Showing posts with label reading queue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reading queue. Show all posts

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Late Christmas Haul and January Reading Queue

This year, I've been a very bad girl. Instead of taking care of my TBR pile and reading the books that have been waiting on my shelf for months or even years, I bought new books and read them instantly. Some of these are for example "Handle With Care", "Twenties Girl", "Vampire Academy", "Sapphire Blue", "Ruby Red", which have already been read and reviewed. These and many more have all been bought around Christmas time but I decided to not queue them, because I couldn't wait to read them. Now you guys can look at the damage. Since I've been reading about 8 books per month for quite some time I thought this was a realistic amount of queue'd books for this month:

Two of these actually belong to an earlier haul back in August or something, but I decided that they have to be read in the not so distant future if I don't want them to rot on my shelf. As a consequence, you've probably already seen Cathy Kelly's "The House on Willow Street" and Donna Tartt's "The Secret History" sometime around on my blog.

The remaining four that I intend to read are all brand-new and I should feel very bad for this but I don't. I may or may not have another book order incoming and I probably will cram those books into my queue as well because I just can't follow rules.

"Just Listen" by Sarah Dessen 
...is one of those books that everyone already when they were twelve. Well, I'm late to the party as always but I'm very curious because her books are said to be tear-jerkers, Bring it on!

"I've Got Your Number" by Sophie Kinsella
...has been on the list for ages. I'm going to read everything by Sophie Kinsella ever, because she's my comfort author and hasn't terribly disappointed me so far. I'm looking at a nice cozy chick-lit read which will follow up the next tear-jerker or dark novel I read.

"House Rules" by Jodi Picoult 
...is one giant of a book and looks according to the cover design a bit like "Handle With Care" which crushed me. They're both about parents of disabled children and I'm probably going to crush my heart again reading this. I love Jodi.

"Throne Of Glass" by Sarah J. Maas 
...had to be on my TBR eventually. I hate high fantasy stories, I fricking hate asssassins and the like, but everyone said it's so so good, so I tried it. I mean, I liked "Inkheart" and "Graceling" so this can't be that bad. Wrong. I tried reading it a few weeks ago and didn't manage to get past page 20. Ugh. This needs a second try.



Have you read any of these and what did you think? 

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Monday, October 13, 2014

October Reading Queue: Stephen King, Percy Jackson and A Hell Lot of Meg Cabot

Reading Queue is a monthly meme, posted at the beginning of each month, where you share what books you plan to read for the month.



Dear Lord. My Reading Queue isn't even funny anymore. I have recently even bought a new shelf only for my TBR books and I think this is it. I have hit rock bottom. I know that there are a lot of people that have TBR piles three and four times the size of mine but for me, this is massive. I mean, look:


Here we have the aftermath of the Book Fair in my city and my local bookstore doing a 1,99 each thing.
  • "Wake" by Amanda Hocking is something that I've been eyeing for ages, but not this one. I've been eyeing the Trylle Trilogy and I just read Amanda Hocking so I was like: yup.  (Review)
  • "The Winter People" by Jennifer McMahon sounds spooky and weird, so I decided to get it. Of course I needed to get it, it's been ages since I last read a spooky novel about dead things. (Review)
  • "Throne of Glass" by Sara J. Maas is actually an Amazon Purchase which I got bullied into buying by a particular Canadian Ginger friend. I'm not even mad, it sounds amazing.
  • The Hunter by L.J. Smith was a no-brainer, I had to get it. I don't even know what it's about but I have read about 6 or 7 of the Vampire Diaries Novels and I just love her writings. I had to. Not sorry. (Review)
  • Ruby Red  by Kerstin Gier isn't really something I would've bought hadn't it only costed 1,99. She's from my country, it's about time travel and there's a movie about it so I just shrugged my way through that one. (Review)
  • I already tried to read "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn and wasn't really into the whole thriller-thing so I put it back on my TBR. I'm going to read it eventually, but not right now. Not feeling the thriller vibe.
  • "Numbers" by Rachel Ward. Haha, I have no idea why I bought this. I think it's about someone being able to see when in the future somebody that's talking to him is going to be dying. Does that make sense? Sounded good in my head. Anyways, I'm a sucker for these kind of things. Loved the movie TiMER, so I had to. (Review)
  • I haven't even read the blurbs for "Abandon" by Meg Cabot and "Insatiable" also by her. I love the Princess Mia Series, so I went for it. I use that excuse a lot apparently. Ugh. (Review: Abandon, Insatiable)
  • The last two (for this picture ahahahhaah) are the Third and Fourth Percy Jackson Novels by Rick Riordan in hardback. Swoons! Can you believe that I paid $8 for them? For both! I'm going to start crying.


Here we have some things that I already showed you guys in my August Haul. Yup, I shamelessly read other stuff first. 

  • One of my new additions to my TBR shelf is "Second Glance" by Jodi Picoult (Review) which I am very excited about because I haven't read anything by her yet, which is a goddamn shame. I'm probably going to read this next after I finished "Monster" by A.Lee Martinez which I am actually SUPPOSED to be reading right now, but Lux #4 is kind of claiming all my attention and I have another ARC queue'd as well. 
  • "Firestarter" by Stephen King is my first date with him and I have such high expectations, it is doomed to be disappointing if you ask me.
  • "Starter for Ten" is by David Nicholls and I just had to because everyone is all over David Nicholls, and I want to be, too. (Review)
  • "Be Careful What You Wish For" by Alexandra Potter is such a predictable purchase because I am all over dying-wish/childhood-wishlist books, I have at least ten of them. (Review)
  • The last one is the first Vampire Academy Novel by Richelle Mead and I am so ready for this! Nobody has ever been more ready in the history of mankind. I'm probably going to hoard a lot more sequels before I start this series because I just KNOW I am going to love it. After I saw the movie I fell basically head first into Rose/Dimitri and I have zero shame. Bring it on! (Review)

   Have you guys read some of these and were they 
 
good or bad? 

What should I read next?
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