Hi guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Today is TTT’s 10 year anniversary with That Artsy Reader Girl, who co-created it and now houses it. She recommended that we do a different take on Top Ten today and so my plan is to go back through all the Top Tens and do one that I haven’t done, seeing as I’ve only been doing this for a year or two tops.
The topic that I’m choosing went live on February 5, 2018 and it’s talking about the books that have been on my TBR list the longest and still haven’t been read. And I may be in trouble with this one…I have so many books that still haven’t been read.
- Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by Fiona Carnarvon. I went through a Downton Abbey kick a few years ago, and I was super curious about the “real” Downton Abbey, so I picked this one to read and expand my reading horizons a bit, as it is nonfiction. I do still plan on reading it, just…haven’t gotten around to it just yet.
- The Galaxy Chronicles edited by Jeff Seymour. This one has been on for a while, as I had an anthology kick going on for a bit, still do to be honest, and this one popped up on BookBub deals and I just had to buy it. So I did and it’s just been sitting on my digital shelf ever since. But it’s on my Beat the Backlist for this year, so we’ll see about getting it read finally!
- The Time Travel Chronicles edited by Crystal Watanabe. See above, same reasoning!
- The A.I. Chronicles edited by Ellen Campbell. See above…I just need to hurry up and read all of these!
- The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. These was suggested to be about 6 years ago, and it’s just been sitting on my list. I think I have the digital book, I just need to make myself focus and read it!
- The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan. This honestly did sound interesting, and I’m all for novels that focus on women taking back their identity and figuring out who they want to be again.
- The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace. I need to read more poetry and Amanda Lovelace’s books were extremely popular a few years back, so I put this one on my list.
- Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Chester Nez. This is my heritage, my life, my history, and I know that I really need to read this, if just to know a little bit more about my own life.
- The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova. This just sounded so good!!! I need to know what kind of betrayal will happen and who exactly are the Alchemists of Loom?
- NPCs by Drew Hayes. What do you think is going on through the minds of those non-playable characters you run into during round of D&D or World of Warcraft? This book seems to say that it will show us, and I have it on my Beat the Backlist list this year!
These are the Top Ten books that have been on my list the longest and that I have (hopeful) plans of reading this year. Or at some point anyway. What books have been on your list the longest? Why are they still there? Comment below and let me know!