Wow. These days, this could include just about any book that I purchase. Unfortunately, all the ones I own get pushed to the back of the reading pack while I finish books that have to get back to the library or have to be posted by a certain date. Sorry, my dears! Really, I am. It makes me choke up every time I walk into my bedroom and see those stacks. Sigh.
(Let me stress that just because a book appears on this list, it doesn’t mean I don’t really, really want to read it.)
- Finale (Hush, Hush #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick. I really enjoyed this series (I know the opinions are a little mixed), and this is the only one I bought (stupid). I had to have it the day it came out.
- The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. What Harry Potter fan wasn’t super curious about her first book since The End of the Best Series of All Time?
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Like many people, I bought this because of the super cool/creepy cover. I need to see if the insides match the drapes, you know what I am saying?
- Dickens by Peter Ackroyd. I LOVE Charles Dickens. Great Expectations and Oliver Twist are my favs. So when I saw this ginormous book at Half Price Books, I snatched it up. I really need to crack it open.
- And speaking of Dickens…The Old Curiosity Shop; David Copperfield; Little Dorrit; The Pickwick Papers…I bought all of these on my honeymoon in London, and I still haven’t read them. I will say that I used to segregate my hardbacks from my paperbacks, so I really did forget I owned them.
- Rapture by Lauren Kate. I think this was another one that I bought the day it came out, and it sat for a very long time until it was a random reading choice in one of my Goodreads groups. I was supposed to finish it by the end of February. ‘Nuff said.
- In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson. Who wasn’t totally creeped out AND mesmerized by The Devil in the White City? I can’t wait to read this. Oops, apparently, I can.
- The Making of a Story by Alice LaPlante. When I first decided to kick-start my writing, this was one of the books I checked out from the library. I finally ended up buying it so I could have a copy.
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. The Virgin Suicides was a freaky little story, and this one sounded just as left of center. It’s still on my bookshelf.
- Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky. I saw this at Costco and thought it sounded really interesting. It still does.
What’s your list?