Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is a special TTT turns 10 freebie prompt. I decided to look over two seasonal TBRs and tell you whether I’ve actually read them or not. The ones I’m looking at are my Autumn and Summer/Winter 2020, which I posted over on Of Wonderland.
The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien // One Day In December by Josie Silver // Sick Kids in Love By Hannah Moskowitz // The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier
I still haven’t read any of these. Granted, I’ve kind of given up on the first two for now as they were just ebooks from my library. But I’m hoping to still get to Sick Kids in Love and The Parasites by the end of the year.
Like A Winter Snow by Lindsay Harrel // Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie // Complete Short Fiction by Oscar Wilde // Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
So I did actually manage to read a few. All of these were really good, apart from Like a Winter Snow which I kind of hated.
Dubliners by James Joyce // Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
I gave these both a go and didn’t enjoy them, so ended up unhauling them. I’m counting it as a win, because at least they’re off my TBR now.
Nevertell by Katharine Orton // A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith // Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens // How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn // The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead // The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
So I definitely did do as well with this list, but it has been less time so I guess that’s fair. These are all still on my TBR. Some are still a high priority, like Where the Crawdads Sing, but others less so.
Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe // The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
Yep, I’ve only read two from this list. I read them both this month too, so I don’t know what that says about me. Two is better than none, right?
The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth // Lexicon by Max Barry
And naturally, it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t unhaul a book or two. Again, picked both of these up, they didn’t interest me so I passed them on.
So am I any good at sticking to seasonal TBRs? No. Do I still enjoy making them? Yes.