I have been dreading to write this post, as the content within is embarrassing. Twenty-twenty is the year that I realized just how many books I own. My bookshelves became intimidating again. And, I’ve decided to unhaul a whole bunch (books available on my Depop soon!). But, there are quite a few that I would like to read before I decide to rehome them. For readability purposes, I’m not going to add every single book that I own and want to read, but I do have a GoodReads shelf for that if you’re curious! As always, I’d love to buddy read these books with you, if you’re interested! And, I’d also love to hear your thoughts on these books. Have you read them? Unhauled them? Want to read them? Let me know. 😊
The Wicca Series, Cate Tiernan
I’ve owned this series for at least 10 years, and while I’ve gotten pretty far into it, I’ve never actually finished the series. At least once every three years, I’m drawn back into this story and want to revisit it. This was one of my first witchy reads as a child and I really liked them a lot. After a re-read of the first 4 in 2020, I’ve decided that I would like to finish the entire 15 book series.
Shadowhunters, Cassandra Clare
Literally almost everything by Cassandra Clare. Honestly, y’all, I only remember reading books 1-4 in the Mortal Instruments series, and then books 1 and 2 in the Infernal Devices series. I own a whole bunch of these books, and I just… haven’t gotten to them. They’re large and heavy and kind of intimidating even though I know that it won’t take me that long to finish all of them if I really put my mind to it. Quite a few of the books that I still need to read were published after 2013, but I’m grouping them all here for the simplicity of the thing.
The Lux Series, Jennifer L. Armentrout
I forget which year, exactly, but I had the opportunity to go to a bookish convention in which JLA was signing copies of her books. I believe that this was the promo tour for her Titain book series in 2015, but also at least 20 other authors were in the haul as well. This visit has such fond memories for me as it was one of the first author signings – if not the first – that I went to in which I knew and admired the authors’ works.
Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas
This convention is where I met Sarah J Maas for the first time. For the life of me, I can’t find any pictures but I did enjoy talking to her for a minute. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to meet SJM once more, for her Ruin and Rising tour, and it was such a joy to be able to meet her (and her husband). Still haven’t finished the Throne of Glass series, though. Or Catwoman. Yikes.
The Darkest Minds, Alexandra Bracken
Sarah Mass was sat next to Alex Bracken, and holy moly it was so nice to meet her too! She was such a ray of sunshine and I honestly feel so bad for not finishing her series sooner. I did, however, enjoy the movie and I hope to pick up her newest publication, Lore, in 2021.
The Themis Files, Sylvain Neuvel
A coworker (who has since moved on to another job), got me with this one. He said that we could read it together, and he’d like to know my thoughts. One of us read the book, and one of us did not.
Plot twist: I read the first book, y’all. It was me.
And, since reading Sleeping Giants I have graciously been gifted the rest of the series… which I haven’t even begun to open yet. (Thank you @LayaliReads! and also Athena, we love a personal touch).
Strange and Deadly, Susan Dennard
This is a case of Booktube Made Me Do It, and y’all I still haven’t picked up this series. I need to. I want to. I absolutely adored the Witchlands series.
The Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante
I read my first Elena Ferrante novel for a class on Modernism, and then re-read it at least two more times. I loved the first book and have since read the second, but still need to finish the third and final book in that series. Once that’s finished, I plan to read The Lying Life of Adults.
The Diviners, Libba Bray
At the recommendation of a good friend, Andi, I’ve picked up The Diviners and once I began, I was immersed in the story so deeply that I genuinely became terrified. So, I had to put it down for a minute and I keep picking this one up and just not finishing it because I’m a wimp. I love everything about this story so far, and am excited to finish one of Andi’s favorite series!