Hey everyone! There was a little too much going on in the States last week for me to post a summer-vibes book list. (When everyone is protesting a very real issue, it’s hard to find motivation to do something light and fun.)
I feel like this one is going to be pretty easy. I’ve been on Goodreads since 2008 and there are still some books on my TBR there that I haven’t gotten rid of since then, even though I try to purge it yearly as my tastes change.
So let’s have a look!
Top Ten Books I’ve Added To My TBR and Forgotten Why
1. Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott
I went through an Elizabeth Scott phase in high school (so there’s at least one other book of hers on my TBR), but like now…why is it still there? I haven’t read anything by her in at least 10 years.
2. Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
Ok, so I’m quickly realizing that this list isn’t so much “why did I add this” to “why is this still there?” A friend of mine in college recommended this series, but then she said the series goes downhill. So…do I read this knowing that eventually it’s going to suck?
3. Arranged by Catherine McKenzie
This is an adult book about a mysterious company that specializes in arrange marriages and like, in a way, it sounds kind of cool, but in other ways…super creepy. I’m not sure why this is still there. Curiosity?
4. Silver by Talia Vance
Oh boy. Rereading the book jacket for this, it makes it sound a LOT like the book I just gave up last week. Yikes. I’ve really gotta purge these early 2000s paranormal things. They’re just so cringey anymore.
5. 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma
This book is about girls who have been kidnapped and…let’s be real, the world’s enough of a mess right now and I don’t need to be more afraid of going outside. Already, the idea of going to a big graduation party is freaking me out. I haven’t been around more than like 10 people at a time since March.
6. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
I know I added this because of the movie and I think it was maybe just to see if the book was better? I like the movie enough, though it wasn’t ever my favorite. I’m not big on zombies, but they’re alright. I don’t know.
7. Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan
This one is a big question mark. This is apparently the 3rd book in a series I’ve never read. I think maybe I added it because it’s about theater?
8. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
I’m going to draw some ire for this, but I didn’t really care for the first book very much. (The Netflix movie, however, was really cute.) I haven’t read this one or seen the 2nd movie yet, but I just don’t know why I added this when I’m not sure I wanted to continue reading it.
9. Just One Night by Gayle Forman
Pretty much the same as the last point. I read the first two books in Forman’s Just One Day series and this is the novella “conclusion” or whatever, but at this point, I just don’t remember enough or care enough about the story to want to read this.
10. 738 Days by Stacey Kade
Like what I said about 17 & Gone, this is about a girl who is kidnapped and freed after 738 days. I’m not sure I can handle that right now. I’m not sure I could have handled this years ago when I added this either.