My TBR list is about a mile and half long and if I am being honest with myself, I know that I will not get to all of them in this lifetime. I have good intentions but I seem to add 5 new books to my pile for every one that I mark off. There are a few books on my TBR list that I actually feel a little bit guilty for not reading yet for various reasons.
I thought it would be fun to share my
Top 5 Books That I Should Have Read By Now
#5 - 11/22/63 by Stephen King
I have really read very few Stephen King books. I read a short story that he wrote while I was in high school and I didn't care for it. I don't remember what the short story was but I didn't care for it at all so I avoided this author for years. I have read one or two of his newer books and enjoyed them but I would like to read some of his more popular backlist. 11/22/63 is a book that appealed to me as soon as it was released. I am really interested in anything to do with JFK's assassination plus I love time travel. I bought this book for my kindle several years ago but it still sits there unread.
#4 - First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
I remember when this book first came out and knew that I would want to read it. I bought almost the whole series for my kindle when they went on sale several years ago but I still keep putting them off. Everything about this series calls to me. Hopefully, I make some time for this one soon.
#3 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I might be one of the only people to avoid reading this book in school. I always thought of this book as something that students read because they had to - not because they want to. Over the years, I have learned that many readers love this story. I feel like I am missing out and hope to read it someday although I have no interest in reading Go Set a Watchman.
#2 - Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews
I am a card carrying Ilona Andrews fan club member. (Just kidding - I don't even know if such a thing exists. Tell me if it does and I might just join up.) I have read the first book in this series twice and I still haven't moved forward in the series and I can't even tell you why. I own this book both on audible and on my kindle so I really have no excuse.
#1 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
I know. I should be ashamed. I haven't read Harry Potter. To be fair, I'm old. I didn't grow up with Harry Potter. Instead, my kids grew up with Harry Potter. I feel like I am the only book nerd out there that has not read these books and I think I would probably like them. I have the whole series and I have plans to read them but haven't actually done it yet. I am a little afraid that my expectations for this series has been set so high that I will be disappointed.
What are some of the books that you feel like you should have read by now?