TTT: Books that have been on my TBR the longest


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

For today’s Top Ten Tuesday I’m going to talk about some books that have been on my TBR the longest. I’m feeling pretty ashamed for just how long I’ve held onto these. The original prompt was “New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018” I’ve already posted that and you can read that post here, you know if you want.

Les Miserables
by Victor Hugo

I think this has been on my TBR since 2011, it’s just so long and so intimidating, the writing is old-timey and I have to focus a lot on what’s being said. Excuses excuses.

The Rum Diary
by Hunter S Thompson

I really adore Hunter S Thompson so I don’t know why I haven’t read this yet, I think because its a novel and I love his nonfiction work, but I think its based off of some part of his life.

Return of the King
by J.R.R. Tolkien

I started reading the Lord of the Rings last year in October and I decided to take a break before jumping into Return of the King because I was doing NaNoWriMo and I have yet to pick this back up.

The Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

It’s always funny and shameful for me to talk about this one, I have owned it for so long and I’ve started it a couple of times and I always leave off in the same spot. I just read the first or first two chapters and I always put the book after those. I honestly don’t know why because I love what I’ve read but can’t seem to get myself to read further.

These next few are results from shopping at Book Outlet or the clearance section at Barnes and Noble. I have an extremely difficult time walking away from a bargain-priced book

The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini

The Forgotten Garden
by Kate Morton

The Treachery of Beautiful Things
by Ruth Frances Long

The Fall of Arthur
by J.R.R. Tolkien

This was a Christmas gift back when it was first published, I remember attempting to read it on lunch, realized that its written in a poetry saga style and I wasn’t expecting that or really in the mood for it so I put it down and haven’t picked it up since.

On the Road
by Jack Kerouac

I go back and forth on if I’m ever going to read this, I feel like I have a version of what I’m expecting and that the actual book probably isn’t going to be that. I am however very interested in it as I believe its written in a stream of consciousness method.

For Whom the Bell Tolls
by Ernest Hemingway

Another author I go back and forth on because I think he was a shitty person, but I read The Sun Also Rises in my junior year of high school and really enjoyed it so I’m interested to read another well-loved Hemingway book 10 years later and see how it goes.


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