Books for Life is where I share bookish lists, recommendations, and favourites. You can also catch me talking about non-bookish things here, as well as my life outside of blogging. Today I’m talking about…
books i bought and never read
So, we had a chat last time about popular books I bought and never read and today I’m here to talk about some books I bought roughly five years ago and simply… never read. Becuase of reasons
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
Ah, yes. I remember this one. A lot of fellow bloggers at the time had talked about how incredible this book was so when I saw it online (and had a coupon to use) I bought it. It’s a nice big edition, and the cover is much prettier in real life. I have no idea if I even want to read this book anymore. Though I am a bigger fan of historical fiction now than when I purchased it. So maybe I will read it!
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Before there was Throne of Glass there was Graceling. I remember seeing this book everywhere a few years ago. People adored this book, but now all the talk about it has kind of disappeared. I still like the sound of it, and it it is quite stable in its place on my TBR. I think it sounds like a story I could fall in love with.
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
I bought this one because I was going through my ~angels~ phase (I think most of us had that phase, as well as the vampire phase). I thought it looked super Romantic, and I thought I’d love it as much as some of the other angel books I’d read. But then I kind of fell out of my angel phase without ever having read this one. And now all I see are bad things about it so I am not sure I’ll ever pick this one up.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
I feel like this book goes hand in hand with Graceling. For some reason whenever I think of one I always think of the other. Maybe because they both start with ‘g’? I actually have no clue. And I wouldn’t… since I haven’t read either of them *laughs* *sighs* I’m definitely still keen on reading this book because the blurb sounds badass and I know a lot of people fell in love with this series.
Pantomime by Laura Lam
I bought the paperback of this book when Strange Chemistry announced they were closing (I am still pissed about that – they published awesome books). It’s one of the few books out there with an intersex main character, and it’s also fantasy!! Queer fantasies were very rare at the time it was published, and are still kind of rare (but slowly growing, and my heart is HAPPY at that). I am bummed that the third book was released with a cover that in no way matches the first two, though.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
When I started blogging I could not escape talk about this book. It was what everyone on Goodreads was reading, what everyone was reviewing on their blogs. The amount of five star reviews was overwhelming so when I saw it in the bookstore with a prettier cover than I had seen online, I bought it. And the sequel. And… never read either of them.
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
So I was actually gifted this book by two different people, and I still haven’t read it. AND I LOVE VICTORIA SCHWAB. I actually have no idea why I haven’t picked up this book. Maybe because everyone who has read the two books thinks there should be a third but Schwab is like ‘yeah, nah’ most of the time when people ask her about it? I’ll leave it at that.
Reboot by Amy Tintera
I bought this book because the pages are awesome and it was about zombies and I was going through a bit of a zombie phase (I have my phases, obviously). I got the sequel, as well, so I could binge read the duology when I felt like it. I have never felt like it.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
When I found out that this book was going to be published I loved the sound of it. I was just like OMG YEAH SHE IS GONNA FALL IN LOVE WITH THE DEVIL. So I bought it when I had a coupon. And then I found out it wasn’t a standalone and I was annoyed. I guess I took it out on the book *help desk person emoji*
What are some books you bought years ago and never read? Or do you read your books when you buy them?