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.
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
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 🤦🏼♀️
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 Blau 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?
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.
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?
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!
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.
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 👯♀️