I'm trying something different this week, I thought it might be fun to talk about books I want to read in the upcoming months. Not all those fabulous new releases that we all can't wait to get our hands on but instead talk about those releases that have been out for awhile that I have yet to read but keep promising myself I will get to.
In other words, the good old TBR pile. We all have them, we all love them but sometimes they are so overwhelming it is hard to know what to read and where to start.
So here is my list to myself, a reminder of sorts, of those fabulous books that everybody loves that I have yet to read but truly want to get read by the end of summer.
I have months to read them so that shouldn't be so hard right? Before you agree with me, you might want to check my list out, you might be rethinking your answer.
Some of these are new authors I've been meaning to try or new series from already beloved authors and some are series that I have neglected for way too long and it's about time I gave them some love again.
So bear with me, the list is a loooooong one.
The first series I've seriously neglected is the Mercy Thompson series. Honestly, I love this series but for whatever reason I stopped reading it after only a few books in.
I currently need to start book five and I want to get caught up on it by the end of summer. Only five books, that isn't so bad right? *gulp* I can do it!
The next series is one that I know I more than likely won't be able to finish because there are still (insert huge sigh here) 9, yes 9 books I need to read but at the very least I'm hoping I can get a couple knocked out. At least the series is over so I don't have to worry about any new releases right? This series took my awhile to really warm up to it but I adore it now and can't wait to see how it all ends.
I adore this series but for whatever reason I've been putting the fourth book off and the fifth will be releasing in only a few months. I definitely have to get this one read.
So many people loved this when it first came out that I promised myself I would read it and then forgot about it. I finally actually downloaded it to my kindle and will be reading it this summer (hopefully).
Yet another book that tons of people have loved that I have yet to get to. Hmm, I'm starting to see a pattern here. Maybe I avoid hyped up books because I don't want to be disappointed?
These two are both trilogies that I loved the first books of and then abandoned somewhere along the way. more than likely just because I didn't have time for them. But I would really really like to finally finish them both and the worst part is, I have all the books for both of them so I really have no excuse.
I would love to jump back into this world. I meant to start book two right after reading book one because I loved it but then I saw that the author went on a writing hiatus and I didn't want to have to wait forever in between releases so I held off. Thankfully the author is writing and releasing again so what better time to pick it back up.
I love all of Nora's PNR trilogies, even more than her romance books but for some reason I never started this one even though I own all three. Are we seeing a pattern here too? :P
I truly love all of Jennifer's books but for some reason, even though I love this series too, I can only read them in small doses, i.e. not back to back. I have no idea why other than they are heavier and sometimes darker than her YA series she has. Either way, I love Gin and the gang and I do want to read more of them. I'm only on book six and I think there are already fourteen books out. That might be why I'm dragging my feet as well. It doesn't feel like I will ever get caught up on it. :(
This series is one that I don't think is very well known and it's a shame because it is so good! It is funny and fun and so different from other fantasies out there. I try to read them when I want something lighter but still something from this genre and I think it's just about time I pick one up again.
This is an author I discovered through one of my best friends and I jsut love her. Her books are both historic and have a slight paranormal edge to them and even though I've only tried one (which I have yet to post a review for, I suck!) I ended up buying all of her books I could find. *insert embarrassed face here* I might have a small book buying habit.
Her books are usually long which I think is why I haven't picked one up again but they are so well written and so beautifully detailed with amazing settings that they are hard to say no to at the same time and definitely worth the time it takes to read them.
I keep telling myself I'm going to read this someday. I've had it since it released in 2014 and yet, here is still sits on my kindle. I love Hoover so I have no idea why I haven't picked it up other than I really do have to be in the right mood and mind frame to read her books because they are always so beautiful but so emotional too.
Even though I've been avoiding this genre like the plague, Nick recommended this one so highly that I went out and bought it. Now I just need to make the time for it. It does look good though doesn't it?
I need to start a new series like a need a hole in my head but so many people loved this one too I couldn't resist grabbing a copy. I do want to read it. Maybe with book two already out I can read this. I think it's only a duology but someone correct me if I'm wrong!
The history nerd in me and the paranormal lover could not resist this one. Especially since most of my blogging friends have really enjoyed it. Again it is a new series I so do not need to be starting but....yeah, I know I will eventually. Maybe this summer is the time.
Another series that has been recommended to me numerous times and I bought all of the books in it because of it. I really am starting to think I might be crazy you guys. Someone please tell me they do this too.
So there you have it. About a gazillion books in my TBR pile that I still need to read and just a fraction of them are here. But I really truly wanted to make this the year of my TBR pile with less ARCs, blog tours, and author requests and so far I've been doing really well and I've been happier because of it.
If I can just get caught up on some of these great series now and try all these new fantastic authors, it would be even better.
So what about you guys, do you have any books you are dying to read that have been in your TBR pile for way too long now? Please please tell me I'm not the only one that buys all these wonderful books and then sets them aside and forgets about them.
Also do any of you recommend some of these? As in, do you second that I should take the time to read them this summer. I don't want to waste my time starting some of these trilogies only to find out they end badly, if that makes sense.