I’ve been doing more TBR posts on the blog lately and I had an idea that I would show you my ‘eventually’ TBR. Books that I look at and say that I’ll get to them, maybe tomorrow, the next day, the next week, next month, next year. Eventually. They’re important books and I want to read them, but I put them off for various reasons. Such as…
The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness
I know nothing about this trilogy apart from that I bought it over two years ago in my post-Hunger Games slump and it’s Ceces (Problems of a Book Nerd) second favourite series. It’s enough for me to really want to read it- eventually. Trilogies really aren’t my jam lately though, I’ve only read two in the past three years.
Watership Down by Richard Adams
“Hell of a book… It’s about bunnies.” One of my favourite TV shows is Lost and my favourite character, Sawyer, spends a surprising amount of time reading despite being stuck on a desert island. I’ve wanted to read Watership Down for years now, despite knowing almost nothing about it- apart from the bunnies.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
“Confession: I have read Pride and Prejudice about 200 times. I get lost in the language, words like thither, mischance, Felicity. I’m always in agony over wether Elizabeth and Mr Darcy are really going to get together! Read it, I know you’ll love it.” – You’ve Got Mail, my all-time favourite movie, no other explanation needed.
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
Speculative fiction isn’t something I own a lot of, but it’s interested me since I was a kid and first watched Titanic. What would be different if they had not tried to change course? (I learned later: They would have survived, it’s because it scraped down the edge that it sunk) And I’m currently working on a speculative fiction story myself so I really want to read the master of the niche genre. Plus, I want to watch the show and I’m a snob who needs to read the book first.
Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides
This is the only book I own with an intersex character and I haven’t even read it. I went a little overboard with my schools reading lists back in the day so I’ve owned this for about 8 years now. That makes me feel really old, wow. I just need to read it!
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
I’ve started this book so many times and never finished it. I love it every time I pick it up but we know my fear of big books by now. This will grace my read shelf eventually. I have the audiobook as well so maybe I’ll listen to it.
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
Fun fact about me: My first cousin once removed is married to a pastor, and when I met him for the first time he was reading I Am Pilgrim. I don’t know why I found this so strange, I’m fully aware that pastors don’t exclusively read religious texts. But he recommended I read it so here it is, on the list. It’s huge though, 912 pages of huge.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Despite loving the movies with my heart and soul… I’ve never read the three books in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It’s shocking, I know. But last year I started The Hobbit after not reading it since I was a kid and didn’t really enjoy it so it’s the age old question- do you miss out if you don’t have The Hobbit fresh in your memory?