It's been a little over a year since I last listed, for a Top Ten Tuesday, the ten books that had been on my Goodreads TBR the longest. So I figured it was time for an update! The first seven of these books are carried over from last year, but this time, I'm listing fifteen books total, which means there will be eight books I haven't listed before.
1) After the End by Amy Plum. This is a YA sci-fi dystopian about a girl who grew up believing that the rest of the world had been destroyed by nuclear bombardment--only to find out it's not true. I added on to Goodreads in February 2014, after joining Goodreads in November 2013.
2) Blood and Salt by Kim Liggert. This one is a YA horror novel where Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn. I added it on Goodreads in April 2014.
3) The Tempest by William Shakespeare. This is, of course, a classic play in which a magician on an isolated island uses his gifts to manipulate people.
4) SYLO by D.J. MacHale. This YA sci-fi is about a secret branch of the government that takes over an island. It's written by the author of the Pendragon series, and I added it on Goodreads in May 2014.
5) The Cage by Megan Shepherd. This is another YA sci-fi, about a human zoo created for aliens.
6) The Boy Who Could See Demons by Carolyn Jess-Cooke. This is an adult horror novel about a boy whose best friend is a demon and about a psychiatrist's struggles to figure out whether the boy is hallucinating or whether the demon is actually real.
7) Multiple Choice by Janet Tashjian. This YA contemporary is about a girl with OCD who comes up with a roulette-style game in an attempt to force more spontaneity into her life.
8) Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr. This National Book Award finalist is a YA contemporary about a girl dealing with slut-shaming.
9) Black & White by Malorie Blackman. This YA dystopian follows a star-crossed romance in a world where blacks are the ruling race and whites the subjugated ones.
10) Trouble by Non Pratt. This is a YA contemporary about a pregnant girl and the boy who pretends to be her baby's father in order to help her save face. I added it on Goodreads in June 2014.
11) The Replaced by Kimberly Derting. This second book in Derting's YA sci-fi series The Taking was on my top to-read list for 2014--but five years later, I still haven't been able to get ahold of it.
12) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I'm not a Dickens fan, to be honest, which is why I keep putting this off, but since I haven't yet read his two most famous classic novels, I figure it's worth giving him another shot.
13) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens' classic novel #2--giving him another shot, part two.
14) Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson. This adult sci-fi about an AI taking over the world is pretty well-known, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Eventually.
15) The Body Electric by Beth Revis. This is another 2014 top to-read that I haven't yet gotten my hands on. It's a YA sci-fi by Beth Revis, whom I love, about a girl who uses tech to enter people's minds but then discovers that her own memories have been altered. I added it on Goodreads in July 2014.
My TBR list just passed 1400 books, so obviously it's about time I got on top of reading these ones! If you're on Goodreads, tell me what books have been on your TBR the longest. I'll be back next week for some thoughts about living with roommates.
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