Monday, February 5, 2018

Ten Books That Have Been on My TBR List the Longest

I'm linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl for another Top Ten Tuesday.

I'm happy to report that there's only one book still lingering on my TBR list from the last time Top Ten Tuesday did this topic! That would be embarrassing if all of those books were still on my TBR list. Here are the new ten that have been on the list the longest!

1. Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
This was recommended to me on my old blog back in 2013. I guess it's good that I haven't been in search of a marriage self-help book in the last 5 years?

2. The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse
This was on some Entertainment Weekly list of the "best books ever" back in 2013, so I added it to my list. I'm decidedly meh about the other Hesse I've read, so I haven't been that anxious to pick this one up.

3. Harmful to Minors by Judith Levine
This was recommended by a fellow blogger back when I had my old blog, and then it was also recommended on Sexplanations at some point. Now that I'm not railing about sex education all the time I haven't been prompted to seek this one out.

4. How to Be a Perfect Stranger by Stuart M. Matlins
Another one recommended by a fellow blogger on my old blog. Apparently I went through a phase of getting book recommendations on my blog! This probably would have been a good one to read before I went to my first Jewish wedding in 2014, but I didn't think of it at the time.

5. The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
I'm pretty sure I got this recommendation from the Grammar Girl podcast back when I used to listen to it. It still sounds like an interesting book and I see it pop up from time to time on different people's lists.

6. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John M. Gottman
I don't remember where I first heard about this one — maybe from my cousin? — but I am all about John Gottman and his research on marriage, so I am happy to find out what he says about raising a kid. I suppose now that I actually have a kid it might be a good time to finally pick this one up.

7. The Story of Christianity, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 by Justo L. González
This was a recommendation from Rachel Held Evans and probably falls in the category of "books I feel I should read." I know bits and pieces of the history of Christianity but not how each "era" led into the next.

8. Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
This was another one from that EW Top 100 list. It's one that a lot of people seem to describe as "great" but I don't see a lot of people gushing about how much they loved it, so I have a feeling it'll be a bit of a slog.

9. The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose
This is the one that's still a holdover from my previous list. I put a hold on it at the library, so hopefully I'll get to it before too long.

10. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
This is at the top of my TBR list right now. I downloaded the audio version on OverDrive but one of the files was corrupted (and there's a bug with my OverDrive software that won't let me download an audiobook more than once, ever). So now I have a hold on the ebook version.

Which good books have escaped your memory?

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. Thanks for supporting A Cocoon of Books!

No comments:

Post a Comment