The Books That Had been My TBR for so long

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, there’s a new top 10 theme.

This week’s topic is Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read

This is a very difficult question to answer. I have two kinds of TBRs– one that is of the books purchased and left unread. And the second ones is of the books that are not purchased and are lying there in my reading excel sheet. Since I have to give 10 such books, I will take 5 from each for the today’s theme.

The books purchased and which are still languishing in my TBR

  1. Stephen King’s DreamCatcher
  2. Stephen King’s Just After Sunset

The reasons for the above two books is simple. They are by Mr. King and belong to the horror genre. I have this irrational fear of his books. I remember reading Christine and finishing it one page a day in broad daylight because I was too afraid. I have written a whole post for this book here already. So I don’t think this need to be explained any further. Sometimes, I still dream of Christine and wake up paralyzed. The above two books were purchased in a bookfair when I wanted to prove myself that I can be tough or something. Sadly, I don’t think I will ever be able to open these books.

3.  D.H. Lawrence’s Women in Love : There was Emma, which I could finish in twelve years. And then there is this book. 8 years and I am nowhere close to finishing it. Or moving beyond first 30 pages.

4. Mr. M.G. Say’s books: These are the bibles for electrical engineer, and when it comes to finishing these books, I always end up recalling that I am not Christian and I don’t need to read Bible. I have them all, but will they ever be read and finished? No idea.

5.  Times of India: The newspaper is not a book; I am well-aware of it. But yet, it is on my TBR for so long now. There was a time when I used to devour paper, but then circumstances became such that I was forced to read the paper for one year  to improve my GK (There would have been pop-quiz, had I allowed it). Since then I have hated newspapers. I have a regular subscription of paper in the hopes that one day I will start reading that again. One day.

The books which weren’t purchased but have been in my TBR

6. My Name is Red  : One day I am going to read this and love it forever. I am just afraid that it might not fit my expectations.

7. My Cousin Rachel: Soon, soon, very soon. My precious, please wait for few more days to be purchased and read.

8. Dracula : Got one copy from Gutenberg once. Either the formatting was bad or something was wrong, it just felt so boring. I have high hopes to finish this. It’s a classic. It has vampires. It cannot be that boring, can it be?

9. It by Mr. Stephen King: I have a love-hate relationship with him. One day I will have the courage to pick this book up and read it without being afraid.

10. My Grandmother Asked me To Tell You That She’s Sorry : Just couldn’t find time for this one. Something or the other keeps me distracting from this.

 

There are more I guess, but these are the top ten for these Tuesdays.

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa
    Feb 07, 2018 @ 06:23:38

    Interesting list! Like you, I have both books that I physically own and books that I don’t own but know I want to read. If Stephen King upsets you, maybe just forget about him and move on? I love his books, but I have a few friends who can’t go anywhere near him. 🙂

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