Hi everyone! I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about our TBRs, and I decided to count the number of unread books that I have on my shelves. The number was a lot higher than I thought it would be: 61. If you include the 2 books I’m currently reading and the 3 books that are still going to arrive, that is. I thought this was way too much, so I immediately put myself on a book buying ban. At least until I got that number down till 50.
Then I realized that I am probably going to graduate next week, and that my parents might reward me with a new book. Oops.
Anyway, that’s besides the point. The point is: looking at my TBR gave me an idea for a blog post series, namely one where I show you all of the books that are on my TBR. Mainly because I always love seeing what books other people have on my TBR, but also because it might motivate me to finally pick up these books.
Of course I could just show you some pictures and be done with this in one post, but talking a little bit about the books seemed a lot more fun, so I decided to split my TBR in different categories and tell you a little about all the books in each category each week.
First up: sequels.
Let’s start with the only 2 contemporary sequels that I have: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han and How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne. I’m planning on reading Lara Jean incredibly soon because I really enjoyed the series so far, and it seems like I could probably get through the book in a day or two, but I don’t have any motivation to read the Holly Bourne book at all. I liked the first book in the series because it dealt with mental health issues, but the second one just doesn’t really have anything that interests me. Oh well, *shrug*. Now onto the sequels I’m most interested in: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire, The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie and Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine. DATSAB is one that I’m planning on finishing this week. I read Every Heart a Doorway just a few weeks ago and I loved the world and characters, and I’ve heard that this one is even better. I can’t wait. I’m also incredibly excited to get to TEOTA for almost exactly the same reason. I didn’t love the first book, The Abyss Surrounds Us, as much as I expected, but I heard that this one is a lot better. And that combined with pirates, sea monsters and an f/f relationship? YES. Ash and Quill is probably the book I’m most excited about. The Great Library series is one of my all time favorite series, and I can’t believe that I can now finally read this book after waiting for it for over a year. I’m resisting the temptation to start reading it right this second, but I might pick it up right after I finish writing this blogpost.
I added Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton to the picture because I have kind of confusing feelings about this book. I adored the first book, so I’m pretty sure that I’m going to love this one once I pick it up, but I just don’t feel really excited when I think about actually picking it up. Does that make any sense? Probably not.Now onto the kind of sad category, aka sequels I’m not that interested in anymore: The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig, The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh and Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch. I’m not that interested in TSBT anymore because I didn’t really love the first book and don’t remember much of it, so it’s going to be a struggle to get into it. I’ve also heard a few not so great things about the sequel, so yeah. The Rose and the Dagger is one I’ll probably end up reading anyway, because it’s on my Diversity Bingo TBR and I can just get the audiobook from the library, but I’m not that excited about it. The first book was a huge disappointment for me, and I sadly don’t really love Renee’s writing style. Frost Like Night is probably the one I’m least interested in. I loved the first book in the series, Snow Like Ashes, when I read it two years ago. When I read the second book, I realized that the story wasn’t all that special and there was a major case of second-book-slump. I still really want to know how the series ends and that’s why I haven’t unhauled the book yet, but I might end up just reading a recap of it and never actually reading it. The last category is one everyone who even remotely knows me probably saw coming: Rick Riordan books. There are three unread Rick Riordan books on my shelf at the moment, and they’re all sequels, namely; The Serpent’s Shadow, The Throne of Fire and The Dark Prophecy. The first two books are the second and third books in the Kane Chronicles, my, so far, least favorite Riordan series. I read the first book a few months ago and didn’t love it all that much so I haven’t been incredibly tempted to pick up the other two. But I’m sure it’ll happen some day. I’m a lot more excited about The Dark Prophecy, because I’m really enjoying the Apollo series and I’ve even reread the first book in anticipation of the second book, which is something I normally never do. So this book is definitely going to happen soon.
So, that were all of the sequels on my TBR! If you were me, which one would you pick up first?