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Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read

Created by and with thanks to That Artsy Reader! This week’s theme was created by some evil genius who knows exactly how to shame bookworms, I tell thee…

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1. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix–on the TBR for 5 months
Starting with the shortest time on the TBR! I got this last Christmas, and the question remains: do I read it soon, or save it for Halloween…?

2. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert–on the TBR for 1 year
I bought this specifically so that no matter how big and intimidating the hype got, I’d have to read it. Soon…

3. The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes–on the TBR for 3 years
Ah, now this one I have a legitimate reason not to have read yet! I bought it because I’ve loved everything else by the author–and then I got scared something would happen to one of the dogs in it, and didn’t wind up reading it. Can anyone help a girl out with a dog-in-distress trigger warning?

4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell–on the TBR for 5 years
There are no excuses not to have read this. Not by now. I know that. Too much time has passed for excuses…

5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas–on the TBR for 7 years
… just like with this one. Oh, the shame…

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What’s the oldest book on your TBR?

37 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read

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    1. I’ve heard loads of good things about it today! But that’s a really excellent point–I was considering saving it as a Halloween read, but maybe the setting makes it perfect for summer! Thanks for the suggestion 🙂

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  1. Ooh, Chloe Brown and her sisters are the best 😍 Well, I still have the last book in this series on my TBR and it’s actually on my TTT list today lol but I hope you enjoy all of these books whenever you get around to reading them!

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      1. It was my first book by him, and I wasn’t a fan of the writing style. It took me forever to get into the book. I despised all of the men (a lot of sexism) and some of the women. haha!

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  2. ‘The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires’ has been on my ‘to-read’ list for FOREVER too! 😛 Most of Grady Hendrix’s work is, actually- I really enjoyed ‘Horrorstor.’

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  3. The Southern Vampires blah blah was a fun read. I enjoyed it for what it was. I haven’t read any of the others, but most of them are on my TBR. I hope you enjoy all of these books when you finally read them.

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    1. Ha! It is a long title that probably invites some blah blahs, haha. Good to hear good things about it, though! I hope you enjoy the ones you’re hoping to read, too!

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  4. AH you have some GREAT ones on this list. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires is DAMN GOOD. Scary as hell, but good. ACOTAR is an absolute favorite. and Carry On is fun!

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  5. Great list! The Hendrix book is one I had wanted to read until I read reviews, and now I’ll just settle for reading other people’s thoughts on it and enjoying it vicariously through them. 😉

    Since you asked, the longest book on my owned shelves has been there since 2011… so 11 years… O.o

    Happy TTT on a Wednesday! (my post)

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    1. 😅 shall I take it that you haven’t heard many convincing reviews, then?!

      You know, I think I might’ve asked a dangerous question there. With only dangerous answers. 🙈😂

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