My Shameful Owned-and-not-Read TBR (There are way more than seven now)

Right now, I’m reading Mansfield Park (more on that here) but I always have a crazy long list of the next books I want to read, so I’m dedicated today’s post to my list of owned-and-not-read TBR. So basically this is the shameful post where I tell you not the books that I think would be cool to read, but the books that I’ve bought. Without. Reading. First.

It’s really awful.

1. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Why didn’t I read this when I was little? I’ve cheated a bit and read a super tiny snippet of it, and it’s adorable. A fabulous friend of mine gave me the gorgeous 80th anniversary edition, which has quite a few of the novels in them, but seeing them all together makes the single Mary Poppins look way thicker than it is…which daunts me. But I cannot wait to read more of it, so I don’t think my tome-phobia will last long. XD

2. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

I’ve almost read all of the Jane Austen novels, and I have yet to read one that isn’t positively amazing, but I have an actual problem now.

I only have three left.

*hyperventilation kicks in*

I have to force myself to space out that wonderful goodness, you know? But I’ve heard so much about Northanger Abbey that I don’t know how much longer I can wait.

This Austen hiatus? It’s not going to last long, you guys.

3. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth (2017)

I’m definitely a open Divergent fan, so it should come as no suprise that I’m stoked about Veronica’s next book! It’s said to be in the vein of Star Wars, which isn’t my favorite genre, but who knows? I’ll definitely give it a shot.

4. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

This is another book I should’ve read years ago, but excited to read even now. Plus, I love reading the book movies were based off of and catching the differences. *evil grin* (Yes, Disney, I’m looking at you.)

4. King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard (2017)

Being a die-hard Red Queen fan, it’s only natural the next book in the series should be on the list. (I’ve got a problem, y’all.)

6. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

I read The Fellowship of the Ring a few months ago and enjoyed it immensely, but never got my hands on The Hobbit like I should have. Tolkien writes so well and so specifically that I doubt his world exists differently in anyone’s imagination, but it does take a lot out of me, so this one might be read a little later on than the rest. I’m sure it will be amazing, though.

7. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Another one I read a chapter or two of and forgot to finish… (Gosh, I’m a horrible reader.) But I’ve heard so many good things about Jane Eyre from so many people that I’m sure it won’t be put down for long. I guess it’s the gothic style that turns me off? Whatever the case, my gorgeous leather-bound edition is taunting me, and I don’t think I’ll be able to resist it much longer.

Jane Eyre, I’m coming for you.