Six for Sunday: Books that have been on your TBR forever

#SixforSunday is hosted by Steph at A Little But A Lot. Every week there is a bookish-themed prompt to inspire 6 choices.

This month focuses on Taking on the TBR and this week the prompt is Books that have been on your TBR forever

Whilst there are plenty of recently published books which are slowly making Tsundoko of my TBR, there are a few old books which I always intended to read but never quite got round to.

The youngest book on this list is from 2003 and the eldest is NOT technically a children’s book but the majority are what has become classical children’s books from the 60s 70s and 80s.

So basically the kind of books which are inspiring either inspiring amazing children’s authors today or inspired the authors that the inspired the authors writing today!!! For me a lover of both books and history it’s interesting to see how different things are from the past compared to today but again!!

I’ve not got round to reading them yet because I have so many new and recently published beautiful amazing children’s books which keep pushing these further and further down the list!

Moondial by Helen Cresswell

I have always been a huge fan of Timeslips and this one is a very interesting one because not just time slips there’s witches and ghosts too and just so it sounds just so perfect for me

A Stitch in Time by Penelope Lively

Another time slip with flavours of Tom’s Midnight Garden book (which I haven’t technically read & would have been included but my copy has gone walkabout) but it’s about a girl who hears things that are time slippy and comes across an embroidery and becomes involved in the story of the girl who stitched it.

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

I’ve seen the film which I appreciate is very different but just the idea of the story is coming out of books reading aloud makes words come alive it’s just like oh my God yes please but again I haven’t read it!

The weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner

We did try listening to this audiobook from the library but the girls got a little bit bored at the pacing. All I know is that the story of Colin & Susan being pursued by eerie creatures when they go on holiday (I think it’s holiday) to the countryside involves Arthurian legends and elemental magic and wizards and forces of evil!

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Okay this one we have listened to on audiobook and we’ve watched the studio Ghibli film; however I am not the most attentive when it comes to audiobooks and am aware the studio Ghibli is different to the book from what I heard but I am really interested to get into the imaginative world of Diane Wynne Jones.

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

I know, I know, I know!!! Can you believe that I’ve not actually read this! I’ve only seen about every single adaptation there is in English and yet I’ve not read the original source material -smacks hand.

What do you think of my choices?

6 thoughts on “Six for Sunday: Books that have been on your TBR forever

  1. I haven’t read any of these either! Though I feel I *should* have and will probably try to listen to some of them on audio this year as part of my attempt to read more kids classics (if I ever get through/dnf moby dick!!)

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  2. I haven’t read any of Agatha Christie! When I saw Howls Moving Castle I instantly thought, isn’t that a Ghibli, I didn’t realise there was a book too. I’ve not read any of the others either but I am re-reading Tom’s Midnight Garden with my son. #mmbc

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    1. Yes, I’m hoping I get round to it all! I knew Howl was a book but just haven’t got round to actually reading it, and I totally zoned out in the audiobook!!!!

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  3. My boys and I listened to the Inkheart series on CD and we really enjoyed it but I’m not so sure that’s ever a power I’d want to see in real life.

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