top ten tuesday

TTT #60 – Long Time Shelf Benchers

Damn you, The Broke and the Bookish, I was planning on doing this one for a freebie whenever one came up again.

Long time shelf benchers are books on my shelf that I bought a while ago but still sit on my shelf unread. I think it all happens to the best of us (those that are obsessed with buying books anyway), especially after a sale. We buy stacks and stacks of books but our mood dictates what we read.



  • The Original Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks
    I should be reading The Elfstones (the second book)Β  this month in preperation for the tv showing being aired in the Netherlands. I tried reading the first book last year or the year before that but couldn’t get into it. Still I want to give them a shot.


  • Sovereign Stone by Weiss and Hickman
    I bought this as a boxset when I still lived with my parents. The same thing with Shannara to be honest. I think it was cheap and fantasy. But reading was harder back then when I was still in college so they kept being pushed back.



  • The Dwarves (The Dwarves 1) by Markus Heitz
    Another one I already had over 5 years ago. At the time it sounded appealing but I never ended up picking it up to read.





  • The Bone Season (The Bone Season 1) by Samantha Shannon
    I feel like I’ve had this book for ages but it only came out 3 years ago.



  • Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle 2) by Christopher Paolini 8EF45BEE-4200-41D1-B868-850CEEFF95B2_zpsriejzmen
    I’ve been meaning to read on with this series for a while now but I can’t quite seem to get myself to pick it up. While I liked Eragon I also had some issues with it.
  • The Magician King (The Magicians 2) by Lev Grossmann
    I enjoyed The Magicians the first time I read but as I’ve mentioned before this year, rereading took away some of my love for this book. I also had a hard time getting into this book and I have put it down since then.
  • Endymion Spring by Mathew Skelton
    A random pick up at Boekenfestijn years ago because of the cover. I can’t say I have heard much about this book from others, and it is cooled my want for picking up this book.
  • Fool Moon (The Dresden Files 2) by Jim Butcher
    This was a random pick up from the Boekenfestijn by my husband who has never once read a book he picked up there so they are for me to read I guess. But I haven’t read the first book and so I haven’t read this one. Can I just jump into the second one or do I really need to read the first one first?
  • The Hound of Rowan (The Tapestry 1) by Henry H. Neff
    Another random pick up, this time because it was cheap and I found the cover interesting and familiar. Turns out there was add in a magazine for this book I read many, many years ago. Go brain. I haven’t picked it up yet. I do have the third book, but not the second. Ah well.


20 thoughts on “TTT #60 – Long Time Shelf Benchers

  1. I hope you like the Shannara show. I got through episode 5 and kinda lost interest, but I know some people liked it. Soveriegn Stone I haven’t read but I did read some of the Dragonlance stuff by those authors. And LArry Elmore I think did the art- met him at a con. I’ve been curious too about The MAgicians since seeing they made a show out of that.

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    1. I’m curious about the show. I’m about 60% through the book and I can see that it would translate pretty nicely to the screen. But I also heard they changed some things so I’ll be curious to see what they choose to change.


  2. The Bone Season staat ook al jaren op mijn TBR. Ik heb hem niet in mijn kast staan, want iedere keer is er iets waarom ik het boek tΓ³ch niet zo zie zitten – wat het is weet ik niet XD misschien heb ik eerst een positieve review van jou nodig πŸ˜‰

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  3. I liked Fool Moon, it’s one of my favourite Harry Dresden novels so far πŸ™‚
    I thought about reading Shannara, but then the TV show was on… aaaaand I watched it πŸ™‚ So now I don’t feel like reading it again. The show was cool though!

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  4. Great list! I only read Eldest (I read the entire Inheritance series, EXCEPT for the last one for some reason, and now I don’t remember most of the series so if I ever want to finish it I will first have to re-read the first 3 books) but a lot are on my TBR as well. Especially The Bone Season has been on there for a while. I’m doubting about The Shannara Chronicles, because I’ve already seen the first 5-6 episodes of the TV show.

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  5. I mentioned before that Sebastian and I read the first Inheritance book and liked it , but neither one of us cared for Eldest. I am going to have a problem with this topic come Friday because I have read everything I have from before blogging. I think I might have to cheat a little and do series I started before blogging that I haven”t finished. 😝

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  6. I’d never heard of The Original Shannara Trilogy until I saw the series. (I’m in the UK so we had it a few months ago) I really loved the series though, I hope you do to. I’d like to read the books soon though as my dad said that the series wasn’t nearly as good as the books. HOpe you get to read some of these soon.

    Happy Reading
    Rachel @ Paein-and-Ms4Tune

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    1. I’m really curious about the show. I personally couldn’t finish the first and this second one is just okay. But they did change some things. Some characters became more important from what I’ve been told.


    1. I really need to pick up Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, clearly. πŸ˜€
      Eragon had so much buzz around it a few years ago. It’s why I ended up picking up the book, but I find it hard to pick them up now to read.

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  7. Oh, daar heb ik er ook een heel aantal van. Het gekke is dat ik dan meestal wanneer ik toch eens aan mijn eigen leesvoer toekom meestal eindig met een recent gekocht boek. Sommige boeken staan dus echt al een hele poos te wachten in de kast.

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