My TBR For Now Till The End of Time!

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m trying to get through the books I own (and the books my mum owns)- before I go out and buy any more books dammit! Given that it’s the theme for today’s Top Ten Tuesday I thought it was pretty appropriate (once again, I’m kind of getting on the Top Ten Tuesday train- whilst totally breaking the rules). So without further ado, here is my complete TBR for now until the end of time (or until I get through these) broken down into two helpful categories:

Physical Books

Kindle Books

 

(I just know now that I’ve published this, I’m going to find some other book I have to read and break all my rules :p )

Have you read any of these books? Which ones would you recommend?

And how is your TBR shaping up? Do you ever feel the need for a self-imposed book buying ban?

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71 thoughts on “My TBR For Now Till The End of Time!

  1. Kirstie Ellen says:

    Read A Christmas Carol!! I’ve read half of it (my family reads it at Christmas time together, it’s strange, I know) and it’s great!! I wish I had as few books as you on my TBR! I own sooo many books that I haven’t read yet, but that’s half the fun. Good luck with getting through these!!

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      ooh that sounds lovely, not strange at all!! I know the story obviously, but I’ve been meaning to actually read it for so long- thanks for the recommendation!! Haha I have more books on my tbr in general- these are just the ones I own and haven’t bothered to read (plus when I had doubles by the same author that I have for free on my kindle, like other dickens and wilkie collins I haven’t read yet, I didn’t bother to include them, cos they’re not top priority) I’ve got close to 200 on my goodreads- but that would’ve been silly to share! :p Plus, like the others, they’re not top priority. Thank you!! 😀

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  2. Cinderzenablogs says:

    Get on with reading The Railway Children. Its in the same box as A Little Princess. I cannot believe you haven’t read A Christmas Carol yet!! I read Women in White a while back, it was okayish… I’ll be reading The Scarlet Letter probably next week latest. Cannot wait to get on it. asdfghjkl! I’m long overdue on The God of Small Things and Vanity Fair! Great books! Cannot wait to hunt down a few of them myself

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      hahahaha I know the feeling- that’s why I’m gonna struggle so much with my self control! and let’s not forget about libraries either- I’m gonna have to resist the urge to splurge there too- or I’ll never get round to reading any of my own books (I did that this month) I think I may make the exception for the occasional book reduced on amazon to 99p but that’s it (ooh er- look at me making excuses already! this is gonna go so well *heavy sarcasm* )

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      • yourdaughtersbookshelf says:

        Maybe a budget would be easier than an outright ban. I have found that as soon as I can’t have something, I want it more. (Yes, I am a child that way, still). But if you allow for one book a week, you *may* gradually shrink your TBR! (See, I can justify anything too! 🙂 )

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        • theorangutanlibrarian says:

          ah yes- but the issue with budgets is I never keep to them :/ I’ve tried that before- but then I still splurge! haha I’ll just have to make sure I don’t buy anything over a pound off my wishlist-that way, since amazon rarely reduces those, I’ll be really unlikely to buy more than 1 every week or so- and my bank balance will thank me! This’ll work… hopefully….

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  3. anovelglimpse says:

    Oh, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I found that book REALLY hard to get into. I was reading it for a book group and had to force myself to read it. Happy I did because it sets up the next two books which are amazing! Have fun with your list!

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  4. Nicola Alter says:

    Looks like you’ve got some great reading ahead – several of those are on my TBR list too! I have also been trying, pretty unsuccessfully, to read all the books I already own before buying new ones… there seem to be a few I just can’t bring myself to pick up when there are enticing shiny new ones on the book store shelves 🙂 Are any of yours ones you’ve been struggling to pick up because they aren’t as appealing as others? Or have they just been forgotten in the distraction of new books?

    Btw ‘A Christmas Carol’ is one of my all-time favourites… definitely my favourite old English “classic” novel and my favourite Christmas story. I read it for the first time three Christmases ago and loved it, though I had already seen and loved plenty of adaptations before that (this is going to sound silly but I think The Muppets A Christmas Carol is still the best adaptation!).

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Exactly!! It’s the constant struggle. Book shops, amazon, libraries- they’re all so tempting! they’re all a mixture really- ones I pick up and tell myself I’m not in the mood for, ones I’ve had years/they’re my mums and have been lying round forever and have been meaning to read… but haven’t, and ones I got really cheaply second hand or on the kindle so haven’t bothered with cos of that (I tend to prioritise books I spent more money on if that make sense). But yes, basically it’s the distraction of new books- my brain just goes *oh look they’re so shiny- must. buy. now”.
      Ooh that’s so exciting- I *love* the Muppets Christmas carol- it’s one of the reasons that makes me feel like I have to read it already!

