I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of confessions lately in this blog, so I’m considering this the mother of all confessions.
I keep asking myself why I haven’t read the books I added to this list. These are books I will definitely read and no genre preference is standing in the way. So why then? Is it because I’m lazy, easily distracted with other books or is it because of my shifting moods? Either way I haven’t read these books even if almost everyone is raving about them. When I say raving, I mean really raving. I feel like I’m missing out on a lot by not having read these books yet.
I’ve seen mixed reviews of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn in book blogs and that’s probably one of the reasons that’s stopping me (temporarily). I am a huge fan of the mystery/thriller genre so I should have read this a long time ago.
Who doesn’t know the Twilight series? I’ve watched some of the movies but I have not read any single Twilight book. My sister loves this series so much she actually has multiple copies, different editions and all in hardback! She keeps
pestering convincing me to read it, but I’m quite fine with the movies so I don’t know if I still should. Should I?
Life After Life… One of the best books for 2013. This is one book I’m really looking forward to read this year. The synopsis sounds intriguing. And even though not everyone is raving about it, I shall give it a try.
I’ve seen Me Before You in a lot of favorite lists for 2013. Many mentioned how this book made them cry and why they loved it. I’m not sure if I’ll echo their sentiments but there’s no harm trying. Although I’m really expecting it to knock my socks off.
I’ve had Eleanor and Park since last year! Why have I not read it yet? I guess I suffer from a terrible case of new-book-distraction syndrome.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern has a beautiful cover. Frequent visitors to this blog know how I love judging a book by its cover (although sometimes with dire consequences) and this was what caught my eye when I saw the book in a local bookstore. Everyone seems to love it. I’m still debating with myself if I should give in to the hype or not.
I’m actually quite ashamed to admit I haven’t read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. My only excuse is I really want to read it with my own copy of this edition because, well, it’s beautiful.
Perhaps what’s stopping me from reading The Goldfinch is the fact that I want to read Donna Tartt’s earlier books like The Little Friend or The Secret History first. I usually do not have problems with heavy tomes but I can be selective because I do not want to invest my time and then feel disappointed later.
I’m quite impressed with the trailer for Veronica Roth’s Divergent. In my shelf, the book is collecting dust. It’s been compared to The Hunger Games (the only book series I’ve finished in my whole life-yikes!) so I’m looking forward to reading Divergent before I watch the movie.
I’m ashamed… so very ashamed that I have not read any Harry Potter books. And here’s another confession: I only watched the whole The Sorcerer’s Stone movie this year. See how distracted I am?
Here’s hoping I can finally get to some of these books this year.
Image and design credits: Post banner from ‘Just For Mom’ bracket album from GG Digital Designs, flower and frame for books from Thoughtful Gift Collection from Shabby Princess.