Hey Bookworms! I know I have been missing lately, so I just wanted to be a bit more active this weekend, or at least attempt to before my homework swallows me whole (I have a midterm and story submission both due Monday)… Anywho I had to reset my nook recently which was quite annoying (and made me want the newest one more), so I had to redo my TBR shelf on it. Well it doesn’t give me a number on the shelf sadly, so since I couldn’t sleep Tuesday night I decided to count all the books on it, and it was pretty bad… Well… It was a 187 (if I counted right) and these are only the books on my nook. These are not including the few paper copies I have strewn about my bed that are calling to be read (and crying for a new home like a bigger bookshelf).
Now in my defense some of these books are books that I want to reread, but still I admit like every other bookworm I have a problem. My professor said when I told her the amount that it was truly nothing, but still it made me feel guilty. I am not going to go on a ban this month because it is my birthday month, but in May-August my goal is to cut back to preorders and library books! I hate that I can’t say I am going on a ban in April, but it will be one of the last real months of school I like rewarding my hard work, and I know there may be some I stumble into needing. My university student budget dwindles when I am not in school although I will be looking for my first job within the next few months the summer will be used for saving for a safety net. Anywho enough of my senior fears and woes! I thought I’d list the books that I am most ashamed that I haven’t read yet, hope this will be the push I need to read them, and a push out of my slump!
Books that I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Touched Yet
1. The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clark
This one has been hyped and it seems like a good adventure book to jump into (or at least I am hoping it is)
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I know I know I have mentioned this before, but I need more of a push! I want to read the books before the next two movies come out!
3. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Now this one I don’t feel as bad about because it is a reread, but I think it will push me back into historical fiction as well as give me the feels I have been looking for.
4. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I’ve been craving historical fiction, but as said above need a push into it once more. I have also been craving more diverse settings (i.e. anything not in America). I also want to start reading more adult fiction.
5. Bright Young Things by Anna Godberson
I adored studying the 1920’s and I love the fashion and style of it! I hope this brings me into the era.
6. Time Travelers Volume 1 by Caroline B. Cooney
This was a book I read early when I was either in 8th or 9th grade and it hooked me! Sadly I never found out when volume 2 was going to be released, so I was left on a cliff. Now they have volume 2 on my nook I need to reread this and find out the end of these lives!
7. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
I have heard so many things about this book, and let’s face it this cover is gorgeous! I just need to shake this slump…
I want to see the end of this series, but it seems a bit slower than the Percy Jackson Series. So I struggle more to get into it even though I adore the characters! I want to get to the end though and see them through
9. Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce
I want to finish this series as well as go back to my complete adoration of Tamora Pierce! She just writes amazing Heroines!
10. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
I read this book in high school, but never got to finish the series, so I hope by rereading the first it will send me into a frenzy for the other ones!
11. Us by David Nicholls
I adored One Day and loved his writing, so I really want to see if it was more than a onetime thing!
12. Lady of the Sea by Rosalind Miles
Another series I started a while ago, but never finished! I love Tristan and Isolde! Retellings of them and Arthurian tales, so I want to remind myself of that love
13. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Again I know guys I have mentioned this before, but help push me! Wake me from my slump!
So I know my TBR will probably get bigger after my birthday! I hope it does because I love getting gift cards for my birthday (which is March 18th) buying more! The possibility of devouring books excites me! I am one of the people who loves her birthday because it is a day to celebrate (I don’t plan on being the one who dreads aging)! I have a book buying problem and the same thing with movies… I believe the first step is facing the problem, and admitting it! So I am hoping that this gives me motivation to devour books again and at least it gives a record of how many I have to face. Have you read any of these books? What do you suggest I try and pick of first? How big is your TBR pile? Have you been in a slump recently? Feel free to share with me down below in the comments bookworms, and I hope you all have a good week!