Top Ten Tuesday #89 – Lost Books on the TBR Shelf

Posted August 23, 2016 by Lillian in Features / 8 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week’s topic is “Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet.” I started blogging about 2.5 years ago, and when I started I had a large TBR. Since then it’s only grown with no end in sight! It was easy for me to pick ten books for my list. The hard part was only putting ten! So I put a little spin on the topic. Here are ten books that have been on my Kindle the longest:

Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin (Feb. 2014): I originally bought this book with the intention of reading it before the movie was released, but I started the blog the week after and life got crazy and honestly I forgot I owned it!

Caged in Darkness by J.D. Stroube (Dec. 2013): This was a recommendation from a friend in a Goodreads group, plus it was a freebie. I never got a chance to read it though and honestly don’t know if I will at this point…

The Shining by Stephen King (Sept. 2013): I bought this one after finishing my first Stephen King novel Under the Dome, which I loved!!! However I never got a chance to read this one. I’m thinking I need to rectify that asap!

Call of the Herald by Brian Rathbone (Aug. 2013): I love epic fantasy and this came up as an Amazon recommendation. However I didn’t realize it was a MG novel. I’m okay reading young adult, but I don’t care for middle grade. Maybe one day…

The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith (Feb. 2013): I bought this after I started watching the show thinking I would enjoy it. I only read about a chapter before I set it aside because the two are so different. Now that I no longer watch the show though I’m thinking I should go back and read it.

When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke (Oct. 2012): I love this author’s Love Come Softly series and picked this one up on sale. I just never got in the mood to read it and forgot I owned it.

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (June 2012): This is one my husband purchased and I’ve been dying to read. But honestly, each book in the series is so large, it’s a bit intimidating. One of these days I’ll make time to read it.

Page from a Tennessee Journal by Francine Thomas Howard (May 2010): This one is set at the turn of the century in my home state which is why I originally picked it up. Then as with most of the books on my list, I forgot about it.

Elric: The Stealer of Souls by Michael Moorcock (June 2009): This was one of my first freebie purchases with my brand new kindle 😀 However I was still coming out of my dark ages (aka college) so I never took the time to read it. I’m thinking it’s time to rectify that.

Persuader by Lee Child (March 2009): This was another freebie at the time I purchased it. However I did not know it was a part of a series. When I realized that, I set the book aside. I like to read series in order, even if it isn’t necessary. One of these days I’ll start the Jack Reacher series…..one day….maybe….

What books would make your list this week? Any been on your TBR as long as mine?  Share below


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8 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #89 – Lost Books on the TBR Shelf

  1. The nice thing about Game of Thrones is the chapters are fairly short- for the most part he doesn’t write these chapters that never end (I hate that). So even though the books are huge you can read a few and then be out. And they seem to go surprisingly fast that way- although I know some people have a problem with how long they are. The story also moves a lot quicker in the first three books. 🙂
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  2. Page from a Tennessee Journal sounds interesting. I hate it when I get a free e-book or 99 cent one and it’s number #3 or somewhere in a series!

  3. I would just say that the Jack Reacher novels can be read as standalones – you really don’t need to read the whole series to appreciate each book. So you might want to dip into that one as it will be a quick and relatively easy read. Though quite violent… But I do like his writing style.

  4. Ooooh Vampire Diaries was AWESOME!! I loved the books, I started watching the show when it aired but was appalled by all the changes. I would personally just stick with the first 4 books. Or if you want, read the first trilogy after those, because AFTER THAT, L.J. Smith was no longer allowed to write the books. A ghostwriter was doing them in the way the publisher–or someone up top–wanted them to be done aka not L.J.’s–the author’s–way. I was pretty peeved over that scenario and did read the new trilogy that had came out and thought it was pretty good and it ended in a way you thought it would be over, but there were more books…just not L.J.’s. Though she did apparently self-publish one after it. It’s a two-parter…not sure if it concludes there or not because I have yet to read that one. I have it for sure though! LOL!

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