Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books I’ve been meaning to read since before I started blogging

TTT summer

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. 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.

As of this summer, I’ve been blogging for four years. FOUR YEARS. Incredible. I started it on a whim, and here I am, all this time later, still blogging away. Just because I’m blogging about books doesn’t mean that I’m reading more books — in fact, it’s probably the opposite. Sad to say, there are enough unread books in my house and on my Kindle that I could probably go a few years without buying a single book before I’d run out of new stuff to read.

So, here are 10 books that I swear I want to read, which I’ve owned for over four years… and which I still haven’t gotten around to.

1) Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest

Four and Twenty

2) Affinity by Sarah Waters


3) In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

In a Sunburned Country

4) Lilith’s Brood by Octavia Butler

Lilith's Brood

5) Little, Big by John Crowley

little big

6) World War Z by Max Brooks


7) Other Kingdoms by Richard Matheson

Other Kingdoms

8) Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir

Innocent Traitor

9) The Children of Men by P. D. James

Children of Men

10) Sorcery & Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede

Sorcery & Cecelia

Have you read any of my TBR books? What books made your list this week? Please share your TTT links!

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25 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten books I’ve been meaning to read since before I started blogging

  1. Hey, these look like intirguing titles. I particularly like “Affinity” cover.

    I’m following the blog of a reader who has decided to never buy another book until she’ll have read all one the ones che already owns. She’s calculated that would take her about 20 years.
    Here’s her blog

    • I have a feeling Affinity is a book you’d enjoy! I’ve been meaning to read it for years. Where does the time go? I’m also following 746 books, and think it’s terrific. I thought about doing something similar with my buying/reading habits a few years ago, but I don’t think I have the discipline. 🙂 And basically, I try to avoid making rules for myself when it comes to something I do for enjoyment…

  2. World War Z is extraordinarily well done. I thought the oral-history style was terrific. I listened to the audiobook version, which was great, but unfortunately abridged. So, I had to read the book too because I was so engaged that didn’t want to miss any of it.

    • That’s great to hear (that the book was so good — sorry to hear that the audiobook was a disappointment). I’m really looking forward to it. Maybe this will be the year I finally read it!

  3. Great list… I loved World War Z and Children of Men. I have thought about buying the books by Octavia Butler, but the covers are so off putting so I never have. Enjoy (when you finally get around to it lol )

    • I saw the movie version of Children of Men when it came out, and have been intending to read the book every since! Which Octavia Butler covers do you find off-putting? I’ve read 4 of her books so far, and think she’s an amazing writer. This one on my list is one I haven’t read because I’ve never found myself in the mood for something so hard sci-fi,.. but I will eventually.

  4. The Octavia Butler one looks interesting. I love her. I have heard good things about World War Z too, but I wasn’t sure if it was for me. Maybe I will let you read it first so you can tell me if it’s worth it. You’ll be my guinea pig. 🙂

    • Which Octavia Butler books have you read? I love her too, but I haven’t read her alien-related series yet. Ha, I’d be glad to be your guinea pig with WWZ! Maybe I’ll finally read it before the end of the year.

  5. World War Z piques my interest! I purposely haven’t seen the movie because I haven’t read the book yet! I’m a stickler for some reason about reading the book before seeing the movie adaptation! LOL! Happy reading! 😀

    • Me too! A friend has been pushing me to read it for years, and it does sound exactly like something I’d enjoy. Same old story — so many books, so little time!

  6. I haven’t heard of most of these. But Innocent Traitor, sounds really good. I’m surprised because every list I’ve checked out this week has some sort of Tudor title on it. I’m a Queen Anne Boleyn historical impersonator and so I’m really into the Tudor time period, but there have been so many book released in the last ten years that its impossible to keep up.

    My TTT:

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