Top Ten Tuesday

Posted August 23, 2016 by Nicky in General / 5 Comments

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is for books that have been on your TBR since before you started blogging… and you still haven’t read them. Well, I haven’t got anything (surprisingly) from before I started using Goodreads, but I sure as heck have a whole bunch from before I started this blog.

  1. Emma, by Jane Austen. It doesn’t help that my mother haaaates Jane Austen. I kind of gained some appreciation while doing my degree, but I’m still not filled with enthusiasm.
  2. Mortal Engines, by Philip Reeve. Everything about the idea of predatory cities chasing each other across the land appeals. I just fail at getting round to my backlist.
  3. The Island of Apples, by Glyn Jones. This was even a set book during my BA module on Welsh Fiction in English and I still haven’t read it.
  4. Daughter of the Forest, by Juliet Marillier. I really enjoy Marillier’s work, in general, and yet. And yet.
  5. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, by James Tiptree Jr. I am a bad feminist SF fan, I know.
  6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson. Everyone and their mother has read this. Except me. (Well, and my mother.)
  7. Babel-17, by Samuel R. Delany. I know, I can’t believe it either, this is a classic.
  8. Scott of the Antarctic, by David Crane. I know this is a bit of an odd one out here, but I actually find myself reluctant to go ahead and read it, because it’s the last book my grandad ever bought me before he died. While it’s still waiting on the shelf, it feels like prolonging something. The other book bought at the same time is one on railways, which is even more connected with my grandad.
  9. A Shadow in Summer, by Daniel Abraham. I think this was recommended by Jo Walton? Was that where I got this one from? Anyway, it’s been on my list since at least 2013.
  10. Point of Hopes, by Melissa Scott. Queer fantasy! Yesplz.

What about you? Anything been kicking around your lists for years? And do you feel guilty, or just go with the flow?

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5 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Daughter of the Forest! If I had made this list a couple years ago, that one would have been number one on my list since it’s been on my tbr practically forever. But eventually I did get to it, and I’ve not stopped kicking myself ever since for letting it languish on my shelf for so long. Definitely worth reading ASAP.

  2. Kathleen

    Okay, so I really love Point of Hopes, but it’s veeeery worldbuilding heavy and light on the queer (although being queer is VERY normalized in that world, which was a balm to baby!queer me). The rest of the series is chockful of queer, though. Just thought I’d give you a heads up. Er, half a month later.

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