I think just about anyone would know what it’s like to have multiple responsibilities that we usually take our time getting through. Whether it’s chores or homework, we know we have to or need to do it but it takes us time to push ourselves to do it.
Books. There are sooooo many books that I really want to read, but haven’t read and it makes me both sad and angry, sangry. I either bought or was gifted all the books I have in my possession, every single one is a book I have seen or heard about and knew I wanted to read. Yet I haven’t. I am ashamed and afraid of the sheer size of me TBR…..
It has grown into a beast from some dark and scary trench, you know the kind…. the ones with the spooky noises (like growling and snarling and the occasional death like cough [the kind that you hear from scary strangers who are waaaaay too close and you think you will acquired a new disease, not fun. DON’T LIE TO YOURSELF, YOU KNOW WHAT CATEGORY OF COUGH I AM TALKING ABOUT]) that we all actively try to avoid.
Literally though, when I got every single book that I own I would say, “This is going to be the next book I read!” because I was so excited about them…… and then they ended up on this list….. ooops.
So here are a few books that I have had on my shelf for a while and while deep inside I know I have no reason not to have picked them up yet, I am going to
shamefully try to justify why I haven’t read some of them.
1) The Bane Chronicles + Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy– By Cassandra Clare, et al.
Having read The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices and enjoyed both, I have no idea why I haven’t gone on to read these. Especially since Magnus was easily one of my favourite characters and Simon was a favourite of mine to follow through out TMI. Literally. Books about two of my favourite characters anD I HAVEN’T EVEN ATTEMPTED TO READ THEM. What is wrong with me?….
Reasons why: I remember reading somewhere that because of the additional authors Magnus was written differently or something making him seem….. not Magnus… or something like that. I am going to say that I am scared of picking up The Bane Chronicles because I don’t want one of my fave characters to be altered. Let’s be real he is friggin’ fabulous as he is, don’t even try to tell or prove to me otherwise. I have no excuse of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. *hides in corner crying*
2) Turtles All The Way Down – By John Green
I know…. I am ashamed. So so ashamed. I bought this book as soon as it came out. I like John Greens’ writing. I really like it. I read The Fault in Our Stars and cried till I felt my soul fly away and my heart shatter like the window my mother once broke trying to scare away a wood pigeon which was, and I quote, hoovering up all the bird seed. I have heard some really good things about it as well, someone said that they liked it more that TFIOS…… I don’t know what their opinion on TFIOS was but…… that had me sold. BETTER! I didn’t think there could ever be a better after TFIOS (cause that was some real rare pixie dust there) but here it is apparently.
Reasons Why: None. Literally none. It sounds good, people say it’s good. It’s supposed to be good? Right? It’s not even that long for heavens sake…. IT’S NOT EVEN THREE HUNDRED PAGES!!! SCHREEEEEEEEEE.
3) Shadow and Bone – By Leigh Bardugo
This world is quite the popular one to say the least, especially Six of Crows, Iv’e heard a lot about that bean. I mean it sounds great, looks great and people generally say that it is good…. *sigh*
Reasons Why: Ok, so this one I kinda have an excuse….. maybe? So, this is book one in a series and I had just finished reading Rebel of the Sands at the time ( and I just wanted more. It was reeeeeeeally good though, to me anyway. I thought it was great.) that I bought it and then I decided that I didn’t want to purposely expose my fragile heart to cliffhangers anymore. HA, like authors would even try to show any care about our hearts….. *cue my wails of despair* Since I knew that there were three books in the series and they were all released, I decided to wait till I could afford all three.
But now that I have all three and the attached duology……. there is actually no logical reason that I haven’t picked them up…… moving onnnnnnn.
4) A Darker Shade of Magic – By V. E. Schwab
Right. V. E. Schwab…… I have not read any books by this mystical V. E. Schwab, but I own several of her books. Everyone I have, read about, watched on youtube, heck even carefully tip-toeing into the review section of Amazon, has said that her books are great. I haven’t heard a negative about a single one. They all also sound really interesting (as most books do).
Reason Why: Oh no. Here’s another one. I don’t have a clue why I haven’t read this or any of her books. Maybe it’s because in this particular book there are I think 3 or 4 different versions of London and there is magic, and it all sounds very complex yet I also really want to read this…..and yet I have no reason not to pick it up right now……
5)The Name of the Wind – By Patrick Rothfuss
I have seen this book mentioned all over the place, everybody knows about it, many people have it, many people have finished it and loved it. And here I am a little sad bean who wants to join in the fun but is too afraid to talk to people. Soooooooo, naturally I bought the book….. Why try to suppress my deepest and darkest desires, which will inevitably end with me being crushed by the emotional and physical weight of a gazillion unread books around the world that scream for my attention only to become traitorous and plot my demise when I don’t read or give attention to them. *muffled cries of sadness*
Reasons Why: THE SIZE OF THE BEAST! 662 PAGES!!!!!! I USUALLY WOULDN’T COMPLAIN BUT, AHHHHHHHH!!! Plus, adding to the agony, the font size if relatively small in its physical print. My poor, poor eyes. Guaranteed I’ll lose which line I’m on and become very confused as to what has happened.
This is not even the end of my shame….. my shame has roots deeper than most trees, It’s real bad…..trust me.
Whether or not I ever get to these books…… We’ll never know…. or you’ll never know cause I’ll never tell anyone and the shame won’t be public hahahahahaha…. honestly though, I do want to read them, I just need the motivation to I think.
Thank you for taking the time to read about my shameful life decisions *sobs*…. If you want to provide some motivation for me to pick up any of these books… please do, even if it only consists of screeching….. I’ll understand. I’m fluent in the language of screech. Or at least some dialects…
Till next time chums… Good Night or Good Morning….Day….. yeah
(P.S, Please forgive any spelling or grammar mistakes if there are any, I swear I did check…. but it’s possible I missed some…. Thank You 😀 )