Top Ten Tuesday Freebie: Ten Books That Have Been On My TBR List For Too Long

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke And The Bookish.  Every week, bloggers share their own bookish top ten lists based on the topic of the week.  You can check out Ten Tuesdays here.

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Ten Books That Have Been On My TBR List For Too Long

This week is a freebie, which means we get to pick whatever topic we want!  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I got to thinking about the books that I’ve recently added to my TBR (because of the list from last week), and then I started thinking about the books that have been on my TBR for a really long time, and I decided that I need to do a list of ten books that have been on my TBR for way too long.  It’s very much slanted towards Tudor history, but these books are ones I should try to read (and soon, I hope, but I doubt that will actually happen).

  1. Elizabeth’s Women: Friends, Rivals, And Foes Who Shaped The Virgin Queen by Tracy Borman.  I love Tudor history, and have wanted to read it for a long time, but I haven’t had a chance to read it yet.
  2. Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen by Anna Whitelock.  I don’t know a lot about her, and I want to know more.  She comes up a lot in Tudor history, and yet, I don’t actually take the time to read anything specifically about her.
  3. Anne Boleyn: Henry VIII’s Obsession by Anne Norton.  It would be interesting to get a different perspective on her, and she’s just an interesting person in general.
  4. Catherine De Medici: Renaissance Queen Of Medici by Leonie Frieda.  I didn’t realize she was a queen of France and the mother-in-law of Mary, Queen Of Scots until I started watching Reign, which lead to googling her, and then the History Chicks did an episode about Mary, Queen Of Scots, and for some reason, that makes me want to know more about her.
  5. The Life And Death Of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives.  I tend to stick with Alison Weir (who I love) for anything Tudor-related, but at the same time, I really like the time period, and it’s always good to see what other people have written about the time period.
  6. Catherine Of Aragon: The Spanish Queen Of Henry VIII by Giles Tremlett.  She’s the wife we probably know the most about, and yet, I haven’t read anything that tells just her story.  This one looks really good.
  7. Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery by Eric Ives.  Her story is interesting, especially in relation to Elizabeth I’s story.
  8. Stonewall by Martin Duberman.  I’ve heard of the Stonewall Riots, but I don’t know anything about them, and this book seems like a good place to start.
  9. The Perils Of Pleasure by Julie Anne Long.  I’ve heard a lot of really good things about this series, and I’ve wanted to read it for years, and yet I never seem to actually read it.
  10. It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini.  This book is another one I’ve wanted to read for a few years, and even though I have a copy, I still haven’t read it.
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