February 8, 2018

Longest Shelf-Sitters

Sorry I've been MIA this week, the days are getting away from me. Today's post is about the books that have been on my TBR the longest. This should be eye-opening.

Luckily, Goodreads likes to order the books on my To-Read shelf in order of when I added them to my list. How terribly helpful.

  1. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe - I've read about half of this already. According to Goodreads, that happened in March 2015. My dad died in March of 2015. Gee, I can't imagine why I didn't finish it! I'll go back to it when I'm able.

  2. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer - I have heard this book recommended over and over for people who like The Secret History by Donna Tartt or Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld. Both books I loved. I guess I just like looking at it on my shelf. The irony being if I read it, it would still be on my shelf.

  3. Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn - I know.

  4. Night Film by Marisha Pessl - I bought this when it came out. In 2013. I never took it out of the box. It sat on my shelf in it's box until about 2 months ago. Drove my husband nuts. "What if it's the wrong thing? It's too late to replace it!" I'm very weird.

  5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - Have you seen this thing? It's huge!!! Over 700 pages! It's very intimidating.

  6. Mrs Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach by Meryl Gordon - I snagged this from the library when they pulled it from the shelves for low checkout. I'm not even sure what I expect it to be about. I don't know anything about the Astors, but I guess it will be about rich-people-problems which is a genre I'm getting into.

  7. Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories From History - Without the Fairy-tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie - So this is about badass princesses from days gone by. Looks cool!

  8. Lexicon by Max Barry - I started this a couple of years ago, but it turned out not to be as brainy as I expected. More James Patterson, less Umberto Eco. When I'm ready for car chases and explosions, I'll pick it back up.

  9. Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell - I dig Gatsby. Looks interesting.

  10. Policing the Paranormal by Paul Hope - This is a self-published book by a former security guard at the Virginia State Capitol. Did you know it's haunted? Apparently, most of Virginia is haunted.

So there are the 10 books that have been on my shelf the longest. The oldest book is from 2012, but the last one is from 2014, so I feel like that's something. I thought the books on the list would have been there longer.

What have you had laying around for years?