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

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read.” I went through my Goodreads To-Read shelf last year and deleted a ton of TBR books because I knew I would probably never get to them. That being said, I still have quite a few books on my TBR from a few years back that I haven’t read yet. A lot of these are books I own, so I really have no excuse for not getting to them. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. The Dark Mirror by Juliet Marillier – I have a goal to read all of Juliet Marillier’s books, but I am kind of failing at said goal. I’ve had this particular book since before I started blogging and haven’t even cracked it open.

2. The Splendor Fall by Rosemary Clement-Moore – Pretty sure I’ve had this one on my October TBR for several years now and haven’t touched it. It actually might be time to accept I won’t read it.

3. Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta – I always meant to finish this series, but kept putting off a reread of the first. I might actually get to that this year.

4. A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron – I have both loved and been disappointed with a book by this author since I read the first book in this duology. Finishing said duology, if I’m honest, will probably not happen.

5. The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen – I really enjoyed the first two books of this one and yet I’ve been sitting on the conclusion for years. I need to just suck it up and dive in.

6. The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas – I think I’ve had this since the movie came out. I have a feeling I’m going to have to be really in a Veronica Mars mindset before I read this…or listen to it. I’ve heard the audio is amazing.

7. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez – I really want to get to this classic this year. I started it years ago, but never finished. Hoping this year’s effort is a success.

8. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover – I’ve had this one on my tablet for years and have been recommended it over and over again. And still, it sits there waiting.

9. Rebel by Amy Tintera – Why haven’t I read this? A couple of weeks ago we did a TTT list of books we couldn’t remember. I don’t remember much about the first book, which explains why I haven’t picked up this one.

10. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – So many people love this book, but so many people aren’t so emphatic about it. As a result, I have never felt the pressing need to pick it up. The length isn’t a great selling point either.

Do you recommend any of these? Any books you’ve put off for years that you’re determined to get to this year? Leave me a link to your own TTT post in the comments, so I can visit.


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

  1. I have “A Spark Unseen” on my shelf too! I think I picked it up after seeing a good review (from a trusted blogger). But alas, there it sits. Same can be said of “Veronica Mars,” though that one I just picked up because I love the character, and any excuse to follow more of her adventures sounded fun! 🙂

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  2. The Name of the Wind has been on my list for ages as well, but even with all the glowing reviews, I too just haven’t gotten around to picking it up (probably for the same reasons as you). I’m hoping I’ll get around to it eventually, but for now, not so much. Great list overall!

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  3. I’d love to read One Hundred Years of Solitude. I read Love in the Time of cholera years ago and think I enjoyed it (it’s been so long I can’t remember). Would like to try another of Marquez’s works.

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  4. I read Maybe Someday and kind of really hated it, but if you read it I hope you enjoy it! I keep hoping I’ll want to read 100 Years of Solitude. I tried reading it a while ago and never took but maybe now that I’m older I’ll want to.

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  5. Oh the Thousand Dollar Tan Line is one of the first audiobooks I ever listened too. It was narrated by Kristen Bell (aka Veronica) and it appealed to me in that way. I enjoyed the story but didn’t continue on, not for lack of desire just sad she didn’t continue the audiobooks. My Top Ten

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  6. I’ve been meaning to read The Name of the Wind for ages as well!! One Hundred Years of Solitude is such a beautiful, brilliant book. I hope you enjoy it whenever you get around to reading it ❤

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  7. I have so many books on my bookshelves that I haven’t read yet and I’ve had for years, UGHH. I buy way more than I read, so they end up getting “lost” in the piles. Maybe Someday is my favorite Colleen Hoover book.

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  8. The Name of the Wind is like the bane of my existence at this point. I just don’t ever feel the itch to start reading it, although it’s been on my TBR forever.

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  9. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hover is definitely a good book, I’d recommend it! It was on my TBR for a while, I read it and then wanted to kick myself for not reading it sooner.

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  10. Froi of the Exiles has been on my shelves FOREVER. I really enjoyed FotR, so I don’t know why I never read this one… I’ve actually made a commitment to read this by May for a review/challenge on someone else’s blog, which means it will definitely be read this year!

    Do You Dog-ear?

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  11. Are these all books you own, or that you wanted to get to some day? If you don’t own them, I’d say let them go. You’re always finding new books you want to read (we all are!), so if you don’t have a monetary investment, let them make room for your new loves.

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  12. The Wise Man’s Fear (the sequel to The Name Of The Wind) made my series, and it’s irritating that I’ve put it off for so long because I loved book one so much! I definitely recommend it!

    Good choices, feel free to check out my TTT list 🙂

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