Hi all! I hope you’ve all been having a good week, it’s been back to the grind for me, starting off on my first essay of the semester, which may just kill me through boredom. Still, I have had some fun alongside the work, I had a social with my friends from Trampolining on Monday and a friend over to watch Moulin Rouge with me on Wednesday, plus a riding lesson, so all in all it’s not been too bad!
Anyway, since it’s Tuesday, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday from Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking Books That Have Been On Our TBRs The Longest, so naturally I went back through my Goodreads and found a shocking 31 books that I both own and have been there since I started adding books to my TBR in 2015! Here is a selection of ten of those:
- Scarlet-AC Gaughen
Okay so I only actually got this one in 2016, through the #otspsecretsister project, but it’s been on my TBR since 2015 and I still haven’t read it yet. I don’t know why, it sounds like a very “me” book, a Robin Hood retelling where Will Scarlet is a girl. I’m hoping to tick this one off my TBR this year as part of my challenge to read more of the books my Secret Sisters have given me.
2. The Secret Fire-CJ Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld
This one sounds really good, a teenage boy who can’t die and the girl who has to save him, in only eight weeks? Sounds pretty exciting! Sadly this book has been gathering dust on my shelf ever since I bought it, two or three years ago. It’s definitely one I intend to get to at some point, but I don’t know when.
3. The Young Elites-Marie Lu
I keep meaning to read something by Marie Lu as everyone seems to love her books, but I still haven’t gotten around to it yet. It’s meant to be a villain origin story, which sounds right up my street, but for some reason I just haven’t felt in the mood to pick it up yet.
4. Rose Under Fire-Elizabeth Wein
This one I am actually remedying this year, as it’s on my #RockMyTBR Challenge list for 2018! I can’t wait to read this, as I loved Code Name Verity, and really enjoyed The Pearl Thief, so I’m super excited for another one of Elizabeth Wein’s beautiful, heartbreaking historical stories.
5. The Book of Ivy-Amy Engel
I got this one from YALC in 2016 (but it has been on my TBR since 2015), but I’ve kind of grown out of my dystopian phase, so this one hasn’t been on my radar as much as it once was. I would still like to read it, but it’s not at the top of my list.
6. Wintergirls-Laurie Halse Anderson
This another one I got from YALC in 2016 (also has been on my TBR since 2015), but I bought it in a haze of last day discounts, so I honestly kind of forgot I had it (I have a lot of books so there are a lot of stories like these). I still want to read it though, as I’ve heard great things about Laurie Halse Anderson.
7. Only Ever Yours-Louise O’Neill
I seriously have no excuse for this one, it’s a feminist dystopia in the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale, it should be number one on my list but for some reason it’s been languishing on my shelf since 2015! I’d like to say I’ll get to this one this year, but that’s more than I want to promise, so I will definitely get to it in the next few years.
8. Pegasus and The Origins of Olympus-Kate O Hearn
I started reading these when I was still in sixth form, bought the next two books my first year of Uni and then for some reason never finished the series! There are three more books in the series for me to read to finish it, and I definitely intend to at some point, as they’re books kind of in the vein of Percy Jackson, where Pegasus and the Gods are a real thing (though they’re Roman, not Greek).
9. Dorothy Must Die-Danielle Page
Okay confession time, I was really excited for this one, a retelling of the Wizard of Oz? Pretty darn cool. However then I read Page’s Stealing Snow and hated it so much that I haven’t been able to face this one. I still think it sounds interesting though, so someone please tell me that Stealing Snow was a blip and Dorothy Must Die is actually good?
10. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer-Michelle Hodkin
This book sounds weird and mysterious which is right up my street, but for some reason it has been sat languishing on my shelf for a few years, without me feeling much need to pick it up, Hopefully this changes soon!
So there we go, just a small fraction of the books still languishing on my shelves after three years on my TBR. Which of these should I prioritise the most? Have you read any of these? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s list is a Valentine’s Freebie and since I’m kind of a Valentine’s Scrooge, I figured I would do, Top Ten Books For The Romantic Cynic This Valentine’s Day.
In the meantime however, I have a couple of posts planned for the next week, if I can find the time to write them between essay writing!