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?