Monday, August 22, 2016

Ten Books That Have Been on my TBR List the Longest

I'm linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for another Top Ten Tuesday.

This week's topic is "Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven't Read Yet." Looking over my Goodreads, it appears that around 200 of my 266 "to read" books were added before I started blogging in September 2014. Some are even there from when I first joined Goodreads in February 2013! Here are the ten that have been sitting around the longest.

1. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
This one gets mentioned/recommended frequently by Modern Mrs. Darcy and her readers. I still haven't picked it up!

2. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
This is one of those classics I just haven't gotten around to reading.

3. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
One of my goals for next year is to tackle some of the longer (500+ pages) books on my to-read list. This will be one of them.

4. Dune by Frank Herbert
Another classic that I really should have read by now.

5. Friendship at the Margins by Christine Pohl and Christopher Heuertz
This was recommended by a woman I greatly respect, the director of LOVEboldly, and I actually heard it recommended by someone else in a different context not too long ago. It sounds like a valuable read.

6. How to Be an Explorer of the World by Keri Smith
I think I heard about this book on a blog a long time ago, and it's one that you have to experience in hard copy, which may be why I haven't gotten around to it.

7. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
The premise of this book sounded like one I would like — those who appear wealthy and those who have a lot of wealth are not necessarily the same people.

8. Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
I actually got the audio CDs for this book from the library maybe five years ago, but they skipped badly and I couldn't get through the book. I still need to read this!

9. The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose
I can't remember for sure, but I think this was recommended to me by my friend Rachel, whose recommendations tend to be spot-on, so I should definitely get around to picking this one up.

10. The World According to Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers
I think I added this to my to-read list around the same time as Dear Mister Rogers, which I read recently and loved. I need to get my hands on this other book of his.

Which books have lingered on your to-read list the longest?

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