Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Top Ten TBR Lurkers

Top Ten Tuesday is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

The deepest corners of my TBR are populated by a few authors whose work I binge bought years ago and never got round to reading, but I really like them so won't let go. There's Margaret Atwood, Chuck Palahniuk, Douglas Copeland and Daphne Du Maurier. I'm not going to list these author's entire back catalogues though, so rather than an exacting oldest list, I am going to use a bit of artistic license.


The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Shelved in 2010: At one point I felt like the only person in the world that hadn't read this book but it seems to have faded from general conversation now. I do actually have it pencilled in for a POPSUGAR prompt so it may get dusted off this year!

Babylon's Ark by Lawrence Anthony + Graham Spence

Shelved in 2010: I haven't seen this book in a long time but I really hope I still have it because I think it's something I would read this year. Saving animals from war is likely to leave me blubbing though.


Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally

Shelved in 2010: This was the book of the true story that Schindler's List is based on and I know it will be hard work emotionally. Maybe I should just face the fact I will never be in the right frame of mind to read it and pass it on, but I'm holding onto it for now.

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

Shelved in 2011: This is the oldest YA book I have on my TBR. The first book we read at book group was Elsewhere and I felt like reading more of her books but never got round to it.


Changeless by Gail Carriger

Shelved in 2011: Why have i not finished this series already? I really enjoy Gail's books but I never remember I have these when I want something fun and fantastical. I don't know what's going on with that woman's pose on the cover though?

The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness

Shelved in 2012: I'm not sure what's going on here as I enjoyed The Knife of Never Letting Go and clearly bought the whole trilogy but I just never got round to it. I see snazzy black editions have just been released and there's a film on the horizon, maybe I can be topical, and not just very very slow, and read them soon.


The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Shelved in 2010: One day I will get round to reading more Atwood. Unfortunately I'm more interested in reading the ones I don't have right now, but I have enough intent not to get rid of them after all this time.

The Flood by David Maine

Shelved in 2010: This book represents the period where I was obsessed with collecting the Canongate Myths series. I have probably read about half of them and keep meaning to get back to them. They are all re-imagined myths and this one is based on Noah's Ark.


Bad Medicine by Christopher Wanjek

Shelved in 2010: I'm not even sure if I still have this book but it is the oldest unread title on my Goodreads TBR shelf (it's been there since I joined the site). It was definitely second-hand as I bought a lot of used books back then, I should probably hunt it down and give it up to charity.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Shelved in 2010: This lacklustre cover is totally putting me off but it does mean it's been earmarked for Read Harder / POPSUGAR ugly cover prompts for this year, so another that might finally be promoted from TBR to read after 8 whole years...

How far back does your TBR go? Which of these books have you read and would recommend?

6 comments:

  1. I've read The Time Traveller's Wife, which I thought was OK but overrated, Schindler's Ark which I thought was amazing, and I'm pretty sure I've read the Blind Assassin but all the Atwood books I've read seem to have merged into one in my memory. The book that's been sitting on my TBR pile for longest is The Life of Pi, which I keep looking at, thinking I SHOULD read it, and then putting back.

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  2. My tbr goes back years and years. I just need more time to read! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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  3. I enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife but it was a few years ago now that I read it.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/top-ten-tuesday-145/

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  4. I've just finished reading Time Traveler's Wife last year. Actually it was a great book, but honestly I put soooo much struggles finishing that book. xD Hope you'll like it tho!

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  5. I haven't read any of these although I would like to read a couple for sure! My oldest book in this TTT was from 2015 so I guess not to bad ;) I just got rid of a couple of books and probably missed some even of older ones, oops

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  6. I loved "Schindler`s List" and I`m ashamed to say that I had no idea it was based on a book. Will definitely add it to my TBR. Good luck with your reading!

    Carmen`s Reading Corner

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