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The Post of SHAME Part TWO: The Books That Have Been On My TBR The Longest & I Still Haven’t Read {Top Ten Tuesday}

180206 Post of Shame Part two

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about that TBR again. More specifically, the books that have been marked as to read for the longest time and guess what? I still haven’t read them.

Thankfully Goodreads keeps perfect track of all of it so it was quite easy to compile this list. Though I did not just take the oldest books, as my TBR is in dire need of updating and some books I don’t even know what they are about anymore or some books are just not my taste anymore. And honestly, some classics have been on my TBR the longest but I’m not sure I’ll ever be in the mood to get to them.

So instead, these are the books that have been on my TBR for the longest AND I still feel like I really want to read someday soon.

The Bone Season by Samantha ShannonThe Orphan Queen by Jodi MeadowsReady Player One by Ernest Cline

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Ok, I may not remember exactly what this is about, but I do know I still REALLY want to read this. Plus I think all books in this series are out now so I can binge-read!

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

I actually have a physical copy of this on my shelf for years now. Why I still haven’t read it, I do not know.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Will I be able to read this one before the movie comes out this year? Stay tuned.

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina MarchettaMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

I got a copy for Christmas two years ago and haven’t started it yet. The shame!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

I wanted to see this one before the movie came out. I failed.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Ok here I’ve just been scared of the heartbreak this book is certain to cause me and I’ve been procrastinating until I’m in the right mood for it. I’ve been procrastinating for at least 3 years already.

vicious-by-v-e-schwabWritten in Red by Anne BishopAnd I Darken by Kiersten White

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

I adore V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic trilogy so I have no excuse for not having read Vicious yet.

Written in Red by Anne Bishop

I think this is number one on my ‘want-to-read’ list, it sounds amazing and has been highly praised by trusted fellow bloggers. I put it first in every reading challenge I take and yet… I still have not read it yet. Why? Why, Lindsey, why?

And I Darken by Kiersten White

Well, if I wait just a bit more, I’ll be able to binge-read the entire trilogy, so I guess that’s the upside of procrastinating on reading books…



  1. Good luck with Ready Player One!! And I did want to read Peregrine’s at one point, then I saw the movie (or most of it anyway) and kinda lost interest. Which is probably a shame since the book is probably good!

    1. Ah that’s good that you say it, then I know not to watch the movie first and risk losing interest!

  2. Nooo Written in Red! Read that. I am so sure you will love that series. <3
    A Monster Calls is amazing but yes to the heartbreak. ._.

    1. I know, both are already on my bookshelf, I have no excuse and I should just read them already!

  3. I haven’t read Ready Player One yet, but I’m really hoping to get to it before the movie comes out!

    1. Here’s hoping we’ll both get to read it before the movie deadline 🙂

  4. A bunch of these are on my TBR list too. I hope you get to read Ready player One. I freaking loved the heck out of that book. Not sure if you’ll get the references because of the generational issues (I’m kinda old, so I loved it) but it’s a heck of a lot of fun. My husband has read it three times!

    1. Ah I’m so glad to hear you loved Ready Player One so much! I spent my first 5 years in the 80s so I may not get everything, but I’m hoping to get at least some references though 🙂

  5. Ready Player One is still on my TBR too. I want to read it before seeing the movie but I might need a guide to all the 80s references ahead! Haha

    1. Haha yeah, I could probably use a guide on the 80s references too, since I was just a baby then 🙂

  6. I kind of wish I had waited with reading The Conqueror’s Saga books because I only read the first two books as e-ARCS and there wasn’t one for the final book so ehhhh. They’re amazing reads, though! 😀

    1. Ah so happy to hear you love that series! I can’t wait to binge-read them all 🙂

  7. I haven’t read any of these, but I’m absolutely with you on the perk of being able to read ALL the books in a series if you wait long enough 😉 Probably not the best solution, but hey, it’s been working pretty well for me so far!

    1. Haha yeah, it’s totally the upside of being behind on a TBR 😉

  8. Vicious and And I Darken are still on my TBR too. I’m determined to read them both this year though (although I think I said that last year too, lol.)

    1. Haha yeah, I think a lot of these were on my TBR for last year too… But still, 2018 will be the year! 😉

  9. For me, Miss Peregrine`s was such a letdown. The concept was better than the execution, in my opinion. A Monster Calls will break you, but it`s such a beautiful book.

    1. Agreed with both!

    2. Sorry to hear you were disappointed by Miss Peregrine’s! It seems several people were disappointed with it though, so maybe it shouldn’t be first on my list of books to read 🙂 A Monster Calls – yes, I should just accept the heartbreak and dive in already!

  10. Ready Player One is such a fun read if you are into pop culture (and especially ’80s pop culture! You should definitely try to read it before the film comes out. A Monster Calls is beautiful and might break you but is definitely worth it. I was a little disappoint with Miss Peregrine’s, it seemed a bit underwhelming but the creepy photos that inspired it are indeed creepy.

    1. I definitely hope to read Ready Player One before the movie comes out! And A Monster Calls – I just need to accept the heartbreak and just read it already 🙂 Sorry to hear you were a bit disappointed by Miss Peregrine’s, it seems to be an opinion shared by many, so maybe it’s not that high a priority read for me 🙂

  11. Sorry to disappoint, but The Bone Season was always meant to be a 6 or 7 book series and there are only 3 books out so far… I’ve read the first book, and it’s great so I would recommend picking it up! But it’s not completed yet. Would also highly recommend Written in Red, because I absolutely love that book. I still have to read And I Darken too! For some reason, I haven’t bought a copy yet… 🙁

    1. Oh no, I was hoping to be able to binge-read The Bone Season! But on the bright side, I’m not THAT far behind on the series then 😉 Written in Red is one of those books I hope to read next, I even already have a copy on my shelves…

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