Your To Be Read list is impossibly long. Your to read shelves look something like mine!
And yet there’s those books that you always wanted to read, but somehow managed to miss down the cracks. Maybe you couldn’t get it from the library, or an ARC never came in or you just couldn’t afford a copy. And every time you see it or hear about it you think, “I need to read that! Gah. One day.”
But that day never comes. And still those books go unread. If this is you, than you and I are soul twins, my friends. Because here is a list of the books that I’ve missed reading.
Sometimes I just don’t have the book. Other times the book is sitting right there, tempting me with its wiley ways. Reaching out to me like a siren song. But the day when I open its silken pages never come. It’s spine has never bent for me and its luscious words remain unsavored in my mind’s eyes. This post goes out to the all
lovers books I never got to read.
A.G. Howards Splintered
This book has been recommended to me over and over again. It entirely seems to be something that I would want to read – And yet… and yet… and yet. I never got a review copy and finding copies in bookstores has been laborious at best, mostly a fruitless adventure. Books are expensive and I can never seem to justify buying this one when I have so, so many waiting to be read. But I do feel like I’ve missed out because of that, because I love the covers for this series and would most likely love the books.
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
I have this book here. RIGHT HERE, Damn it. Sitting in my stacks, way down low. So why have I never read it? Basically, I missed reading it by its publishing date. The third book has not been picked up by a publisher so the series remains incomplete at this time, and I have other books that need to be read before release date so this one eternally gets pushed to the bottom of the pile.
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
We had Claire Legrand on our blog once. She was hilarious, and her amazing personality made me go out and get this book as soon as I could. And yet it sits on my shelf unread. Why? Well, I generally don’t read middle grade. I have very little interest in it. Positive reviews have rushed in and yet I still haven’t read it. People raved about it and I’ve thought about reading it a hundred times but I just never seem to find the time and enough inclination.
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
It’s not Adam and Mia.
Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison
I don’t know. It looks cool. I want to read it but I don’t know if it’s any good. Better not. I should read one of my ARCs instead. – What happens every time.
Blythewood by Carol Goodman
I can’t read this book because I keep thinking of Blythe. Blythe reading Blythewood. Did Blythe like Blythewood? Yes. Should I read it? Yes. *Incessant giggles* Nope. Can’t do it.
Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
I’ve been hurt by mermaid books before, so I’m really nervous to start another one. I know if this is THE mermaid book, the one that makes all the others worth it, then I just might die of happiness. Yet fear holds me back. Also that cover. I’m just really meh about it. And, you know, if I don’t like the cover then that’s the first mark against it. WHY CAN’T I JUST BE INTO YOU?!
Shadows by Robin McKinley
I love Robin McKinley. I think she’s a brave and innovative writer and I respect her work. But she has a thing about writing stand alines and her series don’t seem to be that successful, so I’m always very nervous with her books. Either I’m going to be unfulfilled or disappointed while loving and respecting the work that was written. This makes me sad and nervous. So on my TBR pile it stays. Probably for a long time.
Do you have a list of books you haven’t read but really want to? Share with me, people! Share your pain!