Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that have been on my shelf since before I started blogging

Well, this is certainly a humbling list to write.  This week's Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke and the Bookish prompt is to list the Top Ten Books STILL on your TBR shelf and have been since before you started blogging.  I'm not sure how to quantify "Top Ten" of these books, but I definitely have 10+ books that I have had on that shelf in all this time...  that is to say, for over 6 1/2 years.  So, in no particular order...  here they are:

1.  Wild Swans by Jung Chang
2.  Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
3.  Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
4.  The Color of Water by James McBride
5.  Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
6.  The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
7.  The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
8.  The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
9.  Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut
10.  The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

At least I can see a couple things though, in creating this list:  I still have wide-ranging reading interests and YA doesn't last too long on my TBR shelf before being read.

Do you see any patterns in creating your list?


Alyssa Archambo said...

I have yet to read The Lord of the Rings, and I just can't bring myself to make it a priority. Devil in the White City was a huge accomplishment from last year -- I'd been meaning to read that for so long and it was actually really good. The hardships of loving books too much. ;p Thanks for sharing!

Brona Joy said...

Wild swans is wonderful & everyone should try Tolkien at least once 😊

Awa said...

Oh no! You are missing out - Angela's Ashes and Wild Swan are to of my favorite books of all time! And I don't say that about many books - I'm picky, so you are just going to have to trust me - and pick those two up. Put them on the top of the pile!

I don't own the Devil in the City myself, but it is definitively on my radar. And has been for a few years :)

I love your list - nice to see one with books I already know about and that is't YA.

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

Brona - I have read The Hobbit!

Awa - I know exactly what you mean about all the YA (and only YA) that is out there. I like YA, but I can't read only that.

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