top ten tuesday

TTT #127 – Unread Books That Have Been On My Shelves the Longest

Seeing as I have a goal where I want to lower the amount of unread books of my physical tbr, you know I have books on there that have been unread for quite a while. I’m not afraid to admit that… It is not exactly uncommon knowledge when you visit this blog every now and then.

So I am certainly not afraid to share the ten books that have been on my shelves the longest for this weeks top ten tuesday prompt (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). If I actually could remember this. See at some point all of them just get added to the void that is unread books on my shelves and as much as I want to read them all, I really can’t remember dates let along years where I bought any of these. Maybe with recent ones but certainly not with the older ones. So all of these are more of guesses. The ones I think have been on my shelves the longest.

These are still on there because they haved passed unhauls. Quite a lot of them actually. I can still see myself picking them up in the near future. The near future being five years or so.

I know, okay. I enable myself…

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  1. The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel 5) by Michael Scott
  2. Sovereign Stone trilogy by Margaret Weiss and Tracey Hickman
  3. Under the Dome by Stephen King
  4. The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles 1) by Patrick Rothfuss
  5. The Final Empire (Mistborn 1) by Brandon Sanderson
  6. Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna 1) by Kendare Blake
  7. Thief of Time (Death 5, Discworld) by Terry Pratchett
  8. The Dwarves (The Dwarves 1) by Markus Heitz
  9. Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die 1) by Danielle Paige
  10. The Warrior Heir (Heir Chronicles 1) by Cinda Williams Chima

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Do you remember which unread book is the oldest on your shelves?

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64 thoughts on “TTT #127 – Unread Books That Have Been On My Shelves the Longest

  1. Ooh Sovereign Stone. I think I remember that series.,.. and The Name of the Wind I started at one point, but then fizzled on it. Maybe I should re-try…

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    1. I’m still curious enough to keep it on my shelves even though I’ve owned them 6+ years and yet I never attempt to pick them up…
      I think you should definitely give The Name of the Wind another go. πŸ™‚

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      1. I couldn’t get into the sequel Girl of Nightmares, but it could have been my mood, so I set it aside. I intend to try again. Hey, thats a good idea… a blog post about what makes the difference between a DNF and a book you only set aside. πŸ’‘

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  2. I was really surprised about how much I enjoyed Anna Dressed in Blood at the time πŸ™‚ And I have the Warrior Heir on my TBR as well – I’m a big fan of her other series and I’ve been meaning to get to this one too, just kinda forgot about it until now *hides* Great list!

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    1. Still curious about that one.
      Oh I am the same. I loved Seven Realms. I actually started The Warrior Heir once, the first two chapters or so but you can really tell her writing has evolved from then. It kind of put me off but I am determined to finish it some day.

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  3. Under the Dome and The Name of the Wind are both sitting on my shelf collecting dust too…. Under the Dome is just such a huge book that I don’t know if I’ll ever get to it…. I want to but I don’t think I can deal with that sort of commitment!

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  4. Anna Dressed in Blood is so good! I never got around to the sequel though (story of my life). I’d really like to read a few others on your list. I enjoyed the tv show Under the Dome so I’d like to see all the ways the book differs.

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    1. Same, I’d love to see how the book differs, but alas the book is so big haha I’ve not been inclined enough to pick it up (and technically I bought it for my husband).

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  5. Ohhh I don’t think I can remember which unread book has been on my shelves the longest haha. Les Mis has been there for a good amount of years though
    It’s been a while since I read The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, but I really liked the last two (those are the ones I remember the most as it has been even longer since I read the first four haha). As for the others, I haven’t read those but I hope you’ll enjoy them πŸ™‚

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  6. I just recently picked up The Final Empire as I only recently learned that The Mistborn is actually multiple series, so there is a completed trilogy! Woohoo! That’s the sort of thing I need in my life for sure. πŸ˜€ I haven’t read any of the books on your list yet… Which are you most excited to start reading?

    Putting this list together got Hyperion back on my radar, and I am SUPER excited for that. You can check out my TTT here.

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      1. How funny that you bought the first and third. I almost bought the third, but held off because what if I didn’t enjoy the series. I should have applied that logic before I bought the second, but sometimes self-control is rather elusive.

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  7. Nice post I haven’t read any of the book you mentioned, but I am very curious about Under the Dome. I have watched some of the series and I really enjoyed it, but the book is HUGE, haha! I still want to read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh.

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  8. The way I did my list was by using Goodreads. I sorted by TBR by date added. So that way they are the ones that have been on my tbr the longest…..on there. πŸ˜‰ I bought some of those books long before I started using Goodreads……but I couldn’t be trusted to remember when I bought what. Hehe. And I still need to read The Final Empire & Dorothy Must Die too!

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  9. I haven’t read any of these, nor are all but one on my TBR shelf, but some of them are on my wish list. Dorothy Must Die and Anna Dressed in Blood. I do have Name of the Wind. Or rather, my husband does. I think of it as mine too though. πŸ™‚ I still need to read that one.

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  10. Ik kan je wel alvast vertellen dat Dorothy Must Die ook op mijn TBR staat. Welk boek het langste ongelezen in mijn kast staat kan ik achterhalen maar ik weet niet exact hoeveel jaren het daar al staat. Ik gok echter op 16 jaar en heb het over Alle verhalen van Roald Dahl. Heel wat boeken staan al langer in mijn boekenkast(en) maar die heb ik wel al gelezen.

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    1. Misschien kunnen we die ooit eens samen lezen. πŸ˜‰
      Oh wow dat is wel heel lang. Ik heb die ook in de kast staan maar pas sinds vorig jaar. Maar het is er niet een die je heel makkelijk oppakt denk ik.

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  11. Ooh I’d definitely say Anna Dressed in Blood for me too! I borrowed it from the library YEARS ago but returned it unread, and now I’ve owned a copy for nearly 2 years?! That I won…and still haven’t read. πŸ˜‚ The shame is strong with this one ah hahha. (But The Name of the Wind is so so good!! I loved that one!)

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