So as you will know from my last post, I’m drowning in university work right now. My dissertation and other essays are taking over my life but I am determined to keep posting as often as I can.
With so much university work, I haven’t been able to read for pleasure and it sucks so bad. I know you will understand the itch I have to grab a book. So I’m going to relive that itch right now by writing about the books I really want to try to read this year and for this list i’m going to be going off the books that are currently sat on my Bookshelf. The ones I bought and still haven’t read.
First thing first I’m going to have to give you a confession. This is the one where Winston Bishop (New Girl) would be coming up behind me quoting ‘Shame, Shame I know your name’. You’ll be shocked because I talk about my love for this series all the time… it’s Harry Potter.
I still am yet to read Half Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows!
I can sense the shock now. I have read all of the other books but then I end up drowning in work every time I get to these books so when I finally get a moment to pick them back up I feel like I should start the series again so it’s fresh in my mind and then I end up stopping before I get to them again. It’s a vicious circle. I’m thinking I’m going to have to bypass that plan and just pick them up without the others being fresh in my head.
The Hogwarts Library
Again eI’ve had this collection on my bookshelf for gosh I can’t remember since when. But I really want to read these at some point, the box includes;
- Quidditch Through The Ages
- Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
- Tales of Beedle The Bard
I’m thinking I might be able to pick these up soon as they are only small so it won’t take up too much time… right?
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – J.K Rowling Screenplay
Of course sticking with the magical theme, I have also bought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. This one was in fact a recent purchase because I still haven’t read it. I have seen the movie though and absolutely loved it. Eddie Redmayne is perfect.
I really want to give this a read, especially since I still haven’t read the one from the Hogwarts Collection Box set so it will be interesting to see what that one is actually about and how they both differ from one another.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows #2)
If you read my Six of Crows review (spoiler free by the way) then at the end you will have read how I ordered this via Amazon Prime so I could pick it up as soon as it arrived… well that didn’t end up happening. I loved Six of Crows so I really want to get to this and see what happens next to the gang.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J.Maas
I purchased Throne of Glass so long ago. I have heard mixed reviews about this one but I adore Sarah J.Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses series so I really hope I like this one too. Frankly the only thing putting me off from picking it up right now is the fact there are so many books to the series. This might be one I pick up once I have finished University and it’s summer time.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
I’m not sure why I haven’t got to this yet, I was so excited when I received it in the mail yet it has just sat on my bookshelf since. I think one of the reasons is that I got a hardback cover and when I pick a book to read on the train or something I go for paperback because their much easier to travel with.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
This one I’m slightly angry about because I have the old hardback cover version for the first and second book! I love the new covers, I wish I had waited before buying them. I remember I purchased The Bone Season in hardback from the works a year or more ago for £2. Of course I wasn’t turning down that deal! I’ve heard amazing things about this series, mostly from Ashleigh from @www.afrolicthroughfiction.wordpress.com/ as she adores this book. I definitely want to get to it this year so I can see what it’s about for myself.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Again this is a book that I bought and just let sit on my bookshelf. Why do I do it guys? Please tell me you’re the same. I remember hearing mixed reviews about this one and I’m not sure why I never picked it up but I really want to see what it’s about because I can’t remember any of the synopsis right now.
There we have it folks! Some of the books I can’t wait to finally pick up and I really hope I finally do pick them up in 2017. Some of these books have been sat on my shelf for so long and it’s really about time that I picked them up and gave them a shot.
You see I’m weak. I see a book in the bookstore and even though I know I have loads at home yet to be read I still buy it. I’m sure you have the same issue am I right?
Let me know in the comments what books you HAVE to finally get to this year, the books that have sat on your bookshelf for far too long. Also let me know if you have read any books on my list!
p.s feel free to tell me off for not having actually finished the Harry Potter book series…