Good morning, fellow bookworms. We have reached Tuesday and that can only mean one thing: it is time for Top Ten Tuesday! A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, who each week assigns a new topic to inspires us to create a top ten list based on it. This week’s topic is:
As I always do when offered a freebie week, I looked back over the extensive backlog of TTT topics to see which ones I have missed and fancy giving a go. This time I have chosen from last year the 376th TTT topic:
Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read.
Like most avid readers, who have overflowing e-readers and bookshelves heaving under the weight of our ever-expanding TBRs, there are always those books that forgotten or pushed aside as shiny new books grab our attention. Here are ten such books from my own mountainous TBR:
1. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel – The award-winning, historical-fiction about Henry VIII’s right-hand man, Thomas Cromwell. I was so excited to read this when I bought, so except maybe the length of it I have no idea why I haven’t got round to it
2. Demon Seed by Dean Koontz – Science-fiction, horror recommended to me by my dad. I think being a horror has put me off reading this, but since really enjoying Koontz’s thriller Innocence, I feel I should perhaps be brave and give it a go.
3. Drood by Dan Simmons – A fictionalized account of the last five years of Charles Dickens’ life. Again I was so excited to read this when I bought, but this time I can safely say it was huge size of it that put me off.
4. A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan – The thrilling, fantasy memoir of Lady Trent, which combines adventure, dragons and the Victorian inquisitive spirit. I know it sounds sooo me! But it has lay forgotten, at the back of Kindle TBR folder for far too long!
5. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart – A fantasy novel which is the first book in Stewart’s Merlin quintet based on Arthurian legend. I have slightly put off reading this till I have all the books ready to go, so once I started I can read them one after the other.
6. The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick – A time slip, one of my favourite genres, from a new-to-me author, that I downloaded on a whim, after reading some great reviews of it. But sadly since then it has lay forgotten, at the back of Kindle TBR folder.
7. The King’s Concubine by Anne O’Brien – An earlier historical-fiction from my go-to author for my historical fix, which unfortunately keeps getting pushed aside every time O’Brien releases a shiny, new book!
8. Harry Potter and the Curse Child by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany – The extremely popular, two part play based on Rowling’s original story, which continues her famous boy wizard’s adventures as an adult. Why haven’t I read this?! The lovely Lynn even sent me her copy. Sorry Lynn! I think it’s because I was waiting for the hype to calm down, but let’s face it I don’t HP hype will ever calm down!
9. The Ill-Made Knight by Christian Cameron – An historical-fiction, which if I am honest has been hidden away on my overcrowded bookshelves, until my recent re-arranging, for so long that I have forgotten what it was even meant to be about!
10. Thinner by Richard Bachman (a.k.a Stephen King) – Finally a King horror thriller, recommended to my by dad. Let’s face it, it is still stuck on my TBR because I am a big chicken, who is still too scared to read it! I mean King’s fantasy series was scary for me, so what would his proper horror be like?!
Now over to you: Have you read any of these? Are there any you think I should read like now? If you have also taken part in this week’s TTT topic, please leave a link for your post in the comments below, so I come check it out.