Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been on Our TBRs the Longest…

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a topic, and you choose ten book related things to answer the topic.


1. Reached – Allie Condie

I’ve owned this book since 2014. Considering I had been so completely disappointed in the second book, I’m not quite sure why I thought buying the third book would be a good idea. At this point, I’ve completely forgotten everything that happens in the first two books, and so to read Reached I’m either going to have to do a series reread (which I really don’t want to do) or find some really detailed summaries to read up on and refresh my mind.

2. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

This is another book I’ve owned since 2014. I never really reach for classics, but when I do I mostly enjoy them. I think because Jane Eyre is a lot longer than the classics I have read, it stops me from choosing it to read. This year Jane Eyre is on my 18 books to read in 2018 list so this will finally be the year I read this (hopefully).

3. Monsters of Men – Patrick Ness

And another book I’ve owned since 2014 (in fact, all five books I’m choosing I’ve owned since 2014). I had a bad habit for a few years where I would buy all the books in the series even if I hadn’t read the first. The Chaos Walking trilogy was one of these series. I thought I would like these books a lot, and whilst the first was okay, by the second I wasn’t really invested. Even when I did a reread so I could finally read Monsters of Men, I never picked up Monsters of Men, and so it has remained unread all these years.

4. The Final Empire – Brandon Sanderson

Every year I think to myself this will be the year I read some Brandon Sanderson… and then the year comes and goes and it still hasn’t happened. I have heard so many amazing things about the Mistborn series (and about all of Sanderson’s books) and I’m really looking forward to seeing what I think of them.

5. Burial Rites – Hannah Kent

I bought this along with several other adult fiction titles one day because I felt like I may like to branch out and try something else to read other than YA fiction. Four years later and I still have not read any of the books I bought that day. I always reach for something else, even though those books, Burial Rites included, intrigue me so much.


1. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke

This book is just SO BIG! I am terrified to commit… But it also sounds exactly like my kind of thing! So I should really really really really got onto it soonish.

2. Trylle: The Complete Trilogy – Amanda Hocking

I borrowed this one off my sister and she is still begging me for it back… THREE YEARS LATER! Oops… Should really hurry up on that one. (Normally when I borrow books I am significantly better at reading them!)

3. The Ask and the Answer – Patrick Ness

I’m even further behind in this series than Tanaya is! 😛 I really want to finish the series before the movie of The Knife of Never Letting Go comes out, and hopefully before Patrick Ness comes out for the Sydney Writers Festival!

4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

I have wanted to read this for longer than I have owned it, and I have owned it since 2014. This is a TRAVESTY! This is such an interesting piece of scientific history and I need to get onto this!

5. The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery

I have been meaning to read this book since I was in Year 12, six years ago… SIX YEARS? Why do I let my TBR torture me so?

What has been on your TBR the longest? Do you recommend we push any of our options higher up the list?


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