Top Ten Tuesday – February 6, 2018

February 5, 2018     The Bluestocking Bookworm     Books, Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Please take a moment to pop over and say hi!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is another topic that is totally personally attacking me and my huge TBR pile. (It really isn’t.) You guys keep making me log into Goodreads to find out this information. I am indignant and stuff. This week’s topic is Top Ten Oldest Books on your TBR (That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet). I really feel this topic in the depth of my soul, to be honest. My TBR, which I haven’t added to since I boycotted Goodreads in December 2017 is at just under 4000 books. I had plans to do Down the TBR Hole hosted by Lia @ Lost In A Story, but with boycotting GR, it was as good as a fresh start, really.

I have decided to not include novels from the same series, as back in 2011 when I started with Goodreads, and when all of these were added, I tended to mass-add series.

(On another topic, I really need to find an alternative to Goodreads for my TBR list. Any suggestions?)



  • A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony – I have never read any Anthony! Is this a good place to start?
  • A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire – I have read the first three in this series, but would need to go back for sure.
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel – I have been recommended this book so many times. I haven’t seen the movie, either.
  • Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice – Another one I have been recommended a lot, but have never read.
  • The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson – I read up to book 11 in this series (this is #12) but need to do a whole reread.
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien – I KNOW, I KNOW!
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – I don’t even think book 3 was out at this point, but I still want to read it.
  • The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel – One of my grandmother’s favourite series, and I want to read it but I can’t bring myself to.
  • The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory – When I added this one, it was the 3rd book in the series, and now it is #10. I don’t understand.
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – I have always wanted to read this, but have always been in too dark of a headspace myself.

Have you read any of the long-time residents of my TBR? Are there any I should skip? Any I should move up the list? Comment below, and don’t forget to link me up to your Top Ten Tuesday posts!

Stay bookish, lovelies ♥

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