#5OnMyTBR – Published Before 2000

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook where you chose five books from your to-be-read pile that fit that week’s theme. If you’d like more info, head over to the announcement post!


Hello, reader!

It’s once again Monday and that means it’s time for another 5 On My TBR! This week’s topic had me struggling, I’m not gonna lie. I had to find five books on my TBR that were published before 2000! It’s not that I don’t have books on my TBR that were published that long ago. It’s just that most of the ones I could think of off the top of my head (Assassin’s Apprentice, Les Misérables) are books I’ve talked about over and over again on this blog. So I decided to root around for some older books that I don’t talk about nearly as much!

After a lot of combing through my TBR, I’ve found five that I really want to bump up my TBR pile.


#1. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

This is one of those books that just sounds like it’s going to be quite the experience. It’s a glimpse into the mind of a psychopath going about his life. If the movie is any indication, it won’t shy away from some gruesome stuff. I’m excited to give it a try and see if I get on with the writing and the story. From the reviews I’ve glanced through, it is either going to be a hit or a huge miss, lol.

#2. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

I honestly don’t remember what compelled me to add this to my TBR. But, having re-read the synopsis, I have to admit that I’m intrigued. A man that waits literally decades to re-confess his love to a woman? Sounds like it could either be real sweet or super creepy (leaning towards creepy… does that make me jaded?). Either way, I’m interested enough to read the book and find out for myself!

#3. The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

As a lover of true crime, I have always wanted to read an Ann Rule book. Why not start with arguably her most famous one? The case of Ted Bundy is horrifying and I’ve heard great things about how Ann Rule explores it in this book. The fact that the author actually worked beside this horrible human being seems like it would give the book that much more depth. I’m interested to see how it plays out.

#4. Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

As a lover of TTRPGs, I’ve always wanted to give the Dragonlance books a try. But I am vastly intimidated by the sheer amount of books there are in that world! I had no real idea where to start, so I just slapped the first book in the Dragonlance: Chronicles series on my TBR, lol. One day, I will actually begin my journey and read it. And, depending on whether I like it or not, I may be in for a long and wild ride.

#5. The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

Fun fact about me: I went through a pretty intense Sean Connery phase. Which is why The Hunt for Red October is, to this day, one of my favorite movies. Still think it’s hilarious he was cast as a Russian submarine captain… but that’s neither here nor there! After seeing the movie so many times, I became curious about the source material. Clearly not curious enough to actually read it, but it’s definitely high on the TBR!


What are some books published before 2000 on your TBR? Have you read any of the books on mine? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

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