Top Ten Tuesday

Forever in my TBR

Hello! Welcome to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s prompt made me feel judged. It’s about the books I was so excited to get but still haven’t read. And oh boy! If my bookshelf could talk. It would tell you a tale of how many books I kept buying and not reading.

Since there is a bunch of them. I will just share with you guys those ones that I am still excited to see on my shelf but for some reason, I am not planning to read anytime soon.

And as usual, to keep things interesting, I will also share with you the thoughts or reasons behind why those books are still part of the TBR pile.

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

I think the reason behind this one was that I have some sad memories regarding the movie version of this book. I have to admit, that sad feeling is rising to the surface every single time I see this book. Yes, I would read it…someday.

Circe by Madeline Miller

I was and still am sick of Greek Mythology. Don’t get me wrong. I am one of those kids that love Mythologies. Not just from the Greeks but all of them. But, back when I bought this book, I was dragging my ass to read the rest of the Percy Jackson series. And it was back in 2020, the start of the pandemic. I was playing God of War on PS4 and both Hades and Immortal Fenyx Rising on the Nintendo Switch.

Now, do you see why? I am still planning to read this. I just need some break from all the Greek-related things.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

Purely intimidated. That is the reason, despite having the trilogy I still refused to read this. Or anything by Tolkien. I really like A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin and I know, I would like this. Still, this book is making me nervous. I’m planning to read it this year though. But we will see.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

This one has a simple explanation. I’m just too lazy. Every single time I was trying to finally start reading this, I would just end up rewatching In The Heart of the Sea. I know, the movie is inspired by the story of Essex but still.

Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin

The reason for this one might make you wanna hit me in the face. I am not reading this because I am not a fan of the hard-bound copy that I own. Yes, I bought it. It was because I was so desperate back then and I grew impatient of waiting and waiting for the frickin paperback version. So, I bought it. Wanna know what I found a month after purchasing my copy? The frickin paperback! #pain #napapalangdimarunongmaghintay

Ok. I will stop here. I have the same reasons behind the other books on my TBR. I don’t want to prolong this post with just redundant details.

I’m curious. What book has been on your TBR pile the longest?

Upon checking, mine was Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory, I had this book since 2018.

Thank you so much for reading!

Enjoy the rest of the week and I’ll talk to you again this Thursday.

Keep safe!

7 thoughts on “Forever in my TBR

  1. Great post! I would probably say for me the Narnia series have been on my TBR for the longest. I have accumulated all the books over the last 10 or so years but never got around to reading them

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  2. These are all fantastic! (I have yet to read Circe but I hear good things!)
    Moby Dick, though.. I don’t know if I could read that one again. 😅
    Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

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      1. That happens a lot with me, too..
        I’m half convinced that trying to stay organized on here has actually made me worse at it somehow. 😅

        Have a lovely weekend!


  3. Circe is fantastic, but I enjoyed Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller more. And LOTR is intimidating, but it’s not especially hard to read. There’s just….oodles of songs and so, so many descriptions of things they’re eating, or where they’re walking, or who got invited to Bilbo’s party. It’s just very wordy!


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