Unread On My Shelves #2

Hey you guys! For today’s posts, I figured we would take a look at my shelves and see which books I have on there that I still haven’t read yet – even though I have owned some of them for almost a year now. This is a fantastic way to pressure me into finally getting to these books because it’s just ridiculous at this point, really.

But before we talk about the new unread books on my shelves, I thought it would be fun to take a look at my first post and see if I’ve read any of the books I talked about back in March!


the book thiefYep, The Book Thief has been on my shelves for so many years now and I talked about it back in March, but I still haven’t read any further. I still have a dog-eared page at about 250ish pages but I think at this point, I will have to go back in and start reading this book from the very beginning because I don’t remember anything that has happened in the first half of the book.

Up next we have The Girl At Midnight which has been sitting on my shelves probably even longer than The Book Thief and I haven’t even started reading that one. And I’m not sure when/if I’m going to read it but I also don’t want to give it away for some reason. It might be the cover.

red risingAnd the last book off my first list of books that I still haven’t read is Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Yes, I know. I used to talk so much about wanting to read this book and here we are and it still hasn’t happened. Don’t ask me why I have no idea. However, I still very much plan on getting to this book soon-ish because Pierce is bringing out a new book that appears to be at least set in the same world at the beginning of 2018 and I kind of want to know what the hype is all about!

But, in some good news: I read three books featured in my previous post, so I think I did pretty good – right? The first books on my list that I read were The Bane Chronicles as well as Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy both by Cassandra Clare! I read them not too long ago and while I quite enjoyed The Bane Chronicles (to the surprise of absolutely no one) I wasn’t as big a fan of TFTSA. It had some fun stories in it but the majority felt just ‘meh’. a conjuring of lightNonetheless, I’m still really happy to say that I have now read all the books that Cassandra Clare has released in her Shadowhunter Chronicles!

The last book off that list that I’ve since read is A Conjuring Of Light (book 3 in the Shades Of Magic trilogy) by V.E. Schwab! I absolutely loved it. I got destroyed by it but I still really loved it. I wrote a review of the book so I won’t talk too much more about it here (as I have a feeling that this post is going to get a bit long as it is)!


And now, let’s get into all of the unread books that have made their way onto my shelves since writing the original post back in March and see how ridiculously long my physical TBR is. *is afraid to check shelves*


this savage songFor some reason, I still have an unread Victoria Schwab book on my shelves in the form of This Savage Song that I bought probably somewhere around the time when I was reading her Shades Of Magic trilogy at the beginning of 2017. The conclusion to the book has been released for a couple of months now too so at least when I finally get around to the duology I can marathon it and don’t have to wait for the next book to be released – which is always fantastic.

extremely loud and incredibly closeUp next, I have Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer which I bought used a couple of months ago because the synopsis really intrigued me but for some reason, I haven’t been in the proper mood to read it ever since which sucks. But (if I remember correctly) Lia really loves this book so I am definitely excited to see what it’s all about – I just don’t know when I will finally get to it. This definitely seems like the type of book that you need to take your time with and really dive into the story which hasn’t been my reading style lately. I’ve just been reading as many books as possible because I’ve just been so motivated to read all of the books – this book doesn’t quite fit in yet.

will grayson will graysonOh, look! A John Green book – but it’s not Turtles All The Way Down. I haven’t gotten that book yet because I’m not sure if I want to read more of John Green’s books at the moment which is probably why Will Grayson, Will Grayson is still unread too. I absolutely loved Looking For Alaska and The Fault In Our Stars but I read both those books years ago and I’m just not sure if John’s writing and storytelling is still my type of book. We’ll see, I guess!

out of the easyAnd the last book on my shelves that I want to talk about is Out Of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys! I got this one used a couple of months ago too because I was quite intrigued by the New Orleans setting of the story and I’ve heard so many people talk about how fantastic Ruta Sepetys other novels were that I had to grab a copy and find out for myself!

I do have two more unread books on my shelves (Lock & Key and The Moon And More by Sarah Dessen) but I won’t be reading them anytime soon (as I feel like they are more appropriate for the summer months) so I won’t talk about them here. But also, this post is already really long so I should wrap it up!

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How about you guys? Do you know how many unread books you have on your shelves? Or what those books are? Or do you prefer not to pay too much attention to those facts? Let me know in the comments down below!

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19 thoughts on “Unread On My Shelves #2

  1. I found out that many people, unsure about their feelings towards John Green’s story, didn’t enjoy Will Grayson so much… I really hope that won’t happen to you, haha. I loved all of his stories, but I have to admit that this one is probably my least favorite. Turtles was fantastic ❤

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  2. I’m in the exact same situation as you with the Book Thief. It has been on my shelf for yearrsss now. I just stopped reading it around 100 pages in and never continued it. I always hear people rave about how good it is, but I have never gotten around to rereading/finishing it!

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  3. I’m surprised you actually remembered that I love Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close! Ahhh you should read it! (we could read it together if that motivates you, I’m always up for a reread :P)
    Also, you must read This Savage Song, it’s so good!

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    1. No one is more surprised than me because I usually don’t remember this type of stuff about someone! But I guess it must have stuck with me this time around! If I get in the mood for it, I’ll definitely let you know! I’d love doing a buddy read for it. 🙂

      I know! I recently reorganized my shelves and when I picked up This Savage Song I was surprised that it was still unread! It’s the last Schwab book I own that’s unread too, so that needs to change!

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  4. So many books on this list that I want to read. I definitely hope you get to The Book Thief sometime soon. It is such an amazing book and I always recommend it for history lovers.

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  5. So many of these books are on my shelves/GR TBR as well arggfhhd. And as for how many unread books /I/ have on my shelves??? Let’s not….. talk about that. I’m pretty sure I’ve exceeded 100 books by now :’) MY GOAL THIS YEAR IS TO REDUCE THAT NUMBER THO OKAY, I’M TRYING.

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    1. Good lord, Jackie! How many new books did you buy since talking about the 96 books you already had on your shelves??? And you 100% should try and reduce that number! Your books must be staring at you with some serious evil eye whenever you pick up a new one rather than reading one that is already on your shelves! xD

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      1. Ughhhh I‘m the WORST but (!!!) I haven‘t bought a single book this year except for preorders! I want to make it my goal to only buy 2018 and only ones I‘m REALLY excited about instead of pressure buying popular anticipated releases that I‘m not thAt interested in!! And yeah, that‘s exactly what my books are doing 😂

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