I am a book hoarder.
I said it.
I admit it.
I embrace it.
But it still gets me into quite a bit of trouble! I am aways buying books with the full intention of reading them right away. And then they sit on my shelf for
months years DECADES. Danielle over at The Blonde Likes Books did this post and I figured it was time to (wo)man up and face the music. She decided to go through her Goodreads “to read” shelf and show the 10 books that have been on her list the longest. Helping not only with her Beat the Backlist challenge but also making some accountability happen.
So, today, I am following suit. Here are my top 10 books that have been on my TBR shelf the longest and I am making my solemn vow to have these read by the end of this year!
Let the countdown commence!
Number 1: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
I know! I’m awful; how can I be a lover of crime fiction without having read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I feel like a fraud.
Number 2: Z- A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
I love F. Scott Fitzgerald, so it makes sense why I would have added this one to my pile! I forgot all about this one!
Number 3: I’ve Got Your Number by Sophia Kinsella
I loved the Shopaholic series and have read most of Kinsella’s stand-alone novels but didn’t get around to this one for whatever reason.
Number 4: Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
Another Sophia Kinsella book! Obviously purchased around the same time, I also forgot about this one! I really need to move these to the front of my pile; Kinsella always does crack me up!
Number 5: The One & Only by Emily Giffin
I am a sucker for an Emily Giffin book. This one I purchased when I was teaching in the North and wasn’t able to download it due to our less than stellar interest (remote communities don’t make Kindle easy!)
Number 6: Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
I remember reading this one a Buzzfeed list for books woman MUST READ when they are in their twenties. I am easily influenced by lists so into my cart it went. Too bad my follow through isn’t as good once I receive the book!
Number 7: The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
Are they making a movie or something out of this book because I have been seeing it non-stop at the bookstore lately! If they are, that will provide me with the perfect excuse to move it to the top of my list!
Number 8: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
I have heard countless amazing things about this book and have preemptively recommended it to several of my coworkers and yet, here it sits in my TO READ pile. Talk about embarrassing!
Number 9: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
I love historical fiction from WWII; it is really some of the only historical fiction I am truly interested in. I have not heard any bad things about this book and it is always recommended to me. I need to make time for this one STAT!
Number 10: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
Now, this I do not understand. I do want to read this book because, J.K Rowling, obviously I need to read anything that comes from her brain. But, I haven’t read the other two….how this is on my Goodreads before the first couple I will never know.
Well, there we go! The books that have been on my TBR shelf the longest and now that I have publically announced them, I have no choice but to follow through!
Have you read any of these books? Any of them worth my attention immediately?!
What has been on your TBR shelf the longest? I’d love to know!