Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books That Have Been On My TBR Since Forever

Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, and it is now hosted, at Meeghan reads. You can find the list of topics for January through March here!

You might be saying to yourself, “Self, Lauren usually does Top Ten Tuesday”. You would be right. I don’t have the spoons to deal with ten books today, so I choose to go over to Top 5 Tuesday and give that a try! I might switch between the two here and there because I had fun going through my bookshelves, not my TBR area (it’s not a cart anymore) to find the books I haven’t read yet.

The topic for today’s post is all about books that have been on your TBR for a long time. A very long time.

Posion by Sarah Pinborough

Coming in at 208 pages, this is by far the shortest book on my TBR list. I have no idea why I haven’t read this yet, but I just remember being completely intrigued by this retelling when it first came out seven years ago.

His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

I had my eye on this series for years before I picked the first four books up at a used book store five years ago. I knew absolutely nothing about them, except that they had dragons on the covers. I have since learned they are about the Napoleanic Wars, but with dragons.

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

I picked this one up at the recommendation of a friend. I never did get around to reading it because thrillers aren’t my genre, but I’m going to try and get to this one this year!

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

I picked this up many, many years ago and I’m not quite sure why I never read it. But I have seen it all over the bookish corners of the internet recently. Kinda makes me want to pick it up. Apparently I am swayed by the internet!

Hyperion by Dan Simmons

This book series has been out for 30 years, and I’ve never read it! It’s been in my TBR for a long while now. I can’t believe I’ve never read it. I forgot I even had it!

Gotta love a a post that makes you go through your entire backlist and makes you feel shame! Not really. I’m sure I have a lot more books than this that have been on my TBR for a while than what is listed above, but yes, it is called Top 5 Tuesday, I must restrain myself.

8 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books That Have Been On My TBR Since Forever

  1. I remember reading Hyperion about 20 years ago. I thought it was kind of weird, haha, but got the sequel about a decade ago, which has remained unread. Though I do look at it now and then and tell it I’ll read it.


  2. Hi Lauren, welcome to Top 5 Tuesday! Happy to have you join us any week you only want to do 5 books!! 😆
    I’m especially loving your list as we both have Temeraire by Novik, and you have Assassin’s Apprentice. I loved that story when I read it — although your cover is much nicer than the 1980/90’s paperback version I have.
    Hope you enjoy these when you get to them!! And I hope you had fun this week!! 💕


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