TTT: Books that have been lingering on my TBR pile for far too long!


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

After banning myself from requesting any more books on NetGalley in January (unless, of course, I absolutely NEED to have them), I’m slowly working my way through my TBR (To Be Read) pile. I’m doing well with ticking off my NetGalley books, but I’ve still got a pile of physical books waiting to be read.

I’ve got books lent to me from friends and family, books that I absolutely had to buy and books that I’ve won in competitions.

Help me out here, please! Which of these ten books should I move to the top of my pile, and which should I return to their owner or send to the charity shop?

1. ‘The Fraction of the Whole’ by Steve Toltz

2. ‘Portrait of a Thief’ by Grace D. Li

3. ‘The Twins’ by Saska Sarginson

4. ‘Untamed by Glennon Doyle’

5. ‘The Silent Companion’ by Laura Purcell

6. ‘Good Girl, Bad Blood’ by Holy Jackson

7. ‘The Last Runaway’ by Tracy Chevalier

8. ‘Harklights’ by Tim Tilley

9. ‘On Beauty’ by Zadie Smith

10. ‘The Secret History’ by Donna Tartt

30 thoughts on “TTT: Books that have been lingering on my TBR pile for far too long!

    1. I think that this one’s been on my shelf for about 10 years now, Sally! I don’t know why I haven’t got around to it yet but I’ll shuffle it up the list.

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  1. I’ve only read The Silent Companions and it was great. Well worth a read. Far more spooky than I was anticipating, but an excellent book. I didn’t realise that Silent Companions were actually a real thing and I think that made it more spooky!

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

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  2. I haven’t read any of these so I can’t say which one you should or shouldn’t read. But if you can, read a sample of the book and then decide.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a lovely day.

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  3. Have you read anything else by Tracy Chevalier. I have recently read “The Last Runaway” and its just as fantastic as all her other books. And Zadie Smith also writes great books, I liked “On Beauty” as much as her other novels. I’d start there.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week.

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  4. The Secret History is one of my all-time favorites, though it’s been a long time since I read it. It’s kind of a love or hate book, so hope you love it! I’ve heard great things about Portrait of a Thief.

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  5. Totally know what you mean about limited yourself with review copies. I never really got into NetGalley (I don’t care for e-reading). But I did go through a period where I requested SO many books. Some where kindly sent to me, and some I didn’t receive, but it was a bit overwhelming for a while. Hope you enjoy all of these if you do read them! And thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week. Apologies it took this long to visit here.

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