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: To-Be-Read list Shame (aka. the books you meant to read years ago and for some unknown read haven’t gotten to them yet)
I’m not ashamed to say I have an exploding to-be-read list that even with all the time in the world, I would not put a dent into it. That being said, there are definitely a few authors/books that I’ve literally been meaning to read for yeeeeears and it just hasn’t happened.
Here are a few of those books/authors that I’m a bit a shame to say I haven’t read yet:
I love, love, love cute adorable summery YA contemporary and yet I still haven’t read any Emery Lord ): I even own The Start of You and Me /sigh. Everyone says they’re amazing and I really really am planning on reading one soon. I think it’s the fear that it might not live up to the expectation!?!?
Maggie Stiefvater, a well-beloved author that I haven’t read it. I literally have been meaning to read The Raven Boys since it was published in 2012, oops. Can I use the excuse that I was waiting for the series to complete before binge reading it??
Laini Taylor. I recently got Strange the Dreamer and I’m super excited to read it! I don’t how I still haven’t read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, since it really does sound right up my ally. /failure
Another author of cute contemporary YA novels that I haven’t read. Everyone seems to really enjoy Jenny Han and I love the sounds of To All the Boys I’ve loved Before! I had every intention of reading it when it came out but than more came out and I figure it was just best to wait for the rest of the series…yeah, I totally meant to do that,
But hey! I’m not a failure all the time! Here’s some authors that I finally got around to checking out!
Jill Shalvis and Ilona Andrews are pretty big name authors that I finally got read and I need to kick myself a little bit for wait for so long to check them out! Okay, Becky Albertalli wasn’t a super long wait, though it did take me almost two years before I read Simon. But man, was I happy to have corrected that mistake! And I’m so glad I finally got around to reading Jessica Khoury! Her books always sounded amazing and I loved The Forbidden Wish! And My Lady Jane was a perfect book for me to hit up 3 authors in one shot (Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows)!
Do you have a lot (or a few) authors or books that you feel a bit ashamed that you haven’t gotten to yet?
Who are these lovely authors/fantastic books that need a little more love from you?
Did you finally get to some books/authors that have been on your TBR for too long? (PS. high five!)
PS. Please don’t actually feel ashamed that you haven’t gotten to a book or author yet! Sometimes that’s the way life rolls and that’s okay (:
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