Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book post created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. It moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. I don’t participate very often because I’m not very creative, but sometimes one of the topics will catch my eye!
The topic for February 6th is: Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read!
TBR means “To Be Read” for those who don’t know the lingo. And if you can’t come up with ten of something, that’s ok, too!
This one may be tricky. I’ve been using Goodreads to track my book reading since the start of 2017, but there are obviously books I’ve been hanging onto since before then. Hmm…I’ll need to consult my order history on Amazon for this.
Green: The Beginning and the End by Ted Dekker
This book was published in 2009 and I think I got it around the same time. This unique book is the fourth book in a trilogy (I know that makes no sense), but it is considered to be “book zero,” both the beginning and the end of The Circle Trilogy. I love this trilogy, but by the time this book came out, I knew I’d have to reread the entire trilogy in order to be able to appreciate this book. As such, I haven’t had time to do that yet, so the poor book still sits unread on my shelf.
Something For The Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER by Paul Austin
I purchased this book in January 2010, when I was over halfway through my clinical rotations during my last year of pharmacy school. I think it was the “compassion and burnout” part that spoke to me. At this point I had three very tough rotations remaining before graduation (pediatric intensive care, adult hematology and oncology, and neonatal intensive care). I think I wanted assurance that some people in the field of medicine do crash and burn. But because my life was so busy, I never got around to reading the book.
Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
I bought this book in June 2010 (it was published in 2007.) I read about a third of it, but its violence turned my stomach, as it revolves around mid-18th century slavery in southern America. However, I’ve now read enough and grown in my knowledge of the world and history that I think I can handle it again. It really is a very well-written book.
Gray Matter by David Levy, MD with Joel Kilpatrick
Apparently I bought this book in July 2012. Given my chosen profession, I’ve always been interested in medicine and neurosurgery is particularly fascinating. This one I think just slipped through the cracks around the time my life started a downward spiral, so I never got around to reading it.
Off Balance by Dominique Moceanu with Paul and Teri Williams
I seem to recall receiving this book for Christmas 2012 after asking my husband to buy it for me. The book had recently been released. At my age, there is almost nothing to remind you more of childhood than being plastered to the TV watching little Dominique Moceanu and the Magnificent Seven win gold at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. I think I was just too busy to read it at the time.
Havah: The Story Of Eve by Tosca Lee
I purchased this book in January 2013. I had recently read an awesome book co-written by Tosca Lee and Ted Dekker, so I wanted to see what her writing was like on her own. Plus, an interpretation of the fall of man through the eyes of Eve sounds pretty interesting to me.
Sovereign by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee
I bought this book in January 2013 around the time it came out. It’s the third book of a trilogy that I loved. But as with previous Ted Dekker trilogies, to really get the most out of it, you have to have everything fresh in your mind. So before I tackle this one, I want to reread the first two books in the trilogy. Naturally, that adds even more books my TBR, despite having read some of them already!
Jennifer’s Way by Jennifer Esposito with Eve Adamson
I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2012, right around the same time that the gluten free food fad was exploding. But I wanted to hear from the perspective of someone who actually had celiac disease, which necessitates a gluten free diet. This book was published in 2014.
Gluten Freedom by Alessio Fasano, MD with Susie Flaherty
In a similar vein, when this book was published in 2014, there were few books out there involving gluten free diets that actually had anything to do with celiac disease. Dr. Fasano is essentially the nation’s leading expert on celiac disease.
A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker
Once again, another Ted Dekker novel on my TBR! Seriously, Ted Dekker is my favorite author and I got this book for Christmas in 2013. I even have the sequel, which was released in 2015.
Goodness, I have some reading work to do!