#SixforSunday is hosted by A Little But A Lot and each week, there’s a different prompt, and you list six books that fit the prompt. The theme for April is Taking on the TBR pile.
This week’s #SixforSunday prompt is Books That Have Been on Your TBR Forever. The timing for this prompt is perfect because I was looking at my shelf the other day, and I noticed a handful of books that have been there forever, but I still want to read. This list also made me realize that my library has a lot of books that fit into a very specific trope, and if you keep reading, you’ll find out what that trope is.
One Day by David Nicholls: This book has been on my TBR pile for an embarrassingly long time. I think I bought it shortly after the film came out, and I still haven’t gotten to it yet. I also haven’t watched the film (because I need to read the book), but I know how it ends because it’s difficult to avoid spoilers for a film that’s almost ten years old. Maybe I’ll pick this book up soon because I’m into romance right now, but I think it’s more likely that this book will remain on my shelf for another few years.
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty: I don’t know how long this book has been sitting on my shelf, but it’s been there for at least five years. My friend and I were supposed to buddy read this book after we graduated from University, but we kept putting it off. Since then, we’ve buddy read dozens of books, but we still haven’t touched this book. I still want to read this book, so maybe I’ll get to it during this period of unemployment and social distancing.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce: At some point, I decided I was interested in the “old person goes on an adventure” trope, and this book falls into that category. I picked up this book at a used bookstore, and it’s still sitting on my shelf. I have a few books that fit into this category, so maybe I’ll dedicate a weekend to reading about older people and their adventures.
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper: This is another book that fits into the “old person goes on an adventure” trope. The only things that I know about this book are that it features older people and that there’s a bit of an adventure involved. This book also takes place in Canada, which makes me a bit more excited to read it, because I need to read more books that take place here.
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman: After I read A Man Called Ove, I ordered everything I could find by Fredrik Backman. Since then, I’ve read My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises, Beartown, and The Deal of a Lifetime, but I haven’t picked this one up yet. I know that I’m going to enjoy this book because I love Fredrik Backman. This book also features an older person who goes on a bit of an adventure, and I’m really evaluating my book-buying choices right now.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: I bought this book shortly after it came out because so many people were raving about how good it was, but I haven’t picked it up yet. I had to look up what it was about, and I’m definitely still interested in reading it. It also apparently features an older character, so I guess I can fit it in when I read the other books on this list that feature older characters.
Have you read any of these books? Are there any weird tropes that fill your bookshelves?