Top Ten Tuesday, 26 July 2022

The topic for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Books From My Past Seasonal TBR Posts I STILL Haven’t Read (Submitted by Dedra @ A Book Wanderer)

Well, I haven’t done a TBR post before so I will listing the books that I wish to read by the end of this year.

Tackling TBR is every book lover’s dream… oops, I mean nightmare… Um? This week’s TTT topic couldn’t come at a better time. I have been struggling trying to find a balance between ARCs, books I own and books I borrow from KU.

#1: The Darkest Flower by Kristin Wright

I read the second book of this series – The Darkest Web – in April this year and I was looking forward to reading the previous book – The Darkest Flower. I keep procrastinating thinking of reading it ‘next week’ but next week never comes! Do you think I will get to read this book if I affirm “I will read this book yesterday?” Affirmations do work, right? And so does time travel… Where did the damn TARDIS disappear?

#2: Death on Gokumon Island by Seishi Yokomizo

I have this ARC on my kindle for over two months now. Every time I decide to read it, something comes up. Translated books cannot be read when you are not in the right mood, you see. And my ‘right mood’ never appears when I want it to. What do I do?

Anyhoo, it is still Tuesday and there are five more days left in this week. Or, is it four more days until next week? My week starts when it it wants to. What’s in Sunday, Monday and all that, eh? I digress! So, I hope to read Death on Gokumon Island this week. Wish me luck and say goodbye to a duck.

#3: Death in Desolation by George Bellairs

#4: The Night they killed Joss Varran by George Bellairs

#5: Death of a Tin God by George Bellairs

#6: Death in Dark Glasses by George Bellairs

I am a huge fan of Bellairs’ Chief Inspector Littlejohn series. I went on a binge reading spree last year and read many books from this series. I had just four left to go. Hmm! And it’s been a year since I have found ‘time’ to read the remaining four. I know, I know. I am supposed to list the past seasonal TBR. But I am talking about my April 2021 TBR so that counts as past seasonal and past year, right?

#7: A Nice Class of Corpse by Simon Brett

Joffe Books has been reprinting a lot of cozy mysteries that were initially published in the early 90s or late 80s. Simon Brett’s Mrs Pargeter series is one of them. I keep seeing this book on my KU recommendation list. I have listed this book as ‘want to read’ on Goodreads and hopefully, if things change and we have 48 hours in a day starting from tomorrow, I might get to read this book before the end of this year. 😉

#8: The End of the Chase by Cecil Waye

#9: The Prime Minister’s Pencil by Cecil Waye

The above two books are book #3 and #4 in Cecil Waye’s Perrins Private Investigators series. I read the first two books of this four-book series. Once again, I ended up procrastinating of wanting to finish reading this series in 2021…

Well, do you see what’s happening here? Are you thinking what I am thinking? Yes? Good, I don’t have to explain then. 😉

#10: A Murder of Crows by Sarah Yarwood-Lovett

I had bookmarked the NetGalley ARC of this book. I didn’t get to request it. Then, I saw it on KU catalog a month ago. Well… I have borrowed it from KU and the book is currently waiting to be read. I hope I read it before the crow in the cover image lays an egg and hatches it! I don’t want it to be a case of The Rise of The Planet of Crows. Caw Caw.

The list could go on and on and on… But these are the books that I hope to read by the end of this year. Fingers crossed.

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13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday, 26 July 2022

    1. Me too. I usually borrow a lot of books from KU. Found some interesting series to follow too. 🙂

    1. Same here. I always try my best to complete a series but it becomes a chore at times.

      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  1. Good luck with your reading goals! I haven’t heard of any of these, but I hope they’re all winners for you.

    Happy TTT!


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