Is it just me or has it lately felt like the end of days are coming? Between fires in the Amazon, the bees dying, crazy intense hurricanes, our world literally getting hotter, and so much more, it’s feeling more like the apocalypse. Seeing as we probably have a bit of time left and I certainly won’t be doing any doomsday preppers, I can probably slide in a few more books into my reading schedule. Seeing as I’ve had these books on my TBR for years UPON years, it’s seemingly like I won’t be getting to these no matter what.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
This is one of the oldest books on my physical and Goodreads TBR. I was kind of sort of interested, and seeing it forever sprouting up like a bright little Daisy around the bookish community, I made a command decision to buy it on a Book Outlet binge. However, I’m, literally, never in the mood for super high high fantasy??? Even when I slip it into readathons, convinced I’m going to do it??? I’m so hopeless with this one.
A Thousand Nights by EK Johnston
Tbh, I kind of just bought this for the under the dust jacket book cover? Not even for the cover – the UNDER the dust jacket cover?? This and its accompanying companion novel have such cool underneath secret covers that I NEEDED. Imagine all the gorgeous bookstagram pictures I could take!! Fun fact: guess who has yet to take a single one showcasing the epic cover?? It’s Sha. Totally Sha.
Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
I was so so so hype for this book. Murder! Princesses! THAT COVER. And I mean, the title is such a solid motto?? But then I kept seeing so-so reviews, and I think I honestly read a chapter and wasn’t fully vibing? Yet again, I was let loose in Book Outlet (seriously, someone stop me), and I snatched it up. I need a princess prompt STAT in a readathon please & thank u (although if it’s anything like Truthwitch, it still won’t matter.)
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
This is a book that unlike the others, I’m actually pretty pumped to read. It has a super good rating on Goodreads, and Sha even gave it a thumbs up. But, like, I can’t find it anywhere??? It’s never on *wait for it wait for it wait for it* Book Outlet, places to purchase, and my library copies are well onto their way to be fazed out. Perhaps my luck has run out instead of my ability to actively avoid books on my TBR??
And to absolutely no one’s surprise, this book! I’ve been reading it since May 2018, when I felt determined and strong to take on this massive book. “Oh, I’ll just read a short story every here or there! It will be great!” said Mandy, so completely and utterly naively. Well, I haven’t updated since July 10th 2018, and literally dropped everything in a middle of reading one story – so you can guess how not great it’s going. I might have even hid it in a bin somewhere so I wouldn’t have to see my failure.
What do you think? What are some books that you probably won’t ever get to? Have you put books off this long? Let’s discuss in the comments below!