So today I am sad. Because this morning I logged onto my NetGalley account all ready to FINALLY read that book that had been sat there on my shelf for a while (and on my TBR for even longer!), but I hadn’t gotten round to reading yet because there were all those other books that needed to be read before it (the impulse buys that turn out to be Not So Good to put it politely!). So there I am, ready to download it and then the worst thing ever happens: I find out it’s been archived!
I really am so mad at myself because I have all these totally amazing books just sat on my shelves (both virtual and physical) waiting for me to read them, but for some stupid reason I keep reading all the not so good books first (free kindle books from amazon are my downfall!!!), which results in very bad days like today!
My TBR is FULL to the brim (current count 630!) of incredible books that I add and then totally forget about. Even worse then that my bookshelves are full with more incredible books that I have bought/been bought but have not read yet!
I’ve tried to be really good recently at not accepting loads of review books because last year I hardly read anything I actually wanted to read because I got so over excited by the thought of free books! I thought I was doing better, but apparently this year I have just replaced my free review books with free amazon kindle books!
Some of the AWESOME but Unread Books my Shelves Currently Contain (feel free to judge!)…
I got both of these books for Christmas, that is an ENTIRE 3 months ago! Both of them have such amazing reviews AND people keep recommending them to me and I am always so embarrassed to say that I have them but I just haven’t read them yet!
Yes, that’s right: The Lunar Chronicles. All three of them, in pristine condition, sat neatly on my book shelf just waiting to be read! I know from the countless reviews I have read and things I have been told about this series that I am going to LOVE it. But still I have not read it yet!
I got both of these for my birthday in October last year. That’s nearly 6 months ago, that half of a year!!!!! I actually attempted to start reading We Were Liars a little while ago. I made the brave decision to take it off my shelf and put it in my bag for all those times I am sat around waiting for something and so could be reading. Instead I carried it round in my bag for about a month, slightly scuffed up the corner of it and then put it back on my shelf!
I bought this in December as a pre Christmas present to read over the holiday season. Apparently the book is set around the Christmas/New Year time so I thought it would be the perfect read. Now I don’t know whether to read it now or wait until next Christmas/New Year, although the way my reading is going it will probably be Christmas when I finally got round to reading it anyway! What do you think? Seasonal read or any time of the year read?
And now to the Gayle Foreman books. I’ve had Just One Day for waaaaay longer then I can even remember, but I don’t feel as guilty because it’s sat next to I Was Here which I only got on Sunday (when I met Gayle Foreman!) and so is BRAND NEW and SIGNED!