Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Still Haven’t Read From My Pre-Blogging Days

Posted August 23, 2016 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments

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I’ve been blogging now for 5 whole years (since July 15th, 2011!) so finding books from my pre-blogging days that I still haven’t read is completely depressing. Suffice it to say, I found (at least) ten that I can’t believe I still haven’t read… and here they are:

Horror

Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King // I didn’t even start reading King until after I started blogging, but I still have my wonderfully beat up copy of Nightmares and Dreamscapes that my mom gave me when I was a teen.

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters // This was the very first Sarah Waters book I bought because I love a good ghost story. It’s not the only book of hers I haven’t read, but it’s the one that is most surprisingly unread.

Urban Fantasy

Mind Games (The Disillusionists #1) by Carolyn Crane // Joining Goodreads really got me hooked on Urban Fantasy and I remember everybody raved about this series and… it’s been on my list since.

Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts #1) by Stacia Kane // Honestly, no idea how I haven’t read this yet. I even picked it up, read about 20%, loved it, but then felt guilty about not reading review books and set it aside and have yet to come back to it. Stupid review books.

Mystery Thrillers

Now You See Me (Lacey Flint #1) by S.J. Bolton // I used to read nothing but mysteries so I had nothing but these on my shelf. This is one series I never got around to… and it’s even supposed to be very ‘Ripper-esque’ which only makes me want to read it more.

In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1) by Tana French // I once read something describing this series as literary mystery and it completely put me off from these books for some reason. I still own them. And I still plan on reading them. Someday…

Historical Fiction

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton // The Secret Keeper was my very first Morton and I adored it. I promptly added everything else she had written and then never read any. I finally read The House at Riverton in 2014 though so it’s a start.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield // Books about books are the best kind of books. This one has been on my list for ages but I made the mistake of reading Bellman & Black first and I subsequently lost most of my desire to read this. Someday it will happen.

Fantasy

Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters #1) by Juliet Marillier // I never read a lot of fantasy when I was a teen so joining Goodreads definitely helped me discover more that I would enjoy. This was one of them. It’s still unread but I’d like to think it’ll happen eventually.

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien // Okay, so if I’m honest I did actually read this one when I was a kid but only got through half of The Two Towers. Like I said, fantasy wasn’t my go-to genre and I think I may have read it too young. I’d like to give it another go.

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8 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Still Haven’t Read From My Pre-Blogging Days

  1. I’ve got Sarah Waters in my TBR stack (although there were lots more that had been sitting there longer!). Kate Morton… sigh. We just broke up after reading her last book (The Lake House) – so long and I just didn’t feel it. Forgotten Garden is meant to be her best but I feel like she has a formula.

  2. Tolkien is very love-him-or-leave-him. I loved the whole LOTR series as a kid, but I wonder if I would find it too dry if just picking them up now. Curious to hear what you think when you get to them! I’ve got a bunch of these on my own TBR…I’m especially looking forward to getting to In The Woods!
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  3. Awa

    So many people in on this meme are listing King novels! I am coming to the realization that I need to out him on my radar.

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