I know what you’re thinking. How can you narrow a list like this down to only ten books. The truth is that these are just 10 that quickly came to mind. In no way, shape or form is this a “true” top ten and by no means is this a comprehensive list of the books we can’t believe we haven’t read yet. If we actually did that you’d be here reading for days. The TBR is long, just how we like it. However, lets just have some fun and see which books we haven’t read yet that we have been dying to for years. How do we keep ignoring them? Have you read them? What’s on your TBR that you’re hanging your head in shame it’s been there for a really long time? We decided to make little notes as to whose TBR these books are on because there may be someone else here at UTC that has already read them. Also… we totally cheated and mentioned series instead of only single books. It’s our list, so we make the rules! And now lets just dive into our list.
Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon
I am a big fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter Series and Chronicles of Nick is closely tied to that series. I’ve read the first book and enjoyed it, but when it first came out, my reading palate was not into young adults books. So, as it were, I put the series on hold. Now, that my choices of genre has changed, I still have not given the series a try. I know at some point I’ll have to binge the series, because I’m sure the ending of both series will have plenty to do with Nick himself. ~ Angela
Baba Yaga by Deborah Blake
This series, starting with the book Wickedly Dangerous has intrigued me for ages – and not just because of how gorgeous the covers are. Baba Yaga is a legendary Russian witch who is supposed to eat children and lives in a house with the legs of a fowl. There are so many possibilities for a great magic fuelled urban fantasy/paranormal romance, which is why this immediately when on my TBR list. Sadly, I haven’t yet had the chance to pick the book up, but I will…eventually. ~ Suzanne
The Royals by Erin Watt
I’m a huge Elle Kennedy fan and I didn’t jump on the Erin Watt bandwagon early on. Mostly because when the first book came out I heard about the cliffhanger stuff and wanted the series to be out fully before I started it. But then you know what happens… TIME. Once I have a whole series to go back and catch up on it keeps getting pushed aside. But I know this is on my list when I’m ready for some angst. ~ Francesca
I-Team by Pamela Clare
I moan all the time about never finding any romantic suspense books that appeal to me. Well, I may be lying a teensy bit. I have had Pamela Clare’s I-Team on my TBR shelf for an age and I still haven’t picked it up. Everyone I know likes it and recommends it, which has made me a little wary with such high expectations, it’s a lot easier to come down rather than go up. ~ Suzanne
Alex Craft by Kalayna Price
So a little backstory. This series has been on my radar for many, many years. But back in 2011 (I think?) I heard Kalayna Price speak at a Comic Con panel and I just wanted to dive into this world immediately. We know that there are just too many books on the TBR at all times, right? So it never actually happened. Then the series went on somewhat of a hiatus and I got a little scared about starting it and then never knowing if it would get finished. So I pushed it aside. Last year there was a new release in this series and that put it back on my radar. Now with book 6 releasing next year I’m determined to get caught up! ~ Francesca
Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
Shockingly, I have not read this series yet. I’ve wanted to! Oh, how I wanted to. I’m always complaining that I can’t find an epic m/m couple to fall in love with and then I don’t read these books! Why do I do that? I know there’s a huge fanbase for these and our very own Annie loves them as well. I have no excuses! ~ Francesca
Eidolon by Grace Draven
Why haven’t I read this yet? I adored the first book in the Wraith King series, Radiance but I have yet to pick up the second book. A fantasy romance with a hero and heroine who are forced by obligation to enter an arranged marriage, they nevertheless become fast friends and then more. The twist? The heroine is human and the hero is Kai – a race that resembles a dark elf. I loved this slow burn romance of love across cultural barriers and I can’t wait to continue it. ~ Suzanne
Released: April 18th 2016
Series: Wraith Kings #2
Published by Self Published
In a bid for more power, the Shadow Queen of Haradis has unleashed a malignant force into the world. Her son Brishen, younger prince of the Kai royal house, suddenly finds himself ruler of a kingdom blighted by a diseased darkness and on the brink of war. His human wife Ildiko must decide if she will give up the man she loves in order to secure his throne.
Three enemy kingdoms must unite to save each other, and a one-eyed, reluctant king must raise an army of the dead to defeat an army of the damned.
A tale of alliance and sacrifice.
Sequel to RADIANCE and Book #2 in the Wraith Kings series
Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews
I know Suz will want to slap me for this, but I’ve actually read a little bit of this series when it was released through the author’s newsletter as a serial. However, I found myself slipping off that routine when things got too busy and I never actually returned to finish it even though I have the finished copies. I know it’s something I really just need to do because I was a fan of what I’ve read, but for some reason, years later and I’m still not returning to it. I hope that this will remind me to get to it sooner rather than later. ~ Annie
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
I know I’m late on the bandwagon on this one, but the story and cover caught my attention a long time ago. But I just haven’t found the time to really make it a priority in my reading schedule. Because of its popularity though, it’s just one of those books that I keep meaning to get to but for some reason, keeps getting pushed to the side. Hopefully, one day I will finally be able to mark it as “read.” ~ Annie
Released: February 3, 2015
Genre: Historical Fiction
Published by St. Martin's Press
In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When France is overrun, Vianne is forced to take an enemy into her house, and suddenly her every move is watched; her life and her child’s life is at constant risk. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates around her, she must make one terrible choice after another.
Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets the compelling and mysterious Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. When he betrays her, Isabelle races headlong into danger and joins the Resistance, never looking back or giving a thought to the real--and deadly--consequences.
In Death by J.D. Robb
Could I just say Nora Roberts in general? This is like the biggest classic romance author out there and I haven’t made a dent into reading any of her books. How is this even possible? I feel like I shouldn’t be able to call myself a romance fan until I’ve read some of her books! And definitely this series is one I would love to read. ~ Francesca
Released: July 1st 1995
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: In Death #1
Published by Berkley
THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING IN DEATH SERIES
It is 2058, New York City. Technology now completely rules the world, but for New York Detective Eve Dallas, one irresistible impulse still rules the heart: passion…
Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she's seen it all—and knows her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire—and a suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about—except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.
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