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To All The Books I’ll Never Read | Revisiting An Old Post

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If you’ve been following me for a long time, I had a post called “Why Have I Not I Read You Yet?”

I posted it way back in early January when I was just a tiny blogger, and, basically it was just an entire post about all the books on my TBR that I feel like everyone else in the world has read…except for me. Since then, I’ve culled my TBR down by asking if I’m REALLY ever going to read those books, so I’m going to revisit this old post by looking at some books that are still on my TBR and some that are no longer there anymore!

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The Martian

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Status:

Kept

Why:

I’ve started really getting into sci-fi lately, so I’m definitely keeping this one on the TBR! Also, I think this author is coming out with another book later this year, so, maybe I’ll have some incentive (probably not, but still).

Ready Player One

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Status:

Kept

Why: 

Again, sci-fi! And because the concept is so intriguing, I can’t turn it down, especially since people keep comparing Marie Lu’s Warcross to this book! And the trailer for the movie looked absolutely gorgeous and badass, so I must read!

The Girl with All the Gifts

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Status:

Kept

Why:

Basically, because I love zombies. And I’ve heard brilliant things about this book and haven’t been spoiled by it, so I definitely want to read it someday! And I want to watch the movie. I guess it’s not as basic as I thought it’d be.

Room

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Status:

Removed

Why:

I think my excitement and interest in this one has worn down to the point where I’m not really intrigued to read it anymore, unfortunately. I might watch the movie though!

All the Light We Cannot See

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Status:

Removed

Why:

I think I was brutally honest with myself and realized that I’m just not going to ever end up reading this one or being in the mood for it, so off the TBR it goes!

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

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Status:

Kept

Why:

Because it sounds absolutely amazing, this one is definitely staying on my TBR! I will read end up reading it someday; I know it!

Fangirl

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Status:

Kept

Why: 

I WILL FINISH THIS BOOK NO MATTER WHAT, DAMN IT.

I’ll Give You the Sun

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Status:

Kept

Why: 

I’ve heard fantastic things about it and I’ve had it for so long that I feel like I at least need to give it a chance! This one’s a bit rocky though, and I might just take it off my TBR, but it’s here to stay for now!

On the Jellicoe Road

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Status:

Removed

Why:

Pretty much all of my Goodreads friends loved this book and this author, but I feel like I mainly added it because of the hype and not because I was really intrigued by the premise, so I’m taking it off.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Status:

Kept

Why: 

This is another Fangirl situation where I’ve started the book but just haven’t finished it yet, so I think I’m going to attempt to finish it, especially since it’s so short.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

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Status:

Kept

Why:

Again, another unfinished book I’m going to try to complete one day. MIDDLE SCHOOL ME WAS NOT ON TOP OF READING LIKE I AM NOW, OKAY?

Poison Study

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Status:

Removed

Why:

I was initially really interested in this one, but, first of all, the series has way too many books and spin-offs to catch up with, and since I can barely complete series now combined with the fact that I’ve heard meh reviews about the sequels, so I’m not going to waste my time.

The Name of the Wind

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Status:

Removed

Why:

Yeah, I added a lot of fantasy books to my TBR because that used to be my main genre, but I’m not that obsessed with fantasy like I used to be, and these books are so long, that I know I’m just never getting to them.

American Gods

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Status:

Kept

Why:

The premise sounds amazing, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about the show, so I’m definitely going to read this someday (even though it’s a behemoth).

Nimona

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Status:

Kept

Why:

It’s a pretty short graphic novel that I’ll probably get through fairly quickly that I’ve only heard good things about, so I have no reason to kick this one off my TBR!

Carry On

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Status:

Kept

Why:

I freaking love Simon and Baz’s fanfiction in Fangirl, so I’m definitely reading a full-length book about them. SOMEDAY.

Fairest and Stars Above

Status:

One kept, one removed

Why: 

I’m keeping Fairest because I’m pretty sure it’s not a very long book, and I love reading villain backstories, but I’m removing Stars Above since I’m not one to really read novella bind-ups and I’ve lost interest in it.

The Host

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Status:

Removed

Why:

I was originally motivated to read this because I watched the movie when it came out, but, again, my interest is gone, so I’m not going to keep it on the TBR.

The Lies of Locke Lamora

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Status:

Removed

Why:

Again with the whole fantasy thing. It’s just not going to happen.

