I actually struggled with this topic more than I struggled with last week’s, which is weird for me. Normally picking out my favourite reads is harder than almost any other list, but this one takes the cake. Maybe because I have read a lot of hyped up books during my five years as a book blogger? Who knows.
I refused to read this book when it was first released despite the hype surrounding it. Why? Because I don’t like to read books about cancer, especially when I know that the endings are upsetting. I tried it with Before I Die by Jenny Downham and it was depressing and reminded me of when my nan was ill and I almost couldn’t finish it. Since then, I’ve refused to read books that I know are about cancer, and I really appreciate trigger warnings.
This has been on my bookshelf for the last six years and I really don’t know if I still want to read it. I think it’ll probably bore me, to be honest. But I’m keeping it for now because I am determined to give it a go and then watch that awful, awful movie.
I bought Daughter of Smoke and Bone the year it came out because everyone was shouting about the book and the ship and the main character. Then I never actually picked it up to read it. Partly because Tatum didn’t like it, partly because the ship sounded awful, and partly just because. SOON, though.
The first Libba Bray book that I picked up was Beauty Queens and it was fucking awful. I do, however, want to give the Gemma Doyle trilogy a go because it sounds epic, and I love history. The Victorian era is not my favourite time period, but at least it’s not the Tudors.
Not gonna lie, I’m a bit scared to read this one because it’s written in verse. I don’t do well with poetry, and I only bought it because Ellen Hopkins is THE author to go to for troubled teenagers/darker YA. I’ll read it at some point, but right now I’m slightly terrified because I really want to love it.
I didn’t even know this was a thing until I started getting more into adult fantasy (thank you, ASOIAF/Mistborn) and now I want to read ALLLLLLL the books. I’ve heard that Robin Hobb is the woman to go to if you’re looking for amazing fantasy, so I’m on this.
I cannot escape this bloody book. Everywhere I go, people are talking about it. And the bloody show keeps beating The 100 in the polls BY A HAIR and it’s getting on my nerves. I tried to read the book before the show started but it didn’t work out too well and I got about two hundred pages in. I do want to continue because Tatum loves the books and I suppose I should try to at least finish the first one because the beginning wasn’t bad.
Pretty sure everyone has read this but me.
I put this one on my nope shelf due to that horrible fiasco with the editor and the author, and I’m quite glad I did because it honestly sounds appalling. First, there’s the characters’ names. Then, the story sounds hilariously atrocious but I don’t think I could pick it up just to laugh at it. AND I DON’T EVEN LIKE GIRL IN A DRESS COVERS