It’s December and while I’m happy that I have reached my goal earlier than expected *self- applauding* there are still books that I still haven’t read. Yeah, before when I was beginning to read books (I told you many times that I’m not really bookworm when I was bit younger). I don’t know which books to read, so I end picking up everything that fancy my taste. And miraculously I did end up loving ‘em. Now that I haven’t been here for quite some time my taste has changed. I’m not easy to please anymore plus the fact that I’m lucky to get ARCs now, I’m not buying books blindly anymore. You can say my palate has upgraded. Even the most hyped books sometimes don’t measure up.
Well, I’m sorry if my introduction is sort of misleading. I’m not gonna talk about my eclectic taste, haha, if I do have one. I saw this meme on livejournal and I found it interesting. It’s about books that I absolutely had to have (or already have) but still haven’t read. But to make it recent (and so you wouldn’t know how much slacking happened in the previous years *yep, guilty as charged*) I’m only going to feature books released this year (despite my little achievement, I’d still showed some laziness, hur!).
BOOKS THAT I ABSOLUTELY HAD TO HAVE (OR ALREADY HAVE) BUT STILL HAVEN’T READ (IN 2013)
❶ Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton
Published: January 22nd 2013 by Balzer + Bray
I’m not really a big fan of Everneath but something’s telling me I still need to continue it, hence not dropping the series.
❷ Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Published: February 26th 2013 by St. Martin’s Press
I tried Fangirl but a few pages in still didn’t grab me so I decided to put in on-hold, meanwhile this book has something more charming, plot-wise than Fangirl. So I’m still intrigued, and it’s too soon to shun Rainbow Rowell books. This might save my earlier distaste.
❸ Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2) by Wendy Higgins
Published: April 30th 2013 by HarperTeen
I have this book. It’s been sitting on my shelf for months now. Months?!!!!!! I don’t know why but I couldn’t start reading it, no matter how much I want to read it because of, well, Kaidan. What the hell is wrong with me?! LOL
❹ Antigoddess (Goddess War #1) by Kendare Blake
Published: September 10th 2013 by Tor Teen
I have yet to read Anna Dressed in Blood, and now a new series from the author that sound really up my alley. But ugh, once again, like her earlier work, I still haven’t read it. I want it but I still hesistate. Even I’m confused with myself. x.x
❺ The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1) by Samantha Shannon
Published: August 20th 2013 by Bloomsbury Publishing
The hype. The massive and phenomenal hype. (enough said) :heh: :p
❻ World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee
Published: November 19th 2013 by Skyscape
Another massively hyped book but I need to read Angelfall first. Yeah, I’m such a slacker and quite remarkably an accomplished book hoarder. LMAO But I gotta have this!
There you have it, that’s my top list of books I need to have but haven’t read because (1) laziness (2) tons of other distracting books (3) and my impulse to read randomly. Hehe, have myself to blame, but don’t worry books. I’ll read you, sooner than you think, ha!
How about do you? Do you also have
an unfortunately neglect list for this year? Care to share it with me. Promise no judging on my part (no pot & kettle metaphor will be thrown) . 😉