Hello bookworms! I’m Nia and today I’m going to be talking about some books that have been on my TBR for a veery long time.
I cannot tell you how many books I have already on my TBR. It’s insane, guys. I admit I’m a very impulsive buyer, and I really love collecting books (you’ll probably know that already based on my monthly book hauls), but there are some books that I’ve been having on my TBR for quite a long time and still haven’t read any of them. I plan to, fear not, but… yeah, right now I have other new releases I’m super excited for and these ones just… don’t.
If you aren’t familiar with Top 5 Tuesday, it is a group here on WordPress now currently run by Shanah over at BionicBookWorm, where each week they give you a topic and you talk about 5 books that fit that category.
Without any further ado, let’s start with this week’s topic!
Thirteen Reasons Why | Jay Asher
My thoughts: I know, I know, HOW DARE I? I remember buying this book when I went to the States for the first time, and that was a very long time ago. I was 15 then, so yeah, I’m the worst. I was planning on reading it when I heard there was going to be a TV show based on this novel, but since I have no plans to watch it, I still have this on my TBR. I remember started reading it a few years ago, but I don’t know why I put it down, because I think I was enjoying it.
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.
Everneath | Brodi Ashton
My thoughts: This was one of the first books I bought in english, right after going to London. I didn’t know anything about it, but the premise sounded amazing, and so I got it. That was the time I started reading for the first time, and I was a huge fan of the Mortal Instruments and anything urban fantasy, so yup. I’m still interested in the series because I’ve heard somewhere that this was a retelling.
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.
Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.
As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.
Wintergirls | Laurie Halse Anderson
My thoughts: I really really want to read this book, and I don’t know why I haven’t yet. Lately I’ve been looking for more mental health books, and this one is just perfect, but somehow I always pick other books instead of this one. I started reading it a very long time ago, and I was enjoying it, so that’s another reason to read it. Maybe I’ll get myself an english copy so I can finally pick it up!
“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.
Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.
City of Lost Souls | Cassandra Clare
My thoughts: If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know already that I need to hurry and finish this series, because it’s been a while, guys, and I’m ashamed. I’ve been re-reading the first two books (and wanting to continue with the other two) so I can finally pick up these two last installments in the series, and be done, because I own the other books in the Last Artifices, and I want to start those ASAP, so I’m crossing fingers hoping I’ll finish these soon.
What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?
The Evolution of Mara Dyer | Michelle Hodkin
My thoughts: I was hoping to read this one on October since it was the perfect spooky read, but clearly that didn’t happen. Hopefully next year I’ll be reading it, but I hardly remember anything of the first installment, so I’ll either re-read it and then pick the next two, or I’ll read a spoiler summary. But I want to finish this series so bad!
The truth about Mara Dyer’s dangerous and mysterious abilities continues to unravel in the New York Times bestselling sequel to the thrilling The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.She can’t. She used to think her problems were all in her head. They aren’t. She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets. She’s wrong. In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?
Let me know in the comments below what books have been on your TBR the longest and if you still have any interest in them or not (and also if you’ve enjoyed any of the books I’ve mentioned; that’d probably would make me more excited to pick them up!).
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