Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Own That I Still Need to Read

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books I Was SO EXCITED to Get, but Still Haven’t Read. I am so guilty of buying books out of excitement and then letting them sit around for too long. One of my goals for this year is to try and read through as many of my owned TBR books as possible. Here are some I’m looking forward to reading.

Out of Time series by Nadine Brandes: I’ve wanted to read Nadine’s first book series for a while, but it wasn’t until I received a set of them for my birthday that I’m now making them a priority to read.

Tolkien books: While I’ve definitely read a lot of Tolkien, there are so many more out there to read. I’m slowly making my way through the list.

C.S. Lewis books: Just like with Tolkien, I’ve read a number of books by C.S. Lewis, but I want to try to read them all. I’m also making my way, slowly, through his works.

Safe Lands series by Jill Williamson: I don’t even want to think about how long I’ve had this series sitting on my shelf. I have no idea what’s keeping me from reading these since I haven’t read anything by Jill that I didn’t like!

Reawakened series by Colleen Houck: I won the first two of these in some giveaway a long time ago and just haven’t picked them up. I really should since there aren’t enough books about Egyptian mythology.

Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton: I bought a copy of this when Jo Walton visited my college… several years ago. I need to read it.

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: I’ve had a Sherlock Holmes collection for a while now and I did start reading it, then stopped. I want to pick it back up again and try to read the whole thing.

The Serpent’s Curse by Lisa Maxwell: I debated about reading this book when it first came out, but now I’m going to wait until the fourth book is published and read the entire series together.

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch: After finishing The Lies of Locke Lamora, I was stoked to keep going. Then I didn’t. Oops? I want to reread Lies before I dive into Red Seas.

Phantastes by George MacDonald: I got a copy of this book sometime during college and have yet to read it. I’m curious to see how MacDonald influenced Tolkien and Lewis.

What books do you own that you still need to read? Don’t forget to join the link-up!

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Own That I Still Need to Read

  1. I still need to read Sherlock Holmes as well. I’d love to read some Sherlock retellings that I think I’ll like, but I want to read the originals first. I hope you love these books when you get to the,.

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  2. Tooth and Claw! I really want to read that one, too. (And I think I have an ebook copy? So I have no excuses.) I also want to make sure to read ALL of the Sherlock Holmes stories. I know I’ve read a bunch—but not all—of them so I think the only way I’ll be able to keep track is to get a complete set and go through it in order.

    Happy TTT on a Wednesday! (my post)

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    • I’ve had Tooth and Claw for much longer than I want to admit. XD

      And yeah, I’ve read some Sherlock Holmes before but I don’t remember which ones. I have a collection of them so at some point I want to start it and read through a little at a time.


      • That sounds like a good plan for Sherlock Holmes. Spacing them out a little seems best. They did get a bit same-y when I have tried to read ALL of them at once, which is part of why I don’t remember which ones I actually read.

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