Top Ten Tuesday | The Many. The Forgotten. The Misunderstood. The Dust-Collectors. (aka The Books That Sit Still and Look Pretty on My Shelf)

Welcome to Finding Wonderland… and another edition of Top Ten Tuesday. Here’s the topic for today, the first Tuesday in a new month (!!), February.

That Artsy Reader Girl February 6: Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read - That Arsty Reader Girl

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Those of you who’ve hung out here for any length of time will know, today’s topic has my name written all over it. How often do I talk about the many books that have sat on my shelf for the longest time? Yeah, I know, pretty much ALL THE TIME. It’s a problem. But seriously, keeping the list to a mere ten today is going to be a struggle… albeit an embarrassing struggle as I recount all of the books I should have read months or as is the case for some titles, years ago.

Without further ado, here are the books that have been tempting me – and practicing patience, for far too long.

1. Heist Society and I’d Tell You I Loved You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter | ‘Tis true these books (and other series titles) have been featured a great deal over the years, and yet, here it remains, still in the same boat. Heist Society Amazon | GoodreadsI'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You Amazon | Goodreads

2. The One, The Heir and The Crown by Kiera Cass | Yes, I realize (again) I recently featured these books on a Top Ten Tuesday, but that doesn't change the fact that these are books I’d really like to read. Especially since I so enjoyed The Selection. Granted, the latter two haven’t owned shelf space (because of publication) as The One, but they still fit today’s topic. The One Amazon | Goodreads ⇆ The Heir Amazon | Goodreads ⇆ The CrownAmazon | Goodreads

3. Austen Addicts Series by Victoria Connelly | I’ve had this series on my shelf for eons. In fact, I think my aunt (years ago) gifted me one… or two, or perhaps the entire trio. Since I’m such an avid Austen fan (everything but her books since I’ve yet to read those with exception to Sense and Sensibility), I have no good reason to the “why” I’ve not read this romcom series. 

A Weekend with Mr. Darcy (Book One) Amazon | Goodreads 
Dreaming of Mr. Darcy (Book Two) Amazon | Goodreads 
Mr. Darcy Forever (Book Three) Amazon | Goodreads

4. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross | Since this IS the theme for today, this steampunk series starter is yet another one that’s been on my shelf for eons. Still it’s lasted through multiple bookshelf unhauls, so that says something, right? Amazon | Goodreads

5. Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahme | This is one of the first YA books I added to my shelf. An addition largely made, I suspect by my recent (at the time) obsession with ITV’s Downton Abbey. Amazon | Goodreads 

6. Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal | Again, another Austen-esque book that I cannot remember the reason it was added to my shelf, but my instincts tell me it was because of a review I read. Amazon | Goodreads

7. Long Journey Home by Sharlene MacLaren | This one has been on my shelf for a long (LONG) time. I picked it up not knowing a great deal about the author or the plot, but it was contemporary and I would later read Tender Vow by this author (which I adored at the time), so someday I would like to see what this story is all about. Amazon | Goodreads 

8. Luminary and Revolutionary by Krista McGee | I read Anomaly (book one) years ago and really enjoyed it. Reading these follow up books is something I really should prioritize. Have you read them? Luminary Amazon | Goodreads ⇆ Revolutionary Amazon | Goodreads 

9. The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkowski | Another series I’ve been really excited to read and yet I haven’t. The reasons for which don’t seem particularly creditable.  

The Winner’s Curse (Book One) Amazon | Goodreads  
The Winner’s Crime (Book Two) Amazon | Goodreads 
The Winner’s Kiss (Book Three) Amazon | Goodreads 

10. Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer | Another book I don’t remember the heck why I bought. If I had to guess, I’d say the cute contemporary cover was a major factor. Amazon | Goodreads

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This brings another edition of the Top Ten bookish meme to its close.

Your turn: tell me about the books on your list that have sat (patiently) on your shelf for months, years or beyond. I look forward to chatting all the bookish thoughts and things with you – down below, and in a return visit to your Top Ten Tuesday posts. 

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