Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been on my TBR the Longest & I Still Haven't Read

Top Ten Tuesdays (TTT) is a weekly event now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's TTT is: Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read.
This was one of those lists that I knew a few and then once I really started thinking about it, I ended up with too many (as you'll see.. since I have more than 10 here.. oops). There are many books that I have been wanting to read for so long and have put off for a variety of reasons. But! I still want to read them all. Here is my list of 

the Top Ten Books That Have Been on My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven't Read

These four books have been highly recommended to me and part of the reason I haven't read them is that I've been feeling intimidated... what if I don't like them when everyone else loves them? At least two of these I do plan (hope) to read this year. 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)  The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)  A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1)  The Book Thief

These next four books are ones that I really just haven't gotten around to. All but one are books that I feel like I need to read at a certain time of year and then that season passes and I didn't get to it. Silly, I know. 
Poison Study (Study, #1)  On the Island (On the Island, #1)  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)

Two of these are series that I haven't finished but I started awhile ago. Therefore, the followup books have all been on my tbr for quite a while. I've included the book that I need to read next. The third is a series that I've been wanting to start for such a long time. 
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)   The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)   The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)

I also want to mention that there are so many classics that have been on my tbr forever. I'm so intimidated by classics, even though I know once I dive in and get used to reading them, I won't be so intimidated. Some authors of books that have been on my tbr the longest: Jane Austen, Bronte sisters, Tom Hardy, Virginia Woolf. Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Bukowski. 


  1. I've been hearing so much about A Wrinkle in Time lately because of the book. It's definitely making me curious.

    I think I read The Book Thief years and years ago. So long ago that I can barely remember what it's about. I'm pretty sure I enjoyed it though :)

  2. I feel totally intimidated by the size of The Name Of The Wind. I tried to start it but felt too overwhelmed!

  3. The Book Thief and The Shadow of the Wind are both great books, though I found them both quite slow reads due to the worlds and writing styles. Still, there is certainly a lot of hype around both of them so I can see why they're intimidating.
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  4. I can't believe I forgot about Shadow of the Wind! That has been on my shelf for awhile too! Great list!

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  5. EEP!! Poison Study is a MUST read! Lol!! I fell in love with that book sooo hard! It's really amazing! I recommend all the books, including the Glass series which takes place right after the Study books, then I recommend going back to the newest Study books! The timeline is weird in that way, but it works!

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  6. I need to read a wrinkle in time too. I have read a couple on your list. Not too many though.

  7. I really want to read A Wrinkle in Time before the movie comes out...I'm definitely getting onto that one ASAP. I also still haven't read The Book Thief and at this point I'm embarrassed.

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  8. I often get intimidated by classics too so don't feel too badly. I think a lot of us do. I've been wanting to start the Maria V. Snyder books for YEARS! Thanks for sharing!

  9. The Book Thief is one of my favourites, I hope you enjoy it if you do read it. I've been meaning to read Poison Study for ages, it's one of those that I go into Waterstones and pick up every time, but never actually buy it!
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  10. I'm halfway through The Name of the Wind right now. It's been very good, but I keep putting it aside for other things. A Wrinkle in Time and The Book Thief are both very good as well!

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  11. AJ Firky, Mr Penumbra and Wrinkle in Time area all SUPER!!! I've reviewed most of them.

  12. I really hope to get to read The Book Thief and The Name of the Wind soon...Hopefully we'll enjoy them whenever we do get to read them

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  13. I wrote you a long comment, but then it failed to post unfortunately :( Well, to sum it up: A Wrinkle in Time I didn't read until I was about 17 or 18, and I think that some books just click with you at a certain time in your life, so I wouldn't stress about it. I also worry about The Book Thief not living up to the hype, and I can't seem to pick up the Lord of the Rings even though I love the storylines. For classics, I completely understand having reservations about them,so sometimes I will watch the movie/mini-series to get into the storyline so that when reading it I have the motivation to get through the hard parts because I know the rest of it is great.
    Best of luck with your list!

  14. You just reminded me I need to make time for A Wrinkle in Time before the movie comes out. Although, what are the chances I will see it in the theater? I have read it before, but it was so long ago. I really liked The Book Thief. I haven't read Name of the Wind or Shadow of the Wind yet. They come highly recommended, but I keep putting them off. Poison Study is on my list to read too someday. I hope you get to these at some point. So many books and so little time . . .

  15. The Name Of The Wind I've read but The Wise Man's Fear, it's sequel, made my list. I've had it on my TBR for so long! The Book Thief is probably my favourite read of all time too so I really recommend it!

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