This week’s TTT topic is supposed to be “Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet,” but honestly I don’t remember what books I owned or wanted to read two and a half years ago. Instead, I’m highlighting a similar idea, which is books that I have owned for a while (at least a year for most of them) but that I haven’t read yet.
1. Bruised by Sarah Skilton
My sister loved this book, but I have stayed away from it because I know it will be very emotional and I want to read it when I’m in the right mood. Unfortunately, that means I haven’t read it, even though my sister has been pushing it for a few years now I think.
2. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
I have loved everything else Elizabeth Wein has written, but this promises to be the most heartbreaking one yet—and that is saying something. Again, this is the kind of book that I have avoided reading until I have time to cry…a lot.
3. His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire #1) by Naomi Novik
Uprooted is one of my favorite books ever, so I am really excited about reading Naomi Novik’s other books. The Temeraire series is REALLY LONG though, so I have been waiting until I feel like marathon-ing it.
4. The Sweetheart by Angelina Mirabella
Again, my sister swears by this book. I am excited to read it, but somehow, something else always ends up above it in my TBR.
5. Lair of Dreams (Diviners #2) by Libba Bray
I LOVE Libba Bray, and I’m really ashamed to say that 100% of the reason that I haven’t read her latest book is that it (and it’s predecessor) are MASSIVE. I’ll get to it someday…
6. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
This was a total hype buy that my sister read and thought was okay. I’m really curious about this story so I know I’ll read it someday, but knowing that my sister thought it was “meh” keeps me from diving into it right now.
7. Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper
We’ve entered the gauntlet of books that I haven’t read because my sister didn’t love them. She didn’t hate any of them, so we haven’t gotten rid of the books, but it is really hard to pick up a book (no matter how curious you are) knowing that someone with really similar taste didn’t get excited about it.
8. An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet
A hype buy with the same story as the last two.
9. Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
I didn’t love Cinder, but for some reason I bought the sequel, so I know that I’ll read it eventually. 1) People have assured me that the series gets better, 2) I want to get swept up in the hype, and 3) I hate getting rid of books without reading them.
10. Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis
I loved Across the Universe, but A Million Suns didn’t really work for me. I think I might go back and read the entire trilogy someday, but for right now, the last book remains unread.
Have you read any of these? Are any of your favorites wasting away on the bottom of my TBR pile? Let me know!