Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, which features (you guessed it!) top ten lists on a given topic each week. This week’s topic is Ten Books that have been on my TBR since before I started blogging. I’ve been blogging three and a half years, so that means these books have been on my TBR for a VERY long time. I originally expected to have enough books to fill up a top ten list, but to my great surprise(and delight!) I only have five books that are still on my TBR since before I started blogging! I’m considering that an accomplishment, all things considered. I do have a lot that have been on my TBR because I *added* a lot around the time I started blogging and reading other book blogs, but that would be a different list.
1. The Cider House Rules by John Irving
I read A Prayer for Owen Meany several years ago and loved it. After that, I tended to pick up John Irving’s books whenever I saw them at book sales or heavily discounted because I wanted to read more. My interest has waned in some of those books, but this is still one I do want to read. Eventually.
2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
Why can I not bring myself to finish this trilogy? I loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo(and I have a very strong memory of reading it in my first-ever apartment, by myself, before my roommate moved in, while recovering from a stomach bug). I didn’t like The Girl Who Played With Fire nearly as much, but I still liked it. Of course, at this point, I would have to read the first two books again. I WILL read this book eventually, though. I will.
3. Never Let Me Go by Kazou Ishiguro
I’m not even sure how I heard about this book, but I’ve had a physical copy on my bookshelves for EVER. One day, I say, one day.
4. Legend by Marie Lu
Legend was one of the few YA books I knew about before I started blogging(other than the obvious ones, like The Hunger Games and Divergent). While it never quite got to the same hype as those other two, it was still a pretty big deal, so I remember hearing about it. I think I’m *still* suffering from Dystopia-fatigue, but one day, I will pick this book up.
5. Out of Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
I’ve wanted to read C.S. Lewis space trilogy since I read Narnia as a kid, but I’ve never actually felt super compelled to get around to it. I have a copy of the second book I picked up at a thrift store, but I don’t even own a copy of this book. I go by the theory that I’ll stumble across it one day.