15 October 2013

The Never-Ending TBR

My to-be-read pile is ridiculous. Seriously ridiculous. I keep adding books to my TBR list, then when it comes to picking a new book to read I'll choose something that wasn't even on it. Who knows why... I have a feeling I'm just trying to put off reading the most hyped-up and raved about books incase I'm let down by them, so I pick something completely different that I wasn't even intending to read for a while, just to procrastinate. It's a stupid habit. Maybe if I share my TBR list with a bunch of people I'll be encouraged to get through them a bit quicker and if I don't, you all have permission to shout at me over the interwebs to get me to hurry the hell up. :D 

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 
This is a re-read in anticipation for the film release in November. I read Catching Fire straight after I read The Hunger Games a couple of years ago so I want to get it re-read before I see the film. This got bumped way up my TBR pile after I found out that it's being released next month...I thought I had until next year! I didn't really enjoy it too much the first time around but hopefully I'll like it more after having a little Hunger Games hiatus. 

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
I read and loved Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell in August, and have just finished reading Fangirl (also by Rainbow Rowell. She's a genius...) so Attachments is next on the list. I love the way Rainbow Rowell writes and my experience with her books so far has been 100% positive. Her characters are always really unique and she is super imaginative with her plots. I can't wait to get stuck into Attachments. :D

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
This is actually what I'm reading at the moment, I only started it last night (or this morning, to be honest...1am isn't really night) though so I can't really say much. So far I'm enjoying the way Mitch Albom is building the scene and I have high hopes for the rest of the book. You started singing that song about high hopes, didn't you. I see right through you. ;) Hiiigh hopes...she's got hiiigh hopes...

Divergent by Veronica Roth 
I know, I know; I really should have read this by now. You don't have to tell me again. :P Every time I mention Divergent it's like I've opened the gates to a flood of fangirls that will do anything to get me to read this book. It's scary. Divergent's been sitting on my bookshelf for a few months now and I keep reaching for it, reading the blurb then putting it back... I'm scared to start reading it in case it doesn't meet my expectations. :( It's really near the top of my TBR pile though. 

Soul Shadows by Alex Woolf*
I was really kindly sent this book for review from Curious Fox Books a few months ago but I'm yet to read it. It sounds really good and I've read a few good reviews for it so I have a feeling this will be a good'un. :D 

The Soterion Mission by Stewart Ross*
This was another review book from Curious Fox Books but, again, I haven't read it. After reading and reviewing two of their books - Diary Of A Mall Girl and Amber - I decided to take a little break and read some other stuff for a while. I guess I'm still on that break... I really like the sound of this one: it's really original.

Geek Girl by Holly Smale
This is my most recent book purchase but it's been on my TBR list for a couple of months. I bought it in ASDA for £3.80 on Friday night when I was out with my friends (that's right, we go gallivanting round the ASDA book section at 8pm on a Friday night) and I can't wait to give it a shot. This is the most talked about book on my Twitter feed right now and everyone's raving about it, so I thought it was about time I picked it up. 

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief has been on my bookshelf for well over a year and it's been on my TBR list for the same amount of time. Everyone loves it and I know I will too, but the hype intimidates me... It's meant to be a really sad, profound novel so I'm waiting until I'm wanting a bit of a heavier read before I get stuck into this one. 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Carrie Fletcher talked about this book in a video a year or so ago and I've been wanting to read it ever since. I bought it pretty quickly and read the first few chapters, but then school work piled up and I needed to read a different book for English so I put it back on my bookshelf. :( It seems like such a beautiful book and I haven't heard a single bad review so I'm looking forward to giving it another go. ^_^

The sad thing is that I've only told you about half of my TBR pile... I didn't want this post to be too massive so I cut it off prematurely. I have one hell of a challenge if I want to get through my list. D: Wish me luck!

Lots of love, Cat



  1. I'm the same way that you're about Divergent when it comes to Geek Girl. I bought it in March after reading loads of positive reviews and every time I need something new to read I pick it up, think about it and put it back down again. I think it is just one of those things where you have such high expectations of a book that you don't want it to be ruined. Good luck reading all of those books!

    Holly x

    1. I know exactly what you mean - it's scary to have such high expectations for a book! Thanks, hehe. ^_^ xx

  2. DIVERGENT!!! GEEK GIRL!!! Come on Cat!! I need to finish The Night Circus :/ lol, enjoy :P

  3. So many books! I can only relate to havign a pile of to read books. Most mine are vampireish romance/fantasy novels though x)
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