Top Ten Tuesday

The Top Books On My TBR List of SHAME {Top Ten Tuesday}

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As hosted by The Broke & The Bookish

I think pretty much any bookworm knows the concept of the TBR pile. For those of you who don’t however, here’s a small description of a TBR pile:

  • All the books still To Be Read
  • Which is basically a never-ending growing pile
  • With ginormous proportions
  • Which can never, ever be completely conquered
  • Even though we will always keep trying
  • And don’t always mind that it’s there anyway (to be fair, I’d rather know that there are tons of books still out there for me to read, than to know that there are no more books. Anywhere. Because THAT would freak me out)


Given these characteristics, it’s also very possible for books to get lost in this TBR pile. Books that you meant to get to AGES ago. But you didn’t. Because some shiny, new books popped up and demand more attention. Or because the bookworm in question is a serious mood reader (ahem, me) and is just never in the right mood for them. So those poor little books get buried beneath all the other ones and forgotten. Well, maybe not forgotten, but put in the pile ‘I’ll get to you soon, I swear! No really, soon!’

Well, these are some the books I’ve been wanting to get to for AGES
(but will soon, I swear! No really, soon!):

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The Lost Hero by Rick RiordanThe Son of Neptune by Rick RiordanThe Blood of Olympus by Rick RiordanThe Mark of Athena by Rick RiordanThe House of Hades by Rick Riordan

This list is in no particular order, however this one is my biggest shame and highest priority at the moment. I first want to do a Percy Jackson and the Olympians re-read before starting this one so that’s why I keep procrastinating because re-reads take time. Even fun re-reads such as Percy Jackson.

Eona: The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman

Β Eona The Last Dragoneye by Alison Goodman

Another one I’ve been procrastinating because it’s a sequel and I. HAVE. FORGOTTEN. EVERYTHING. ABOUT. BOOK. ONE.

The Kingkiller Chronicle Series by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

This highly acclaimed fantasy series is really a must-read, even though it’s kind of big and intimidating. But since the third book isn’t out yet, I’m telling myself I still have some more time to get started with it.

The Orphan Queen duology by Jodi Meadows

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows

I actually bought The Orphan Queen a few months ago, so this one is one step closer to being read!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trilogy by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Hollow City by Ransom Riggs Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

I should really get to this soon, especially with the movie coming out later this year.

The Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown

Red Rising by Pierce Brown Golden Son by Pierce Brown Morning Star by Pierce Brown

I know, I know. Shame on me. This is such a highly praised series and I have no excuse for not reading it yet.

The Kanin Chronicles by Amanda Hocking

Frostfire by Amanda Hocking Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking

I read the Trylle trilogy by Amanda Hocking almost two years ago and have been wanting to start this series (which is set in the same world) ever since. Buuut, I haven’t.

Ready Player One by Ernest Kline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

This sci-fi dystopian book just sounds so special and fun with its’ combination of virtual reality and 80’s pop culture that it really is a must-read.

The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta Froi of the Exhiles by Melina Marchetta Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta

As a self-acclaimed fantasy fan it’s a shame I haven’t read this series yet. I will soon though, I promise!

The Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

I’ve heard some rave reviews about any of Patrick Ness’s book, so I am intrigued. This trilogy especially is one that I’ve been wanting to read for ages, yet I’m never in the right mood for it…

The Queen of the Tearling trilogy by Erika Johansen

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Another classic in the fantasy world that I haven’t read yet. But with the third and final book coming out in November and a movie in development, I think it’s time to get started!

What books are on your TBR list of shame? do we have any in common
Also, have you already read any of the books on my list? Let me know if you think one of these should be made top priority!


  1. What a great list! I quite enjoyed the Kanin Chronicles, and I found them to be quick reads as well. I also love Heroes of Olympus (although they are less quick to read as there are more), Eon and The Name of the Wind (also not a quick read). I wasn’t a big fan of Miss Peregrine’s #1, so I wouldn’t know whether the trilogy should be top priority πŸ™‚

    Happy reading!

    1. Thanks! I loved the Trylle trilogy, so I’m pretty sure I will like the Kanin Chronicles as well. Same with the Heroes of Olympus – LOVED Percy Jackson and the Olympians. So I should probably start there πŸ™‚ Sorry to hear you didn’t like Miss Peregrine’s, but I have indeed heard some mixed reviews so maybe I should not put it on top of my list just now. Thanks for your feedback πŸ˜‰

  2. Oh I still need to get to THe Name of the Wind, Red Rising, Finnikin of the Rock and The Knife of Never Letting Go as well. I personally didn’t like The Queen of the Tearling at all, and wasn’t a fan of Miss Peregrine either. I liked Eon but Eona took a nosedive for me.

    1. Thanks for the feedback! I did hear some mixed reviews of Miss Peregrine so I am doubting whether or not to read it. I guess I still will, just maybe not right away πŸ™‚ I do hope we will both enjoy Name of the Wind, Red Rising, Finnikin and The Knife of Never Letting Go!

