Six For Sunday: Oldest books on my TBR

Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. Prompts for April, May, and June 2020 are now up, and today’s prompt is Oldest books on my TBR. I try to work through my TBR oldest to newest, but there are some it’s still taking me a while to get around to.

I’m going to consider this my May TBR; the books to read once the Magical Readathon is finished!

Bad Girls: A History of Rebels and Renegades by Caitlin Davies

On my TBR since: 24 February 2018

Whilst it’s been on my TBR for over two years, I’ve only owned this book for about six months. I’m really eager to read this but I always get distracted by other books!

A View of the Empire at Sunset by Caryl Phillips

On my TBR since: 4 April 2018

I love Jean Rhys but I’m not sure I’ll love this fictionalised biography of her life. Still, I own a copy so I hope to read it soon, but my expectations mean I keep putting it off.

Circe by Madeline Miller

On my TBR since: 22 April 2018

I’m quite sure I’ll love this so I have no excuse for not getting around to it yet!

The Fire This Times: A New Generation Speaks About Race edited by Jesmyn Ward

On my TBR since: 1 June 2018

This isn’t strictly a Jesmyn Ward book as she only edits the collection, but it’s the only book of hers I haven’t read so I hope to tick it off soon.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

On my TBR since: 17 June 2018

This is fantastically highly rated and I can’t wait to dive into it.

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr

On my TBR since: 20 July 2018

I’ve wanted to read this ever since watching Ava DuVernay’s 13th.

So there you have it; the six oldest books on my TBR! They’re all around two years old, and there’s a definite pattern here: four non-fiction books, three of which are about race, and one of the remaining two fiction books is based on a real person. I think my habit of adding non-fiction to my TBR faster than I read it has caught up with me here.

Have you read any of these?
Which books have been on your TBR the longest?

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