Some of these poor books, man… they seriously get overshadowed by all of the new releases that capture my undivided attention. I have a multitude of books who have just succumbed to the darkness of the bottom of my shelves…and they wait, ever so patiently, for me to one day pick them up, blow off the dust, and turn their brittle pages to read the story within.
So, this morning, on a whim, I got the idea to put a spotlight on these poor unfortunate souls who’ve been wasting away on my shelves for as long as I can remember (way before I ever started blogging, for sure). Only a couple have been started (and when I say started, I mean maybe the first chapter or so, but hardly any further).
1. Voracious by Alice Henderson. Whoa…what is this one even about? *opens Goodreads1* Hmm, a “gripping, atavistic, supernatural thriller”? Oh okay, yeah that sounds like something teen-version-of-myself would pick up at the store. The protagonist can see flashes of a person’s past when she comes into contact with them, and when she takes a walk in the woods, something starts hunting her. Interesting…
1Because yeah, I’m just too lazy to walk over to my bookshelf again, pick up Voracious, and read the blurb on the back…
2. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne-Jones. Um, I LOVE HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE — the movie. One of my favorite Studio Ghibli movies, aside from My Neighbor Totoro. But the book? I just haven’t picked it up is the almost 10 years (or it seems like) that I’ve had it on my shelf.
3. Crank by Ellen Hopkins. Wooooow this one has been sitting on my shelf for a hot minute. I read Burned for my first Ellen Hopkins novel, and I … sort of remember the gist of it? I remember really loving her poetic way of writing, and I know it would take me absolutely no time to read because there’s no that much writing on each page, but for some reason I just haven’t taken that dive.
4. Cell by Stephen King. Ahh, Stephen King. Don’t you know I own about four other of his books besides this one? And I haven’t read ANY OF THEM. The only King book I’ve read was Cujo, and — HA — that was back in eighth grade. EIGHTH GRADE. DO YOU KNOW HOW OLD I AM NOW???2
2If you don’t know, then GOOD!!!
5. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. This is one of those books that I started, so I know it’s about zombies. But I think it’s low-key about zombies and more about the people within the zombie-shelter/town/village? I think there’s eventually a breach, but anyway… I really think I’d like to read more zombie books, so maybe I should start with this?
6. Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Werewolf book? Most likely. *checks Goodreads again* YEP! I don’t know, ever since Twilight, I’ve kind of steered clear of vampires and werewolves (although, I did read Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, and really loved it). But I should probably give this one a try, since, you know, it’s been on my bookshelf for like 46234 years.
7. Delirium by Lauren Oliver. Ugh, I can’t remember what this one is about either. *one second* OH YEAH, love is a disease in this world. This sounds fascinating actually! Why haven’t I read this one yet???
8. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I KNOW, I HAVE TO READ THIS ONE. It’s just. Okay, I don’t have an excuse? I just forget about some of my babies. And I’M SORRY, OKAY. I am just a busy woman. I’ll read you soon, my precious, I promise. *ogles the cover until I drool a little bit* *snaps out of it*
9. Evermore by Alyson Noël. *checks Goodreads one more time* Okay…so the more I read about it through other people’s reviews, the less I want to read it. It’s overall rating is a 3.59. It’s a super short book though. I don’t know. Have you read it?
10. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher. This is another book I read a little bit of. But I don’t remember ANYTHING. I’m fairly certain I liked what I read, but I don’t remember why I stopped? But it’s about a futuristic prison, one that’s kind of alive? Cool — I’ll keep this one on my reading list3!
3Because that’s the last thing I need, haaaa. I need to do some spring cleaning — book style!
DEAR READER: Do you have any books that you’ve had for so long that you kind of forgotten that they exist?
Rosie is SO TIRED. She just got home — from working with toddlers! — to finish this TTT post, and now she has to do some chores *SOB* before she goes to the gym tonight *DOUBLE SOB* Can’t she just be a vegetable? Like…a potato, on a couch??? With wine and a comfy blanket???