Top Ten Tuesday: Books We’ve Added to our TBR and Forgotten Why

This week’s topic is one dear to our hearts—books we’ve added to our TBR and forgotten why. It also gave us a good chance to get rid of some books we’ll probably never read. 

Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for another great Top Ten Tuesday! 

Indiana’s Five

Ulysses by James Joyce

After reading Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man I’m not sure why I kept this one on my list. . . 

The World as Will and Idea by Arthur Schopenhauer 

I’m not even sure where I picked this one up and I have even less of an idea as to why it’s on my tbr, yet, it’s been there for years. 

Death in Venice, Tristan, Tonio Kroger by Thomas Mann

I can’t remember what first attracted me to this book. I’ve never read Mann before. 

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre 

I’ve read many of Sartre’s essays but I’m not sure what made me grab his first novel. 

The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt

Where I first heard of this one I can’t recall, though the premise still intrigues me. 

Pete’s Five

The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse

I haven’t enjoyed the most two Hesse novels I’ve read (Siddartha and Steppenwolfe) and I don’t know why I’d enjoy this one. It’s just been sitting there for years.

Eye of the Needle by Ken Follet

Pillars of the Earth was one of my favorite books when I read it back in 2014, but its memory has soured. I’m not sure why this one is still around.

The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist by Orhan Pamuk

I think I decided I wanted to read Orhan Pamuk at one point. I probably should—but I’m not sure why this one in particular is on my shelf.

Your Face in Mine by Jess Row

To be honest, I don’t remember anything about this one.

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

This is a book that everyone was reading in high school… I suppose that’s why it’s on my TBR, but I have attempted to read it a few times without joy.

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