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.
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.
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.
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
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.
TO BE CONTINUED…