Monday, August 22, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Books That Have Been On My TBR From Before I Started Blogging

This list is going to be embarrassing. Books that I should have read ages ago...but alas..haven't gotten around to...yet.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I just couldn't finish Heathcliff and Catherine's brooding, tragic love affair. I tried a couple of times. And it still remains on my TBR list.

Graceling (#1) by Kristin Cashore

My best friend has been wanting me to read Graceling since forever and I don't think I've ever gotten around to it. Since she is all knowing and well-versed in my likes and dislikes I know she hasn't been suggesting this lightly and thus me not reading it yet is completely terrible. 

Austenland by Shannon Hale

I recently watched Austenland (yes, I know...I really should have read the book before I watched the movie). I just found my copy and am finally cracking it of today. 

I watched the movie (Lifetime version, I think) but I never read the book. It's a book I know I'll most likely enjoy which for some reasons puts it down lower on the TBR list for me? I'm saving it for a potential 'I have no books to read' day.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

I think I have a pattern emerging. Because I watched the movie before I picked up the book and the book was written a bit oddly so I put it back down for a later date. Still haven't picked it up even though I've been wanting to give it another go. 

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

This one I vow to read before the movie! I just haven't picked it up yet, I keep getting distracted with shinier ones. I've been known to pace myself on the reads that are going to stretch my brain or have a high probability of Impacting Me. Too many in a row and they all blend together and lose their potency. Firm believer in a well-balanced literary diet. ;)

I keep meaning to hit up Wicked. It's got a solid fandom, I'll eventually see the musical - I'm sure - and its one of those things that you know will be an inevitable part of your life in the future...just sometime. Not sure when. lol. 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

I never really wanted to read this book until I watched the movie. I'm a bit of a stick in the mud about things like zombie-fied versions of a favored literary classics. I had it on my TBR list in the sense of someday I would get around to reading it. I watched the movie with some friends and it was hilarious and now I'm interested. 

True Women by Janice Woods Windle

I have this miniseries and I've had it forever. (Angelina Jolie is in it before she was big!) I have yet to track down a copy in any library and/or digital version. 

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

I have accomplished Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, and of course - A Christmas Carol. But, I have not ventured further into Dickens for quite a few years. Little Dorrit is my next stop! When...I get around to it. 

Looking over this list and the reasons I give I sense a pattern. I really ought to read the book before I watch the screen adaption. And I really should just check a few off my list instead of putting them off for a rainy day. Because when rainy days come - I'm usually distracted with whatever I'm currently reading. Because, in all honesty, there's no damn way I'm going to actually run out of books to read. 

Please, share your list with me. And have you read any of these? 

Until next week, 



  1. Austenland is one I'd really like to read someday too! I've had my copy for a while now and considering how well I adore the film, it's on my must list. :) I've seen and read PPZ and really enjoyed both despite their silliness.

    1. I'm a partial way through Austeland (since starting it yesterday) and she really tries to write it in 'Austen'-like speak. The movie is far more sillier but I'm enjoying it so far. Altho I'm throwing invisible daggers at Martin's head every time he makes an appearance. Thanks for visiting! :)

  2. THE HANDMAID'S TALE is on my list today, too. I've started it several times and just never manage to get very far. I don't know why. Several of your other picks are on my TBR mountain chain. I'll get to them someday. Maybe.

    Happy TTT!

    1. I think I might have tried it but got distracted. Like I do. lol. Happy TTT! Thank you for stopping by. :)

  3. I've only read Graceling. I liked it, but not as much as others seems to do. I hope you get to read, and enjoy, some of these soon though. :) Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my TTT earlier. :)

    1. I hope I like it! My bestie usually knows is spot on in her suggestions for me. Thank you for stopping by too! :)

  4. I keep meaning to read Graceling. I hope you enjoy these books when you do find time for them! :-)

    1. Graceling seems to have a high TBR presence. lol. Thank you! And thank you for visiting. :)

  5. Oh Graceling is SO SO GOOD!! I read it last year and just ajdfksald it's really fun and sassy and stabby. #winning But I do need to finish the series myself haha. I have a terrible habit of reading book #1 and then never finishing the rest. *facepalm* I did try to read Wicked but I thought it was terribly boring. :/ I haven't seen the musical but people say the book is super different, which is basically typical for adaptions, right?!😂

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. Me too. lol. I don't think I ever officially read the last Hunger Games book. I just was told what happened and watched the movie. lol. I've never watched the musical for Wicked but now I'm curious about the book even more. I think adaptions have tried to get better about honoring the original context due to the power of Fandoms but I think Wicked was adapted a little too early for that newfangled nonsense. lol ;) Thanks for visiting, too! :)

  6. The Handmaid's Tale is a MUST read! It's brilliant and horrifying!
    Thanks for stopping by The Local Muse

    1. I noticed it was on kindle unlimited and just nabbed it!

  7. The Time-Traveler's Wife is a must read! :-) Let me know what your thoughts are when you've finally read it. ;-)

    I didn't add "Wicked" it to my list coz I don't have the actual book. But I have always been curious about it.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog.


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