Have you ever walked into a bookstore determined to buy a book you haven’t read, but you don’t end up reading it? I know I have. My “to read” list grows all the time as I discover new authors or even old ones I’ve read before. Here is a brief list of books I keep meaning to read but haven’t.
The Alloy of law by Brandon Sanderson
I absolutely LOVED the Mistborn novels! I’ve heard that the next three in the series are awesome, and I keep checking them out at the library but somehow never find the time or motivation to read them. It will still happen someday!
Scythe by Neil Shusterman
At the time, I had been following Simon Schuster on Facebook, and a post came up on “which book should you read next?” I matched with this book, I went to the bookstore and bought it. And…I still haven’t read it.
ready player One
I loved the movie. Absolutely loved it. And I want to read the book. It’s just one of those things I keep putting off.
Spinning Silver by Naomi Navik
I recently went to a writer’s conference and attended a class that mentioned this book several times. It immediately piqued my interest. However, I’ve gone to the library multiple times and I cannot for the life of me find it. I’ll just have to place a hold. Either that or just buy it! But I’m weird about buying books. I’ll check them out at the library first, and if I like it enough to own it, I’ll buy it. Sometimes even in multiple formats.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Honestly, I would have read this a long time ago, but I’m confused about the order of the books. I’ve looked it up time and again, and it seems that there is a prequel, but not really, but pretty much. But if I read this book before the prequel, would it make sense? My confusion has prevented me from reading this, despite the amazing things I’ve heard about this series. I will read it eventually! As soon as I figure out which book comes first…
I loved this book. Period. Did I enjoy the movie as well? You bet! I’m one of those people who can still enjoy the movie adaptations of a book. This is the kind of material I would read on my own as well and not just as an assignment in class.
Although this was not only graphic at times but depressing as well, I was engrossed from beginning to end, just like I was with The Diary of Anne Frank. To read about these events through the eyes of those who lived them really alters your perspective.
The Great Gatsby
I loved reading this book. I loved the characters, the scenes, the mystery of it all. And you guessed it, I enjoyed the movie as well. Leonardo DeCaprio was perfect as Gatsby, and Spiderman (er, I mean Tobey Maguire) made a good Nick Carraway. The book was filled with symbolism and fascinating characters, how could I not enjoy reading it?
This is a hard question to answer, as I don’t usually read the same book twice unless I really have a craving for it. Therefore, I’ll slightly tweak the question to Authors I Read When I’m Not Feeling Well.
I absolutely adore all of her books. Or at least the ones I have read, which is most of them. Sarah is witty, her characters are lovable, and the great thing is that I always know the books are going to have a happy ending. Romance is my favorite genre, and Sarah Eden’s sweet romances are welcome for anyone feeling sick or down in the dumps.
Michele Paige Holmes
One day, I was scrolling through Amazon and I noticed Saving Grace listed as a reading recommendation. I had never heard of this author, but the book covers were beautiful and the descriptions of each book were enough to draw me in. I LOVED Saving Grace. Loving Helen was much harder for me to enjoy because I thought Helen deserved better than she got. Marrying Christopher was a fun read as well. You know it’s a good book when your thoughts keep drifting back to it. These are three books that I will read more than once.
Alright, so this one is a bit of a stretch. When I’m not feeling well, I don’t usually want to have to use my brain too much, and his books push my brain to the capacity at times. But I enjoy his books so much! I can’t not add him to the list.