Top 10 Thursday: Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read Yet

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Happy Thursday, readers!!

I hope you’re having a GREAT day!

Today, I’ll be diving into my TBR list and coming at you with Top 10 books I can’t believe I haven’t read yet … I’m a little nervous!

How would you do this? 10 oldest on the tbr? 10 most recently added? most recently published? I’m making it the most impossible and just going for all of the above. My Goodreads To Be Read has 504 books on it right now. Imma be here for a bit…

In no particular order:

 

Lost December

  • Lost December
    • Richard Paul Evans

This was added to my TBR on 1/2/12, and I have a beautiful hardback copy. I love The Christmas Box series by Richard Paul Evans I just can not believe I haven’t read this one yet.

 

The kite runner

  • The Kite Runner
    • Khaled Hosseini

This book is so highly praised and gets great reviews. I added this to my TBR 1/9/14 and it’s normally available on e-book at my library without too much of a wait, I just find myself reaching for other things first.

Cinder

  • Cinder
    • Marissa Meyer

I’m going to get to this one soon. Has been on my tbr since 10/20/14. I read Renegades by Marissa Meyer this year and I LOVED it. I want to get to the Cinder series because it’s still mentioned and raved about on youtube. I’m a little over YA right now, but I’d be doing this a disservice by waiting any longer.

Uprooted

  • Uprooted
    • Naomi Novik

This book intimidates me. I think I have super high expectations and that’s why I haven’t picked it up yet. I don’t know. EVERY TIME I’m looking for my next book to read I look at this one and then chicken out.

The eye of the world

  • The Eye of the World
    • Robert Jordan

I am such a high fantasy fan, I know I’m on the naughty list for not having this one read already. I know once I get into I’ll want to binge read the series and won’t get to read anything else.

The invisisble library

  • The Invisible Library
    • Genevieve Cogman

I’ve started this twice. And enjoyed it both times. I just haven’t gotten in more than a few chapters before life stops and says nope, not today!

Oathbringer

  • Oathbringer
    • Brandon Sanderson

I’m totally avoiding this for two reasons. 1.) I LOVED the first two books in this series and have heard mixed reviews on this one. 2.) it’s HUGE!

the cat who

  • The Cat Who Could Read Backwards
    • Lilian Jackson Braun

This series is so near and dear to my heart, yet I’ve never read a single one. My Grandma LOVED these books! THOSE DARN CATS, she would say! She loved them on paperback or audiobook & I was always on the lookout for ones she hadn’t read yet. I plan to get to one of these this year for sure.

shadow and bone

  • Shadow and Bone
    • Leigh Bardugo

This is another one I’ve been stalling on because it’s YA, but the word sounds so emersive and I heard it’s a good idea to read this before you read the Six of Crows duology, which has been on my TBR for much longer than this.

his dark materials

  • His Dark Materials
    • Philip Pullman

I have heard amazing stories about this – mostly from people who read it as kids. I am still going to get to it, but I fear I’m missing out on the nostalgia of it.

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That’s all she wrote, folks. That’s what I’m going with. Did we have any books in common on our TBR? Let me know in the comments.

 

 

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Spring Cleaning my Goodreads TBR

Happy SPRING, fellow book worms!!

Spring

I spent all day today up in Estes Park, Colorado. Estes definitely did NOT get the memo that it’s Spring! I had a wonderful day, however. I hung out with a good friend, got to see moose, big horns, elk and deer. Snow always looks beautiful on the mountains, and I was taking photographs for my friend’s recent engagement!

Here’s a sneak peak photo of a photo that I took today and if you’d like to see more, leave a comment and let me know.

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I hope you had/are having a wonderful day as well!Green divider

I’ve been Spring Cleaning my Goodreads TBR / Want to Read shelf. Don’t worry – it’s still alive and well with a staggering 504 books. (GASP!…504!?) I removed 22 books for the moment. Disclaimer: I am definitely not throwing shade at anybody’s favorite books or authors – these are just books I’ve had on my TBR and have since lost interest in …

I’m linking the Goodreads pages so you can check out the full synopsis if you’d like.

