Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Forever TBR Pile

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. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Intimidating Books

It’s official The Broke and the Bookish (TBTB) has shuttered the proverbial blog doors. I have been in and out of TBTB Top Ten Tuesday over the years. Although I wasn’t faithful they remained steadfast in posting bookish top tens week after week, and as a result there were over 350 Top Ten prompts.

Even though The Broke and the Bookish blog came to an end on January 11, 2018, the Top Ten Tuesday is still alive. It is now being hosted by Jana over at That Artsy Ready Girl.

This week’s Top Ten is:

Bookish Resolutions/Goals

However, I already posted my 2018 Blogging/Reading Goals; so I didn’t want to recreate the wheel. Having said that, I went with an previous prompt.

Most Intimdating Books

  1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  4. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo  Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Meant to Read in 2017

There are a lot of books that I planned to read in 2017, but didn’t. And many of the books ended up on my 2018 list.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is

Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To

. . .and it’s bittersweet. This is the last week for The Broke and the Bookish to host Top Ten Tuesday. Starting next week January 16th, That Artsy Reader Girl will host the Top Ten. I hope you’ll join us over there for more bookish Top Tens.

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On The 7th Day of Christmas – Top Ten Tuesday X-mas Wishlist

There are a lot of things on my Christmas Wishlist and not all of them bookish

Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings

Bookish wish list

1. The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Edition by S. E. Hinton
When I first read it had already been out for about 14 years and it resonated with me so much. Although it’s about 4 white guys growing up in the South poor, I could relate as African-American female growing up outside of Washington, DC in an upper middle-class household. The Outsiders, to put it simply, is about finding your own way even when it’s not cool. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Winter TBR

I haven’t felt much like reading or blogging since my surgery. And if truth be told all I’ve wanted to do is just lie in bed these last few days because I’ve been in a lot of pain. I blame it on Thanksgiving. Must’ve been something I ate.

Anyway, one thing I did do was sign up for two reading challenges for 2018 – The Official TBR Pile Challenge and Mount TBR. Notice the theme? I’m in the process of going through my books and I discovered I have a lot of unread books. Continue reading