Don’t lie to me – I’m sure we all have a pile of unwanted-yet-purchased books in our living spaces. Right?
According to my bookshelf, most of the books I own have not been read. 😦 Most of them are still on my TBR, and they have been for over a year now. I almost never read books as soon as I purchase them, and now… I feel a bit guilty.
Let’s look at some of the books I’ve never read, but have owned for the longest amount of time.
Lord of the Rings trilogy
I really need to read this series! I’ve owned all of the books for about six years now, so I don’t know why it’s taking me so long to read them!
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo
Honestly? 😂 I think I just picked this up because I thought the guy on the cover was cute. When I was twelve!
I started reading the first chapter, and let me tell you, this book is exactly what would happen if you put Harry Potter and Percy Jackson together, and then just… smashed your keyboard to get a series title. (I mean, Foo? Really??)
I pre-ordered this book back when the series was still a ~thing~, and… then I saw the reviews after it had been released into the world for only 7 hours, and I immediately knew what was wrong.
And then I put it on my shelf and never touched it again.
Bridge to Teribithia
My mom once bought me a copy of Bridge to Terabithia (although it wasn’t this pretty version I placed above). Since I liked the movie, I wanted to read the book but… I couldn’t stand the illustrations inside! 😂 They were so… strange!
Look at me, judging art styles since I was eleven.
Six of Crows
I know, I know… I must read Six of Crows eventually!
I already own it, but since I also own The Grisha Trilogy, I’m going to read that first. I think it will be overall beneficially to my experience, and it couldn’t hurt to read them all before the Netflix adaptation! 🙂
Daughter of Smoke & Bone
I bought Daughter of Smoke & Bone at the same time as Strange the Dreamer, and I loved Strange the Dreamer and its sequel so much! I know I like Taylor’s writing style, and I’ll probably end up liking this book as well, but I just… haven’t found the time or motivation to read it yet. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I just don’t feel like picking it up!
And… that’s all for today! Perhaps there will be a part two, since this list is not the half of it!
Sorry this post was a little late: my family is sheltering a beautiful orange cat while we look for his owner, and I’ve been following him around the house all day! 😊 He’s so fluffy and friendly!
REMINDER: Tomorrow is my first 24-Hour Readathon of the season! Tune in tomorrow to see how I’m doing!
Which books do you own, but have never read? Do you ever read your purchased books right away? I almost never do!
Chat with me about it!
Happy reading, everyone! 😊