Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is to share ten books that we’ve added to our TBRs and forgotten why. For this prompt I decided to dive into the rabbit hole that is my Goodreads “Want to Read” shelf and share some of the books that have been on there the longest.
1. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. This book is a TOME (848 pages) but seems like it has such an interesting and unique premise.
2. The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide. A mysterious cat who keeps coming back into a couple’s life? I’ve been intrigued by the premise of this slim novel for years.
3. In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch. This novel just sounds brimming with drama and intrigue in the midst of a friend group. It seems like it would be a very entertaining and thought-provoking read.
4. The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert. A quirky romance story centered around food? Sign me up!
5. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. This book first came on my radar when I was looking up novels involving Oxford a few years ago.
6. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. The Goodreads synopsis says that this is a book without much of a plot, which I strangely love in novels. I’ve also been meaning to read more Steinbeck for the longest time.
7. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather. I absolutely love Willa Cather’s writing and find her life fascinating–it’s one of my bookish bucket list goals to read all of her novels.
8. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark. I visited an exhibit about Muriel Spark while visiting a friend in Scotland when I was studying abroad, and I’ve been meaning to read something by her ever since.
9. The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Someone recommended this to me after I went through a break-up last year–seems like a wild time!
10. Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson. A friend in college told me that I would absolutely adore this book, and it’s been on my Goodreads shelf ever since.
I really enjoyed making this list–it reminded me of some of the books that I’ve been meaning to read for a while!
Have you read any of the books that I’ve mentioned? What’s a book that’s been on your TBR for ages? Let me know in the comments section below!