Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Top 10 Books I Just HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf


1 The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Immediately after finished The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer I bought this because I HAD to have it. It has been on my shelf since release day.

2 Chasing the Skip by Janci Patterson
I became semi-obsessed with getting this book and the instant it was on my shelf I kind of forgot it was there...I still really want to read it though!

3 White Lines by Jennifer Banash
I tend to really enjoy books with drug use/issues so I HAD to have this one.

4 Immortal City by Scott Speer
I saw some really fabulous reviews for this on Goodreads and bought it on Amazon on a whim.

5 Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
I started to read this book and just wasn't feeling it so I decided to give it a couple weeks since I really liked Unearthly. Weeks have turned in to a really long time...It don't think I will be getting to Hallowed any time soon either. My cat just passed away and his name was Tucker, so I'm not sure I can bring myself to read this just yet.

6 Born Wicked by Jessica Sportswood
This was a pure case of cover lust. I still need to find out if the pages inside match the pretty outside.

7 Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead
I love Richelle and I couldn't wait to start her new series. Only, apparently I could wait since it's still on the shelf.

8 Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
I finished Anna and the French Kiss in a day, bought Lola at Barnes & Noble the next and have been putting off reading it ever since. Clearly something is wrong with me.

9 Dark Mirror by MJ Putney
I can't even remember the reason I got so obsessed with owning this book. I can't remember the synopsis, or anything about it to be honest. Just that two summers ago I HAD to have it. I really should read it already.

10 Acid by Emma Pass
I had to trade for this since it isn't out in the US yet. It's been on my shelf for almost a year now with the US release date coming up I have a renewed reason to read Acid. As if the badass girl on the cover wasn't reason enough!

15 comments:

  1. WHY HAVEN'T YOU READ LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR? And you may as well wait to read EVOLUTION. Who knows when RETRIBUTION will be published.

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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  2. I've been interested in ACID for the longest time and almost bought it a few times but never have as of yet, I might consider it more if I hear you enjoy it. I also haven't read Lola and the Boy Next Door, I don't know why, I enjoyed Anna but I just haven't bought Lola yet, I'm sorry to hear about you cat too Emily, I hope you're okay :) *hugs*

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    1. Thank you! Losing Tuck has been hard, especially because it was very sudden, but I'm starting to get to the place where I can think about and be grateful for the 3 years I got to have with him.

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  3. Mara Dyer! I just finished this the other day and immediately bought the second one haha. Unlike you though I plan to read it asap because NOAH.

    I mean, really dude, how are you passing up a chance for more Noah? *Shakes head in disappointment* ;)

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  4. I did this topic too! I think we all have books like this. I definitely think you should read Lola soon ! Wait for Mara Dyer until Retribution comes out because the ending for Evolution is crazy and we've all been waiting forever for the last one! I bought Born Wicked and have yet to read it as well. I really need to make time to read books I bought in the past.

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    1. Great minds! I think this is a really fun topic =) Good idea about waiting until Retribution comes out...I do hate cliffhangers.

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  5. I'm totally the same with Evolution of Mara Dyer. I had to have it...I haven't read it yet either

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  6. Funnily enough I have the first Mara Dyer sat on my TBR and Lola and the French Kiss! Ooops. It's bad though isn't it? I wish I could keep on top of my piles of books but it just doesn't happen!

    My TTT :)

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  7. Oh my, I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this!! Born Wicked is one I'm guilty of, too...along with Tiger Lily, Gilt, Alice in Zombieland,...geez, there are so many more. I guess I'm as much of a book collector as I am a book reader! :)

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  8. I haven't read any of these either and there are some good ones!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  9. Honestly Hallowed is not worth the read. For some reason I decided to waste $12 and 10 hours of my time on that book - don't ask me why, I couldn't tell you. I wasn't thinking straight. But I REALLY want to read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - the first book was so good!

    ~Emily@Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

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  10. I've got out Anna and the French Kiss right now! (I still have to start it, though...finishing Throne of Glass up..yup, I'm pretty diverse in my reading XD). I want to read ACID so bad!!!! My TTT!

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  11. Born Wicked was awesome and one of my best reads last year, so I definitely recommend that one!

    My TTT ^^

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  12. Great pick! YAY! I am just really happy that I am not the only one who owns a ton of books that they haven't read yet. I actually haven't read any of the ones you mentioned, but quite a few are ones I really want to read. Nice list :) My TTT.

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  13. haha omg YES! I do this all the time, just HAVE to get a book...then it ends up just sitting on my shelf forever!!! Acid is one I have had sitting on my shelf for awhile now...even though I got it when it first came out in the UK like a year or more ago! Great post hun!! ((:

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