The Secret History and The Goldfinch

Status:

Kept

Why:

I WILL FINISH THESE UNFINISHED BOOKS.

The Death Cure

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Status:

Removed

Why: 

I don’t think I’ll ever finish this series, and I’m okay with that! It’s not because I don’t like the series anymore or because I’ve heard meh things about the finale, but it’s been so long since I’ve read the first two books that I’ve just lost interest.

Game of Thrones

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Status:

Removed

Why:

The books are too long, the sequels don’t seem to be coming anytime soon, and I don’t think I was ever that interested to read this one in the first place, so I’ve given up on this one. I think I’ll just watch the show.

Me Before You

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Status:

Removed

Why: 

I was interested in this one originally because of the hype when the movie released, but I’m not a huge romance fan, so I’ll probably be bored while reading it.

The Assassin’s Blade

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Status:

Kept

Why: 

Pretty sure this one’s obvious enough.

Made You Up

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Status:

Kept

Why:

I’ve only heard amazing things about this book, and everyone talks about how mind-bending it is and such, and I love those types of books, so I’m definitely going to read it someday!

The Scorpio Races

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Status:

Kept

Why:

Because it’s Maggie Stiefvater, of course.

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Hopefully, you enjoyed reading that!

I’ve actually taken a lot more books off of my TBR besides these ones a couple months back, and it’s definitely been really good for me because for once, I looked at my TBR and thought, “This is manageable. I might be able to read all the books I want to!” And that’s always a more positive thing, right?

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Why Have I Not Read You Yet?

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So, anyone who knows me knows that I have the most intense book shame. So many books that I want to read but have yet to because my priorities are not straight in any way whatsoever. So I decided to share my shame with all of you just in case I’m not alone in an out-of-control TBR that is basically drowning you. We can be shameful together.

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The Martian

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Okay, so I’m super excited to read this one, and I don’t even know why I haven’t read it yet. I’ve heard literally nothing but good things, and the movie got great reviews as well! I promised myself that I wouldn’t watch the movie until I read the book, and I’m going to!

(Soon enough.)

Ready Player One

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Apparently, Steven Spielberg is adapting this into a movie by the end of this year, so I’ll read it before then. I promise.

The Girl with All the Gifts

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This is about zombies!!! I love zombies!!! And I still haven’t read it!!! Literally what is wrong with me???

Room

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The concept for this one also interests me, especially since it’s told from the POV of a child. Again, I heard the movie was great (and that Jacob Tremblay was fantastic in it, and he’s absolutely ADORABLE), and this has been out for way too long for me to have not read it.

All the Light We Cannot See

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I swear on God’s green earth I’m the only one who hasn’t read this book, and I feel so bad! The cover is eye-catching, and the concept sounds brilliant, and I can already feel myself giving it five stars, but I just need to read it!

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

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Once this came out, I saw nothing but fantastic reviews for it, and the fact that it centers around a cult and a girl who has no hands because they were cut off (!!!) immediately pulls me in – I’ve always been interested in cults and such – so I’m actually hoping to get to this one this year!

Fangirl

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Listen, I’ve had this book for SO LONG. I borrowed it off my friend once it first came out, but I had to return it before I could finish it. I actually bought the book, and started reading it again, but got distracted by other books. Again, a year later, I attempted to read it, got further than I did the first time, but I got distracted YET AGAIN. So, this is actually ridiculous; I love it every time I read it, but I’m a failure at finishing it.

I’ll Give You the Sun

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I’ve literally owned this book since a couple weeks after the release date, but I’ve yet to, you know, actually read it. It has a cute gay romance, which I know I’ll love, and, again, hoping to finally get to it this year!

On the Jellicoe Road

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Literally every single review I’ve seen for this book has given it a glowing five stars, and I’ve also heard brilliant things about Melina Marchetta and her books as a whole, so I know I must read this, even though I’m still confused as to what this book is actually about from the synopsis. But who cares, I love weird books.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Again, I’ve owned this book for so long, and, again, I’ve actually read halfway through it (and was really enjoying it), but life probably got in the way, and I left it unfinished. Younger me was not good at completing books, is what I’m learning.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

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Yeah, I’ve owned this book for a long time and read halfway through it and yep, I think we’ve all heard this story before.

