TTT: Long Term TBR

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet.”

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28 thoughts on “TTT: Long Term TBR

  1. Jacquie (Rattle the Stars) says:

    I loved Arabian Nights and Frankenstein! But truth be told, I probably wouldn’t have read them if it wasn’t for a course I took in uni. I’ve had tons of the same books sitting on my shelf but I’ve moved around a lot and now I have no idea where they are.


  2. Holly says:

    Practically all of these are on my TBR except for Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, and Journey to the Center of the Earth. I REALLY need to read Frankenstein because it is referenced quite often and I feel as though I’m missing out on some extra meaning. Great list! 🙂


    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      I didn’t really keep track of my TBR pre-blogging, so I just went with classics that I’ve missed, lol. I read Twenty Thousand a Leagues Under the Sea in school, but didn’t get to Journey. I was never assigned Twain in school, and he’s mean about Jane Austen, so I haven’t gotten around to him. 😂 But, he’s a quintessential American author, so I feel like I should read him.
      I think I read Frankenstein in highschool, but I can’t remember for sure. It’s definitely referenced a lot.

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  3. Conny Kaufmann says:

    Oh wow, most of these are stories I grew up with! Maybe in a more kid-friendly form, but my bedtime stories definitely included Arabian Nights, Ivanhoe, Arthur, Don Quixote, anything by Jules Verne, Huck Finn & Tom Sawyer. The others I either read at school – Homer was compulsory for Classical Studies – or because I wanted to (Frankenstein). Here’s my TTT


    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      Yes, part of the reason most of these are here is because I’ve read the kid version but not the original. Homer wasn’t required for me, I had to read Plato and Sophocles. Honestly, I think the theme here is that these are marketed towards boys, so I missed them as a young adult. I was reading Austen and the Brontes.

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  4. Alison's Wonderland Recipes says:

    Ooo! I have that Joan of Arc of book…and it’s also been on my TBR forever! I need to stop pushing it back in favor of fresh TBR books. 😛


  5. Dagny says:

    Ha, some of those, not only have I not read, but I don’t intend to!

    I’m like you about Frankenstein and can’t recall if I read it in my school days or not. I did though read it when I was in my 50s and really it was almost a shock because I’ve seen so many of the movie productions. I found the monster to not be nearly as likeable in the book.


  6. Gracey the Giant says:

    I’ve been re-arranging my bookshelves and have found several books that I haven’t gotten around to reading yet, in spite of the fact that I’m always buying/borrowing/begging (no stealing yet) new books.

    They include:
    The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
    Gold by Chris Cleave
    Big Breasts, Wide Hips by Mo Yan
    A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
    Townie by Andre Dubus
    Man Crazy by Joyce Carol Oates
    Safron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther
    City of Light by Lauren Belfer
    Heir to the Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick
    The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

    And probably 10 or so more. I just have to been in the mood to read certain books, I guess.


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