If you’re a consistent reader of my Top Ten Tuesday posts (or in general) then you’d notice that there are a few books which I always seem to have on my TBR list. You probably have them too and may even be able to list them right now – you probably bought them a year or two ago and likely waited for the “right occasion” or when you were in the “right mood” to read it, but that occasion or mood has just never come around.
I’m guilty of it for sure and, as it’s one of the Blogtober prompts, it would make sense for me to share what those books are:
1. A Court of Frost and Starlight, Sarah J Maas
When I write that I’ve had this book for forever I’m seriously not kidding – I pre-ordered it for its release (which was last year so to be fair I could have done worse, but still). It came out in May which was during the time I was revising for my GCSE exams so didn’t have the time to spare to read it. However, by the time that I was free again and had the opportunity to read it (late June) I had my heart set on reading other things and spent a lot of my new-found freedom going out with friends.
I found the A Court of Thorns and Roses series back around the release of the second book, A Court of Mist and Fury and was quickly wrapped up in all the excitement surrounding it – despite not being aware of book blogging at the time. Three years on I’m not as enchanted with them as I was before, so my motivation in getting around to ACOFAS isn’t the highest. Also, as it’s more of an add-on to the series as it’s not part of the original trilogy, there are no cliff-hangers that need resolving hence no urgency in reading it. However, I know that the longer I leave it, the less likely I am to read it, so hopefully I’ll get round to it sooner than later.
2. Bloody Rose, Nicholas Eames
I bought Bloody Rose last year before reading the first book in the series, Kings of the Wyld as I was absolutely in love with the cover of the book. I intended to buy this book (as the book store didn’t store the first book) and either borrow the latter from the library or buy it at a later date. I got round to reading Kings of the Wyld earlier this year and have been holding off reading the sequel for a while now. Whilst the normal delay due to reading other books apply, the other reason has been because I’m afraid that it won’t live up to the first book – as stupid as that sounds.
3. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina is more specifically a book I meant to finish last year rather than just generally read. I first started it over a year ago and can’t seem to finish it – I’ll pick it up every few months, read a few chapters and then put it back down again and so the cycle continues. Whilst the plot isn’t bad (in fact it’s actually quite interesting), it is rather slow-paced, so finding the motivation to read it can be difficult at times, in addition to the book’s sheer length.
My other posts for Blogtober:
Blogtober 2019 (introduction)