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      • Nicola Alter says:

        That’s an interesting point, I guess I also tend to prioritise ones I paid more for… perhaps because with the free or cheap ones, or ones inherited from family, I just didn’t have that original “must have this now” drive when I acquired them… more of a “i’ll try that out at some point” feeling. Anyway, who knows, there must be some kind of psychology at work behind it 🙂

        Very happy to hear I’m not the only one who loves the Muppets version!! I really think it captures the mood and playfulness of the book… though admittedly makes it all a lot sillier 🙂

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  5. wonderfilledreads says:

    Oh, I absolutely adore Vanity Fair! It’s a bit of a darker story than most Regency-era fiction but I hope you enjoy it! After you read it, you need to watch the film starring Reese Witherspoon. It actually follows the book really well!

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  6. 50shad3s0fjay says:

    I haven’t read any of these books except ‘A Christmas Carol’ which always reminds me of school because I swear we read that book every year 😂 I really want to read The Scarlet Letter, Railway Children, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Catch 22! You are lucky you have so many books to read, I don’t have enough at the moment haha! I wonder how long it will take you to get through all these books?

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  7. saraletourneau says:

    Quite a few of those are on my TBR list, too! I’m actually hoping to get to The Demon King in the next month or two. 🙂

    And I read A Christmas Carol (and a few other Charles Dickens’ book) and The Scarlet Letter when I was in school. They were pretty good, but a lot of classic literature never really appealed to me because of the writing style that was used back then.

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Yes- I want to read that so much- it seems like a book I’ll just love!
      Yeah, I’ve read quite a few Dickens books and I’ve been feeling like I need to revisit authors I already love lately. Ahh I’m a big fan of classics, but I understand 🙂

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  8. Lois says:

    I’ve heard so many wonderful things about The Queen of the Tearling but the book just looks so intense. I’ll have to be in the right mood to read it.
    A Gathering of Shadows has been the best book I read in 2016 so far. The character development is just so wonderful. 😀

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  9. Codie says:

    I’ve only read one book on this list – The Scarlet Letter. I don’t really remember what I thought about the book except the father to her kid was sooooooo obvious! I remember thinking, “Wow, that suspense was short lived,” but I know it’s not for everyone. It wasn’t bad. The books on your TBR look very interesting though, including the books that’s on there and on mine…that seems to always happen lol.

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      • Codie says:

        It wasn’t horrible and I didn’t hate it completely, but yeah, I hope you like it! Catch-22, A Gathering of Shadows, The Woman in White, Vanity Fair, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Neverending Story (who doesn’t love that movie), etc. lol a lot of them.

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          • Codie says:

            I grew up on that movie – mainly because my aunt had an obsession with it and many other 80’s movies. It’s such a wonderful adventure! I heard the book had heavy dosages of Lewis and Tolkien, so you should enjoy it….hopefully 🙂

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            • theorangutanlibrarian says:

              Oh so did I- though I can’t remember where I first watched it (I have a strange memory of watching it in school- though that can’t be right, school is for learning not watching movies :p ) It really is!!! Some parts of it are just stuck in my mind forever!! So awesome!! That sounds right up my street 🙂

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  10. amermelstein says:

    Great list–I admire your determination to get through some of the books on your bookshelf (which never seem to be as appealing as the ones in the bookstore, for whatever reason). I couldn’t get into Catch-22, but The Chosen, The Scarlet Letter, and A Christmas Carol are all great books. I have Love in the Time of Cholera on my shelf as well, and there are some books on here I should definitely add to my own TBR as scary and unwieldy as it is…

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      I know right- why is that? yeah I’ve heard that about catch 22, it’s one of the ones I’m more tentative about. That’s awesome- I’m so excited for them! haha I know what you mean- the rest of my tbr is so unwieldy this seemed like the only reasonable way to tackle it tbh! :p

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  11. Nicole.Ilene says:

    I literally just put The Demon King on my Goodreads TBR! I remember highly enjoying The Chosen when I read in high school. The Miniaturist was interesting, but I didn’t love it. Catch-22 was good, but didn’t love it – it was a nice contrast after reading All Quiet. I’m hoping to get to A Gathering of Shadows by summer. I’ve been curious for several years about Girl with Dragon Tattoo and about Marquez’s other works (I read 100 years). Great list and good luck! 🙂

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      yeah- I’ve heard it’s really good, so I’m excited to read it 🙂 Awesome! I’ve wanted to read it for ages. Yeah, I’ve heard mixed reviews about that one- ah well, I’ll just have to wait and see. And I’ve heard similar things about Catch 22. I hope I get to it soon too! Yeah me too!! Thanks so much! 🙂

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