  3. I read Eon a few years ago and have yet to read the sequel. Oops! I’m reading The Name of the Wind now…well, I haven’t picked it up in a month. I’ll finish it soon! I love, love, love The Lumatere Chronicles. <3
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    1. Haha, I totally understand you about Eon – I read the first book so long ago I don’t even remember what happened… oops πŸ™‚ Let me know what you think of Name of the Wind, I’d love to hear your thoughts! And yes, The Lumatere Chronicles should be top priority in my TBR!

  4. I LOVED Ready Player One. I listened to it and it was amazing. I am like the only person who didn’t love the Chaos Walking books – I DNFed book 2. I also want to get to MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN TRILOGY and The Red Rising trilogy – but who knows when that will happen!!

    1. Oh maybe it’s a good idea to try Ready Player One as an audiobook – it may make me ‘read’ it faster πŸ™‚ Sorry you didn’t love the Chaos Walking trilogy – I’m curious to see what I’ll think. And YES about Miss Peregrine and Red Rising – who know when I’ll get to them? Could be soon, could be not soon at all – when you’re a mood reader you never know πŸ˜‰

  5. Oh I am with you for the Chaos Walking. ? I FEEL SO BAD FOR NOT FINISHING IT! I will though!! SOON. And I just bought The Name of the Wind so eeeeep. I’ heard it’s been a million years since the last one was published and the third isn’t nearly out or something like that? But I’m used to fantasy authors being cruel and torturous *howls at George RR Martin* So I shall get stuck into Name of the Wind super soon! And Heroes of Olympus IS SO SO GOOD. THE BEST RIORDAN HAS EVER DONE. *piles them on your head* DO TRY THEM SOMEDAY!!

    1. Glad I’m not alone with the Chaos walking trilogy. But indeed, SOON! πŸ™‚
      And yes, I heard that too about The Name of The Wind, that it is taking a long time to write. This is good because then I have more time to read it, but it is also bad because I use it as an excuse not to start reading it yet πŸ˜‰
      I know, I know, I MUST start the Heroes of Olympus soon! Like now-ish. Especially since they’re piled on my head anyway πŸ˜€

  6. The Heroes of Olympus books are SO GOOD! I did a massive re-read of Percy Jackson last year and then immediately jumped into HOO, and I can say with 100% certainty that that is definitely the way to go! It can be a little difficult at first because of the POV switches, but it’s so great to see other characters. I hope you love it as much as I did when you read it! πŸ™‚
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    Happy Reading! πŸ™‚

    1. That’s great thay you also did the Percy Jackson re-read before jumping into Heroes of Olympus! It’s also super motivating for me to actually get started πŸ˜‰ I remember I ADORED Percy Jackson so I’m sure I will equally love HOO πŸ™‚

  7. Wow, so many great reads here. You’re in for a treat when you start reading these. I especially enjoyed Ready Player One, the first Red Rising book, and the first Miss Peregrine book.

    1. Thanks! Great that you liked these books! I will definitely start them very, very soon πŸ™‚

  8. Ready Player One is on my TBR pile too! As are the Tearling books…why are there so many books in the world that need to be read and why isn’t just reading them my full-time job?

    1. I know, I also totally wish I could do this reading books and blogging about them full-time πŸ˜‰ Well, we can keep dreaming and never say never, right?

  9. This is a great list!! I have the Kanin trilogy, The Orphan Queen, Queen of the Tearling and the Red Rising series all on my TBR!! I read the first book in the miss peregrine series, but I didn’t enjoy it, so I didn’t continue with the series! Hope you enjoy all of these when you get to them πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! I have indeed heard a lot of mixed reviews on Miss Peregrine. I guess I’ll have to start with book one and see what I think πŸ™‚ Hope you’ll also get to the Kanin trilogy, The Orphan Queen, Queen of the Tearling and Red Rising also soon!

  10. There are always so many series! I want to read Ready Player One for SURE! I’ve read the first Miss Peregrine book, which I loved, so I really need to read the next two. I’m excited for the movie!


    1. Definitely, too many books, too little time πŸ˜‰ Glad you loved the first Miss Peregrine book! The movie trailer does look very good πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! Will definitely check out your TTT too πŸ™‚

  11. I’m am so behind with everything Rick Riordan. I started Percy Jackson and then lost it after about 3 books and forgot to pick it back up again. I really do want to get back into it though because I hear the rest of the books are amazing!
    I have been meaning to read the Red Rising trilogy for forever too!

    1. Glad to know I’m not the only one who’s behind on Rick Riordan books πŸ˜‰ Will definitely make it a project to catch up soon though.

  12. I think I better by the first book in the Queen of the Tearling series if the movie’s underway, darn-it! Lol. Amanda Hocking and Pierce Brown are also on my ‘must be investigated’ list. So many books, so little time…

    1. I know the feeling of so many books, so little time! I’m not really sure how far into production the Queen of the Tearling movie is, so I think we still have some time though to read it before the movie actually comes out πŸ˜‰

  13. You’ve featured a lot of series that I’ve been keen to pick up but have yet gotten round too. I notice that a large portion of your list is in fact series, and I think that may be why you haven’t got round to them as of yet – I think with standalone books tend to come before series, at least that’s how it goes for me. Do you tend to read a lot of series?

    1. I actually tend to read more series than standalones πŸ™‚ But it is true that series are a big commitment and that’s why they take so much longer to get to. I do hope we’ll both enjoy these ones when we get to them!

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