So I have a problem. A book buying addiction. Over the last few years I have bought more books then I have been able to read. So inspired by Kristina Horner’s Book Guilt video, here are 17 books that have been on my shelf that I want to read.
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
This book was given to my sister by my grandparents nearly 12 years ago. It had sat on our bookshelf since then. Stacyplay’s on YouTube had also done this book on her Bookcraft series. I determined for this year to be the year I expand my book genres.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Another one I feel super guilty about. I loved the Lizzie Bennet Diaries which is what made me really want to read this, like 4 years ago. And since then I have also bought 2 different copies of it. So this is the year to sit down and read it.
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Last year I fell hard for Rainbow Rowell Last year reading almost all of the books she’s written within a month until I got to Attachments. I read about half way through, put it down, and couldn’t be bothered to pick it up again. I’m not even entirely sure why but this year I will finish it.
Bitten by Kelly Armstrong
About 5 years ago I was browsing Wal-Mart’s book table and I saw this series but I couldn’t figure out which was the first so I accidentally grabbed the 5th. I read it and loved it so I found out that Bitten was the first and I bought. I have brought this book on numerous trips and still haven’t read it yet.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Another story of falling in love with an author and reading almost all of their books. I fell in love with John Green’s books about 5 years ago and bought all of them. This is the only one I have yet to pick up.
Obasan by Joy Kogawa
This book was assigned to me 5 years ago in my Womens Studies class. Did I read it? Nope. Did I pass the class? Surprisingly yes. But the whole theme of the book interests me and it has been sitting on my shelf since I bought it at the over priced college bookstore.
1984 by George Orwell
This is classic that I was never assigned to read in high school. However it seems like most other people were and other then 2 books I have actually enjoyed the books I was assigned in high school. But I bought this one a few years ago and I just haven’t gotten myself to read it yet.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Speaking of classics that were never assigned but I want to read. To Kill a Mockingbird is another one that I want to read and with the release of the sequel I bought this one but still haven’t picked it up.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
So a number of years ago I bought Divergent for my sister for Christmas, and I read it that following spring while on vacation. I loved it and wanted to read the next one right away but a didn’t get it till a couple months later and lost interest.
Crossed by Ally Condie
So this is the exact same story as Insurgent. The same Christmas and same vacation. The same time I bought Insurgent but still haven’t gotten around to picking it up to read.
The Book Thief by Mark Zusak
This is another one that’s been on my shelf for ages. I picked it up because during my John Green interest, he had mentioned this book a number of times. I don’t know what has actually stopped me from reading this other then time and forgetfulness.
The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
So here’s the thing about Kelley Armstrong, she wrote a book based in the area I live (which I did read) and she came up to do more research and do a book signing and because my local book store didn’t have the book based up here I bought the first of 2 other series with the intention of reading them. However I did not.
Omens by Kelley Armstrong
This was the series she was actually doing the signing for. The 4th book was just released before the signing, however it was the day before I was going to Europe, so I didn’t even end up going to the signing….
The Trumpet of the Swan by EB White
The very first chapter book I ever read was Charlotte’s Web, in Grade 2. It came in a set of 3 books by EB White along with Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan. So for about 15 years I’ve hung on to The Trumpet of the Swan to read. It even has a little doodle in the corner of the pages of a little running man my Dad drew.
Every Day by David Levithan
My sister loaned me this book last summer to read at the beach and I got about a quarter of the way in but I still haven’t finished it.
Van Allen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz
This is the 4th book in the Blue Bloods Series. I had read the first 3 in High School and loved them. My grandparents gave me the first one, and I read the next 2 shortly after. However once I was done those 2 the 4th book hadn’t come out but I also had no desire to read the next one. However I loved the first 3, and I want to try and get the similar feeling I had when I read them back.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
I had been wanting to read this book for about a year before I actually bought it but then once I bought it got put on my shelf but I kept passing it up for other books.
Honourable Mention…. The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.
I am currently rereading them with the new Netflix Series coming out in a week or so. Which is an interesting experience in itself.
So here are the books I most want to read in 2017 so far. What do you plan on reading?