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Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Ones That Got Away

Every year there are a handful of books that I just keep meaning to read but never quite get around to. They sit in the back of my brain and pester me until I do something about them.  I'm going to make a list of them and see if that makes them hush, and if not, maybe it will spur me to read them.  This list is only ordered by how loudly they are clamouring in my head as I write the list, and for handy reference tells me where I can find a copy of the book without spending anything.

There are four unfinished books that I really hope to finish one day, the first two before the end of the year:

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (personal copy)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Nook)
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Rawlins library and SD Titles to Go)
Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (Rawlins library)

Then these are the ones that are still waiting to bre read:

The Firebird by Susanna Kingsley (SD Titles to Go), which requires me to read-
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kingsley (SD Titles to Go).
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (personal copy)
Alleigant by Veronica Roth (SD Titles to Go AND Rawlins Library) I KNOW!! How have I not?
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (SFPL)
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (personal copy, SD Titles to Go)
More backlist by Edith Layton (Scribd)
The Rule of Scoundrels series by Sarah MacLean (SD Titles to Go)
Courtney Milan's first series (SD Titles to Go)
When She Was Wicked by Anne Barton (Nook)
The Proposal and The Arraingement by Mary Balough (SD Titles to Go)
Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss (SD Titles to Go)
Anything by Sherry Thomas (some on SD Titles to Go)
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes (Rawlins library)
11/22/63 by Stephen King (Nook)

And then there are the series that I will never finish, but I'm sure just putting them on the list jinxes them....
In Death by JD Robb
Harry Dresden by Jim Butcher
Weather Wardens by Rachel Caine
The Hollows by Kim Harrison
The Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward name a few.

And I'm sure if I looked at my Goodreads list or my Nook library or my library hold list or any one of the many "Best of 2013" lists that are popping up that I could make this even longer. 

What book is yelling at you to get read right now?


  1. I know what you mean. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness was bugging me to finish it (and the series) before the end of the year, so that's one of my two current reads. I also need to finish Little Women, but OMG, torture! I hope posting this quieted the pestering in your head! :)

  2. I always feel bad when I look at the unread books I purchased 5 or more years ago that are still unread -- hope I live long enough to read them all:)

    Hope u had a nice Christmas Lisa

  3. I loved 11/22/63 and Ready Player One!!

  4. Yelling at me right now are "Mudbound" and "Life of Pi" but I'm not sure I'll get to either of them soon because I'm trying to get a couple others done before the end of the year.

  5. I try to ignore the voices in my head. It makes me not read period because it gets too crowded... There are some good books on there and I probably will never finish Jim Butcher's or J.D. Robb's series either.

  6. I'm trudging through Looking for Anne of Green Gables by Gammel which I'm beginning to detest with all my heart. Also have a few mysteries I want to finish before the end of year. And that's not even looking at my overflowing bookshelves.

  7. Wait--you didn't finish The Great Gatsby? But it's like 50 pages long! (I kid).

    Since I have two big bookshelves full of books I haven't read yet, I guess they're all yelling at me. I kind of just want to read the second Outlander book, though. Possession by Byatt will be my first 2014 read, though, for book club.

  8. SO many series that I'm in the middle of that need finishing...I can't even talk about it. LOL! I'm pretty sure that I should have the title of series unfinisher- this is a thing apparently and I follow this pattern 99% of the time :) Hopefully you will get through a few of these in the new year. I hope that you have a great year in 2014 Lisa!!


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