Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books that have been on my TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read.
I almost feel like having an unmanageable TBR list is part of being a blogger. There are so many incredible books out there to discover that I just have to add them to my to-read list, and I have good intentions, honestly. I add books to my TBR list, say I’m going to get around to them soon, but for some reason just never do. Most of the books I picked this week I will get around to one day, but unfortunately I can’t say when that ‘one day’ will be.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
All of Rainbow Rowell’s books went onto my to-read list after I read and loved both Fangirl and Carry On at the end of 2015. Now, nearly two and a half years later I still haven’t gotten around to any of her other releases but they’re on my TBR list so one day I will pick up Eleanor & Park.
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Like with Rainbow Rowell’s releases I added all of Morgan Matson’s books after I picked up Since You’ve Been Gone early in 2016. Last year I read The Unexpected Everything and Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour which means Second Chance Summer is the last of her current releases still on my TBR list. Hopefully this is one I’ll get to this year before the release of Save the Date.
Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine
I can’t even remember off the top of my head when I picked up the first book in The Great Library series, but it was before I started blogging so before November 2015. I really loved Ink and Bone, and I honestly have no idea why I didn’t carry on the series when Paper and Fire was released.
I have the whole series on my TBR list, but with the fourth book still to be released I may wait until it’s out before picking these books up again.
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Last year I got through the first three books in The Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Devices trilogy. This year I am hoping to get through the last three books in TMI series and The Dark Artifices trilogy now the last book is due to be released in 2018. City of Fallen Angels has been on my TBR list since before it was first released in 2011, so it really is about time.
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas
I added this book to my to-read list before it was just one book, I added it when it was still five novellas telling Celaena’s story before the events of Throne of Glass. I love Sarah J Maas’s writing but I think because this one is a prequel it’s a release I just haven’t been as motivated to pick up.
Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West
This was a book I discovered in the run-up to its release, so probably early 2016, and it sounded like the kind of book I’d love so I immediately added it to my TBR list. Then forgot all about it. Kingdom of Ash and Briars is one of those books I always mean to pick up, but always forget about.
The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa
Like with City of Fallen Angels this is going back a way, because I added The Iron Fey to my to-read list when it was first released. Honestly I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to this book, while I love stories about the fae this one just isn’t grabbing me like it did when I first discovered it.
Further proof reading tastes change as we get older.
The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey
I re-read the first two books in The Girl at Midnight trilogy in preparation for the release of The Savage Dawn last year, and then failed to get around to it. It’s been on my to-read list since the release of the first book, so this is one I am going to try my hardest to read to this year.
Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder
Unfortunately this is another one I don’t think I’ll read anymore. Maria V. Snyder’s Study series is one of my all-time favourites, and I still love the first three books that tell Yelena’s story. The last three just haven’t captured my attention, and I’m no longer in the mood to pick up Dawn Study.
Hero by Alethea Kontis
Again, another one I don’t think I’m going to get around to. I loved Enchanted, the first book in the series, because it read like a classic fairytale. I was thrilled when I saw more books from this world were going to be released but I never picked them up, and now I don’t want to read them.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what books have been on your TBR list the longest, and whether you still plan to pick them up one day even if it’s not one day soon.