I don’t know about you, but my virtual TBR – my Goodreads to-read shelf – is enormous. And every day on Twitter and in the blogosphere, I hear about tons of new books. If you’re immersed enough in this community, it’s easy enough to be overwhelmed by ALL the books. Of course, for me, this means I buy buy buy. Hype and recommendations and reviews and twitter friends capslocking at me means I impulse buy quite a lot. And sometimes, there’s a little buyer’s remorse, too.
1. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I bought this at the hype of the YA dystopia kick. Dystopia’s never been my favorite, so I’m sure this was all due to hype and trying to read the “prerequisites.” I tried to start it, but the first sentence actually references cat vomit, so.
2. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. There was one week recently where a bunch of my friends were reading this one. A friend of mine specifically told me I’d like it and THEN CHANGED THEIR MIND after I bought it! I kind of want to read it, but based on mixed reviews, I’m not really sure anymore.
3. Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey. This is one I bought for twenty five cents at a library sale and I couldn’t resist the price tag. A lot of people like this one but I’m not sure if it’s my thing. I think it’s a paranormal romance, and I am not really a paranormal romance kind of girl.
4. Defiance by CJ Redwine. I actually had an ARC of this that I DNF’d, but then I went ahead and bought this one at a reallllllly cheap price because the last book in the series was making its way around the blogosphere. Not really sure if I’ll ever come back to it now that I think about it but I don’t know.
5. 34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodriquez. I was really excited for this one when it came out and was so happy I was able to trade for it. But no reviews were being written and no one was talking about it, so I kind of forgot about it. Have you read this one?
1. The Host by Stephanie Meyer – Yes, back in the day, I was a Twihard. I knee-jerked and bought this one when it released. I went to the book tour and everything. The book is even SIGNED. Now that I have years behind me, and more books under my belt, I steer away from writing such as this, and now, it seems that I will end up selling it instead of reading it.
2. Paper Towns by John Green – When I read The Fault in Our Stars, I was in love. I was a huge John Green fangirl….until I started to see the writer start lashing out at readers. When I started to read other contemporary novels, and my respect for JG novels started to plummet. This writer went from the to to the avoid list, once I began to read better books.
3. The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton – I was SO excited when spotted this one hit the shelves. Then I read reviews. And a blurb, and the writing. Now, I am not excited any longer. This one is sitting on my Kindle, neglected. Until Ragnarok comes.
4. Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes – Pixie was so kind to send this one to me. I was excited to read Pixie’s review. I was not excited to read that this one had animal cruelty. Now it sits on my shelf, collecting dust.
5. So Close To You by Rachel Cater – Cover lust sold this one. The reviews chased me away.