#SixforSunday is a meme hosted by the lovely Steph at A Little But A Lot, and this week’s prompt is ‘Books that have been on your TBR forever’. There’s bound to be some shamefaced feet-shuffling during this post. My TBR is a 7 foot high bookcase with most of the shelves double-stacked and I got rather dusty rummaging amongst the back rows to unearth these poor forgotten treasures.
1. Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell
Oh dear. I’ll have fallen down in my husband’s estimation by not having read this one. I was highly recommended Sword in the Storm by David Gemmell some years ago now, and loved it so much that I gradually bought the rest of his works. I’ve read over half but then got distracted by YA and somehow never returned to Gemmell. If you like fantasy I highly recommend him.
2. A is for Alibi bu Sue Grafton
I adore Agatha Christie, and was gifted the A-J boxset of Sue Grafton books by a lovely friend who also loves crime novels. I collected a proportion more of the alphabet but have still not quite started them, partly because it’s a boxset and for some stupid reason that means I feel I have to read all 10 one after the other! I may read this one for the ‘crime’ prompt in the #40for2020 challenge.
3. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
Again, that second layer of books just gets forgotten. Hopefully I’ll remember to dig it out one Christmas for a seasonal read.
4. The Pact by Jodi Picoult
I bought this after absolutely loving My Sister’s Keeper but rarely read this type of book these days. I may yet get to it.
5. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Ah *shuffles feet*. This is probably the worse offender as it feels like one I should have read in my 20s really, but to be honest I just find classics rather daunting. I’ve been meaning to watch it first on Netflix but haven’t managed that yet. I do have to read a classic for #40for2020 though, and this one is ear-marked.
6. Daggerspell by Katharine Kerr
I bought this one on a recommendation and due to it’s awkward size it sits on the bottom shelf and gets overlooked for it’s more prominent rivals.