Top Ten Tuesday is run by That Artsy Reader Girl. With life and whatnot happening, I missed when this topic was first posted. Reading other friends’ and bloggers’ lists was so fun, though, it made me curious about what mysterious books have lingered in the silent shadows of my own To-Read list. And that’s why today I am bringing my flashlight as I go and search through the forest of books that is my TBR… Perhaps you’d like to join me? Bring a handkerchief for the dust (you never know what you might find). Perhaps you can tell me which books I should continue to keep on the list, and which ones I should say goodbye to?
FRANKENSTEIN. I can’t believe I haven’t read this classic. Like what rock have I been hiding under not to have read this? It’s one of those classics that EVERYONE knows. And even though I’ve seen plenty of new and old movies about the monster, I hear that reading the book is a whole other monsterly matter! Hmm, maybe around Halloween time…?
GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES. I have the collection on my shelf, so I need to make myself sit down and read story by story. It’s just too easy to get distracted by all those other shiny new books…
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE. I loved the movie. And that’s really the only reason I haven’t gotten around to reading the book. (I can hear some of you grumbling about those who see the movies instead of reading the books 😉 ).
THE SILMARILLION. I tried, I really did try, and I know I’ll come back to it again one of these days! There are so many of Tolkien’s stories that I must get to. Like the Children of Hurin.
SEPTIMUS HEAP. This cover is so adorable, I have the hardback and it’s the cutest! I’ve read the first few chapters. At the time I was looking for something else, and didn’t like all the hopping around of POVs. But I’d like to go back to this book. The characters and world are lovely.
THE LUCK UGLIES. I keep coming across this one, which is why I finally added it to my Goodreads. The name is very catchy, and has that fun mischievous vibe. Have you read this? Do you think I’d enjoy it?
SONG OF THE WANDERER. So the first book in this series, Into the Land of the Unicorns, I first got when I was in sixth grade, and I loved the book SO much. Problem was, it ended on a cliffhanger and…there was no sequel.
I searched and searched, for years forgetting about it and then searching again. Until one day I stumbled upon it on a bookshelf. There it was, the sequel, and I nearly jumped up and down with joy! I’m much older now, so I’m not sure what it will be like diving into a world I loved as a kid, but we’ll see how it goes. Now it’s just a matter of moving it up the TBR list. 🙂
ERAGON. I made it through…I think 1/5 of it? Then other books came along and swept my attention away. There’s lots of negative reviews about the series as a whole, and that’s kept me at bay, even though I actually have the whole series on my shelf. (I just like the dragon covers sitting there all pretty like 😉 ). Have you read this book? Did you enjoy the series?
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. It’s a classic, so yeah, it’s been sitting on my Goodreads shelf for a LONG time now. I think my dad has a copy of it somewhere, so it’s just a matter of me taking time to break away from all the great modern reads to dive into an old read!
THE FALSE PRINCE. I keep coming back to this one, wondering if I should give it a chance. I’ve read both positive and negative reviews, and still can’t get my frazzled brain to decide! So, what do you think? Should it stay on my list, or are there other books worth my time?
So we’ve come out on the other side of the forest of books, unscathed and nothing lost (hopefully). Though I’ll keep sneezing from the dust we stirred up. But what about you? Which books do you think have been sitting on your TBR shelf the longest? Do share with us in the comments!
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