Poison Study

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I heard this was a really good recommendation for those who are fans of the Throne of Glass series, which I’m a super-fan of, so I know I have to get to this one! I actually read a sample of this on iBooks and I found it to be entertaining and well-written, so I’m excited to continue!

The Name of the Wind

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I don’t think I need to explain myself with this one.

American Gods

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This book is actually going to be adapted into an HBO TV series by Bryan Singer, who did Hannibal, one of my favorite TV shows ever (so upset it was cancelled), so I feel like I need to educate myself before I watch it. Even though it’s super long. I’ll attempt to read this.

Nimona

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Last year, I dived into the world of comics/graphic novels, and I failed to get to this one, which, again, nothing but good reviews had popped up in my Goodreads feed. I consider this one to be even MORE shameful because it’s so short and I could get it done so quickly, but, again, failure.

Carry On

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I actually read a little over 100 pages of this on iBooks last year, but I wasn’t exactly in the mood for a fantasy novel, so I neglected it, but I’m actually part of the 1% that really enjoyed the fanfiction parts of Fangirl, and Simon and Baz’s relationship is basically Drarry, one of my top ships, so, I’m pumped. Plus, I loved what little I had read, so yep.

Fairest and Stars Above

I jumped on the Lunar Chronicles bandwagon in late 2015, so I missed out on Fairest, and Stars Above, but I love this series, so I should really love these too! I just haven’t gotten to them because whenever I have book money, I rarely ever want to buy prequels or extra books in series, if that makes sense, but I would love nothing more than to return to this world again.

The Host

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I didn’t like Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight or New Moon, but I’ve heard that The Host is much better than the Twilight quartet as a whole, so I definitely want to get to this one. I actually watched the movie once it came out (in an empty theatre with only my mom as company), and thought it wasn’t that good, but that was the general consensus, so I can’t wait to read the source material!

(This sort of makes me want to watch the movie again, just for kicks.)

The Lies of Locke Lamora

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I’ve heard this is like an adult version of Six of Crows, and I am intrigued.

The Secret History and The Goldfinch

I borrowed both of these books off Overdrive but quickly returned them because the real pages on Kindle were driving me absolutely crazy and making the reading experience extremely slow, and I knew there was no way in hell I was reading these tomes in two weeks. I purchased the ebook versions instead because I prefer the stretched out pages. I’m probably going to take both of these super slow, but I will definitely get back to them. I was enjoying them while I was reading them, so I can’t wait to finish them!

The Death Cure

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Of course, we weren’t going to make it through this list without a finale being on here, and this one is shameful. I’ve already read and completed the first two books in the trilogy and absolutely loved them, and I was in the midst of reading this one, but, again, middle school me was distracted and abandoned it. I really just need to reread this series and check it off my list!

Game of Thrones

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I’ve only really watched about three episodes of the show, so this actually counts as double shame. I just really need to read this no matter how big this book is, because, again, nothing but good reviews from most of my old Goodreads friends, but, I’m weak.

Me Before You

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Okay, so this one hasn’t been on my list for TOO long, but after the flurry with it becoming a movie and everyone jumping on board the hype train, I was sadly left behind. But I will read this! I promise!

The Assassin’s Blade

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Anyone who knows me knows that I’m the biggest Throne of Glass nerd/fangirl ever, and I JUST NEED TO READ THIS. Seriously, the further I read, the more I realize I need to read these books, and, honestly, this is ridiculous; I should have read this about two years ago.

Made You Up

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First of all, gorgeous cover! Second, the idea of a book where the main character has schizophrenia, and you can’t tell what is real and what isn’t sounds absolutely brilliant, and the reviews are clearly reflecting that!

The Scorpio Races

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Clearly, I’m a huge fan of Maggie Stiefvater. I absolutely love the Raven Cycle, and I know that I’m going to like this once I read it, but I. Just. Haven’t. And it’s even worse because I could easily borrow this on Overdrive, but I’m weak.

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And that’s it for my extremely shameful list of “Why Have I Not Read You Yet?” I have no idea if I’ll complete any of these before the end of the year, but if I do, cheers to future me for doing better than past me!

Also, completely unrelated note, but it snowed this past weekend, and I’m praying that we have no school tomorrow because I’m a lazy bum.

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What are some of the most shameful books on your TBR? Do we share any of the same ones?