Top Ten Tuesday #9: Oldest Books on My TBR

This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week is a freebie, so I decided to share the oldest books on my TBR list. I started using Goodreads in August 2013, and right now the oldest book on my TBR was added in February 2014. That means I’m doing an OK job of reading the older books on my list or maybe I am just good at cleaning out my list.

Right now there are 299 books on my TBR list. Here are the oldest 10 in the order they were added.

Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown

Added on: February 23, 2014

I have heard great things about this series, and now that the third book is coming out in February, I really need to read this series.

Sorcery & Cecelia (Cecelia & Kate #1) by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

Added on: April 4, 2014

I added this book after reading about it on The Deliberate Reader. I’ll get to it sometime. I have been hesitant because middle grade can be hit or miss with me lately.

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Added on: June 13, 2014

I’m so excited because I now have this book thanks to my Secret Santa! I will definitely make time for it soon.

The Siren by Kiera Cass

Added on: June 13, 2014

I must have been going through my recent 4 and 5 star reads looking for other books by new favorite authors when I added these two. Now that this book is being re-published, I’ll wait for the newer version.

There Will Come a Time by Carrie Arcos

Added on: June 19, 2014

I don’t remember this book or why I added it, so I probably won’t make it a priority any time soon. Have you read this book? Tell me why I should read it please.

The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi

Added on: June 19, 2014

This book is familiar to me, and I’d really like to read it. There are just so many books to get to!

The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern

Added on: June 24, 2014

I have seen this book on the shelves at the library since adding it to my list. I’ve almost checked it out, but again…middle grade. I need to get out of my middle grade funk, and then I can get to these books. I’m not ready to give up on them yet.

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Added on: June 25, 2014

This book is on my list for March. I think it was Grace at Rebel Mommy Book Blog who recently listened to this book and recommended the audio, so I’m hoping to find that at the library. This book keeps popping up on people’s blogs, so I’m really looking forward to it.

Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Added on: July 1, 2014

I’m also going to be reading this book in March. Someone mentioned that this was their favorite book, so I’m excited to finally read it. Gayle Forman hasn’t been the best author for me, but I’m still willing to give her a try.

The Orphan Sister by Gwendolen Gross

Added on: July 21, 2014

I am a sucker for twin books, but this book is about the un-identical triplet. How have I not read this book yet? I am so intrigued re-reading the description. Has anyone read this one?

What are the oldest books on your TBR list? Have you read any of these books? What should I read next?

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  1. Wow, I'm realizing that I'm not good at all at staying on top of my TBR list. I have 250 books on there, with a whole bunch that were added in May 2013 from when I first started using Goodreads – oops! I have some pretty hefty ones – Anna Karenina, Les Miserables, and Wuthering Heights. I guess I was pretty ambitious when I signed up, ha! I also keep meaning to read The Siren by Kiera Cass. This post has inspired me to purge my TBR list of things that I probably won't actually read.

    1. Glad I could inspire you, Grace. šŸ™‚ I've been thinking about a classics challenge for 2017. There are so many I need to read: Jane Austen, Anne of Green Gables etc., and Les Mis. We'll see. I want to have read those books, but it's hard to make myself actually read them.

    2. That's a great idea! Maybe this is weird, but I like doing a combination of reading classics in print while also listening to the audio versions. I especially love listening to Austen. TBR list is down to 174, and I think I can still weed it more šŸ™‚

    3. I totally agree with Grace that having the book on audio & print together has really helped me with some classics, especially Jane Austen's books and Jane Eyre šŸ™‚ They are readily available on Librivox in audio format too!!

  2. You're inspiring me to go look at the oldest on my TBR list…I know there are a ton of good ones that I saved ages ago and never got around to reading. Hmm, that might be a good challenge for this year šŸ™‚

  3. I don't really know what the oldest book on my list is. I think it might be Robin Hood, since my mum bought that for us years ago. I haven't read any of the ones on your list, but The Orphan Sister sounds intriguing! Hope you can get around to reading them all soon! šŸ™‚

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