  • A Strange Companion
    • – Lisa Manterfield
      • This could be a really wonderful book, but I’ve removed it from my TBR because 1.) my library doesn’t have it, and 2.) The reviews are pretty middle of the road. This is a book about a girl at University who’s boyfriend died and she’s dealing with the grief … and then she starts to wonder if her boyfriend has been reincarnated as her niece. It’s spun as a “twisted love triangle among the living, the dead and the reincarnated.”
  •  29
    • – Adena Halpern
      • A 75 year old women blows out the candles on her birthday cake and wishes to be 29 again just for one day. “An enchanting adventure about families, love, and the real lessons of youth.” This one has been on my TBR for a while, and I just don’t gravitate towards it. I’m generally not a big fan of a family based novel anyway.
  • 11/22/63
    • – Stephen King
      • I have never read anything by Stephen King, this book is 849 pages long & I just don’t wanna.
  • Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor vol 1
    • – Robbie Morrison
      • I am a HUGE Doctor Who fan. I’ve been watching the originals since I was little, as this fandom runs in my family. However, I am not caught up with the series, I haven’t seen a single episode with this Doctor in it, and I don’t like graphic novels. Not sure what I was thinking when I added this one.
  • Gemina
    • – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
      • imageI have read Illuminae twice and I just didn’t like it on either occasion, and only rated it 2 stars. I think the format is spectacular, but the plot and the characters are meh. I may feel this way because I’m not the target audience for this YA book, but I am just not going to continue on with this series, which is unfortunate because I know this series is so very, very loved.
  • Wonderstruck
    • – Brian Selznick
      • I added this because Merphy recommended this one on her YouTube channel … it was peer pressure is what it was because I love her so much. However, the synopsis of this story just doesn’t do it for me. “Ben and Rose secretly wish for better lives.” Okay, that’s not interesting. “Set fifty years apart, these two independent stories – Ben’s told in words, Rose’s in pictures – weave back and forth in symmetry.” So the format might be interesting, but I already don’t care what happens to these characters.
  • The Girl With the Glass Feet
    • – Ali Shaw
      • This one was the oldest on my TBR – it’s been on there since 2011 & I obviously haven’t gotten to it yet. Ida once visited an island with magical creatures, and albino animals who hide themselves in the snow, and since then she’s been turning into glass, so she returns to the island in search of a cure.
  • A Court of Mist and Fury
    • – Sarah J Mass
      • come-at-me-broJust kidding – please don’t. I read ACOTAR in 2017 and my exact Goodreads review says, “This book might have killed YA for me. The world is cool, but the romance is so meh. And why, oh why, does Rhys become a love interest in the next book. Why? He’s irredeemable.” You heard it here folks … this … series … KILLED … YA! drama
  • All The Best People
    • – Sonja Yoerg
      • This is another one that probably shouldn’t have been added to my list in the first place. “An exploration of the power of courage and love to overcome a damning legacy, All The Best People celebrates the search for identity and grace in the most ordinary lives.” Sounds like a mom having an identity crisis – not my jam.
  • Roomies
    • – Christina Lauren
      • Another one I added purely on peer pressure. A lot of my favorite YouTuber’s, (specifically Heather Bookables) were reading this around Valentines day and a cutesy contemporary sounded great around that time of year, but I’m over it.
  • Pearl Harbor
    • – Randall Wallace
      • The movie is great. Why mess with a good thing?
  • Angelfall
    • – Susan Ee
      • Well, since ACOWAR killed YA, I just don’t think this book would be in my wheelhouse. An angel apocalypse could be interesting, but I’m just not about a seventeen-year-old who will do anything to get her kidnapped little sister. I already am wondering where these girl’s parents are.
  • Doomed
    • – Chuck Palahniuk
      • Turns out that this is a #2 in a series. This one has been on my TBR since 2012, and I’m just now realizing it’s part of a series. Derp.
  • The Five People We Meet In Heaven
    • – Mitch Albom
      • I’m actually adding this one back on. Tricked you!
  • My Drunk Kitchen
    • – Hannah Hart
      • “This book includes recipes, stories, color photographs, and tips and tricks how to inspire your own adventures in tipsy cooking.” I don’t drink. I added this because I thought it sounded mildly humorous.
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
    • – Claire North
      • “No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes.”
  • The Sleeper and The Spindle
    • – Neil Gaiman
      • I’ve read 4 books by this author. Average rating is 2 stars. I think that Neil Gaiman is just … 13758011
  • Lady Midnight
    • – Cassandra Clare
      • I read The Infernal Devices series and really enjoyed it, and I really wanted to immerse myself in the Shadow Hunter world. I read the first two or three of The Mortal Instruments series and those were a solid nope for me, so I won’t be continuing with this world (or probably this author).
  • P.S. I Love You
    • – Cecilia Ahern
      • One of my favorite movies so I’ll just not go there.
  • What Really Happened in Peru
    • – Cassandra Clare
      • Again, I’m just done with this author.
  • Rosemarked
    • – Livia Blackburne
      • Peer pressure strikes again! But the synopsis just doesn’t peak my interests. “This smart, sweeping fantasy with a political edge and a slow-burning romance …” Not feeling it.
  • Between Shades of Gray
    • – Ruta Sepetys
      • I have another book on my TBR by this author that I really want to get to first – if I like that one then I may revisit this option.

 

What do you think, ladies and gents. Anything on here you think I should reconsider? Let me know in the comments.