Top Ten Tuesday (207) : Top Ten Books That Have Been on My TBR the Longest

Posted February 6, 2018 by Lori in Books, Top Ten Tuesdays / 8 Comments Tags:



Top Ten Tuesday is hosted each week by That Artsy Reader Girl and allows us to combine our love of books with our love of lists. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books That Have Been on My TBR the Longest.

I really wasn’t sure I wanted to venture down this lane considering I have 1000+ books on my to-read shelf but then I started to wonder what my Goodreads shelves looked like six years ago before I started blogging. So I headed on over and organized my to-read shelf by date added and these are a few of the books I found. I would go on huge book adding sprees when I was just starting out and I really should go back because there are so many books that 2012 me wanted to read that 2018 me has no interest in. The following books are ones that have been on my to-read shelf (and sometimes my real bookshelves) for almost six years now. Some I still want to read, others not so much.


  • Asunder by Jodi Meadows: If I remember correctly, Incarnate was the first or one of the first reviews I posted on my blog (which I started in March 2012). I actually really enjoyed it and then immediately added Asunder on Goodreads even though it wouldn’t come out until the following January. Of course, come January, I didn’t pick it up. Even when I got an ARC sometime the next year and when the final book came out, I still didn’t read it. Probably won’t ever read it at this point.
  • The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa: I actually went to an event pretty early on at a bookstore near me with a bunch of authors and Julie was one of them. So I ended up with a ton of her Iron Fey series because they were doing a signing and bought this one as an ebook. I ended up pretty much hating the fey series and gave all of those books away but I still want to give this vampire book a try. Especially now that new YA vampire books are hard to come by.
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers: I didn’t remember but this apparently came out in April right after I started blogging. But I was still a little unsure of what I liked and didn’t like in terms of reading so I thought because it had a historical feel, that I wouldn’t like it. So I put off reading it. I bought the paperback when it was published because I still thought I wanted to read it. I now have two of the three in the this series and I’m hoping to binge the series soon because whenever I go back to it, it sounds awesome.
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth: This one probably needs no explanation. I mean, we all remember what happened on pub day, right? I still haven’t read it. But I read Divergent and really enjoyed it in January before starting my blog and then during a Goodreads book-adding binge at the end of March, added Allegiant. I read Insurgent just a few months later but still have never gone back to Allegiant. And I really don’t think I ever will.
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card: This is one of those classic YA books that everyone thinks you’ve read when you say you read YA books. So I added it because I thought I had to read it even though it didn’t really interest me. It still doesn’t and it probably won’t ever. I really should delete it from Goodreads. Why do I have such a hard time doing that?

  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga: This one came out in April that year and I was so excited for it. But I wasn’t yet at a point where I thought I could read and enjoy thrillers. So I ended up putting it off. I was scared it would be too scary or something so I never ended up reading it. This is one of few that I still really want to read.
  • Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson: I’d already read a lot of Sarah Dessen books by the time I started my blog so when I came across Morgan Matson, she seemed like another author I’d really like. I added this ASAP but put off reading it because it seemed so sad and whenever I came across it on my Kindle again, I never felt like I was in the right mood to read it. I’ve since read a couple of Matson’s other books and liked them so I really need to go back and finally read this one!
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: It’s not really an exaggeration when I say everyone loves this book. I’d heard about Maggie’s books because she already had a ton of books out and The Raven boys was coming out later in the year, but this one was a standalone and everyone was loving it. I hadn’t yet read any of her books but I added this one because of all the raving and bought it a year later and still haven’t read it. It might not seem like it, but I do still want to read it at some point.
  • Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo: I read Shadow & Bone the month it came out that year and was so excited about the rest of the series, I immediately added them on Goodreads. I was lucky enough to borrow an ARC of Siege & Storm and read that one early and pre-ordered Ruin & Rising so I would get it release day and then guess what? I never read it. I don’t know what happened but I’ve just never really felt like I needed to read it. So it’s been sitting on my shelves ever since. I absolutely love all of Bardugo’s other books but my love for this series has definitely dimmed over the years.
  • Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton: I’m honestly not even entirely sure what pulled me to these books but I added this one as soon as I saw it. And when the last book came out a year later, I bought all of them with the intention of binge reading the whole series. Needless to say, they’ve all gone unread on my shelves. I still want to give this one a try though because I’m still intrigued by it.

 What books have been on your TBR shelf for the longest?

8 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday (207) : Top Ten Books That Have Been on My TBR the Longest”

  1. I LOOOOVE Grave Mercy! That’s one of my favorite YAs of all time.

    As for what’s been on my TBR the longest, I’ve got the entire Lunar Chronicles, The Selection series, and the Ruby Red series. I would love to read them, I just haven’t found the right time to do so.

  2. I’m slightly afraid to go back that far on my Goodreads shelves! I have a ton of final books in series on my TBR because I’m horrible at finishing series.

  3. I definitely have to admit that I feel like you’re not missing much when it comes to ‘Allegiant’ – I was pretty disappointed. But as far as ‘Ruin and Rising’?!?! LOVED that series! Think you should read that one 😉 I’d love to re-read the series soon. ‘The Scorpio Races’ and “The Immortal Rules’ have been sitting on my tbr shelf for quite some time as well!

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