At the beginning of every year I see many blog posts about good resolutions. You know the New Year seems full of possibilities, we feel strong and ambitious, ready to take the world.
Then, it just …fizzles out. EVERY SINGLE TIME!
And we are left feeling a failure and dejected.
As failing is not in my vocabulary (kidding here but ….barely) I simply don’t make resolutions!
OK I confess that as far as reading goes, I have vague ideas of things to achieve that year. After all, I set my Goodreads challenge at 100 books!
I also take a look at my (very long) TBR and decide to read some of the books adorning my shelves and often collecting dust.
I swear that I WILL read that book that I bought on a whim two years ago because:
1) The cover was so pretty (total cover whore);
2) It was so hyped and I wanted in (what can I say …peer pressure is real!);
3) My friends recommended that one (often noisily and forcefully …I fear bullies (joking again));
4) It was such a bargain (I swear Black Friday is a devil in disguise and only profits to book sellers who want to make room on their own shelves);
5) I was attending a book event and promised to read new authors;
6) I felt depressed that day and everyone knows that shopping is the best therapy ever, especially if you buy books!
Feeling high on Champagne and petit fours, I have the vague outline of a yearly TBR… that of course I’ll never totally tackle!
So here below, find the kids in need of some love and care that I so disappointed (I know, I know, I am a bad bad reader!)
Caraval by Stephanie Garber: not read despite my daughter’s best efforts and attempts at bribery: “If you read it, I’ll read Lady Midnight”.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: total “everyone owns and loves it” buy. Now that a movie is on the go, I won’t have excuses to delay any longer;
The Simple Wild by KA Tucker: again “peer pressure”. The good news is that it’s also my peer alias Tracey and Sarah who will help me out as we began buddy reading that one today!;
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson: bought at YALC London after the editor pulled a very convincing speech. And I wanted to try a mystery as well. My excuse so far: I am waiting for the conclusion of the trilogy to be published in ….2020;
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo: purely bought because the cover is amazing! It is even sexier when the jacket falls ( #totalbookperv );
One Day in December by Josie Silver: because I am a big romantic and it was Rheese Whiterspoon’s book club pic;
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary : the only one I don’t own yet but was dead set to read as my friends raved about it (Corina @booktwinreviews I am blaming you!);
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff: bought after that I read Lifel1k3 and so loved it! I was dead set on reading all Jay’s books but …see Illuminae below;
Captive Prince by CS Pacat: because it was so well known and seemed hot as hell and sexy and ….I wanted to be in! I began and …DNF so far. I was disgusted by Laurent’s lack of care in the beginning of the book all knowing that it was perfectly normal because they had just “met”. What can I say, I am a creature of contradictions;
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kauffman: also bought after my falling in love with Lifel1k3. So far I am at 30% and stopped. The format so original and praised by so many just dsitracts me and cuts my reading flow.
As usual this Top 5 Tuesday ‘s topic came from Shanah @bionicbookworm’s mind!
That’s it! What are some of the books you didn’t get into in 2019?
Thanks for reading!