Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
This Week’s Theme: Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet
Are you all ready to judge me? Because the books that I’m about to list here have been on my Goodreads TBR for five years. Yeah, that’s not a typo. You read right. FIVE YEARS. I don’t even have an excuse. Actually yes I do. It’s what happens when you’re a Distracted Mood Reader™ (there’ll be more about that in a future post though). I also want to plead my case by saying I didn’t read anything for 2 years. I’m behind okay.
There are definitely more than 10 books on my TBR that have been there for way too long, but these are ones that I’m honestly so mad at myself for not having read yet.
Covers = Goodreads
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – Yeah, I haven’t finished The Hunger Games series. I read the first book in a day and loved it so much that I went straight back out and bought the next two. Then I got spoiled for EVERYTHING that happened on Tumblr and since then have had no real desire to pick up the books. I want to finish them though. I just don’t know when.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver – Until I read Replica last month I’d never read a Lauren Oliver book. This book and Pandemonium have been on my bookshelf for SO long. I loved Replica so it’s definitely inspired me to actually hurry up and read this.
Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden – This is an Australian classic that I somehow missed because I’ve never read it. I love the concept and even though it might no seem original anymore I’m guessing when it was published it was pretty unique. I’ve seen the movie and really enjoyed that and I really want to watch the ABC series. I want to try and get to this before the end of the year!
Unwind by Neal Shusterman – I can’t believe I haven’t read this because it’s a sci-fi that’s all about children’s organs being transplanted to different donors or something. I don’t know. It just sounds creepy as hell and I need to read it.
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson – Jack the Ripper, London AND GHOSTS? Why HAVEN’T I READ THIS YET? I remember being so excited when I added it to my TBR. Yet here I am five years later still having not read it.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – I don’t really know much about this book other than it deals with a girl who was raped. It seems like it’s going to be a difficult, but really important read.
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill – Despite horror being my favourite genre, I’ve NEVER read an adult fiction horror book. I’ve had this forever though and it’s one of my best friend’s favourite books (which is why I bought it) and I did actually start reading it and really enjoyed it, but then life got in the way and I haven’t picked it back up. Since I’m reading a lot more adult fiction now I’m hoping I’ll get to it soon!!
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides – Another book I can’t believe I haven’t read. I absolutely loved the movie and this book has one of my favourite quotes ever: “Basically what we have here is a dreamer. Somebody out of touch with reality. When she jumped, she probably thought she’d fly.” It’s relatively short too. READ THIS BOOK, LAUREN!
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket – I’m really sad that I missed out on reading this as a child. I was honestly too focused on Harry Potter in my early teen years. I didn’t even bother seeing what other books were out there. I’m still excited to get to it though. I loved the movie and I can’t wait for the Netflix series!
It’s Kind of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini – Yet again another book that I can’t believe I haven’t read yet. I think I’ve been putting this off for the same reason I keep putting All the Bright Places, Girl Interrupted and Prozac Nation off though. I know it’s going to hit me really hard because it deals with mental illness. It’s definitely going to be an important read though and even more so considering that Ned Vizzini sadly committed suicide in 2013.
What book has been on your TBR the longest? Which one of these should I read first? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
I hope you’re all having a fantastic day xx
P.S. This is a scheduled post because I’m away.