I am bookless. Can you believe this?! I spent the whole day lying on the sofa watching stuff on the telly like Miss Universe 2015 (Congratulations, Philippines! My country. My pride.) and some reruns of Australia’s Next Top Model but didn’t read when I have in fact all the time on my hands.
Disappointed with myself, I did what I believe every single one of us has done at least once in our lives: Sat on the floor, faced the shelves, stared at all the books.
I also believe we’ve all thought of stuff like How many of these have I read? How many of these I haven’t? When did I buy this and that? Wait, didn’t I add this one on my tbr a few weeks back? And I still haven’t read it?! WHAT A SHAME! I SHOULD BE BANNED FROM BUYING ANY MORE BOOKS!
So, that’s how I came up with the idea to feature some of the books I accumulated within the year but failed to get into! These books will also be on top of my 2016 tbr.
♪♫ Now watch me whip, now watch me gush over my unread books. ♫♪
by Tabitha Suzuma
I like stuff that make me question my own judgement. I’ve heard so many good things about this book, regardless of the ~controversies~, so I decided to buy it. However, whenever I try to take its packaging off (yup, it’s still sealed!), there’s like a bright neon sign that comes up to tell me NOPE! NOT TODAY! MAYBE NEXT TIME! MAYBE NEXT YEAR! I’m just never ready!
by Robyn Schneider
I read Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything a few months before Extraordinary Means was released. She came in the Philippines for a book signing and of course I had to get mine signed! Also, that cover.
The Girl With All The Gifts
by M.R. Carey
I bought this book without any idea of its plot. I just knew it’s a good read, there’s going to be a movie based on it, and I have to read it immediately. Oops.
I’ll definitely get into it next year, of course! HOPEFULLY.
More Than This
by Patrick Ness
My dad got me this book on my birthday. Until now I have no idea what it’s about, but it being written by the critically-acclaimed author Patrick Ness is enough for me to want it. Despite me not having read any of his works, I’ve always adored him especially when he, along with other authors, raised money for Syrian refugees.
The Girl On The Train
by Paula Hawkins
Another book my dad got me on my birthday! This one was incredibly praised when it was released so I had to see myself what the fuss is all about.
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour
by Morgan Matson
I love Morgan Matson and her writing and her stories and just everything about her. Since You’ve Been Gone has got to be one of my favourite YA contemporaries of all time. As for this book, well, I’m just waiting for the perfect moment to read it a.k.a. SUMMER because, seriously, no summer is complete without a roadtrip book!
I Was Here
by Gayle Forman
Gayle Forman’s Just One duology is actually my favourite YA contemporary ever. She easily became one of my to-buy authors when I read If I Stay. Her characters are so real and she’s got a way of touching my heart like no one else does.
by Vladimir Nabokov
This was my first ever Book Depository purchase! Well, not really, because my friend Maw over at DEARMAW: Book Enthusiast helped me purchase it! It was 25% off so I knew I had to get it what with that cover and all!
I also want to up my classics game; I actually read my first 2 classics in 2015! Yay for me!
by Andy Weir
My sister jokingly asked me to buy her this book and I did because I wanted to read outside my genre. Science fiction is soooo not me, but this just seemed promising!
P.S. This book cover has got to be one of the best I’ve seen my whole life. Trust me, it’s so beautiful up-close. It makes me want to cry.
The Bell Jar
by Sylvia Path
This book just has to be in every book lover’s shelf, so I did what I knew I have to do: BUY IT. Just buy it.
Are you, like me, a book hoarder?
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