Top Ten Tuesday | Books on my TBR since Before I Started Blogging

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Hello everyone! It’s that time of the week again! Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, you get a different bookish topic every Tuesday, and you comprise a list of ten (or however many you’re able to list) relating to said topic.

This week’s topic is “Ten Books that Have Been on Your TBR Since Before You Started Blogging.” I’ve been blogging for over a year and a half now, and I’m ashamed at how many books I have on my Goodreads to-read shelf that I still haven’t read. Granted, I’ve managed to get some of them off my shelf this year, but I still have way too many.

Tess of the D’urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

I think Thomas Hardy is my favorite classics’ author, not that I have read many but still. I’ve read two books by him: Far From the Madding Crowd and The Mayor of Casterbridge. Tess is perhaps his most famous ones, and it’s been on my shelf for a good three years now. I can’t believe I still haven’t gotten to it but perhaps this year will be it.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

I’ve read The Kite Runner by Hosseini, and it’s a book that has stuck with me ever since I read it many, many years ago. Hosseini has since released two other books, both of which have gotten high praise. I’ve been eyeballing them for so long!

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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Honestly, this book ended up on my TBR when I was working at Barnes & Noble and I saw its new, bright red cover and fell in love with it. Then when I read the blurb and realized that it’s a modern classic – I knew I had to read it. And I do, but I still haven’t. >.>

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My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Another author whose work I have read and enjoyed. Nineteen Minutes is most definitely my favorite book on school shootings, and I know Picoult can handle sensitive, heart-breaking topics with poise. But I know this book is a hard one to digest, so I still haven’t gotten to it. Hopefully soon…

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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

I bought this book the day it was released. Started reading the first chapter, was so shocked by the drastic shift in writing from the Harry Potter series that I stopped. Never picked it up again. But ever since I’ve read and LOVED The Cormoran Strike series, I think I’ll give this one a go.

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The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

I’ve tried reading this a few times, but I think I was too young to fully appreciate the vivid world-building. I love the movies – they’re some of my favorites of all-time, and I’m certain that I’ll love the books too. I just need to gather the courage and give them another chance.

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Honestly, this book made it onto my TBR because it has a sick cover. Added bonus that it was all anyone was talking about in late 2013, or early 2014.

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The Child Thief by Brom

This book is about an evil Peter Pan who steals boys. It sounds freaking awesome, and it has illustrations and is a favorite among fantasy-lovers. I’ve been interested in this for a long time, but I made the mistake of reading another book by the same author- and I wasn’t crazy about it. Which is why I’ve been putting off reading this. But I do plan on picking it up!

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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Finished series are such a commitment. Something tells me I should read Passenger by Bracken before this one, but then I think that I already own a copy of the first book, and if I dislike Passenger, I won’t want to read it. It’s all very messy. #FirstWorldProblems

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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Palahniuk’s books have some of the most interesting covers, which I realized when I used to shelve them while working at B&N. But Fight Club is the only one that’s really pulled me in, and since everyone I trust loves either the book or the movie, I need to get to it like yesterday.

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That’s it for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments below; as always, thanks for stopping by and happy reading! 🙂

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  1. The Darkest Minds and My Sister’s Keeper are both absolutely wonderful, so I hope you enjoy them as much as I did if you end up giving them a try. 🙂 Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! <3

  2. My Sister’s Keeper is a must read! It causes so many conflicted feelings… I admire how Jodi Picoult writes about such controversial and taboo topics that a lot of writers would never touch.

    I struggled through the first book in the Lord of the Rings series… I LOVED The Hobbit though.

  3. You have awesome books on your list. Fight Club is one of my favorites. And The Darkest Minds.
    LOTR is on my TBR too. I loved the hobbit but I never read the rest.

  4. You’ve got some really great titles on here. Tess of the D’Urbervilles is actually my favorite Thomas Hardy novel so I highly recommend that one. I also really loved A Thousand Splendid Suns, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, and My Sister’s Keeper. Happy reading 🙂

  5. My Sister’s Keeper was a wonderful book. I was not super thrilled with the movie, but the book was amazing. I still have The Darkest Minds on my TBR as well, and I’m excited to get to it sometime soon.

  6. Despite my conflicting feeling on Passenger I still want to read The Darkest Minds. If anything my issue with Passenger came down to pacing where as the concept was greatly developed so I have hope for the Darkest Minds trilogy.

  7. I’ve had a TON on there since before I was blogging, and that’s mainly because I just started! So I feel incredibly guilty, but I can only accomplish so much, and there’s only so many that I can get my hands on without paying, you know? I still have free copies I need to review from authors that gave me the second book in a series. I can feel your pain! 🙌

  8. Excellent list! What’s My Sister’s Keeper about?
    I own The Cuckoo’s Calling by JK Rowling under her alias Robert Galbraith (is that how you spell it?)
    I still haven’t read The Lord of the Rings….. Hopefully now that I’ve started reading more high fantasy (Game of Thrones), then I will be able to appreciate the world more and it’s writing and slow-pacing.

  9. Slaughterhouse-Five is definitely a bit bizarre, but I enjoyed it nevertheless. I love how it fused together history and sci-fi in an unexpected way. It has really made me want to read more by Vonnegut!
    Great list! 🙂

  10. Great Top 10 Aimal! I also have Fight club on my TBR & I guess The Cormoran Strike series would have to be on my top 10 cuz they’ve been sitting on my shelves since last November smh *shame*. I’d also love to read Where’d You Go Bernadette 🙂

  11. A Thousand Splendid Suns is amazing! If you liked The Kite Runner, you’re gonna love this one too. Tess of the d’Urbervilles is good but I found it quite boring 😉

  12. The Darkest Minds have been on my list for forever too, despite having all the positive reviews haha :’) I’ve also wanted to read A Thousand Splendid Sun but I’m always more drawn to YA fantasy so it’s gonna have to wait. I’ve read My Sister’s Keeper and it is so heartbreaking, even more heartbreaking than the movie </3 great list! 😀

  13. I LOVED The Darkest Minds series! I hope you do, too!! Fight Club has a great, unexpected twist, so you’re sure to enjoy that one! And I’m hoping to get around to The Child Thief sometime in the near future lol.


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