Top Ten Tuesday: My forever TBR
With hundreds upon thousands of books being released every year, it’s not hard for a TBR to grow out of control. These ten books are ones that I’ve owned for as long as I can remember, and I’m finally admitting that they’re probably going to stay on my TBR forever. I still want to read all of them… It’s just looking unlikely.
10) Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
I’ve yet to start the Sookie Stackhouse series, despite the fact that I own all thirteen books. I started putting them off because I didn’t realise how sexy they were. I was a huge fan of Twilight and The Vampire Diaries – far, far tamer vampire stories, and much more suitable to a teenager! – and if I’d realised quite how risque Harris’ books were, I probably wouldn’t have bought them quite as early.
However, I’ve now watched every episode of True Blood, so the dirty bits in the books no longer phase me. It’s just trying to find the time to start a series which is so sprawling.
9) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
I started reading The Fellowship of the Ring back in 2013. I didn’t read very often, but I was absorbed by Tolkien’s world and read 200 pages in a night… Then I put the book down, couldn’t get back into it and had to return it to the library. When I eventually try to read The Fellowship of the Ring again, I know I’m going to be able to read the entire series extremely quickly, but I just can’t bring myself to start over.
8) Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Dystopians were my favourite, way, way back. I bought the Delirium trilogy and planned to read it fairly quickly, and I’m not quite sure when the eagerness I felt dissipated. I’ve read a few of Lauren Oliver’s other novels now, and I’ve enjoyed all of them… I’m sure I will still like this trilogy, but it’s just taking me a while to get to it.
7) Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
The Morganville Vampires series is on this list for similar reasons to the Sookie Stackhouse novels. There are fifteen – 15! – books in the Morganville series, and I haven’t started a single one of them. Again, I used to love vampire novels, but I wanted to wait until the entire series was out before I started it… And then it just kept going. And going. And going.
6) Matched by Ally Condie
Another dystopian series which I’ll probably love, but don’t have the will to get to.
5) Passion by Lauren Kate
I read the first two books in the Fallen series, but I wanted to reread them when Passion was released because I couldn’t remember a single thing that had happened. Then a fourth book was announced, and I’ve been putting off that reread ever since.
4) Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
The next three entries are all series that my mum has recommended to me. That’s not why I’ve been putting them off, honestly! I trust her recommendations, and that’s one of the reasons I hope I find the time to read these books at some point. Sadly, the Alex Rider series was ten books long, and then Horowitz decided to revive the character – who knows how long the series will be by the end!
3) The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Meanwhile, Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series is only five books long, but I’ve been told that it links very closely to The Heroes of Olympus series. If I start a series, I force myself to finish it no matter how much I’m not enjoying it. Because I’m not sure whether the Percy Jackson books will be my cup of tea, I’m just not able to commit to them right now.
2) Raven’s Gate by Anthony Horowitz
My mum bought me the first three books in The Gatekeepers series for a birthday when I was much younger. I then found out that the series was also known as The Power of Five, so I decided that I wouldn’t start the series until the other two installments were out… And then it took Horowitz four years to write the fifth installment. The long wait made me kind of lose interest, and I don’t think I trust him not to release a surprise sixth book!
1) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
I’ve talked about my inability to finish the Harry Potter series a lot in the past. I still want to read the last four books, but they’re just so long compared to the first three! Maybe this will get moved to my read pile eventually, but I can’t see it happening any time soon (no matter how much I want it to).
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I hope you enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday! Have any of these books been on your TBR forever, or have you actually read any of them? Leave your comments down below, and make sure to link me to your own TTT posts.