Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. As the title suggests, this week is all about those books we bought and totally meant to read them and still haven’t. Oops!
In no particular order, here’s the ten books that have been sitting unread on my shelves for the longest.
The Time in Between by Nancy Tucker
Thanks to an Instagram pic of a bookhaul I can tell you when this book came in my possession – August 2015! And I still haven’t read it. it’s a non-fiction book and I’m not always in the mood for that so I think that’s one of the reasons I just haven’t got to it yet.
Truthwitch by Susan Denard
I got this in an Illumicrate box in early 2016 and I still haven’t read it. I did try it when I first got it, but I didn’t make it past the first 20 pages. Maybe I wasn’t in the right mood for it? I do want to give Truthwitch another go as I’ve heard nothing but great things about the series.
Uprooted by Naomi Novak
I’ve got Uprooted in the hardback, and I think I got it for either my birthday or Christmas so that means it came to me late 2015. I think this was another book I wanted because everyone was talking about it and then because of the hype I put off reading it.
The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak
This is another book I can date thanks to a bookhaul. I think I bought it because I saw Rincey from RinceyReads gushing about it and on the whole, I tend to like the books she likes. Now I know I can use it as my pick for Turkey on my Read the World Project but that hasn’t gotten me to pick it up any faster.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer
I got this at an airport when I was flying to my dad’s around three years ago. I’ve actually started it twice, but both times haven’t made it past the first chapter. I do hope third time will be the charm as it sounds like just my kind of book.
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
It’s another one from the Instagram bookhaul of August 2015! Murakami is such a well-known and well-loved author, I find it a bit intimidating to pick up any of his books, and that’s why I still haven’t. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage is a reasonably short book, for Murakami anyway, and the premise sounds interesting so maybe 2018 will be the year I finally get to it.
Last Man Standing by David Baldacci
I think I must’ve had this book for at least fifteen years. I remember my grandad read it and I said I wanted to read it after him (even though it was an adult book about spies and murder) so he gave it to me when he’d finished. I remember him saying that there was American slang in it, and how they call their coins different names, but he thought I’d be OK reading it. Still haven’t read it, though it makes me think of him every time I see it on the shelf.
Wool by Hugh Howey
I got this from a second-hand booksale at my university, and I graduated from that Uni over three years ago! This book was everywhere on booktube at the time and I think that’s what made me pick it up.
Ruined by Amy Tintera
This came into my possession thanks to FairyLoot in Spring 2016. It was a book I knew very little about and I haven’t even attempted to read it yet.
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Another book I got in a subscription box in the middle of 2016. I did give Nevernight a go when I first got it but couldn’t really get into it so put it down very quickly. I am intrigued by the story and how dark and mysterious it sounds so I do want to pick it up again some time.
If anything, this Top Ten Tuesday has shown me I need to start reading the books I get in subscription boxes a lot quicker than I do. I already knew this about myself though really, and that’s why I haven’t bought any subscription boxes so far this year and have cancelled my pre-existing subscriptions. Subscription boxes are great but it’s a very easy way for books to mount up.
What are the books that have been sitting unread on your shelves the longest?