Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as Books and a Beat‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too (:
So today’s topic is: Do you read those really highly anticipated you were super excited about the year before?!
Hey so it’s already December and that always means year end lists! Doing the Top Ten is one of my favourite things to do. And of course, usually the week long posts always end with a “Top Ten Most Anticipated Reads” of next year.
I was looking at my last year’s list and I was thinking “Hey! Did I even read those books that I was so crazy excited for?” Out of the ten 2016 anticipated books, I managed to read 8 of them!
Which I’m actually kind of of surprised about (because two of them have been out for months and months and I only read them a couple weeks ago so it easily could have been 6).
So I’ve been doing the Top Ten list for a few years now and here are my stats:
2016 anticipated books read: 8/10
2015 anticipated books read: 6/10
2014 anticipated books read: 8/10
2013 anticipated books read: 6/10
Apparently I’m either a read almost all of them, or a read just over half. I’d say I’m fairly successful, but not as successful as I thought I would be, haha.
I find that the books I’m crazy excited for I either:
- Read right away as soon it comes out (i.e A Gathering of Shadows)
- Lose interest in it as newer books are introduce to me, or reviews may sway my vote (i.e Wink Poppy Midnight – I still love the gorgeous cover though!).
- Just keep forever on my TBR, even thought I have every intention of reading it (i.e. The Impostor Queen)
- Finally work up the courage to pick it said books (excitement and expectations can play a big role)! And I think to myself, well dang, what took so long (i.e. The Forbidden Wish and Rebel of the Sand which came out Feb/March and I read in end of Nov).
So how about you guys, do you usually get around to reading a lot of your anticipated reads?
Do some of them just get lost in the wind as new books come to your realization, are some just forgotten about?
Do you sometimes feel sad that you don’t get around to them all? (I know I do sometimes, but such is life and it’s always too many books, not enough time).
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