This week, I’m sharing my “long-term TBR.” These books are listed as “currently reading” on my Goodreads because I’ve started them, but for one reason or another they’ve been on that list for more than a couple of weeks:

Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan (began reading on Oct 12, 2019; 18% done)

I got an ARC of this one at BookCon last year. I started reading it because the story idea is super cool (NOT related to Tiger King; in fact, it’s a fantasy, basically a retelling of The Lady or the Tiger), but it started a bit slow and library books ended up taking precedence over books I actually own. Thus, it is still sitting on my bedside table. I will get back to it someday, and I expect I will enjoy it all the more for the wait.

The Hod King by Josiah Bancroft (began reading on Feb 12, 2020; 35% done)

This is the third in the Tower of Babel series (the first book was Senlin Ascends). I enjoy the series, and I checked this book out as soon as I was able, but I find it difficult to finish these books in just two weeks and so had to return and re-check this one out. Something about the way they are written, I find I have to read them in fits and spurts. The libraries closing has been a boon in this case because I can take, basically, as long as I need on this one.

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (began reading on Feb 23, 2020; 17% done)

Another one that started a bit slow for me, but with amazing worldbuilding. However, this one was a library book, and just when it started to get good it was due back because someone else had it on hold. Instead of keeping it out past the due date to finish, I decided to be a good citizen by returning it, figuring I’d check it out again right away. Then the libraries all closed. Oops. I’ve put it on hold on Overdrive, so hopefully I’ll be able to get it and finish it soon.

Last Stand of Dead Men (Skulduggery Pleasant #8) by Derek Landy (began reading on Mar 11, 2020; 42% done)

The kids and I have been enjoying listening to the Skulduggery Pleasant series! The Irish accents of the readers have been delightful. But with things closed down, we’ve been driving around less than usual (when we’re traveling is usually when we listen), and so haven’t finished this one yet (had things been the way they usually are, we’d probably have finished it a couple of weeks ago). But we will finish it sooner or later. I have to know what happens to Skulduggery, Valkyrie, and the Dead Men!

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente (began reading on Apr 5, 2020; 18% done)

My daughter received this as a birthday gift a few years back, and the title alone gives me happy shivers. But it has languished on our shelves, as the kids weren’t ready to dive in. I pulled it down the other day to read with them, and they just weren’t into it. But I’m planning to finish it myself either way, and maybe convince them to get back to it as well.

Do you have any long-term TBR books that you still intend to finish… some day? Let us know in the comments!

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