To Be Read Shelves

I wanted to update everyone on my To Be Read shelves and how many books I still need to read. I have an unhealthy addiction to buying new books when I still have others I need to read, which has now amassed into a long list. I will say which book is on my list then say why I have not picked it up yet.

I have included my kindle books, audio books and physical books on this list.


Payback – Kimberly Chambers: It was a free book on Kindle when I had bought something else. It was the best out of the bunch and I chose it. However, I don’t really use my kindle a lot unless I go on holiday.

Crossed -Ally Condle: I read the series a long time ago and would need to reread matched before I pick it up the series again.

You’re the one that I want – Giovanna Fletcher: I have a physical copy of this book too and I haven’t been in the mood for a contemporary like this in a while. I’m still in the process of reading it as I have started it.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson: I was really excited to read this when it was hyped and the series was big, however more time has amassed and I just haven’t picked it up yet.

The View From The Cheap Seats – Neil Gaiman: I am actually reading this at the moment to help with my dissertation research as I love Neil Gaiman’s writing.

Pandemonium – Lauren Oliver: This one is not on the downloaded section of my Kindle at the moment but I do still have to read it. It is the same as Crossed where I started the series long ago and haven’t carried it on.


Cinder – Marissa Meyer: I am currently reading this at the moment as I am loving audio books recently.

Caraval – Stephanie Garber: I will get to this soon as I love audiobooks when I’m travelling or cleaning.

(I have finished Eve of Man now – review up on a recent blog post)

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee: I have started this but it is one that I probably need to concentrate more on while listening so It will be one of the next ones I pick up after Cinder


Recently I have been really enjoying Audiobooks and the freedom they allow me when travelling or walking somewhere as I get travel sick if I read on the Bus or in the car. I have listened to a lot of books in the last two months on audible.

20180620_150659.jpgPhysical Books: 

First Stack:

I am going to do this section by pile as there are quite a few physical books I still have to read.

Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo: I am all about the hype for this book and am so ready to read it. I just haven’t found the time yet.

Zenith – Lindsay Cummings and Sasha Alsberg: This was an impulse buy and I wasn’t going to pick it up as I watch Sasha on youtube and watched the process of zenith becoming a thing. However, it is so pretty and it was buy one get one half price.

Thieves like us – Stephen Cole: I picked this book up ages ago and it has been sitting on my shelves for a long while. However other books have had more importance recently so this one has been left.

The Maze Runner – James Dashner: I was all about the hype for this one but over time I just haven’t picked it up. I want to, but I haven’t got around to it yet.

What She Left – T.R Richmond: This book was a cover buy from Oxfam books (charity shop) as I really needed to fill an urge to buy new books. However, it does not pull me in like a lot of the others on my shelves do.

Angelmaker – Nick Harkaway: This book I had to get for a novel writing class a few years ago but we didn’t end up using it. I still really want to read it but I haven’t gotten round to it yet as it wasn’t my choice of book.

The Sisters – Claire Douglas: This is the same as What She Left, It was an impulse buy when I was really in a thriller, mystery mood and there are now other books that pull me in more than this.

Cinder – Marissa Meyer: I am already reading this on audible but I have the physical copy too.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor: This is one of my most anticipated reads I just haven’t got around to reading it yet.

Dracula’s Guest and Other Stories – Bram Stoker: I was gifted this book and I really want to read it, I just need to be in the mood for a classic book which I’m sure I will be in the future.

I am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes: I wanted to read this book a while ago and it intrigued me a lot. It has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while now though.

The Silmarillion – J.R.R Tolkien: I love the Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit and wanted to get the other book by Tolkien that interested me. However, I just haven’t picked it up yet.


Second Stack:

The Pan Book Of Horror Stories – Herbert Van Thal: A friend bought this for me and I have started reading it, however, I need to carry on with it.

The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time – Mark Haddon: Everyone talked about this title and I was intrigued by it. I picked it up because of the hype and haven’t got around to reading it yet.

Tom’s Midnight Garden – Phillipa Pearce: This book I started in a class at uni but I never got round to finishing it. It is one I plan on picking up though.

Moondial – Helen Cresswell: I picked this up for inspiration for my dissertation and haven’t read it yet.

History Is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera: I have read They Both Die at the End and I loved it, I have started this one and plan on reading it soon. But other things just keep getting in the way. Also, I don’t want to read a sad book all the time.

Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes- Rick Riordan: I have wanted to carry on with the Rick Riordan books for ages as I loved reading them last year. However, I just keep forgetting to pick this one up to carry on.

Every Light in the House Burnin’ – Andrea Levy: I bought this book for a class and we never read it. I have picked it up a few times to read but then things have got in the way. I think it will be an amazing book though.

