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

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! For this topic, about books that we've been meaning to read for foreverrrrrrrr, I went back into my Goodreads to see what's been hanging around for the longest. The most shameful part is that I own every single one of these so they're right there I just haven't actually opened them yet!



East of Eden: I've hated the two Steinbecks I've read, but everyone tells me this book is incredible, and I haven't tried him since high school, so I'm going to read it. Soon.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest: The movie is really good, and as someone who majored in psychology, I'm always interested in stories about mental health treatment facilities.

Catch-22: This shows up on every must-read list, so read it I shall.

The Count of Monte Cristo: Another one where I saw the movie and really liked it and while I was not down for a long-ass book set in the Napoleonic age as a high schooler I am down for it now.

All The President's Men: I've seen this movie, too, but this time I wanted to read the journalism classic before I even watched it. And I still do...eventually.

The Cuckoo's Calling: Ever since I found out these books were actually written by J.K. Rowling I've been wanting to read them and that was...a while ago.

The Goldfinch: Donna Tartt's The Secret History is one of my all-time favorites, AND I'm a shameless award-book reader, so double the reason!

Everything Is Illuminated: My law school boyfriend loved Foer's work and recommended it really highly. I think we broke up in 2010? So it's been on my TBR for a bit.

Revolutionary Road: I liked the movie, but I remembered hearing a bunch of people say that the book was better, so...I'm going to read the book one of these days.

Catherine The Great: I love non-fiction about royalty, and I also like getting outside of my Tudor wheelhouse and I feel like it was optioned at some point and then never got made and I probably heard about it then?

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  1. I loved Count of Monte Cristo. It is one of my favorite books ever. The list sounds amazing. Wish you luck in wrapping these up.

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    1. I remember I had friends who loved it in high school so it's stuck around on my list just hanging out for a million years. I hope I love as much as you do when I read it!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I feel like The Goldfinch has been on my TBR forever, too! It hit my radar when it came out, and suddenly, everyone was reading it and talking about how much they enjoyed it, but I never got around to actually picking it up... :) Hope you get around to reading the books on this list soon!

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    1. I should get to The Goldfinch relatively soonish, but I'll still be super late to the OMG Goldfinch party. Too many books not enough time!

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  3. Lots of classics on here! Mine would look similar except I've long ago realized I probably won't ever actually read a lot of the classics!
    Loved The Goldfinch!

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    1. I'm committed to the classics because most of the ones I've read, it's turned out I actually really like! The less said about Don Quixote, though, the better

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  4. I would start with the Count--want to read it together?-then we can talk about it!:)

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    1. It's not up on my list for another couple years...I'm happy to read it with you if you're willing to wait that long! The Goldfinch and The Cuckoo's Calling are the ones coming up the soonist

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  5. Great list! The Count of Monte Cristo made my list this week, too, and I'd love to check out the biography of Catherine the Great. She's someone I know very little about but I watched a documentary about her a year or so ago, presented by the wonderful Lucy Worsley I think, and it was fascinating.

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    1. Oooo I'll have to see if I can find that doc!

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  6. There's a very big bird theme on your list here! I've read One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and liked it, though I think the movie was a little better for me (controversial opinion?).

    Good choices, feel free to check out my TTT list :)

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    1. Haha! I didn't even realize how many birds there were! I thought the movie was REALLY good, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's better!

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