I seem to have been on a bit of a book buying binge recently, and as a result my physical TBR pile has become pretty monstrous (and the above selection is just a few of them)! There’s just been too many bargains about, and there are so many books I want to read that I’ve been unable to resist!
The only problem now is (you know, aside from having enough unread books now to build a fort!) that I have so many options that I just can’t decide what to read next. I’ve just started reading The Girl On The Train after much deliberation (yep, I’m only a year late to that party!), but I have absolutely no idea what to read after that! I really do need to start making a dent in my TBR pile before I have to pack them all up to move house (again!). Plus I definitely need to get through some of them before I manage to get my greedy bookworm hands on the last two volumes of Death Note, as I’m pretty sure they’ll be zooming straight to the top of the pile!
Anyway, I was hoping if you’ve read any of these books and really liked them (or hated them and think I shouldn’t bother!) that you could recommend one for my next read. I’m just in one of those moods where I can’t decide what to read, and I need some help!
So here are 10 unread books I have lying about:
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling (Illustrated edition)
The other day I did a post about rereading, where I spoke about how much of a shame it is that I don’t seem to reread anymore, and how I want to start again. One of the main series I wanted to reread was the Harry Potter books, and my boyfriend just so happened to get me the wonderful illustrated version of The Philosopher’s Stone the other day! I think I’m going to have to put this high on my list as it’s a chance to reread, just like I wanted to, but in a slightly different way (with beautiful pictures!).
- Outlander by Diane Gabaldon
I have seen so many people recommending this across the blogosphere that I picked up a cheap copy off the internet with the intent to dive straight in as soon as it arrived. However, a friend who recently read it told me they were a little disappointed by it, and it kind of made me feel less enthusiastic about it (apparently it’s more romancey that historical fictiony, and I’m not the biggest fan of out-and-out romance novels). I still want to read it though, as there must be a reason why so many people love it!
- Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig
This is only a short book, and one that I’ve heard is super uplifting, so I’m thinking I should probably put this one pretty high on my TBR list.
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab
This is another one I’ve seen all over the blogosphere and have been meaning to read for ages! When I bought a copy with a gift voucher, I kind of expected I’d get to it pretty quickly, but I’ve actually had this for ages and still haven’t read it.
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
I’ve been meaning to read this book for years, as I adore greek mythology, and seen as I’ve borrowed a copy from the library I feel like I should read this one pretty soon! I’m just not sure I’m feeling it right now.
- The King’s Sister by Anne O’Brien
This is the third Anne O’Brien book I bought in the 3 for 2 offer at my local discount bookstore (yes, I will continue to go on about it – it was like, the book bargain of the century!), and seen as I loved the other two so much I really want to read this soon!
- The Queen’s Choice by Anne O’Brien
As I say, I’ve loved the two Anne O’Brien books I’ve read so far (I’ve actually come to like her books even more than Philippa Gregory’s, which is saying something!), so when I spotted this on a 2 for £7 offer at my local branch of Tesco I couldn’t resist! This is Anne O’Brien’s latest book and is all about Joanna of Navarre, so I’m pretty excited to read this one!
- Cleopatra’s Shadows by Emily Holleman
The other book I bought in the 2 for £7 offer at Tesco was Cleopatra’s Shadows. I’d never actually heard of this book until I spied it on the shelf, but as I spoke about in my historical fiction post the other day, I like learning more about historical events and people through fiction, and Cleopatra is one historical figure who I’m interested in, but know very little about. Plus I always found the Ancient Eygyptions fascinating at school, but have never actually read any novels about them, so this will be a first!
- The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
I’ve heard the Winner’s Trilogy is really good, so I decided a while ago to give it a try. I bought the first book cheaply off Ebay, but ever since it arrived I just haven’t really been feeling like reading it. It’s only short though, so I should hopefully get to it soon!
- Tarnish by Katherine Longshore
I only actually heard about this book the other day, but ordered it off Amazon pretty much straight away. I love historical fiction (as I blogged about the other day!) and have always been fascinated by Anne Boleyn, so when I heard there was a YA novel about her I decided it was time to check it out…and then I went and read four volumes of Death Note and The Time Machine instead.
So have you read any of these? Are there any in particular that you think I should prioritise? How big is your physical TBR list?