Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #33: Pre-Blog TBR List

This week we're supposed to write about the books that have been on our shelves or TBR list since before we started blogging.

I started blogging in May 2015, and my Goodreads "to read" shelf has 36 books from before that date. Since I cannot possibly share them all, I have selected the 10 that I am most ashamed I haven't gotten around to reading yet.



The Art of Seeing by Cammie McGovern

I love Cammie McGovern, and I love books about sisters, so why haven't I read this book?! Seriously.

Side Note: I also need to read Neighborhood Watch by Cammie as well.


Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I have heard nothing but good things about this book, but I still haven't read it yet. Maybe because it's about WWII? I don't know that I've read a YA historical fiction book about WWII though, so I really need to give it a try.


Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

I know I've been avoiding this one because it's middle grade, but I've had some pretty good luck with middle grade recently. Plus I just read this review on The Deliberate Reader, and it renewed my interest in this book.


A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Maybe I'll wait for this series to be finished? :)


Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Barnes is seriously my third favorite author, and thanks to my Secret Santa I have had this book in my house since December. Why haven't I read it? I need to ASAP.


The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

I think I first heard about this book on mommablogsalot, and Jen has mentioned it several times since that original post. It sounds strange and wonderful, and I really do want to read it. Just...time. Ya know?


Legend by Marie Lu

I should get to this book this year if I keep up with my new author challenge. I know the reason I haven't read this book yet is that I am in kind of a dystopian slump. I'm hoping to be out of it by winter, so I can read this series.


The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Did Jim Dale do the audiobook? Because then I'd listen right away. I love books about magic, but I haven't found the time for this book yet.


Red Rising by Pierce Brown

The third book in this series came out in February, so I really should have read it by now. I will. Someday.


The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

I had this book out from the library, and it was on my list for May. The book sat on my night stand for 3 weeks, but I had so many other books out that I never got to it, and my next month was already planned, and sadly it went back to the library unread. I will try again at some point. Maybe on audio.





Have you read any of these books? Which one should I tackle first? Are there any you recommend I remove from the list?




This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

22 comments:

  1. I also hope to read Red Rising and Legend sometime. You should definitely read The Sea of Tranquility. It is SUCH a good book. :)

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    1. I need to find The Sea of Tranquility on audio. I have so many ARCs to read this fall; I don't think I'll have time for many back list paper books. But I could do audio! :)

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  2. I need to get a copy of The Girl With All the Gifts. They are making too many movies of books I haven't read yet.

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    1. That's going to be a movie? Now I really need to read it! :)

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  3. Code Name Verity is on my list, too. I think I haven't gotten around to it yet because I haven't found an audio version at any of my local libraries.

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    1. Yes, that's my issue with The Sea of Tranquility. Both are long, and I do better with audio for longer books.

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  4. I will read The Sea of Tranquility this year!! It's like my number one goal!

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  5. I forgot about the Paper Magician. I want to read that so bad! Here is our TTT

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    1. I know. I had kind of forgotten about it too! :)

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  6. My TBR looks remarkably similar to yours. :)

    I hope you get a chance to read all these!

    Dena @ Batch of Books

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    1. Oh, cool. I'll go check yours out. I hope I get to them too! :)

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  7. Nice list of books!! I liked The Girl With All The Gifts, but it wasn't as good as I thought it would be.

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/08/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-that-have.html

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    1. Hmm. Thanks. I'll check out your list.

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  8. I was in a dystopian slump when I started Legend but I absolutely enjoyed the trilogy! I also need to read Red Rising and The Sea of Tranquility - I've heard such great things about them. Hope you get to read some of these soon! :)

    My TTT - http://crossmyheartandhopetoread.blogspot.com/2016/08/top-ten-tuesday-4.html

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    1. Thanks! Me too. I am kind of in a dystopian slump, so that's why I haven't read some of these series. I need to get out of it! :)

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  9. I loved the Paper Magician! The Girl with all the Gifts was alright as well, but didn't blow me away..

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  10. I really enjoyed The Paper Magician. Sadly, my library doesn't have the other two books in the series, so I'll need to track those down some other way. I hope you get to all of these someday! :)

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    1. Oh bummer. I hate when that happens. I hope you can find them.

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  11. Code Name Verity made my best of 2014 list. I've read a lot of books about WWII (fiction and non fiction) and it's one of the best. I also recommend (I think I posted a comment about this a few months ago) The Montmaray series by Michelle Cooper. Funny and poignant story of an eccentric family before and during WWII.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I think I added that to my list. I'll go check again on Goodreads. :)

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