Two weeks ago I realized that I had absolutely no more room left on my shelves. My books were standing in front of other books (and that’s just not going to work!), laying on my bed or standing on top of my shelf on display as a way to have more room. But that didn’t work out for long either, so I had to change things up. And I did. I spend an entire afternoon rearranging my things and ended up emptying another shelf that I could use for my books!
During that entire process, I also decided to have a look at my books and see which ones I hadn’t read yet. Because I want to make sure I don’t keep buying books left and right without actually reading them. That just seems like a waste of my money to me. So, here are my unread books that are on my shelves right now!
The Book Thief
The Book Thief isn’t actually entirely unread – I have started and read about 200 pages of this back when I first picked it up but then I never finished the book; for whatever reason. I can’t even tell you guys if I enjoyed it or not. All I know is that a lot of people really love this book and that it has been on a lot of people’s favorites lists over the years!
The Girl At Midnight
I have owned The Girl At Midnight for years now, and I still haven’t gotten around to picking it up and I can’t even tell you why? I might have lost interest over the years but the synopsis still sounds interesting and the element of the story being set in New York is quite intriguing too! Let’s hope I can get to it some time. Or give the book to someone who actually might enjoy reading it!
The Bane Chronicles
I must have gotten The Bane Chronicles shortly after I read all of the other Shadowhunters books and needed more of the universe and probably Magnus Bane (I can’t tell you how much I used to love the character back when I first read these books – I don’t remember it). And I did start reading it, actually but I never got past about 50 or so pages which is really sad. I hope that once I finish my re-read of all the books currently released that I will finally get to this novella bind-up and finally read all the great adventures Magnus has been on! And apparently, from what I have gathered, we’re actually also introduced to characters from The Last Hour trilogy (that starts releasing next year, I think) so that should be really interesting!
Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy
Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy is a fairly new release so I don’t feel too bad about not having read it yet, even though it has been sitting on my shelf for almost two months at this point! I just jumped into different books after I got it in the mail. But as I just said, I want to re-read all the other books before I jump into the novella bind-ups! I also talked about this book to Sandra on Wednesday and we were both kind of wondering how Simon ends up at the Academy after the events of City Of Heavenly Fire and how all of that is going to work out, so I am definitely excited to see what these novella bind-ups tell us about the world Cassandra Clare created!
Red Rising isn’t a new release, but it is a very recent addition to my bookshelves (as in, within the past month) so I am 100% okay with its current status. I do however really want to read it soon – I have talked about it in both my Three Popular Series I Want To Read and my Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR posts, so we know I want to read it soon(ish)! Also, it’s a Pierce Brown novel and I adore the guy! I need to get to know him as an author too!
A Conjuring Of Light
A Conjuring Of Light is both the newest release and also newest addition to my shelf and I am sure you guys are sick and tired of hearing me talk about how much I want to read this book and how I am in the weirdest slump type of situation right now which is why I haven’t actually picked this book up yet. There. I said it again. But yes, that’s basically all I need to say about ACOL at this point. We’ve talked about it so many times. Just know that it’s on my shelves and it’s unread.
My shelves currently hold a total of 61 books and I haven’t read 6 of them – which isn’t too bad actually! And a number of them are on my Top Ten Books I Want To Read This Spring list so hopefully, that’ll decrease the number too!
How do you go about unread books on your shelves? Do you have a system in place that makes sure you don’t have too many unread books on your shelves? Or do you like having a big variety of unread books to choose from? Let’s discuss in the comments below!