Let’s talk about: Books I’ve forgotten about (on my shelves)

It’s been almost exactly a year since I moved into my new house and I still have two huge boxes of books in my garage. I really would like to get them unpacked (I feel so guilty) but in the meantime, let’s talk about some books that I’ve already forgotten that I own! I don’t even want to know how much longer this list will get when I see what’s in those boxes.

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Slaughterhouse-Five is undoubtedly a modern classic. I feel bad that I haven’t read it. It sits in a secluded corner of my bookshelf and it’s so small that I never notice it.
✨ I’m sorry, Book of the Month. I’m so bad about reading you. As Bright As Heaven is from January and I keep forgetting about it. I’ll get there. Eventually.
✨ I bought The Martian for my boyfriend one Christmas and he says he enjoyed it. I’ve been meaning to read it myself, but I keep forgetting.

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✨ Oh, god, I bought American Gods when I was still in high school, I think! I tried it a couple times and could never get into it so it was relegated to the corner of my shelf so it wouldn’t taunt me. That just means that I keep forgetting I own it, though.
✨ Brandon Sanderson is one of my boyfriend’s favorite authors. I’ve been planning to jump into The Way of Kings for YEARS. I think we have every one of this guy’s books on our big bookcase, but do you think I’ve read any of them? Nope.
✨ It hasn’t been that long since I got The Queen’s Rising in my Uppercase box. It sits on my nightstand with the rest of my immediate TBR, but for some reason, I always overlook it when choosing my next book. Oops.

Are there any books that you keep forgetting to read?

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that have been on my TBR forever!

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today is all about the books that have been on my TBR forever. I think I must have either joined Goodreads (or first started actively using it) on June 11, 2012, because that’s the day that I shelved all of these books as to-read. That means, embarrassingly, that these ten books have been on my to-read shelf for more than five and a half years.

The Top Ten Tuesday topic for February 20 is books I no longer want to read, and I think it will be interesting to compare the two lists and see if there’s any overlap. Hopefully not.  I hope that I’ll be able to cross some of these books off my list this year.

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➡ Bossypants by Tina Fey
➡ One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
➡ The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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➡ The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
➡ Delirium by Lauren Oliver

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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

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➡ Sorrow Floats by Tim Sandlin
➡ Emma by Jane Austen

What books have been hanging out on your TBR forever?