Books From My Past Seasonal TBR That I Still Haven’t Read – Top Ten Tuesday

Too Many Books

Oh, an embarrassing post today courtesy of Top Ten Tuesday and I’m up to the challenge!  I’m also curious to find out what I come up with ………

The Dean's Watch

The Last Chronicle of Barset

The Tales of the Long Bow

Moby Dick Herman MelvilleGreat ExpectationsTo Kill A MockingbirdLe Rêve ZolaThe Gulag ArchipelagoThe Iliad


I actually did complete The Iliad but I was hosting a read-along of it when my mom passed away so I never finished the final postings.  With it staring at me off this list, perhaps I’ll get around to finishing it off.

What about you?  Are there any books in the last couple of years that you had immediate plans to read and haven’t yet?

Other Top Ten Tuesdays

10 Books I Loved As A Child

Books I Could Read Forever

Historical Novels for School



19 thoughts on “Books From My Past Seasonal TBR That I Still Haven’t Read – Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Interesting list. I’ve read four of your books (Barsetshire, Great Expectations, Mockingbird and Iliad). All very deserving. Sorry to hear about your mum. My condolences.

    I absolutely love your picture at the top. The books are leading us to heaven. Brilliant.
    And the books on the sides are also wonderful. Such a pleasure to see this page.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week.

    • Thanks so much for your condolences; they are much appreciated.

      I feel ashamed that I haven’t finished The Last Chronicle of Barset as I started the series so many years ago. ☺️

      I enjoy finding creative photos to add. I wish I had a library like that!

      Take care!

    • Oh, Homer is great!! I’d love read To Kill A Mockingbird once a year, it’s so amazing. Thanks for visiting!!

  2. There’s so many books I mean to read right now! it’s amazing I get anything read at all…I suspect it’s the same for you.;-)

    But Great Expectations is a personal favorite, and To Kill A Mockingbird is awfully good.

    I’ve got piles of Greek drama by my reading chair, some of which I’ve read, but I’ve fallen behind on the Wuthering Expectations challenge.

    • Oh heavens, Tom’s challenge! I had such good intentions and still do but I haven’t gotten off the ground. Ugh!

      If I have too much floating around, I get distracted so I’m trying to stick to what I have and not go grabbing at the shiny book reading opportunities I see on other’s blog. Good luck, me! 😂

  3. Oh Cleo, so sorry for your loss. I think our moms must have both passed away around the same time. It’s still hard. Sending you lots of hugs.

    I’ve read several of these: Great Expectations, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Iliad, and Moby Dick. I would absolutely read To Kill a Mockingbird again! I’ve read Great Expectations twice. The first time I loved it and it became my favorite Dickens novel I’d read so far. The second time I read it, I found that while I still really liked it, it lost its place as my favorite Dickens to David Copperfield. 🙂 I have no desire to read Moby Dick again. LOL I am planning to read The Odyssey probably sometime around the first of 2023. I may end up re-reading The Iliad first. We’ll see……

    • Thanks for the hugs, Karen; I’ll certainly take them! 🤗

      From the list, I really should finish The Iliad and The Last Chronicle of Barset. I was enjoying Moby Dick but, again, became distracted. Your plans sound like fun. I can’t wait to see how it pans out for you!

  4. I know you’ve been trying to get to Gulag and Moby Dick. Those two, plus To Kill a Mockingbird and Great Expectations are all classics. You’ll enjoy them once you get to them.

  5. My comment got lost, only the first sentence remained. I thanked you for the read along. I read the Iliad and loved it, it was great. Moby Dick I love too. I have read Great Expectations and To kill… but Iliad and MD are my favorites. I also have many non read books from the past two years. I read slowly.

    • I’m so happy that you loved The Iliad so much and that I was part of it! I’m going to finish off those posts at some point. I don’t think there was much left to go on it. I can’t wait to read Moby Dick. I was hoping to have time this summer but we’ll see. So glad to hear from you, my friend!

  6. I was one of those reading The Illiad with you and though I finished I missed reading your insights.
    I really need to get back to the Classics, except for Dicken’s The Olde Curiosty Shop my years reading list is woefully lacking in this category.
    Of your list I have read and enjoyed To Kill a Mockingbird and Moby Dick. I also read Gulag but it is one of those books that go into the to be reread list because, to be honest, I have little memory of it.

    • Connie, it’s so good to hear from you! I often wonder how you’re doing! I am so sorry that I haven’t finished off The Iliad. I might be reading it with another group in September so if that happens it will get done sooner and, if not, a little bit later. For some reason it keeps coming up so I need to finish it.

      I find the Classics so satisfying. I mostly love all of them and the ones I don’t, I, at least, find that I’ve learned something from them. I do hope you read more of them.

      I’m surprised that so many people have read the Gulag. It inspires me to open it up again.

      Hope you’re doing well! Take Care!

  7. I’ve read To Kill a Mockingbird, Moby Dick and Great Expectations, but quite a long time. I remember enjoying them. The Custom of the Country has been on my TBR for ages and I plan to start on it soon. It would be lovely to hear your thoughts on it when you start.

    • I’m going to definitely read Moby Dick in the next little while and To Kill A Mockingbird and Great Expectations are excellent suggestions. I love Wharton so I hope I’ll love The Custom of the Country. I hope you get to read it soon as well! Thanks for visiting!

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