Top Ten Tuesday : My TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

10: Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why

This week I’ve gone with some of the books I’ve bought in the last year and a half alone – some of these have been on my TBR for quite some time  – the reason they have remained unread to be honest is because my own books tend to play second fiddle to review books and I need to try and find some sort of balance in that respect – I would eventually like to get to these time allowing and hopefully the rewind challenge I’m taking part in will help me to start removing a book a month – any suggestions which book I should plump for first:

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Seven Deaths.jpg

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


False Hearts by Laura Lam

False Hearts

Ghosts of Tomorrow by Michael R Fletcher

Ghosts of

The Straight Razor Cure by Daniel Polansky


The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis


Servant of Rage by A Z Anthony


The Woven Ring b M D Presley


City of Kings by Rob J Hayes


City of Miracles by Robert J Bennett



26 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday : My TBR”

  1. pagesandtea

    I always end up neglecting books I own too, mostly in favour of library books 🙂
    It’s a long time since I read The Night Circus but I remember thinking I would re-read it in future. I also really enjoyed Seven Deaths.
    Good luck with your rewind challenge 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – my problem is the constant desire to request more books vs the need to buy books I see and how to balance the two. Less greed and grabby hands would be a start.
      Lynn 😀

  2. +Realms

    I think about half of these are also on my TBR list.

    Of course, I think someone could make a list of any random 10 fantasy novels and I could probably say the same thing. My TBR list is ridiculously long.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, I think we all have a little of this very problem.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I’ve been trying to find that balance and have read some backlist titles this year but not enough. I also have the first two books on your list on my TBR. I can honestly say I’ve been tempted to buy City of Kings for the cover alone.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hear that – it’s more a mountain range than a mount right! SO difficult to find a balance – I’m trying but failing – but I’ll press on regardless.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Tammy

    Ooh I really want to read False Hearts as well. It’s super hard to set aside review books and read your own, I’m terrible at it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep, i still persist on buying books – so that I don’t miss them of course – and then they sit abandoned (on my kindle though – at least they can’t guilt trip me any more whilst they languish in stacks all around the house).
      Lynn 😀

  5. alburke47

    City of Kings is terrific. Haven’t read any of the others. Yet…

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve heard such good things – i really do need to make some more time for my own books.
      Lynn 😀

      • alburke47

        I know what you mean. I’m planning to be more selective about books I choose to review, and work on my TBR instead. Of, I’ll probably fail miserably…

  6. evelynreads1

    I hope you will get to them sometime soon!


  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Mmmm… Daniel Polansky… I’ve read a couple of his short stories and found them very good, so I’m very curious to see how he fares with a full-length novel . 🙂

  8. PerfectlyTolerable

    The only one of these I have read is The Night Circus and I really liked it, but I know a lot of people absolutely love it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      It seems to be a marmite book – very divisive – and that’s probably why I’ve still not read it.
      Lynn 😀

  9. waytoofantasy

    I’d be interested to see your thoughts on The Night Circus when you get around to it, I liked that one but didn’t love it, but the prose is absolutely beautiful so I think it’s worth reading for that alone. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’ve owned it for ages but can’t deny the mixed reviews did put me off a little – I just need to take the plunge.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Greg

    Evelyn Hardcastle is definitely one I want to get to as well. I’ve seen good reviews for it. I have so many! haha

    • @lynnsbooks

      We are just book hoarders at the end of the day – we have a problem but in the grand scheme of things – it’s not really a bad problem 😀

  11. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Hmm, I’m trying to think what kind of books I would have on my procrastination list – sadly, probably a lot of stuff on my personal reading list, which keeps getting pushed back in favor of review stuff that’s on a deadline! Oh, and books that I have to be in a certain mood for, sometimes they hang around on my bookshelf forever waiting for the right mood to strike 😛

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep, mood books definitely make me more cautious about picking them up. If you pick a book up like that at the wrong time it really can make or break the read.
      Lynn 😀

  12. Lk

    The Woven Ring and Ghosts of Tomorrow.

  13. Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

    Oh YAY, I’m not the only person on earth who still hasn’t read The Night Circus! 😛 I was planning on getting to it before Starless Sea hit, but judging by my pile of overdue ARCs, I don’t thin that’s gonna happen. Next year maybe!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, so many books coming out in the next few months that I’m unlikely to get to Night Circus for a while – eventually though.
      Lynn 😀

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