This week’s topic:
Top 5 books that have been on my TBR since forever
(What other books are you hiding on your TBR? And which ones have been there the longest?)
I’m sure we all have books on our TBRs that we’ve been meaning to read for years now but have yet to get to. I recently rediscovered a few while moving. Here are some of them.
The Essential Tales of Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
I forgot where I received the writing advice that it’s essential to read Chekhov’s short stories, but that’s what led me to pick up a copy of this book years ago. But, of course, I’ve yet to read it.
The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George
I bought this years ago from Borders. I think I was still in high school at the time because that was when I was obsessed with Henry VIII and his wives… or maybe it was early college because my interest in that topic resurfaced then too because of The Other Boleyn Girl movie (based on a novel by Philippa Gregory). But, as you can see, I’ve yet to read it.
In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell
The synopsis of this book makes me think of Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. But that’s not why I have a copy. Actually, I got a copy from one of my jobs years before reading Snow Child. I think I learned about it from one of Jen Campbell’s videos and have been curious about the story since then.
Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales From the Gulf States by Zora Neale Hurston
I believe these are short stories. I bought it years ago when I reread Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, rediscovering how much I love the book. Wanting to read more of Hurston’s work, I bought Every Tongue Got to Confess from my college’s bookstore but have yet to read it.
Wizard of the Crow by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
I got a free copy of this years ago from one of my jobs. Over the years, I kept hearing great things about this novel and the author’s body of work, and I keep intending to read the book, but… I’ve yet to do so.