#SixForSunday – Books That Have Been On My TBR Forever

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This week’s #SixForSunday prompt is a topic that I had been thinking about recently: the books that have been on my TBR forever.  Looking through my GoodReads shelves, I actually feel quite embarrassed by how long some of these have been languishing on there.   In the words of Christina Aguilera, don’t look at me. 

Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes | Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay | Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

The first book that came to mind for me when I saw this week’s prompt is Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes.  I used to write a beauty blog a few years ago, and this book was a favourite with some of my fellow bloggers.  I treated myself to the Kindle version of this book in December 2015, read a few chapters… and then stopped.  No, I am not sure why either.

Another book I have been wanting to read for what feels like forever is Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay.  Fun fact: this was one of the first books that I added to my shelves on GoodReads when I first signed up.  I think the paperback version is available at my local library, so I will have to hunt it out the next time I visit.

Despite owning a physical copy of Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell for at least three years now, I STILL haven’t read it.  I think I read about 50 pages of it and abandoned it for something else.  I am beginning to think I am part-goldfish.   Nineteen Eighty-Four is a book that is quoted widely, especially in today’s modern and political climate, so I should get a move on and read it.

Essays in Love by Alain de Botton | Needlework by Deirdre Sullivan | Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Next up, a book I mentioned recently on the blog is Essays in Love by Alain de Botton.  A love story with an element of philosophy, I bought a physical copy of this in 2016 as a birthday treat to myself.  I had the intention of reading it as soon as it arrived, but alas… I didn’t.  

A book I bought at the same time as Essays in Love (and suffered the same TBR fate) is Needlework by Deirdre Sullivan.  Needlework discusses topics such as abuse and neglect, and I want to be sure that when I do (finally) read it, I read it with my full and undivided attention.   That’s my defence and I am sticking to it. 

Even though Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu isn’t a book that hasn’t been on the TBR as long as some of the others,  I remember being oddly desperate for a copy of it.   As soon as I saw it available in WH Smith, I spent some of my precious birthday vouchers to buy it there and then.  When I got home, I put it straight on the TBR pile and it has been there ever since.  What is wrong with me?

What books have been on your TBR forever? 

Daniella x 


26th August 2018
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