The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about
Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read
So, this is really a trick question. If I’m going according to my current Goodreads I have 280 books on my TBR and I probably own the majority of them. Some of that TBR stems from college days, others gifts and still others my own purchases.
As a literature major I had to read a lot of literature. I did read a lot of it, but there was a lot I didn’t really read. More like skimmed and that’s what I did with The Grapes of Wrath and Oliver Twist. I keep saying now that I’m older and have lived a little maybe, just maybe these won’t be so boring.
I’m ashamed to admit that I still haven’t read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and To Kill a Mockingbird. I was supposed to read them in high school and again in college. Every year, for the past I don’t know how many years, I put them on my yearly TBR.
The Canterbury Tales and The Decameron are a couple of my favorites that I have yet to read the entire collection. One semester in college I took a Chaucer class and we read a few of the Tales.
I bought Jonah’s Gourd Vine after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God and it’s been sitting on my shelf ever since going on dare I say over 10 years.
I picked up The Kite Runner several years ago at the recommendation of one of my friends. I remember taking it with me to work with every intention of reading it. However, it has yet to get read.
To be honest I have no I idea why I bought A Long Way Gone. I think it was a time I was trying to read more nonfiction. Oh well, it’s on my TBR.
One Hundred Years of Solitude has been on my TBR for . . . I have no clue.