Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read

It’s the first time this year I’m participating in Top Ten Tuesday – and the first since it moved over to That Artsy Reader Girl! I’m excited to be back and loving the new logo. This week’s theme is definitely one I can relate to – my TBR list seems never ending, so I’m joining in to look back on some of those poor neglected books that have been on the list the longest.


A Thousand Splendid Suns

I read and loved The Kite Runner years ago, so this moved to the top of my list. And yet it still sits on my shelf unread, something needs to change soon!


Life Of Pi

I think I can legitimately call this one a modern classic now, I’ve had this recommended to me a lot, I’ve watched and enjoyed the film – yet I still haven’t read the book.


The Giver

This is supposed to be the original YA dystopian novel! It was on my list way before the film was released, but I still haven’t got around to it.


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Just everything about this sounds great – it’s been on my list since its release. Just need to get my hands on a copy!


Fight Club

This one is only on my list because of my love for the film. I need to try the source material!


Girl, Interrupted

Another one on my list because it was one of my favourite films for years.



I’ve had mixed feelings about this author so far – I read Landline and didn’t really think much of it, but I really enjoyed Eleanor and Park. This one is supposed to e one of her better ones, so it’s high on my list.


The Handmaid’s Tale

I haven’t watched the show of this one, but it was on my list for years before. All my Goodreads friends seem to rave about it – I’m hoping to get hold of a copy soon.


The Maze Runner

I was on holiday with a friend who got so sucked into this book she was quite unsociable for a few days! That was enough recommendation for me, plus it had already been on my list for years.



This fairytale retelling sounds awesome, and it’s so highly rated by my Goodreads pals – I’m looking forward to giving it a try.


There’s my list! I’d love to see what’s on yours? And please let me know which ones of these I should be bumping to the top 🙂



Filed under Book Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays

12 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read

  1. life of pi – saw the movie but had no interest in reading the book after I read a few pages, I guess it comes across better in a movie but it’s probably just me

    fangirl – read it and I was sort of bored by the whole book but I think Rowell’s books aren’t for me

    I love ‘Cinder’ but only because it’s a fairytale retelling. once you read ‘Cinder’, you’ll probably want to read the rest of the series, I’m still up to book 3.

    have a lovely day.

    • I listened to the audiobook of Life of Pi and I really enjoyed it. But I can totally see how reading it would be a bit dull. I think the audio brings in a lot of the inflections, plus the authors accent really helps too.

  2. I love A Thousand Splendid Suns and Fangirl is really cute. I also liked The Handmaid’s Tale. You have some good reading to tackle.

  3. Fangirl is the only Rainbow Rowell novel I like, so I’d say give it a try. I think the feel is a bit different than Eleanor & Park.

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  4. Fangirl had a few redeeming qualities for me, but overall I really didn’t like it. I loved Eleanor & Park, though. I’d be interested to see what you think of Fangirl when you finally get to it.

    The Handmaid’s Tale is one of my favorites. I also love old Chuck Palahniuk (I haven’t read anything since Pygmy, so I can’t really comment on the newer books), so I definitely think you should read Fight Club! I will admit that I actually prefer the movie ending, but it’s still worth a read.

    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children almost made my list.

  5. Fangirl was my favourite book I read in 2017, I absolutely loved it! It’s so relatable a such a feel good book! Hope you get round to reading it!

  6. I read The Giver in 6th grade and a few years ago picked it up again and it was not quite like I remembered. Great read though. I’ve also read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It’s a really quick read and I really enjoyed it. Was so excited about the movie when I learned of it, however, they switched to of the children’s peculiarities which just aggravated me so I’ve never seen it. lol

    • Aah I watched the movie and quite enjoyed it, didn’t realise they’d changed things though! The book has been on my list for years though, definitely need to get to it soon.

  7. I’ve read Life of Pi and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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