because, you know, writer problems. 😜 So, I finally am getting around to it today so I
thought I’d share with you my top ten books I should have read already, which took me
forever to narrow down to only ten because there was a LOT.
1. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
My friend has tried to get me to read this when it first came out, but I was so buried under my TBR, as I always am, and I just threw it to the bottom of my list because I was more focused on older books I haven’t read yet to consider reading it. I have heard that a lot of people like this series and my friend loved it, but it as been stuck at the bottom of my TBR pile for three years now, and I really want to read it, but it may be another three years before I can get to it, who knows?
2. The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin
I found this series a while ago and was vaguely interested in it, but I kept it on the bottom of my pile because I wasn’t sure if it would be too creepy for me. But thankfully, my friend recently binge read all three books and said it was absolutely amazing, and because she knows me, she knew it wouldn’t be anything I couldn’t handle so she recommended them to me. Now I’m a lot more encouraged to read them so they are further up on my TBR now, but still a ways behind all of the ones I’m planning to read this year. 😒
3. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
This series looks so good and the covers are so pretty but for some strange reason, I keep picking other books to read instead of this, which is sadly the case for all of the books on this list and every single book that exists that I haven’t read yet! What’s wrong with me? There are too many books and not enough time!!! WHY!!!!!! It’s seriously becoming a problem.😩
4. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
I heard about this book in a magazine somewhere, and immediately I was captivated by the idea of a book about a girl reading a book where the characters literally come to life. What book lover hasn’t dreamed of that? But unfortunately I keep reaching for other books to read first. WHY DO I KEEP DOING THIS TO MYSELF???? I need to get my priorities straight.
* Shakes head in shame. *
5. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
I can’t remember when I first heard about this book, but I was a little intrigued by it although the premise seemed kind of weird to me. I haven’t read hardly any magical realism books, but I think magical realism is considered fantasy, so I thought this one would be as good as any to add to my fantasy TBR list.
6. Splintered by A.G. Howard
This is another Alice in Wonderland retelling that I have considered reading a thousand times, but kept deciding against it…again. 😞 I wasn’t sure if I would like it because it sounds kind of dark and a little too romancy, but I have never read an Alice in Wonderland retelling before and the cover looks really cool so I decided to keep it on my TBR. I think I will try it eventually though, because recently I watched a video on BookTube from Hailey in Bookland where she did a “If You Like This, Then You’ll Like This…” tag and she compared Splintered to Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. I was surprised at how much I ended up liking Dorothy Must Die when I read it last year, so I think this would be a great retelling to try.
7. The Mother Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick
Why Why WHY didn’t I read this series sooner!? It is by far one of my favorite series of all time, and I thought it looked boring so I never read the first two books. I ended up skipping to the third book, and absolutely fell in love with all of the characters. They were all so relatable and I breezed through the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth books so fast I wished there were more. Well, luckily there is! The sixth book, Wish You Were Eyre, was originally supposed to be the finale of the series, but the author ended up writing a seventh book that skips ahead to when the characters are all about to go to college and I can’t wait to read it. But, before I do, I decided to go back and read the first two books and see where it all started to make the series seem like it lasts longer.
8. Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
When I was younger I LOVED the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter. This series looks a little like a 1800s steam punk version of that series, and really want to read it someday soon. Why must I have a never ending TBR list!?😫
9. Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
I know this is a very popular dystopian series, and I like dystopian, but I only just recently added this to my TBR. I don’t know why, but I guess it just didn’t interest me until now. I also love how all of the titles in the trilogy form a sentence together.
10. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I had this on my TBR for awhile, then I took it off, then I decided to put it back on because so many people are raving about it, and I’ve heard it’s a really unique experience to listen to the audiobook while reading it because of the mixed media format, so that alone bumped it higher up on my TBR.
Well, that’s all for today. I hope none of you are being crushed under your TBRs as much as I am. :/