TBH, I hate doing this type of post.
While it helps me prioritize which books to read and which books I need to set aside, at the same time, for some reason, it also make books on my list have lower chance of being read. I don’t know why. I mean, look at all my tbr post before! In 2015, I wrote about 2016 Releases and I actually only have read 1 out of 10 books on that list. I wrote about unfinished series I need to finish in 2016, and I haven’t finished any of those series until now. This year I listed my 5 summer TBR and I only have read 2 of them.
It’s like a curse; whenever I’m writing this list post, I always got distracted.
BUT this post is going to be different! Especially since I own all the books listed in the series (lies, really. I owned most of the books in other list yet I’ve never read them either) and I promise I’m going to read them. We have like 3 months left before the end of 2017, so I’m going to put 2 of them on my monthly TBR. Hopefully, this game plan works.
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler || I just bought a physical copy of this book so I’M GOING TO READ IT NEXT MONTH. Or as soon as possible really.
Compulsion by Martina Boone || I mean COME ON! This book has popped up on my TBR so often I lost count of it and yet, I still haven’t read it. This year will be the year folks, you have my word.
The Merciless by Danielle Vega || Another old book that always pops up during the Halloween season. Yet it’s still unread.
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins || I love Anna, so why didn’t I continue with this book immediately?
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor || I’ve been slowly rereading this series to read this book. I already finished book #1, going to start book #2 once I got back, and then read this book.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor || The reason why I’ve been re-reading DoSaB. While it can stand as its own, I love seeing how far an author has improved and what’s better way to see it then re-reading her previous series? ALL MOMENTS HAVE LEAD TO THIS GUYS.
Half Bad by Sally Green || I also have this book so wHY NOT. I’ve heard amazing things about this series and I’m really really excited to read it.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand || I love Hand’s Unearthly series, and I love historical fiction. All the raving reviews about this book doesn’t hurt either, so why haven’t I read it?
Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes || I was really excited to read this one but with all the violence, white supremacist and nazi on the news I don’t feel excited anymore. I will still read it though.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare || You guys know how much I love this series and how this is my favorite series EVER but the funny thing is I’ve never re-read it. I’m really curious how I feel now years later re-reading this. I really hope I still love this series. I really hope I’ll love it even more.
What books do you want to read before 2018?
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AHHHH Strange the Dreamer is definitely my favorite book of 2017 so far. It was just SO amazing. And I really loved the DoSaB series, but this one? She improved her writing style, which was already awesome to begin with! I don’t know how it’s possible.
Omg yes I’ve been hearing how amazing Strange the Dreamer is and I can’t imagine how much I’ll love it! I mean DoSaB already floored me 2 times, I can’t even imagine how amazing Strange the Dreamer must’ve been!
Ohhh I am loving this list!!! Although I do agree with your hate on doing these posts, it’s so much stress when you realise how much you need to read or how many books have been left unread 😦
I’ve been meaning to read Compulsion for months too!! It always appears on my Goodreads.
I can’t wait for you to read Strange the Dreamer it’s absolutely beautiful!
Amazing list Tasya!
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Thanks Cody! I hope you’ll get to read Compulsion soon!
I still need to read My Lady Jane and Strange the Dreamer! I also REALLY want to get Caraval, Crooked Kingdom, ADSOM, ACOWAR, and Stalking Jack the Ripper. I’m so behind on recent releases haha
Crooked Kingdom is AMAZING so go read it! 😀 Ooh yeah I forgot about Stalking Jack the Ripper!
YES for Lola!! And TID is one of my favorite series too, but I’ve never reread it either!
I hope Lola won’t have the usual middle book slump 😀
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Oooh, I love Lola! I hope you enjoy, it was probably one of my favourites in the trilogy. Wishing you luck finishing these books!
Thank you Brooklyn! ❤
How funny that putting the books on your list seems to make you less likely to read them. Hope you manage to get to some of these!
Thank you Nicole! ❤
YESSS, read The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, Tasya! It’s such a gorgeous book and one of my all time favourite contemporaries 😀 I really hope you end up loving it!
I actually picked up a copy of The Merciless when I was at the bookstore yesterday, but I didn’t end up buying it. It IS on my TBR because it sounds really interesting. Maybe I will see if my library has it, and try and read it around Halloween. I never actually get around to reading creepy books at Halloween so maybe this year will be different!
As for what i want to read before 2017 is over… mainly Now I Rise! And I Darken is one of my favourite books, and I cannot believe I haven’t read its sequel yet! D: Since I have stopped requesting books overall I hope I will have time for it towards the end of the year!
I plan to read it in February, I’m so pumped that I finally have a physical copy and is going to read it! I’ve heard amazing things about And I Darken, but I wasn’t really a fan of the author’s previous book so we’ll see 🙂