Oh yes. I thought it was time to go all “Shame on me!” when I was trying to create a Fantastic February TBR – which, as you might have noticed, never happened because I’m going all mood-reader lately. As such, this post was.. born? I guess? I have so, so many books in my unread bookcases. I have THREE cases with unread books. So you can imagine how many amazing books are probably on there – if not all. One can hope? I decided to share the books I really should have read ages ago, the books I think you might agree with or maybe even disagree with.
~ A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC and its sequels.. Yup.. That’s a big one to be mentioned first, right? I know! But, at least I’m not at the same spot as two years ago, where I hadn’t read anything written by V. Schwab! I remedied that! I’ve read City of Ghosts! And, although that’s the only one, I do own the sequel and the entire ADSOM-trilogy so.. there’s hope! I loved her writing in the middle grade novel I read, so it’s not like I’m not looking forward to reading more of her work but.. it’s daunting in a way? So many people keep on raving about her books.. I guess I’m afraid I won’t like them as much? [I’m still torn about the whole thing with The Raven Cycle, haha.]
~ A more recent, and on-going as far as I know, series is THE SHADOW GAME. I’ve read and enjoyed Daughter of the Burning City, but expected more of it. Maybe that’s why I keep on postponing? I’ve heard amazing things about Ace of Shades though, so I’ll definitely pick it up eventually. I just.. never seem to actually do it?
~ Oh yes. Another known book is THE NAME OF THE WIND, a book that has one sequel and is forever waiting for the next one. I guess it isn’t a huge surprise how I’m all “Let’s just wait until the series is complete so I don’t have to join in the frustrating waiting game on this one”? Because that’s exactly why I’m refusing to pick it up, even though it sounds so good and I have the sequel as well.
~ Talk about fandoms.. I feel like Leigh Bardugo also has a pretty huge one when it comes to the SHADOW AND BONE-series. I’ve seen spoilers for these books quite often. Not that those put me off from reading a book, but combining the spoilers with the impressive [and sometimes agressive] fandom.. Yeah.. Not a great combination.
~ Oh boy. The SHATTER ME-series is one I bought a while back on impulse. I had heard AMAZING things about it and was so intrigued but then the books got.. lost in my huge TBR? I can’t even remotely recall what these books are about and, automatically, don’t have the urge to pick them up at all. On top of that, I know there are a lot of fans out there, but these books aren’t featured that often anymore which.. makes me forget about them? Whoops..
~ I was close to reading the RED RISING-series about a year ago, but then my other half decided they sounded good and started reading. Of course, that meant I couldn’t because “I’d totally spoil things!” [not true] and they hate whenever we read the same book at the same time. [Frustration regarding me reading faster and all that jazz.] so.. Even though they started Red Rising and never finished it – their bookmark is still in there somewhere – I am basically forbidden from picking it up? I also have no clue anymore as to what it’s about and that might be for the better in this case.
Are there books on here you’d gladly throw at me so I read them faster?
What’s a series you never seem to pick up but really should?
Do you ABSOLUTELY LOVE [or hate] any of the books mentioned in my post?