I’m writing this at 3am and job hunting is both mind-numbing and soul-destroying, so I’m making a random bookish post. Last week I finally got round to cleaning my book shelf and I think it looks really cute now, but so many times I came across a paperback I bought years ago and then completely forgot about, so this is a post calling myself out for abandoning books and wasting money. Nice one, Jess.
Also, this isn’t counting fiction I bought for uni because we don’t have all day 😛
The Shock of the Fall – Nathan Filer
I bought this because it has mental illness rep, and I think I just never got round to it because it’s a sensitive topic for me, but also because the rep in the book seems really intense (I don’t know this for sure, though). I’m undecided on whether I’ll read this or not – it has pretty mixed review on GR, too.
Verdict: Maybe one day…
Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Sepetys
I’ve heard so many good things, but given that the novel takes place during WWII and includes some heavy topics, I haven’t gotten round to reading it. Over the past two years or so, I’ve really avoided heavier topics in fiction, instead choosing cheesy romance books. But I would like to read this at some point though because it sounds interesting and my GR friends all seem to love it.
More Than This – Patrick Ness
I bought this from Amazon after reading A Monster Calls because it was awesome and I wanted to read more Ness novels, but I still haven’t read it. The cover is really eye-catching but the synopsis gives next-to-nothing away! I’m not even sure what the book is about. But I would like to read it. It sounds interesting and again has great reviews by my friends on GR.
Since You’ve Been Gone – Morgan Matson
The synopsis of this novel sounds really cute and fun, and I really don’t know why I haven’t read it yet…
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
I almost wrote my dissertation on this but ended up picking a different topic, but I do plan on reading it at some point because it seems to be a modern-day classic. Although I could just watch the Netflix adaptation instead…
Verdict: Maybe one day…
All The Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
I bought this randomly at a supermarket because I needed change for the bus, but I probably won’t read this… I’m pretty sure I read somewhere it has problematic rep in regards to mental illness so I’m gonna pass.
Verdict: Give up
Cinder – Marissa Meyer
This cover is stunning! I do still plan on reading this because it really does sound awesome and I’ve heard such good things, but nowadays fantasy is a hard genre for me to get into. I bought this back when I read a lot of YA fantasy, but I can’t even remember the last fantasy novel I read and I just struggle to read it now, but I would like to give this novel a try.
The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
Again, fantasy is tough for me to read. I remember buying this with the plan to read it before the first Hobbit movie came out… LOL. I don’t think I’ll read this, but I also feel a sense of guilt for giving up on such a classic.
Verdict: Maybe one day..
So those are the unread paperbacks on my bookshelf. I’m surprised by how many I actually still want to read after all these years. I haven’t read a paperback novel in almost a year, so it’s kinda nice to know that if I fancy a change in formats, I have one of these books waiting for me on my shelf.
So what about you? How many unread books do you own?? And answer honestly! This is a no-shame zone 🙂