The Book List is a meme hosted by my lovely friend Rebecca from Lost In Books. You just take the weekly topic and make a list out of it! This week Rebecca wants to know what three books have been on la TBR pile the longest. But because I can't read directions and fail at memes, I kinda changed it again, to all the books that have been on my TBR shelf more than a year--which is actually the majority of them, believe it or not.
Why do books spend so much time in my TBR pile? To be honest, I have no idea. A lot of them are books my mom or brother have loaned me. There are others that I bought but can't seem to work up interesting in reading any more. Here is an annotated list, as a full list would be ginormous:
Slaves of the Mastery
(about 8 years in la TBR)
Faces Under Water
(at least 5 years)
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
(pretty recent--only two years)
Sabriel by Garth Nix
(hard to say with this one--could be ten years)
A Bucket of Ashes by PB Ryan
(3 years, feels like 10)
Princess of the White by Trudi Canavan
The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes
A bunch of Laurie R. King Novels
Silver Falls by Anne Stuart
(1 year, seems more like 8)
Romancing the Dead by Tate Halloway
The Innocent by Posie Graeme-Evans
(5 years--I hadn't realized I'd been carrying this one around so long!)
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
And at least a dozen other books I'm too lazy to type.
It's not that I don't want to read these books--I do. Just not right now. For the last 1-10 years.
So, what I would like to know is, do you think books in the TBR stack should have an expiration date? And if so, when should I just give up and move on with my life?
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