Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’ve Added to my TBR and Forgotten Why

Posted June 9, 2020 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in books / 8 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

For this week, it is books that I’ve added to my TBR list and forgotten why. Now, to start off, I’ve continually gone through my list of to-read books on Goodreads to make sure it doesn’t get to overwhelming. At one point, I think I had over 500 books on my to-read list. I try to keep my to-read list on Goodreads are books I own that I have not read, while my Amazon Wishlist are books I do not own and would like to read. Here are my top ten books of books I’ve forgotten why I added and/or forgotten the summary of the book (until I clicked on it).

I don’t remember why I added this, but I did forget what it was about. The novel is about a 72-year-old shut-in in Beirut, as she deals with her changing life.

I’m now re-excited to read it and hopefully do before I forget again.

Probably added it to my TBR after reading The Fault in Our Stars but who knows. It’s about a girl who is blind, and she’s trying to navigate life after the boy who broke her heart comes back into her life. She also has to deal with being a typical high school student and trying to get “move on” from her father’s death.

Not sure if I’ll actually read it or not.

I’m almost positive that I added this during graduate school, as my thesis focused on Irish literature. Cyril Avery knows he’s not a real Avery. His parents adopted him. Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast from her rural Irish community but adopted from a well to do Dublin family. Yet, throughout his life Cyril struggles to find an identity, home, and country.

I may still be a bit scarred from my thesis to dive into Irish literature just yet.

How have I not read this already? So confused by my past self.

When Nahri accidentally summons a djinn warrior during a con, Nahri and Dara have to flee Cairo to Daevabad, the legendary city of brass. A city steeped in magic and one that war is simmering just beneath the surface.

Again, I don’t know why I haven’t read this already nor do I remember adding it.

Following the parallel paths of two sisters, one who married an Englishman and one who was captured and sold into slavery, and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem.

Don’t remember why I added it nor did I remember what it was about till just now.

A little girl is abandoned on the streets of Victorian London. She grows up to become in turn a thief, an artist’s muse, and a lover. In the summer of 1862, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, a woman is killed, another disappears, and the truth of what happened slips through the cracks of time.

Okay, I’m kind bending this because I did forget about this until the past few weeks when this has showed up on books to read by black authors.

After her mother’s death, a girl is summoned to the floating city of Sky in order to claim a royal inheritance she never knew existed. The first in the Inheritance Trilogy.

This seems like such a fun, ya novel that features LGBT+ characters.

Joanna has been out for a while. Her popular evangelist father remarries and moves them during her last year in high school. He asks Joanna to go back into the closet. Yet, will this be a promise she can keep.

I’m going to have to move this up in my TBR pile because it sounds amazing.

A young girl, Nour, is forced to flee across the Levant and North Africa in search of safety. 800 years before, Rawiya, disguised as a boy and apprenticed to a famous map maker, set out on an epic quest to chart the globe, following the very same route. These two heroines are both trying to coming-of-age during a perilous time and in a country in turmoil.

I guess I was in a “lets read all the sad, war story novels” mind set at one point.

Two lives. Two worlds apart. A mother and a daughter. One deeply compelling story set in both Bosnia and the United States, spanning decades and generations, about the brutality of war and the trauma of everyday life after war, about hope and the ties that bind us together.

Happy Reading Darlings!

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8 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’ve Added to my TBR and Forgotten Why

  1. You have a lot more self (shelf?)-control than I do. My main Goodreads TBR list has just under 5000 books on it. I throw books on there when I think I will like them and I don’t want to forget about them. Of course, once a book is on the list, I promptly forget it exists! LOL.

    I love Kate Morton’s books, but I have to say that THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER is my least favorite. If you haven’t read Morton before, I’d start with any of her other books.

    Happy TTT!


    • I do have a lot of control on Goodreads, but my phone is just filled with photos of books (screenshots or the book when I’m in the store)…I should really go through them. And thanks for the tip on Kate Morton. I haven’t read any of her books before, so I will be sure to start with something else.

  2. City of Brass is so good!! I love how you separate your lists! I try to keep my Goodreads TBR the ones that I own and need to read but that never seems to work out. LOL!

    My TTT!

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