Five Books That Have Been on My TBR Since Before I Started Blogging (Top Ten Tuesday)

Posted August 23, 2016 by Stormy in Books / 1 Comment


top ten tuesday

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

Cider House Rules

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

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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

Never Let Me Go

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

Out of Silent Planet

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.



The Checkout Check-In(2)

I’m finally getting around to posting my second post for this feature! In the Checkout Check-In, I’ll be checking in with you guys about the items I’m checking back into the library. . . and everything I’m checking out. Consider it partially a TBR, partially an accountability post to myself to READ THESE BOOKS.   […]

Posted August 15, 2016 by Stormy in Books / 0 Comments

Mini-Reviews{17}: Comics & Graphic Novels

1. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson  Summary: Twelve-year-old Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid signs up for roller derby camp, she assumes Nicole will too. But Nicole signs up for dance camp with a new friend instead, and so begins the toughest summer of Astrid’s life. There are […]

Posted August 11, 2016 by Stormy in Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments