread? What’s gathering dust on your shelf? Maybe another PopWatcher can give you the necessary motivation (or guilt-free pass).