The Broke and the Bookish is the Top Ten Books that Have Been on My TBR since Pre-Blogging Days. That list is embarrassing long and I really only have a record from 2011 when I started Goodreads. Before that it was random scraps of paper and notebooks full of lists.
2. The Maltese Manuscript by Joanne Dobson - This is the 5th book in the Karen Pelletier series about an English professor who regularly gets caught up in mysteries involving rare book related things. It's been so long since I've read any from this series that I don't remember all that much about the books other than that I enjoyed them.
3. All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge by Kee Malesky - I heard an interview with Malesky on a podcast years and years ago and just had to have the book. She's the librarian for All Things Considered on NPR and she talks about all the weird and random facts she's researched through the years.
4. The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery by D.T. Max - This is a nonfiction book about a family who suffered from a sleeping order that presented them from sleeping and different sleep related conditions as well as something called prions which I know virutally nothing about but hopefully this book will fix that!
6. A Killing in Antiques by Mary Moody - This is the first in a cozy mystery series focused around an antique shop owner. I love cozy mysteries and I love antiques and when the two are combined there's frequently a chance for an antique to have some kind of secret history or even better - a secret compartment!
7. A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch - I own a copy of this book, I've heard great buzz about this series AND it's a historical mystery which are my favorite things. Have I read it yet? Nope!
8. Queen of the Road: The True Tales of 47 States, 22,000 Miles, 200 Shoes, 2 Cats, 1 Poodle, a Husband, and a Bus with a Will of it's Own by Doreen Orion - I think the title says it all!
9. Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks by John Curran - Curran was given access to Agatha's notebooks by her grandson and this book is all about all the notations and story ideas and fascinating stuff he found. I have a copy of this book on my shelf which I bought new in hardback YEARS ago. I have no idea why I haven't read it!
10. Talking with My Mouth Full: Crab Cakes, Bundt Cakes, and Other Kitchen Stories by Bonny Wolf - I love foodie memoirs and I just the subtitle for this one!
What books have been sitting on your TBR since pre-blogging days or just far too long?