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Top 10 Tuesday 25th September

Welcome back to another edition of Top 10 Tuesday! Created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, Top 10 Tuesday now resides with Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. It features a different bookish related theme for discussion each week and this week we are talking:

Top 10 Books By Favourite Authors I Still Haven’t Read

  1. The Beast’s Garden by Kate Forsyth. I’ve owned this for a couple of years and I still haven’t read it yet which is such a travesty because I love Kate Forsyth’s books so much. I have to admit, sometimes I just really struggle to fit in books that I’ve bought. Every year I try to say I’m going to add one a month to the TBR and every year I fail miserably. This one is so high up on my “bedroom TBR” (which is the pile I want to read the most). Maybe over the summer.
  2. Tower Of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas. Because what would a Top 10 Tuesday be without this book? I feel as though I’ve been including it every week lately. I’ve read all the other books, just need to get to this one.
  3. The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth. I love Sally’s books and she’s a lovely person too. I’ve had this one since it came out but I’ve never quite been able to bring myself to read it yet. I know just from the description that it would be such a tough read for me (one of my worst triggers) and I will have to be in the frame of mind where I won’t mind sobbing and probably panicking a lot. So far I haven’t quite found it yet – I may never find that right time of mind. Some books we just can’t read because of the subject choice.
  4. No Limits by Ellie Marney. I’m not sure why I haven’t gotten around to this one yet. Probably the same reason as most of the rest – just too little time to fit in every book that I want to read.
  5. The Break by Marian Keyes. I really do like Marian Keyes – some books I like more than others but I don’t think I’ve ever read a book by her and thought ‘hmm, didn’t enjoy that’ at the end. She has such warmth, humour and charm in her stories. This is her most recent, probably the only one of hers that I haven’t read yet.
  6. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. Oh my gosh, I loved Graceling and Fire and I don’t even know why I haven’t gotten around to reading this one yet. I’ve even started it twice and had to abandon it for other commitments – not even because I wasn’t enjoying it. I just love the way Kristin Cashore tells a story and her subtle romances.
  7. The Legendsong Series by Isobelle Carmody. Okay so part of this one is self-preservation. I started reading the Obernewtyn series by Isobelle Carmody when I was 14years old. The series officially ended in that form when I was about 33. So 19 years of my life I spent waiting for various books in the series to come out. I’ve started the Song of Ice & Fire series by George RR Martin and I feel sort of in the same boat with that one. So I’m waiting for this series to be finished before I start it and it seems as though that’s a good choice because I think the last book published came out in 2002. The final one is due out….at some stage. I don’t know.
  8. Mad About The Boy by Helen Fielding. This is deliberate and it’s a book I’ll probably never read, simply because of the direction Fielding chose to take. I don’t really like investing myself in a certain thing only to have it snatched away from me and so I’ll be avoiding this one.
  9. Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. It’s probably a bit of a stretch to call Eowyn Ivey a favourite author because I’ve only read one book by her – To The Bright Edge Of The World which I absolutely loved and got in a blind date with a book purchase. Funnily enough, I’ve owned Snow Child for way longer – it was bought several years before, when I was at a writers festival. It’s also set in Alaska, which is one of my favourite settings. I’ve no idea why I haven’t read this either.
  10. Department Q Series by Jussi Adler-Olsen. I’ve read the first 3 or 4 in this series, which is translated from Danish. I find it really hard to keep up with a series in translation – frustratingly they can be translated into English in the wrong order, can skip books, or can take years for the next in the series to be released. I really liked this series so I definitely need to get back into it and start hunting down the books I’ve missed.

My TBR pile is scarily large but these are just some of the ones by well known and loved authors that I have still somehow not gotten around to reading. I could do with a few more hours in the day!