Now, I’m well aware that the title of this post is pretty dang boring. I’m with you. But I DO have a reason for this list!
See, I have a very bad habit of being in the middle of about four books at any given time. It’s actually a little bit sad, since I often forget about them. So, I figure I’m going to make this list for these reasons:
- I’m going to figure out what should be at the top of my tbr
- You guys are henceforth given full permission to harass me about ANY of the titles on this list until I finally finish them!!
- (That being said, I’m at uni right now, so we’ll have to wait til the end of this month)
Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
Okay, in my defence, my copy is 1032 pages. This is quite literally the longest book that I have ever owned, and I feel like I’d forgive myself more if I hadn’t started reading it in 2016.
Yes, you read that right.
I haven’t picked it up in over a year (…actually it may now be two years), thus I’m still roughly around the halfway mark. One day I will get there!!
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
This is another one I started a few years back. I don’t think I actually made it to the halfway mark, despite falling in love with the writing style. I’ve even watched half of the film, but I stopped because I wanted to avoid spoilers; I just know that this will break my heart to tiny little pieces…
Hazel and Holly – Sara C. Snider
This is one of my NetGalley books that I REALLY need to get a move on with – I was doing so well til I got back to uni, then I just…didn’t pick this up??? The premise is so interesting and it’s fantasy which is right up my street!! This is one that I NEED to finish soon!!
Cinder – Marissa Meyer
I know, I know. This is practically a crime. I actually very nearly got to the end of this one when I was…what, fifteen? Then I had to take it back to my school library and haven’t picked it up since. Recently I was chattering to a guy on my course who said this is his favourite book series, so I’m definitely gonna give it another go!!
Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J.R.R. Tolkein
I got a few chapters into Fellowship of the Ring and put the book down without meaning to. It’s now been sat on my shelf for far too long. My sister says I’m not allowed to watch the films with her til I’ve finished the trilogy, and it’s now been about a year. Maybe she’ll relent soon.
The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge
Again, I’ve owned this book for literal years. I actually DID start it at one point, but only got about five chapters in. One day. One day I’ll finish it!!!
That’s all for today folks!! Let me know in the comments what books you’ve spent years on (and which ones I should definitely prioritise!?)
Lots of love,