We all know how it goes. Every time a new book is released it gets added to our TBR list, and then it can take us months, or even years in some cases, to get around to reading it. Unfortunately when it comes to buying books my eyes are too big for my brain, and I buy more books in a month than I can read in that same month.
Now I have a large selection of books sitting on my shelves that I’ve never gotten around to, and that is what this to-read goal is to help with. I’m not putting myself on a book buying ban, but I am going to cut down on what I buy until I’ve made my way through a fair few of these.
- Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
- Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
- Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
- City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
- City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
- City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
- Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
- Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Already I can tell you that Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows are two books I won’t be getting around to this year. I’ve heard all about how unbearable the cliffhanger in Lord of Shadows is, so I’m waiting for the release of the third book before picking up this series.
- The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
- Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross
- Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell
- The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey
- The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris
- Runemarks by Joanne M. Harris
- Lost Boy by Christina Henry
I didn’t even know this was being released until after its release date, and I was so excited when I found a copy in Waterstones that I pulled the most embarrassing ‘excited’ face imaginable. Lost Boy is a book that won’t be on my TBR list for long.
- Kingdom of Sleep by E.K. Johnston
- Hero by Alethea Kontis
- Dearest by Alethea Kontis
- The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
- The Novice by Taran Matharu
- The Inquisition by Taran Matharu
- The Battlemage by Taran Matharu
My aim was to have read the Summoner series before going to YALC this year. That goal was an epic fail but maybe I’ll have better luck with this one.
- Inherited by Freedom Matthews
- Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis
- Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
Ransom Riggs is going back to the world of the Peculiars and writing a companion series. My aim is to have read Tales of the Peculiar before that companion series is released, if I don’t manage to get around to it this year that is.
This is the conclusion to one of my favourite series, and the book before it ended on a pretty intense cliffhanger, so why haven’t I picked up Cheating Death yet?!
- The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
- S.T.A.G.S by M.A. Bennett
- Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
- How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne
- What’s a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne
- The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
- Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Everyone who’s read Geekerella so far as loved it, and keep saying to people this one is next on my to-read list. Unfortunately my mood reading tendency is getting in the way and I keep finding other books I just have to read first.
- Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
- Timebomb by Scott K. Andrews
- Second Lives by Scott K. Andrews
- The New World by Scott K. Andrews
- Morning Star by Pierce Brown
I am not even sure how this book is still on my TBR list. I brought it a year ago, I loved Red Rising and Golden Son, and I am desperate to find out how the series ends. Especially considered there’s a companion novel being released next year.
By this point though I really need to re-read Red Rising and Golden Son before I can make a start on Morning Star.
- A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
- Dune by Frank Herbert
- Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
- The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
There is a lot, and I mean a lot, of controversy surrounded this book. I’m very much on the fence about whether I will read it or not, but as Carve the Mark is a book I own that I haven’t read it’s got a place on my TBR list. For now at least.
- Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
I only added Flawed to my to-read list because I got a copy from an Owl Crate subscription box. I later removed it from my TBR list because I wasn’t interested but now I’ve added it again. Honestly who even knows what my plans for this book are now.
- The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu
- The Rose Society by Marie Lu
- The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
After reading and loving Marie Lu’s Legend trilogy, The Young Elites series is much higher on my to-read list than it was before.
- The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee
- The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
- The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
- The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan
- The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
- The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
Both The Hidden Oracle and The Sword of Summer are books I do not plan to get around to this year. I want to wait until all the books in each series have been released before picking them up.
I’ll admit I’m not a massive fan of Steampunk books, but Everland is also a fairytale retelling and I am so there for that. Plus the second book is Alice in Wonderland inspired.
I know I’m not going to get through all these before the end of this year. I’m a mood reader and when it comes down to it I know I’m not going to be in-the-mood for a lot of these books, additionally there are a few books on this list I’m not even going to try and get around to yet. Also, and probably most importantly, there are just too many for me to read in the remaining five months of 2017.
Still if I can make a start on this list I’ll be happy. Ideally I’d like to get through at least one quarter/one third of the books on this list before the new year. Here’s hoping I manage it.
Does anyone else have any of these books on their TBR list? Or, alternatively, does anyone have any recommendations as to which one I should start first?
Let me know in the comments below.