Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Books I've Meant to Read But Haven't


So often I find myself saying the same thing when it comes to books - "Oh I've been meaning to read that!" or "I really want to read that but just haven't yet."  That list or books that I really mean to read is so ridiculously long that it some times feels more than a little overwhelming.  So of course the answer is to put some of them in a list!  Lists really fix most everything.  I figure I'll focus on these 10 for now so I at least feel like I'm making progress!

1.  I Found You by Lisa Jewell - Really I want to read just about anything by Lisa Jewell but this one sounds especially good!  I love dual time lines and lots of mystery.

2.  Until It Fades by K.A. Tucker - I've been hearing raves about Tucker's books years and somehow still haven't managed to pick one up.

3.  Written in Blood by Anne Bishop - I've heard fantastic reviews on this series since I started blogging and while it's a little outside my reading comfort zone it definitely has caught my attention.

4.  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - This book has been everywhere for ages and it sounds like a book I would love.

5.  Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews - Andrews is one of those can do no wrong authors and while it's another one outside of my usual reading it's definitely one I want to try!

6.  Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott - I haven't really seen anyone mention this one for a bit but for awhile it was everywhere and I really wanted to read it.  Just the other day I saw it at the library and if my bag wasn't already full there was no way I could have resisted!

7.  Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas - Devil in Winter is quite possibly one of my absolute favorite romance novels so why haven't I read this sequel featuring their son that came out months ago??  No idea!

8.  A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin - When I first heard of that one I thought what a great concept!  I should really read it.  And then somehow the third book was just released and I still haven't read it.

9.  Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe - Every summer a new Beach House book comes out with a gorgeous summer-y cover and a plot that sounds wonderful.  Then the glowing reviews start showing up!

10. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater - Another one that it a little outside my comfort zone and another one that I've heard nothing but raves for.  I'm really looking forward to this series!

What books have you been meaning to read but haven't managed to get around to yet?

13 comments:

  1. I Found You grabbed me with that cover, I had to read it! And I think you'll like School for Unusual Girls although it's a little YA-ish. Ilona Andrews is supposed to be pretty awesome but I've never read any of their stuff.

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  2. I really enjoyed I Found You and Until it Fades. A Man Called Ove has been on my to read list FOREVER. I honestly have so many books I have been meaning to read.

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  3. I also like dual time lines so I will check that first book you mentioned, The Alice Network has that going for it, I think you'd like it. I did like A Man called Ove but had to get through the first few chapters, he's very negative but believe me, it's a wonderful story when you get to know him.

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  4. Haha. I say this all the time too! It's horrible, but I don't see it changing anytime. But making a list of the top ten is a great idea. I should work on that! plus, I love making lists.

    Anyway, we have some in common. I keep meaning to read Devil in Spring (I hear it is sooo good!), Written in Blood, and books by K.A. Tucker.

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  5. I really enjoyed The Devil in Spring; I hope you get around to it! As for books I've been meaning to read, but haven't, A School for Unusual Girls is on my list too. And The Raven Boys. My list is hugely long, but in the absence of a Top Ten Tuesday post this week, I hope you don't mind if I join the fun and pick 10 of my own.

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  6. I have so many I could put on this list. I listened to the Kleypas you mentioned. It was good!

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  7. Some on your list are some I have said I wanted to try but haven't yet either...lol.

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  8. I have got to get around to reading I Found You, Until It Fade, and the Lisa Kleypas series. I loved Burn for Me and A Man Called Ove which are both great audiobooks by the way.

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  9. I've read seven of these and really enjoyed all of them. The Ilona Andrews book is one I liked and I haven't liked the dual team's other books. I adored the Tucker book on audio, it was total escapism. I have read a couple of others of hers I enjoyed too.

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  10. How did you narrow it down for this list?! Like you, I have an overwhelming number of books I want to read. I don't think I'll everbe able to read them in my lifetime. Especially since I keep adding to the list. Several you mention are on my list too. Someday...

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  11. My book club is planning to read Ove in the near future, I think.

    I have a lot of books I'm planning to read. Some of them have been on my shelves for ten years or more! Should I just give up and say I'm never going to read this one?

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  12. Blogger ate my comment. Grrrr... but I will just say that I hope you enjoy The Raven Boys when you get to it. :)

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  13. Oy, yes. Andrews is on my list. I love their stuff just...haven't gotten to these. lol I've been seriously considering a "I've Been Meaning To..." challenge. Might be the only way I actually make them happen. lol

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