#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!

Happy Monday to y’all. Hopefully you kicked off your week well. Today was my first day back to work after having the week off for my best friend’s wedding and I am T I R E D. Only off a week and my body already forgot what it’s like to wake up at 5:30 in the morning, haha. But enough rambling! It’s time for another 5 On My TBR! This week’s theme is books published before 2000 and, oof, I have a lot of those on my stack 😅

I’ve picked five that I’d love to get to sooner rather than later, so let’s get to the list!

#1. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Not gonna lie, this book is top of the list because I’m fairly certain the author narrates the audiobook and he is an incredible narrator. His voice is just *chef’s kiss* So all of his books have been bumped up the TBR, haha. I do really find the synopsis of this fascinating, as well. An alternate London filled with strange happenings? I am intrigued! So now I just need to hunt down the audiobook and give it a listen. I’m looking forward to it.

#2. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

Every time I come across this book on my TBR, I feel so guilty! I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet. I did finally give this author a try a couple of months ago with Fledgling, but that book was just okay for me. I’m hoping that I get on with this book better. I love that it mixes science fiction with discussions about tough topics. And I will say that the audiobook narrator was part of the reason I didn’t vibe with Fledgling too much, so perhaps I’ll stick with a physical read for this one.

#3. The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume One by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I’ve been wanting to read the original Sherlock Holmes stories for ages! Seriously, I feel like this has been on my TBR for as long as my TBR has been in existence. I’ve always been intrigued by one of the most famous literary detectives and yet I keep putting off picking it up. I’m thinking I’m going to make reading the first volume of the collected stories a goal in 2023. Because it’s late enough in the year to start making 2023 goals, right? Oh no…

#4. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

This book has probably been on my TBR almost as long as Sherlock Holmes 😂 This is a classic fantasy story that sounds like something I would love. It follows a young boy who is the bastard of the prince and ends up training to be an assassin. I mean, it’s much more complicated than that, of course, but even that simplified synopsis gets me excited to read it! I think I’m intimidated because I’ve heard that this will tear my heart out… gotta prepare myself for the pain, haha.

#5. The Mist by Stephen King

I’ve been slacking on my Stephen King reading lately. At one point, I had a goal of reading all of his back log. This was before I realized quite how prolific he is when it comes to writing 😳 There’s just no way, y’all. I have so many other books I want to read! I’ve now trimmed the Stephen King TBR down quite a bit and this is one that made the cut. I mostly want to read it because I saw the movie and want to see how the book differs from it. Also, it’s one of his shorter books, haha.

What are some books that were 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!

4 thoughts on “#5OnMyTBR – Published Before 2000

  1. Neverwhere was my first and is still my favourite Gaiman book. I got the special illustrated edition and I love it 😍 I also agree that Gaiman is a great narrator so I defo want to give the audio a listen whenever I decide to re-read this next. Great list!

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