This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.They might as well call book bloggers book pushers, right? I mean, we book nerds of the internet get very SHOUTY about all the books everyone HAS TO read because OMG SO AMAZING SO MANY FEELS. Hey, I don’t blame you guys, I’m right there with you. So here are the most high pressure books on my TBR pile. Most are series, because let’s be honest, series are what get people FLAILING AND CAPSING, and there’s the hype cycle for each new release, so the books get more and more publicity.
Books People Forced Onto My Shelves
1. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
GAH, yeah, I haven’t read the Chaos Walking trilogy. For some people (i.e. Daph) this is like AH NO HOW DARE YOU. I’ve had the book on my shelf for close to a year buuuut still haven’t picked it up. Mostly due to the length, if I’m honest. I do sincerely want to get to this soon.
2. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Okay, this wasn’t forced on me, because I pre-ordered it on my own, but I just haven’t gotten around to it and ugh. Everyone keeps raving about this series, and I KNOW, I mean, I LOVED Daughter of Smoke and Bone. But I dunno. It’s LONG. I keep saying soon. But then I don’t. =/
3. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
All high fantasy fans agree, Graceling is supposedly AMAZING. I want to read this pretty bad, and to be fair it hasn’t been on my shelf as long as some of these other books, but I just can’t find the time 🙁
4. Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
I’ve had this since last September, but I read Finnikin of the Rock a good two years ago… I don’t know that I remember what happened there, and I know it’s not the biggest issue, because this one follows Froi more, but but ugh, I’m just OUT of the world, you know? *hides from all the Marchetta fangirls*
5. Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
I feel like this is a really underrated but awesome YA sci fi series? Like, it doesn’t get much hype, but those of my friends who HAVE read it are all pretty unanimous in saying it’s awesome, like Daph and Kara. So hey, maybe I’ll stop requesting shitty YA sci fi ARCs, and read this instead next time.
People Are Waiting For Me To Cave
1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
You people and your Rainbow Rowell obsessions xD To be fair, this is really high on my to-buy list, but since I’ve been limiting my book buying, I just haven’t gotten around to it. I did love Fangirl, so I have relatively good faith that I’ll like this too, but I’ve heard some negative things here and there, and the overall hype is a bit intimidating. But, yeah, Daph, this will happen. …sometime.
2. The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
Oh god, here come the Hector fangirls. Look, I just was not that impressed at all with The Girl of Fire and Thorns, and yes I KNOW you’re all going to yell that it gets SO MUCH BETTER, but I’m doubtful anyway because I’m a pessimistic orange. But, Daisy, Gillian, I think I’m going to give this one a shot… on audio.
3. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Okay, I’m so in for this one too, guys! I’ve been discovering historical fiction this year and LOVING it, and I’m pretty sure this is next on my list to buy. That should make A LOT of people very happy, like Mel, Gaby, Gillian, and probably so many more that I’m blanking on naming. SOON.
4. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
I was so unsure about this one, and I kind of wrote it off because I don’t do zombies. But after Christina was raving and very happy about the series ending (and that is rare enough to note) I reconsidered, and like, it’s probably not the gruesome zombie horror-esque stuff that I wouldn’t be able to handle if so many of my friends love it. Plus, I want to read Susan Dennard because she’s besties with Sarah J. Maas, ngl.
5. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I haven’t read Maggie Stiefvater before, mostly because I don’t really do paranormal so much. But EVERYONE loves this series – Gaby, Gillian, Meg, Mel – and ghosts are something I think I could handle. Anyway, I just want to know what everyone’s flailing about all the time.