Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Have Been On My TBR The Longest


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

This week’s theme is Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read. My TBR is long and, while I have been slowly purging it, there are a few books that have been on there quite some time.

The Book of Lost Fragrances (Reincarnationist #4) by M.J. Rose – I actually just picked up a use copy of this one through Thriftbooks. It is currently sitting on my shelf, waiting for me.

Bryant & May and the Burning Man (Bryant and May #12) by Christopher Fowler – To be honest, I skipped a few books here. The majority of the first ten books on my list are from Rose’s Reincarnationist series. I LOVE Fowler’s Bryant and May books. They are among my favorites but I have gotten a little behind.

Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran  – My love of historical fiction actually started with a Michelle Moran novel and blossomed from there. This was well over a decade ago and I still look forward to picking up her books.


The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater  – So, I adore Stiefvater’s personality and her talent with art but…I haven’t read any of her books. I know, I know, shame on me. I’ll get there.

An Ember in the Ashes (Ember Quartet #1) by Sabaa Tahir  – Anywhere you look someone is talking about this book! I haven’t picked it up yet but hope to do so soon. I just checked and my library does have it so, soon precious child. Soon.

A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate (Lucy Campion Mysteries #1) by Susanna Calkins – I’m still waffling about whether to keep this book on my TBR or not. Some days it sounds like a great book, other days not so much. Only time will tell.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon  – I have an intense love of Shannon’s The Bone Season septology so it is only natural that I would want to read a book by her set outside of that world. This one doesn’t yet have a publication date.

The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels #9) by Philippa Gregory  – For the last few years I have had a love affair with the Tudor period. That mixed with my love of historical fiction and you have a winner. I own this book already and it is a bit huge and intimidating but I’m sure I’ll read it soon.

The King’s Mistress by Emma Campion  – This looks like a historical fantasy romance type deal and I’m good with that. Could be interesting.


That is Top Ten Tuesday for this week. What books have been on your TBR the longest?

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Have Been On My TBR The Longest

  1. I had Maggie Stiefvater on my list too, I’ve never read anything by her and really feel like I’m missing out!

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


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