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;ten books that have been on my TBR forever

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I was trying to think of something that I had not written about before when I found myself on Goodreads. I started wondering why my TBR was so big, and whether I had maybe forgotten to move books about when I had read them, and then I realised that some of these books I don’t remember adding to my TBR.

Anyone else have that problem?

Anyway, I thought putting the first ten books I added to my TBR – excluding books from the same series’ – would be a fun list to make so here we are!

ten books that have been on my tbr forever

I’m listing the books in the order they were added to Goodreads, from the earliest to the latest.
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth, added September 2013.
    This was all the rage when I added the book, I remember that, but for some reason I never wound up picking it up even from the library, and now, after having seen the movies – and I know there’s been a lot of changes but – I have no urge to actually read it? It’s staying on the list because maybe someday, but no time soon, that’s for sure.
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore, added September 2013.
    If I’m not wrong, my husband actually owns this series, and I told myself I was going to read it, but I still have not. I am planning to make my way through all the books we own that I haven’t read yet though, so this one will be eventually read.
  • Wicked: The Life And Times Of The Wicked Witch Of The West by Gregory Macguire, added September 2013.
    Wicked was the first musical I ever watched live, and it has a special place in my heart, and when I can find this book in the library, I am going to borrow it and finally read it.
  • Unravel Me by Tahreh Mafi, added September 2013.
    I don’t actually know why I never completed this series considering I do remember enjoying the first book. Maybe because I got spoiled a little for certain things and it disappointed me a little. I don’t know. I want to read it but at the same time, those vague spoilers have made me dread actually reading the books.
  • A Feast Of Crows by G.R.R. Martin, added September 2013.
    There is so much about this series that I now don’t care about because of the TV show, but also I am in denial about certain things and have not read beyond that point. I own most of the series, so unless I decide to up and sell them to a secondhand bookstore, I will make my way through it and find out if the series lives up to the hype that is still ongoing.
  • The Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett, added September 2013.
    I don’t remember adding this to my list? I know I want to watch the TV show based on it, but why did I add it to my reading list? Is it actually worth reading? Anyone who has read it, please tell me your thoughts.
  • The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare, added September 2013.
    Shakespeare is actually really fun for me to read, especially if I don’t have to analyse the eff out of it. I loved Literature when I was in school, so I eventually want to read most of Shakespeare’s plays.
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, added September 2013.
    Some of the people I follow on bookstagram still rave about this book and the sequels, so this is something I keep telling myself to read. However, historical type fiction and me are a mood thing, and I haven’t found the right mood. In 5 years.
  • Earth Girl by Janet Edwards, added September 2013.
    I don’t remember what this book is about, but I am pretty sure it was the cover’s fault I added it to my TBR. I might take it off my TBR because I’ve not heard much about it either way, and I don’t think I’m interested anymore.
  • The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, added September 2013.
    Everybody was raving about this when it came out, but recently I’ve heard some more negative things about the series, so until I do a bit more research and read a few reviews, I am holding out on deciding if I still want to read it or not.


I keep adding books to my TBR that I don’t even remember to catch up on what I’ve added before! And now I have less interest in the ones I added before. Everybody does this, right? It’s not just me?

Anyway, tell me some of the books you’ve had on your TBR for ages! Are you planning to eventually read them or are you just keeping them on your TBR because you feel guilty to take them off? (No, that’s not why I don’t delete books from my TBR. Psht. Of course not.)

Someone give me some self-control and concentration, please.


I’m Ara, a Southeast Asian writer who someday hopes to have published a novel, and who is currently losing herself in the worlds created by others. I love books and food and television and blogging and I get distracted and sidetracked easily.


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