The Humans – Matt Haig: Everyone was obsessed with this book a little while ago and I was really interested in it. I just haven’t picked it up yet.

The Disappearances – Emily Bain Murphy: I am really interested in this book and it has really made me want to read it. I just keep not picking it up for some reason.

Long Dark Dusk – JP Smythe: This is actually a series that one of my old lecturers wrote and I really enjoyed the first one. I do need to get to the next one soon though.

Taboo – Casey Hill: This was again a book I bought when I was in a thriller mood and I just haven’t been in that sort of mood recently

Killing Ways – Alex Barclay: Same as the previous

Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare: I really need to get to this book but I just haven’t yet. I do love a Cassandra Clare book though.

The Girl in the Woods – Gregg Olsen: An impulse buy but I haven’t been in the right mood to read it recently.


Third Stack:

I’m Jack – Mark Blacklock: This was a recent purchase so not had a chance to pick it up yet.

We are Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler: This was a book I got for free at university but I am interested in it.

Landline – Rainbow Rowell: I love Rainbow’s books and really want to pick up Landline, I need to pick it up soon.

I’ll Give you the Sun – Jandy Nelson: I need to pick this up soon!

Dream a little Dream – Giovanna Fletcher: This is a book I would read on holiday and haven’t been on holiday recently.

Wave Me Goodbye – Jacqueline Wilson: This is a recent purchase and need to pick it up soon.

A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E Schwab: I am so excited to get to this but I know if I read it I will want to get the rest of the series.

The Universe Vs Alex Woods – Gavin Extence: I have had this book on my shelves for absolutely ages and I have wanted to pick it up for a long while but I haven’t yet.

Strange the Dreamer – Laini Taylor: This book is really big but I am so excited to pick it up. Just the size is scaring me.

The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold: This is one I keep meaning to pick up.

How to Fall in Love – Cecelia Ahern: Holiday read and I haven’t been on holiday

The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton: I was really excited to pick this up when it first came out, then I heard some mixed reviews so it put me off reading it a little. Also, It’s a big book

How to be Good – Nick Hornby: This is one that I just haven’t been in the mood to read


Fourth Stack:

The Death House – Sarah Pinbourgh: I need to pick this up soon as I am reading another of her books at the moment

The Gargoyle – Andrew Davidson: This was an impulse buy because it has black sprayed edges. However, I do want to pick it up soon.

The Seed Collectors – Scarlett Thomas: I have gifted this book and it really intrigues me. Other books just keep stopping me from picking it up.

Scythe – Neal Shusterman: This is a highly anticipated read for me and I will read it ASAP

If There’s No Tomorrow – Jennifer L. Armentrout: I will pick this up when I’m in a contemporary mood

13 Minutes – Sarah Pinborough: I’m reading this at the moment

Empire of Storms – Sarah J. Maas: I need to read this, but I need to read Assassins Blade first.

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern: I keep looking at this wanting to pick it up but I keep picking up others first

Don’t Blink – James Patterson: I’m not in the mood for a James Patterson at the moment but I do like his books when I read them.

The Two of Us – Andy Jones: This has been on my shelves for a long time and I probably need to unhaul it.

Danny the Champion of the World – Roald Dahl: I’m re-reading all of Roald Dahl’s books and I haven’t had a chance to pick this up yet

Going Solo – Roald Dahl: same as previous

Me Before You – Jojo Moyes: I was so excited to read this when it came out but I didn’t get round to it. Now the film is out and I have stopped myself watching the film so I can read the book first.




4 thoughts on “To Be Read Shelves

  1. That copy of The Night Circus looks different than mine. Is it weird I want to see the cover? (And yes, I was reading all the titles on the books you posted). Anyway, I would totally read The Night Circus before Caraval. They’re pretty similar, but The Night Circus is better in my opinion.
    And Shadow and Bone is WONDERFUL. I’m obsessed with Leigh Bardugo and that series.


    • There is a picture on my Instagram (readingat3am) of my copy of The Night Circus as I took a picture of the cover with some other books a little while ago. One of the reasons I picked it up is because it has sprayed red edges which I am obsessed with! Ooh thanks for the info I will certainly try to pick up The Night Circus before caraval. Shadow and Bone is one that I want to get to very soon as everyone says it’s so good. I can’t believe you made it to the end of the post whole reading every book title 😂 I have another part of it coming soon as it would have been way too long otherwise.

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      • Ohh really?! I’ll have to check it out. It sounds like a pretty cover.

        Haha, yeah I’m weird. I love lists and skimming pictures of people’s bookshelves.


  2. I think it’s the UK 2012 Halloween edition but I could be wrong. 😊 It really is a pretty book and if I like it I think I may buy some more editions because they are all so beautiful!


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