Top Five Friday: My Perpetual TBR
Whenever I log on to Blogger, Instagram, or most of my social media for that matter, there's a good chance I'm going to come across someone sharing the spoils of a recent book haul. I don't have a problem with these posts; in fact, I think it's great that readers are getting their hands on as many books as possible. However, I just can't justify buying more books if I have books on my shelf or my Kindle that I haven't read. Instead of going on massive books hauls, I usually buy one or two books at a time.
Today on Top Five Friday, I'm going to continue on the theme of books I haven't read and discuss the handful of books that I've bought but simply haven't gotten around to.
5. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
After I read The Ocean at the End of the Lane for my Brit Lit class last spring, I had to get my hands on another Neil Gaiman book. I ended up forgetting about it and moving on to other books, but it's only been around four months since I bought it, so there's still hope that I'll get to it at some point!
4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
I'm pretty sure I bought The Bell Jar at the same time I bought Stardust, so it hasn't been sitting on my shelf for too terribly long. This will probably be my next read when I'm in the mood for a classic!
3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The hype over The Girl on the Train was pretty intense when it came out in January, so I basically bought it on a whim based on what I've heard about it; not to mention I can't resist interesting fonts and cover art. Since there's a possibility for a movie adaptation, I'll probably read it at some point, but it's not on my radar any time soon.
2. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
After reading All the Light We Cannot See last fall, I definitely went through a historical fiction phase, and getting A Constellation of Vital Phenomena was definitely a result of this. Don't get me wrong, I still love a good historical fiction book every now and then, but lately, I just haven't been in the mood for it. Based on the cover art, maybe this will be a good book to read closer to winter!
1. The Young Elites by Marie Lu
I've had The Young Elites on my Kindle since late last year, and I haven't considered reading it since then. I think I read the sample, but I wasn't in the mood to read it at the time and decided to start it later. Evidently, "later" turned into "eventually" since I still haven't read it to this day!
Have you read the books on this week's Top Five Friday? What did you think about them? Do you have any books that you can't seem to get around to? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading,
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