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This week for Top Ten Tuesday we had to REWIND and chose a topic from the past list that we hadn’t completed before. Now there are a lot of books that remain unread on both my physical and mental TBR, but there are definitely some stand outs, so those are the ones I’m going to share with you today!
(This topic was originally done August 24th 2010!)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Now, now, I know what you’re thinking. “But Amy, how have you not read Pride and Prejudice before! It’s a classic! You must read it!” Well to that I say… oops? Trust me, I have tried and tried again to get through this book. I probably picked it up for the first time when I was 11 and have continued to try ever since, however since reading Emma by Jane Austen last year for University I feel as though I am much more likely to read this one now. One of my favourite booktubers ReadbyZoe has also recently started up a Jane Austen bookclub called Austentatious which I have signed up for and their first book pick is… you guessed it, Pride and Prejudice! So I am actually hoping to tick this off my list in August… maybe.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Having this book unread on my shelves truly bothers me. I have read both of her other novels and her short story The Grownup and absolutely loved every one, but for some reason Flynn’s most popular work remains the only one I haven’t read. Perhaps it’s because I made the stupid decision to watch the movie before picking this up, or maybe it’s because I’m a lazy ass half the time, but I know for sure I want to read this at some point soon. Seeing it on my unread shelf and away from all her other books I own is becoming a nuisance. Only one way to fix that…
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
To be fair, I am actually writing this post on Sunday the 31st of July (aka THE DAY THE CURSED CHILD SCRIPT WAS RELEASED) so who knows, maybe in two weeks time I will have read this… but I highly doubt it. I have absolutely zero money to dedicate towards books right now, so unfortunately this one is being put on the back burner until I can afford to pick up a copy. But if you know me, you know I love Harry Potter, and I’m literally sitting at home today dying because I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy of this yet. I will probably cave in and buy it on ebook for the moment, but who knows. Just know as of right this second I literally cannot believe I have not read this book.
A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
I started reading this series back in 2012. 2012. That is 4 years ago now! And I still have not finished the latest book in the series (which is probably a good thing considering the rest of the world is still waiting for the sixth instalment). I am about 200 pages into this book, and if you know the ASOIAF series you know that is not very far. I really do want to complete this book before the sixth one comes out, but knowing just how slowly I am reading this, it will probably take me longer to finish it off than it will for George R. R. Martin to finish writing the entire series.
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Now, now, no spoilers please! I understand that 90% of people will think it’s a crime that I have yet to finish The Raven Cycle but… don’t hurt me. I have no excuse, apart from saying that I’m not ready to let go yet. I love this series so much that the idea of finishing it literally makes me curl up on the inside. I’m not ready to see what happens to Blue and the Raven Boys yet. I need time to heal from Blue Lily, Lily Blue still, because I’m positive that The Raven King is going to break my heart.
Do you think my picks this week are worthy of being on this list? Let me know down below! ▲