The Time in Between

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read

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.     (more…)

My Indie Books TBR

The ever wonderful and ambitious Bex from NinjaBookBox has pledged that in 2018 the only books she’ll buy are from independent publishers. You can find more about her pledge and call for others to try and do the same, or at least think about what books and publishers they’re buying a bit more, here.

While this challenge is very admirable, I don’t think I’ll be buying 100% of my books from indie publishers, though I will make more of an effort to look at publishers when I do go browsing in a bookshop. This challenge has made me consider my own bookshelves and look to see what unread books (if any) I had that are from an independent publisher.

If I’m correct I have six unread books on my shelves that are from independent publishers – I found it both interesting and a bit difficult to figure out publishers, especially when a book I had was published by an imprint of a much larger publishing house. They are an eclectic mix of books, there’s non-fiction, translated fiction, YA and adult fiction.

– Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel (Chicken House)
– The Time in Between by Nancy Tucker (Icon Books)
– Sometimes a River Song by Avril Joy (Linen Press)
– World Mythology in Bite-Sized Chunks by Mark Daniels (Michael O’Mara Books)
– The Great and the Good by Michel Déon (Gallic Press)
– Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash by Eka Kurniawan (Pushkin Press)

I’m not going to pledge to buy X number of books from indie publishers, as I don’t buy books that regularly anyway and I want to get my physical TBR down quite a bit – though I say this every year, maybe 2018 will be the year I finally succeed in that! But I will say I want to read what indie books I have in 2018. Some of them, *cough*The Time in Between*cough* have been on my shelves for over two years!

If you’ve read any of the books above, please let me know what you think. And are publishers something you consider when buying books? To be honest, it’s never something I normally look at but I do think it’s a good idea to try and support independent publishers and new voices in the world of books.

Book Haul

I don’t think I’ve ever done a Book Haul post on here. That’s mainly because I don’t often buy books at all or I just get one or two during the month and it’s nothing special to write home about. Over the past month though I have accumulated a lot of books. So without further ado here’s what I’ve got.


These books come from everywhere, Orbital Comics, my buddy Julie via the mini NinjaBookSwap, having poor impulse control in WHSmith’s and Waterstones and then having poor impulse control and taking advantage of the Booktubeathon discount at the Book Depository – go here for 100 books at a discount if you use the code BOOKTUBEATHON10 at the checkout – this offer ends soon.

So what do you guys think? Have you read any of the above and what do you recommend? I probably shouldn’t have acquired so many books recently but oh well – we all have these moments of weakness.

List of books:
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Hounding of David Oluwale by Kester Aspden
Night Owls by Jenn Bennett
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
The Murdstone Trilogy by Mal Peet
The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
The Time in Between by Nancy Tucker
#GirlBoss by Sophie Amoruso
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Secret Avengers Volume: 3 God Level by Ales Kot and Michael Walsh
Thor: Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
Runaways: The Complete Collection Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona