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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Have Been On My TBR Shelf For A Looooong Time

Welp, I've missed a few weeks, including a couple of TTT topics that were interesting, but I couldn't get my act together to actually write. Sigh. Anyway, here it is Tuesday again, and the list topic is Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf/TBR From Before You Started Blogging That You Still Haven't Read Yet. Oof. I started blogging in 2011, well before I had a GoodReads account, and I've moved since then, so it's hard to find out which books I have genuinely had sitting around on my list since then, but I've tried to do some digging.

Books I physically own:
1. The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer: I've owned this book for years, but never finished it. Maybe I'm afraid of what it will reveal about the nature of my own discipleship?

2. Fidel Castro by Robert E. Quick: I have a weird addiction with buying historical biographies, but not reading them.

3. The Tin Drum by Guenter Grass: I loved Crabwalk and picked this up used, but have yet to read it, even though it's moved houses with me several times!

4. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky: But on the plus side, I'm finally reading War and Peace, so that gives me hope that I'll read The Idiot one of these days. :)

5. Sandra Gulland's trilogy on Josephine Bonaparte: I read the first one, but not the rest, and they've been on my shelf for ages and ages.

6. Cancer Ward by Alexander Solzhenitsyn: Gosh, some of my books are so depressing! I think this was actually among my dad's old books that he didn't want. I haven't felt up to another Solzhenitsyn for a long time.

7. Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan: I got about a third of the way into this one, put it down, and never finished. That was about 10 years ago.

From my virtual TBR:
8. Heart Of A Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov: I saw part of the old film version while living in Russia, and have always meant to read the original.

9. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams: Yeah, yeah, I know.... One day I'll get around to this!

10. The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard Evans: It's definitely not on my physical shelf, but I have long meant to read Evans' trilogy on the history of the Third Reich. Maybe one day I will.....


  1. We're going to Cuba next year, so the Castro bio looks appealing (stop it Bron! Do not add to your TBR !!)

    1. Haha, that's me all the time. "No, I don't need any more books to read.... Oh wait, that one sounds so interesting...." :D

  2. New follower. I think The Cost of Discipleship is on my TBR too. If it's not, then it should be. I hope you get around to reading a few of these soon. Have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. Thanks for stopping by and following!

  3. I've heard great things about The Hitchhiker's Guide... but I'm also yet to read it!

  4. Nice list of books!! I'd like to read Heart of A Dog some day!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/08/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-that-have.html

  5. I was supposed to read Heart of a Dog in my undergrad Soviet history class but it was either scrapped or it was an optional read. I should get around to reading that one of these days...

    Heh, I'm trying to read Macmillan's The War That Ended the Peace but it's too hefty a book to read in bed lol...slowly but surely I'm getting through it though xD

  6. Hitchhiker's is one that I will get to sometime in the future too. So many books, so little time.

  7. The Hitchhiker's Guide is just eh best! :) Happy reading!

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