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There are a lot of books that I’ve bought that have become buried and lost in my TBR pile… sadly. 😦 Most of these aren’t necessarily books that I don’t want to read (unless I specify), but books that I feel like I need to be in a certain mood to read!
1. Of Poseidon/Of Titan/Of Neptune by Anna Banks
I originally started this book series with high expectations, but I wasn’t impressed at all. I’m about thirty pages away from the ending of the first one in the trilogy (Of Poseidon), but I just cannot finish it! If you want to know exactly why I disliked this book and probably won’t be reading the rest of these, check out Cuddlebuggery’s Goodreads review here.
2. House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
There’s no reason why I’ve never read this book! It’s been sitting on my shelf for nearly two years and I’ve heard so much good stuff about it. I mean, look at all of those awards it won! One of these days, I’ll get to it.
3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherI’ve always wanted to read this, but I haven’t gotten to it yet. I’ve heard it’s depressing (obviously) and I haven’t been in the right frame of mind to take on this one yet. It looks really good, though!
4. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
After reading Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, I’ve wanted to read this one! It’s even longer than Anna Karenina, though, and I’ve heard that there’s more politics involved in this one. The Russian politics was the one part of the book that I didn’t like. We’ll see if I ever get to this one, but I hope to someday! I’ll need lots of time…
5. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
6. School’s Out Forever by James Patterson (Maximum Ride 2)
I’d heard so many good things about the Maximum Ride series when I picked up the first book a couple years ago, but I felt really let down by them. James Patterson has written so many well-acclaimed books, but I felt like I was being written down to as the reader when I read the first book. Maybe it was beyond my reading level as a sophomore/junior in high school? Regardless, the first book didn’t catch my attention at all so I probably won’t be reading the second one of this series!
7. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
I got this book for free from the library a couple years ago and I tried reading it… but, I just could not get past Patrick Ness’ grammar. I’ve heard this series is wonderful and maybe I need to give it a second chance. When I read words like “celebration” spelled like “celebrashun”, I couldn’t continue. I couldn’t do it. I’m so weak! I have way too many books in my TBR pile right now, so I probably won’t be rereading this one any time soon.
8. Plague by Michael Grant
There was a time in my life where I gobbled up The Gone series like you wouldn’t believe! These books kept me company on long plane flights and I hid them in my school books when I was supposed (wink wink) to be studying… After the third book, I felt like the whole story had run out of steam. I still haven’t picked these back up! Apparently there are six novels total in this series, but I think this train has run its course. Maybe I’m feeling a bit too old for these now? I don’t know.
9. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Okay, so I know that I’m definitely not making friends with this list right now. How could someone not want to read this series?! My brother read all of these books and absolutely adored them. You know that feeling when someone close to you has read a book and it’s their book –they can’t stop gabbing about it– and, suddenly, for absolutely no legitimate reason at all, you just don’t want to read it anymore? Haters gonna hate. I’m sorry! This book is sitting on my shelf, but I haven’t read it yet! Ahhh. Too much pressure.
10. Witches of East End trilogy by Melissa De La Cruz
What books are you not sure that you want to read?
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