Welcome to Top 10 Tuesday! This is a weekly challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and this week’s challenge is about books from my past seasonal TBR posts that I STILL haven’t read yet!
I don’t know if I feel called out or completely seen by this prompt (I’m going to go with seen), but needless to say I have way more than 10 books that could appear on this list! I love making those seasonal TBR lists, but I’m horrible at sticking to them! Some of them have definitely been more successful than others (especially the older ones). For this post, I went back through each season of TBR lists going back to spring 2021. I then picked anywhere from 1-3 books I haven’t read yet from each one to highlight here (prioritizing ones that showed up on multiple lists that still haven’t been read, as well as anything else that is still really high on my mental TBR list). Without further ado, here are my top ten books from past seasonal TBR posts that I STILL haven’t read yet!
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Spring 2022 (1 out of 10 read)
Yikes! I really was not successful with this TBR. To be fair, some of the older lists seem more successful because more time has passed since publishing them, and many of the books I read from those lists were not completed in the season I had intended to read them. Hopefully that will be the case for this list as well!
1. Dragon Springs Road by Janie Chang
I’ve had this one for so long now and I really do want to read it!! I don’t know why it keeps falling down on my list.
2. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
This one also showed up on my Summer 2021 list!
Winter 2021/2022 (2 out of 10 read)
This one isn’t much better than the last one! Again, though, not that much time has passed since it was published, so hopefully with time I’ll be able to look at it again and see more of them checked off the list!
3. All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
This one was also on my Spring 2022 list!
4. You Changed My Life by Abdel Sellou
I’m going to sound like a broken record, but I really do want to read this one too!! I’m definitely slower to get through my nonfiction, but I’m confident I’ll get to it eventually!
Fall 2021 (2 out of 10 read)
I love this list. It was very themed for fall/Halloween, but unfortunately that time of year is very busy for me as a teacher and I just wasn’t able to read as much as I wanted to. These books are also definitely very seasonal (for the most part), and a lot of them I’m hoping to try again to get to this year in the fall.
5. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
I think the length of this one daunts me, but hopefully after reading The Count of Monte Cristo I won’t be as intimidated by long books!
6. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I got this one for my birthday last year, so I haven’t had it for too long. I’ll definitely get to it at some point! I’ve heard really great things about it.
Summer 2021 (6 out of 10 read)
Finally, a more successful list! It’s important to note, though, that most of these were not actually read during summer 2021 (in fact, I think only one of them was), but still! If I can complete the next three on the list in addition to Crazy Rich Asians, I’ll be able to say that I’ve completed this entire list!
7. Jurassic Park by Michael Crighton
I think I’m somewhat hesitant to read this because I read Sphere and really didn’t like it, but hopefully this one will be better!
8. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
I’ll definitely have to get to this one before the Netflix adaptation comes out!
9. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I don’t read a lot of fantasy, but I’m still excited to try this one eventually!
Spring 2021 (9 out of 10 read)
This one is different than my other lists because it was specific to audiobooks, and I listen to my audiobooks in a more predictable order than my physical books. However, there was still one that I didn’t end up getting to for some reason!
10. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
This is one where the length intimidated me again, but it definitely won’t be an issue after accomplishing The Count of Monte Cristo. Once I finish that one I’ll probably do something shorter/lighter as a palette cleanser, but then maybe this one is on deck after that? We’ll see!
Have you read any of these books? What would your top ten be?
Let me know in the comments!