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Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week, we’re talking books that have been on our TBR for years….literally, 2012 was a long time ago y’all.

In One Person by John Irving


None of my friends on Goodreads have read this or put it on their TBR….therefore, I don’t have it in me to try something new without having the opinion of someone I trust









The Leftovers by Tom Perotta

10762469 Didn’t HBO make a TV show of this?! That cover makes me feel like I should probably read it pretty soon but honestly I don’t even remember putting it on my TBR 🤦🏼‍♀️









Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

1103 I recently saw someone raving about this one on bookstagram so I guess it will move to the TBR “that I’ll eventually in like 5 years get to” list.









The Summer of Naked Swim Parties by Jessica Anya Blau2605441 I remember zero about this book 😬 On Goodreads, it has around 1600 reviews and a 3.42 so I think it might be time to remove it from the TBR…








You Dont Have To Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning

Seriously I tried to read this one. I scoured my library shelves for weeks and it never appeared. Eventually, I figured I’d come back around after a couple of months and then I forgot…isn’t that how it always is, though?





Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

Let me just say: I seriously love me some HP.  I’m a proud Ravenclaw married to an equal proud Slytherin, I have a t-shirt and Tervis with my house crest, I regularly binge watch and/or read the whole series, and I cry just thinking about how beautifully complex of a character Professor Snape was.  That said, even though my initial devotion to the franchise made me want to shove my nose in a copy immediately, taking a step back made me realize that I can’t stand the thought of anyone but J.K. Rowling penning my favorite characters.


Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I’ve literally picked this book up 5 times, HAD IT IN MY HAND READY TO READ, and something else caught my eye and I changed courses.  Had it happened once, even twice, I would consider it a fluke, but maybe it’s my inner bookworm telling me that this book just isn’t the one for me?  I will say, each time I pick a different book over it, the book is always phenomenal…maybe I’ll continue the cycle?




The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

This is mostly based on feedback from friends that have read it, but the general consensus was that this one was a bit disappointing (based on their preconceived thoughts). If you read it and loved it, please feel free to convince me otherwise!





Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

When I first read this plot, I thought, “Whoa, that’s insane!” Now, rereading it I think, “Ew, that’s insane.” Subtle difference, but the changes lies in the fact that I now think the story is too implausible, and would be complaining as such the WHOLE TIME.





You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

The premise still seems intriguing, but it will always be second tier to some of the new releases in my eyes.






Have you read any of these?! Should we remove or bump them up on our TBR? Let us know in the comments or chat on insta @shihtzus.and.book.reviews 👯‍♀️

Happy Reading!

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read

  1. I haven’t read any of these, but I just ordered the entire Lunar Chronicles and can’t wait for those. I want to read the Cursed Child so bad, but I’ve been shying away from it for now until I read all the books again. I think most of these are on my TBR. Great post and happy reading! 💖

    1. Let me know your thoughts on Lunar Chronicles! The general consensus is that I need to bump it up on my list and give it another chance.

  2. I loved Cinder, did put it down the first time I started it but once I got into the story I really enjoyed it and sped through the rest of the books that were published at the time. I still need to read Heartless by Marissa Meyer though!

    1. I guess I need to hide from bookstagram next time I start to read it 🙈 hopefully the next time is the charm!

  3. I have soooo many books that I buy and take forever to get around to reading too, lol. I am at some point going to start The Leftovers. I absolutely loved the TV show, definite recommend. Best existential TV drama since Six Feet Under. The show started before I got into reading again cause these days I try to read the book then watch the show/movie. Although, the show was so good that at some point I’m going to read the book and then watch the show again.

    1. I had no idea The Leftovers was based on a book (I was definitely intrigued by the series)! I will definitely can’t wait to check it out, thank you for the suggestion!

      1. Side note: Kaylie should have read the full post hahahaha (don’t kill me Taylor!)

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