Happy New Year!!! 💛 2020 has arrived, and what better way to start of the year than with a list of books that I maybe…probably…definitely should have gotten to last year, but I didn’t. 😂
I’m not going to cover all of the books that should be in this book stack of shame, but just a few key ones which I was meaning to read for the entire of last year, but procrastinated from masterfully.
Next January, you can look out for a post called “Books I Should Have Read in 2020 (but didn’t)” and let’s all hope it’s not these exact same books all over again. 😅
Breakwater, Catherine Jones Payne
I actually started this one. And then I got distracted and read another book ‘at the same time’, and I haven’t picked it up again since. So it’s just been sitting at 34% in my kindle app for the last few months.
And I really want to finish this! Not only do I feel really bad for forgetting about it for so long, but I actually have been wanting to read it for ages before I even started it. And I really enjoyed it while reading! I have no good reason for why I haven’t gone back to it yet. I just…haven’t.
King’s Folly, Jill Williamson
I got this as a birthday gift at least two years ago. Maybe three. Have I read it yet? I mean, the answer is obviously no, since it’s on this list.
I think my main problem with this book is that it’s a bit thicker, and small print-er than I’d like, and it makes me intimidated to start.
Edge of Oblivion, Joshua A. Johnston
I won this in a giveaway ages ago! It’s even signed by the author! Someone slap me and remind me that I’ll probably really enjoy it!
I’m a heavy mood reader, and I wasn’t in a sci fi mood for an aaage around when I got this book, and then whenever I got into the mood, I read another book. And now every time I look at this book I feel bad because I DO want to read it! I really do! But I just haven’t!
Why is my life like this? 😂
Izzy + Tristan, Shannon Dunlap
I won this in a giveaway too! A giveaway which I didn’t even realise I’d entered in. 🤔 You can imagine my confusion when I got a notification and discovered that I’d won.
I honestly forget about this book most of the time. It just sits on my shelf looking nice and blue and copper and sometimes I pull it out and take a photo of it and talk about how I still haven’t read it.
Things are clearly going great for this book.
Fearless, Cornelia Funke
Okay, this one is super shallow. Fearless is actually the second book, and comes after Reckless—which I also own! Buuuut Reckless doesn’t have as pretty of a cover so I a) forget about it mostly, and b) don’t want to read it because it looks a bit weird.
I mean, there’s an eyeball on the cover. I’m not sure what to think about that. It just doesn’t look right to me. 😬
Not going to lie, I probably won’t read this book for a while yet unless someone raves at me about how amazing it is.
Mark of the Raven, Morgan L. Busse
I’ve wanted to read this forever!! And I finally have it in my hands after getting an Amazon gift card for my birthday, and…
I somehow haven’t read it? What is wrong with me? Why am I like this, guys?? 😂
Honestly I could keep going, there’s SO MANY good books out there which I really should have read already. But this is enough! Now I’d better go back to pretending these books aren’t haunting me every time I look at my shelves… And next post, I can scream about all the new releases I’m excited for! (Because I’m crazy and my tbr will definitely crush me, but it’ll be worth it.)
What books should you have read last year that you never got around to? What do you desperately want to read this year?