And a good evening to you. Or good morning – look, you can just pretend it’s evening and roll with it, alright? We have the exciting task of assessing another of my lists today! Somehow, for the second week running, I am bringing you a Top Ten Tuesday. Clearly February is going to be my month.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl!
Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading
Which is like a crazy difficult prompt for me to do because I rarely give up on a book before at least give it a try. So, instead, I’m going to twist it and list:
Books on My TBR I Keep Forgetting are There
And by that I mean, those books that have been on my TBR the longest I just haven’t read because I either can’t remember what they’re about or have forgotten to get excited over them.
by Jessica Brody
I remember being so so so excited to buy this one – like wow look at that cover and have you read the blurb?! But it has just sat and sat and sat on my TBR because I didn’t pick it up straight away and now could not tell you (other than guessing off the title) what this is actually about. Literally no idea. But every time I scroll through my TBR and see it I go: oh my god I need to read that already!
2. I’ll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson
It’s only just now, going through my TBR to make this list that I saw this and went, oh good lord I’ve owned this book for several years now and I’d completely forgotten I had. Which is probably more a sign that I own far too many books but SHUSH YOU. Eat your popcorn and be quiet. Did I buy this for the awesome yellow colour of the cover? I mean, maybe. Do I have any idea what it’s about? Nope.
3. The Queen of the Tearling
by Erika Johansen
I was so keen for this when I bought it. I’m pretty sure it’s epic fantasy and that is most definitely right up there on my list. But most importantly, I’ve seen some fantastic reviews for this one. I don’t remember what it’s about but I think the main reason this one ended up slipping all the way down my TBR was simply that I didn’t read it when the hype was about for the first one and now other new shiny books are in the way.
4. The Colour of Magic
by Terry Prachett
I have actually tried reading this one before. But it was a long, long time ago and definitely before I was ready to read it. Which evidently put me off the book somewhat. I’ve been tempted several times to cull it from my TBR – but a stubborn part of my bookish soul says No, Kirstie! Give it another go now you’re older! So naturally, it slipped the entire way down my TBR and I forget about it almost 99% of the time.
5. All Our Yesterdays
by Cristin Terill
I adore the cover for this one. I’m pretty sure that’s probably why I also bought it. To be honest, I’m not sure why this one keeps getting ignored. A simple case of not being constantly in my face and few people talking about it makes it easy to forget I suppose! Although that being said, I couldn’t tell you what this one was about either.
6. Holding Up the Universe
by Jennifer Niven
I saw this on my TBR just now and went oh yeah, that book! I think I received this as part of a subscription box a few years back. I was never actively planning on going out and getting this book myself – so I think from the beginning I’ve had low motivation to pick it up. Now I just can’t remember its existence, full stop.
7. These Broken Stars
by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
How I’ve managed to live 21 years of my life and not read a book written by these women beats me. I bought this some years ago and am almost 100% certain that I’m going to enjoy it. This one keeps falling victim to the card I play of “oh, I’ll read it when I finish off some of the series I’m already reading.” Except I never do.
8. His Majesty’s Dragon
by Naomi Novik
Being someone who’s totally in love with dragons it’s a wonder I’ve been forgetting about this book for so long. Whenever I’m thinking of what I want to read next, not once has this jumped to mind. Which is ridiculous – I think I need to change this and make a concerted effort to add this to my TBR in the near future.
by Robert Harris
I cannot remember what this one is about either. I picked it up at a secondhand book fair after a friend of mine read the blurb and recommended it to me. I’m now not even entirely sure what genre it is. I just know it’s a tall book, white and I should probably get around to reading it at some point in my life.
10. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
by Laurie R. King
Firstly, this is not the cover I have (I prefer mine). Secondly, I bought this one crazy cheap from the Book Depository because SHERLOCK HOLMES PEOPLE. It of course has then sat on my shelf for such a long time it’s become more a decoration than an item on my TBR. Oops.