This one is a whopper and would be better executed when looking at my bookshelves but I’ve gotta work with what I have.
- City of Bones series by Cassandra Clare: I’ve read the first five (books 1-2 of The Mortal Instruments, and the Infernal Devices trilogy) but I have yet to finish it. I enjoyed the books that I’ve read in the series so far but it wasn’t one I could marathon; thus, it’s being pushed back again and again.
- A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir: I read An Ember in the Ashes on a whim. I went to BN with no intention of buying a book (lololol) and I saw her first book in the series and bought it. And loved it. Then lost it. Then someone gifted me a BN gift card and told me to buy her book again so I could finish it because I was soooooo close to finishing it. GAH. But I did, it was great, so I bought ATATN and read about 1/4 of it and put it down. I haven’t picked it up since. Largly in part because I don’t remember the first book very well and it’s really a series where you need to remember what happened in book #1 in order to follow ATATN.
- The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco: A book I probably won’t end up reading. It didn’t get the best reviews and I tried to start it on Netgalley and failed. It’s on this list simply because it was on my TBR list for so long. It’s a DNF and I’m not sure I’m going to try again, even though it’ll bring my Netgalley score down.
- Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: I LOVED the first book, Illuminae, but I tried to read the second book, Gemina, and failed at it. This is a book I know I’ll love, so why the fudge am I not picking it up yet?? The third book comes out very soon and I’m hoping to meet the authors so I need to hop on this to get myself all ready for the third book.
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff: I’ve hear great things about this book and the cover is dope (I’m talking like the kids do, lololol). It got nearly 5 stars out of 11k reviews so I am excited to read it. And buy it. A lot of the books on this list are books I already own but this is an exception. I don’t own this, but I should. Something that deterred me from buying this book is the fact that it’s more expensive than a hardcover book and it’s paperback.
- 50 Shades Darker by E. L. James: The first book sucked and misrepresented the leather community. I don’t doubt that this book will suck as well, it’s just something I feel like I should read. I’ll probably put it down in disgust, but I’m at least going to give it a good; especially considering I own the whole series, Grey included.
- This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab: I’ve heard great things about it, I follow Victoria Schwab, and I’ve almost owned it a few times but I just haven’t bought it, nor read it. If I find it at a library book sale, I will hop and that and make it miiiinnnneeee.
The Merciless II: The Exorcism of Sofia Flores by Danielle Vega: I listened to the first on audiobook in 2015 or something insane like that, as I drove to and from school. It wasn’t the greatest book, but it was entertaining and I’m anxious to continue the series.
- Strange the Dreamer by Lani Taylor: I see this book like every time I walk into a bookstore and I have yet to pick it up. It’s one of those books that I see so often it’s almost like I already own it and don’t feel the need to actually get it. I read Daughter of Smoke and Bone and struggled through it but she is an amazing author, no matter how tedious the book was to get through.
- Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth: O. M. G. People are throwing the biggest fuss about this book. I wanted to read it, now I’m conflicted. Do I read it for pleasure, because I want to, or do I boycott it to make the other readers happy? She’s been accused of able-ism and something-or-other that I can’t remember. If we’re going to take issue with something about every author, then books will never be read.