Top 5 Tuesday: TBR Veterans

Top 5 Tuesday is a fun, weekly meme that asks you to pick 5 books that fit that week’s theme. It was created by Bionic Bookworm and is currently being hosted by Meeghan Reads. You should check out their wonderful blog for more details and the list of prompts!


Hello, reader!

Ya girl was kind of in a brain fog last night trying to think of a post I wanted to do for today. I wasn’t feeling a tag post and I don’t currently have the mental capacity to write up one of the many reviews I need to do πŸ˜… Then I came across Ashlee @ Books Are 42‘s Top 5 Tuesday post today and was sold! Especially since this week’s prompt was something I could easily find five books to fill my list.

That’s because I’m talking about books that have been on my TBR since forever. And that list is a lot longer than just five, lol. I have quite a few TBR veterans that have been around for the long haul. I fully plan to read all of them, as well. I just.. don’t know when. Eventually, I swear! So I had a look through my Goodreads TBR and chose five that have been around the absolute longest.


#1. Les MisΓ©rables by Victor Hugo

Of all the books on my TBR, this one has been there the longest. I’ve wanted to read this book since listening to the soundtrack when I was probably in elementary school. I’ve been in love with the musical for a long time and I’ve wanted to read the source material.

But… it’s huge! And a classic! Which means I’m scared πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ Maybe I’ll make 2022 the year that I finally tackle my fears.


#2. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Here’s another one that has been around since I was young. Well, not on Goodreads because that didn’t exist, but it’s been on my mental TBR for ages! I’ve long been interested in reading anything by Robin Hobb because I keep hearing that she is a fantastic author. I also keep hearing that these books will destroy me. So… that makes me nervous! I gotta be in the mood for a good cry before I finally dive into this series.


#3. Jonathon Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

I’ve wanted to read this book since finding it on my mom’s bookshelf. I don’t know what grabbed teenage me’s attention, but I snagged it as soon as I saw it. And then proceeded to never read it. Still have the book, though… sorry, Mom! I love the premise of two rival magicians but I am, once again, intimidated by just how big this book is. The version I have is over 1000 pages! One day, though, I’m gonna suck it up and give it a read.


#4. ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

Of all the Stephen King books I haven’t read, this one has definitely been on my TBR the longest. Which is funny to me because I couldn’t even remember what it was about πŸ˜‚ I was mixing it up with The Stand… please don’t yell at me. Anyways! I’m interested to see King’s take on vampires, which is probably how this book ended up on my TBR originally. I also went through a massive Stephen King kick after watching The Shining. One day, I’ll finally pick this one up.


#5. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

This fantasy tale revolving around the women in the legend of King Arthur has been floating around my TBR for a looong time. I also just found out that it was published the year I was born. For some daft reason, I thought it was published in the 90’s! Either way, I’ve always thought that this sounded like it would be such an interesting story, yet I’ve never picked it up. I’m going to have to remedy this soon!


Do you have some books that might fit this theme? Let me know some of the books that have been on your TBR for what feels like ages!

And, as always, happy reading!

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9 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: TBR Veterans

  1. I found Mists of Avalon on my aunt’s shelves when I was a teenager and was mesmerised. I didn’t quite finish it because it was huge, but parts of it were so good. Shame about everything Bradley did, or I think people would talk about it a lot more.

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  2. I’ve had Les Miserables, Assassin’s Apprentice and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell on my TBR for SO LONG. But I’m so intimidated by the length of these books that they might continue to be on my TBR for even longer? Haha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­

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