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TTT | Books I Was ‘So Excited To Set To’ But Are Still On My TBR…

May 17th, 2022

Note: Top Ten Tuesday Is A Weekly Meme Hosted by The Artsy Reader

Hi Readers!

Okay, firstly, Top Ten Tuesday, I feel so called out right now! There are so many TBR’s and Book Haul’s where I’ve repeatedly said how excited I am to read a book. But we all know I’m prone to doing ovely ambitious TBR’s and there’s just never enough time to get to all of them!

Here are ten books that have fallen victim to this very thing!

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The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore – I’ve put this on my February TBR, my March TBR, my April TBR, and now my May TBR. And it doesn’t look like I’m going to get to it in May either. But honestly, if I don’t get to it this month, I will next month. I promise! I’m so excited to read this!

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari – I actually got this out of a book exchange little library. I was so excited when I found this in there. That was almost a year ago now…

Sylvia Plath Journals – I don’t usually buy books without reading them first, but because I was so excited to read this, I just had to buy a copy. And promptly left it on my shelf unread for a year…

The Priory Of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon – Another book I bought. But this one I bought brand new, on release, because I of how excited I was to read it. Have I picked it up? No! It is because the size intimidates me? Possibly, probably, yes.

The Odyssey by Homer – Oh my goodness guys I’ve been so excited to read the Greek myths for years now. But you have to admit, these are some of the most intimidating pieces of literature out there! I have however started The Iliad and oh my goodness…

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell – I’ve already loved one of his books, I’ve heard so many good things about this book (not so much the movie though). How could I not be excited to read this one? I’ve just never made it a priority.

Robin Hobb’s Fantasy Books – Thinking about it, I’m always saying I’m so excited to read more fantasy, and then I never do!

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – I got these when the TV show was still being released, so you know it’s been a while. I even made my Mum buy me the leather bound edition of it for Christmas because of how excited I was! Sorry Mum.

1Q84 by Haruki Murikami – I was so excited when I found the first two books in a bind-up in a charity shop maybe four years ago now. Still haven’t started it. And since then I’ve even read something else from Murikami I borrowed from the library. Who knows when I’ll get to the one I actually own!

How Hard Can Love Be by Holly Bourne – I read and loved Am I Normal Yet? two years ago now, and ever since I’ve been meaning to pick up the sequel because I’m so excited to read it! But I just haven’t yet…

Thanks For Reading,
Jess X


12 thoughts on “TTT | Books I Was ‘So Excited To Set To’ But Are Still On My TBR…

  1. The Priory of the Orange Tree should have been on my list today, but I bought it on Kindle and keep forgetting I have it. I should buy a hardcover copy just so I remember to read it! I ended up sticking to my physical bookshelves for today’s prompt, and even then, I could have added a whole lot more. I hope we both get around to reading some of our “so excited/didn’t read” books soon.

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  2. So the original Sherlock Holmes stories are SURPRISINGLY easy to read, and they’ll catch your interest very easily. Priory Of the Orange Tree is another fantastic read, but it is VERY long. A great story, but one to maybe read in small bite sized chunks over a couple weeks or months!

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