Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Still Haven’t Read

Hi everyone and welcome to Top 10 Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! It’s been quite a while since I participated in TTT. But I am excited to be back posting as part of the relocated TTT! This week’s theme is Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read. Enjoy!

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
1776 by David McCullough
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

What books have been on your TBR forever?

17 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Still Haven’t Read

  1. You HAVE to read The Diary of a Young Girl. I remember reading it for the first time in Jr. High and it is one of those books you will never forget. The Alchemist is also another amazing book. If you can, I highly recommend the audiobook version that is narrated by Jeremy Irons. You will thank me later!

    1776, Between Shades of Gray, An Ember in the Ashes, and A Tale of Two Cities are all on my TBR as well. I actually have copies of them all too which makes it even worse that I have yet to read them.

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    1. I only hear good things about The Diary of a Young Girl. And I love WWII literature in general so it’s crazy that I haven’t read it yet. Ohh I will have to check out that audiobook. Thanks!

      I own several of those as well–and I feel the same way!


  2. I thought I was the only person on the planet who hadn’t read Throne of Glass, yet! I’m pretty happy to know that I’m not alone.

    I read Mere Christianity a few years ago for one of my classes and it’s still one that I reference from time to time. Happy reading!

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  3. I am currently reading 1776 now. It is pretty good so far!
    I personally never plan on reading North and South. I absolutely LOVE the BBC mini series (I mean, Richard Armitage…*sighs*…) and I don’t want to read the book and be disappointed.

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  4. I read A Tale of Two Cities about 8 years ago and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. North and South is on my Must Read Classics list. Go Set A Watchman, well, I enjoyed it, but only as a peek into the writing process of To Kill A Mockingbird. You really can’t compare the two, but it’s neat to see where the idea for TKAM germinated.

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  5. North and South was great, and I’d say Anne Frank is a must read. You’ve got some other good ones on your list as well. I’m skipping Go Set a Watchman because I understand it was more of a draft than a sequel.

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  6. I wasn’t that impressed by North and South, honestly. Too many speeches made about North and South. I’d rather how a more natural discussion about their strengths and weaknesses. Wives and Daughters was more to my taste.

    But A Tale of Two Cities is one of my favorite Dickens novels–so perfectly crafted. I’d definitely give that a try!

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    1. I am embarrassed to admit that I have started A Tale of Two Cities several times but haven’t found the time to finish it! I really need to do that!

      I enjoy the BBC North and South mini series. So I am hopeful about liking the novel. But I appreciate your thoughts! 🙂


      1. Some day maybe!

        I started the mini series because I assumed that they would have cut out most of the speeches (speechifying isn’t likely to hook audiences) and played up the romance. But I only watched episode one because I felt that they made Margaret too meek. Her spirit made her a really interesting heroine and I was sorry she didn’t come across as fiery in the first episode. Perhaps that changes over the series.

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