Tuesday, December 10, 2013

10 Books from My Bookshelf that I Really Need to Read



My blog turned seven yesterday and I had the idea of going over the titles in my bookshelf to remind myself of what books I have. It is also to urge myself to get going on reading books that I should have read a long, long time ago. Here are the 10 books that I feel I should make time to read as soon as I can.

It does not snow here in Malaysia but I would love to curl up with these books before December ends. It is great weather anyway with the occasional Christmas breeze.

1. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

I began reading this book in July and stopped after page 60. Not that it got boring or anything but life got in the way and I also started reading other books. It was pretty unusual for me because I always aim to finish a book before starting on a new one. But I saw that Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando was available on Net Galley so I jumped right in to that book! Thus, I have to continue reading Beautiful Creatures now because I am so behind in this series. Love the movie though.



2. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

My most recent purchase of a Sophie Kinsella book, bought back in May this year. She has a few new books out since then so I need to read this before getting her newer ones such as I’ve Got Your Number and Wedding Night.







3. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

I do not remember when I bought the book but it was most probably about the time it was published. The pages have already turned brown since then and I still have not read it yet. I have read the first three books and also watched all the Twilight movies. I’m not really an ardent fan of this series but it is good if I can finish reading all the books in it.





4. The Host by Stephenie Meyer

I have watched the movie and I think Saoirse Ronan is a great actress. Loved her role in Hanna. When The Host novel came out, I was a bit skeptical about its science fiction theme but still received a copy from a Secret Santa blog event. The movie cleared my doubts and I’m looking forward to reading the book.






5. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

You can call me a fan of the Harry Potter books so anything by J.K. Rowling should be a must-read for me. Before I go out and buy The Cuckoo’s Calling, I need to read The Casual Vacancy first.








I bought this book three years ago and now I’m already 26. It is high time I began reading this book for its finance tips before it is too late!







7. Nation by Terry Pratchett

Over the seven years as a book blogger and visiting other book blogs, I came across many rave reviews on this book and also on Pratchett’s other books. I received Nation from a Secret Santa blog event as well.








I decided to buy this book in July when I became a worrywart of sorts on work and life stuff. Was hoping to delve into this book but I didn’t realise that it has been five months since the month of purchase!







9. Atonement by Ian McEwan

Again, another highly acclaimed book that I have yet to read. I enjoyed the movie even though it is all sadness and tragedy. Hope to start reading the book soon. Before the year ends, at least!







10. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

I’m wondering if there is any connection between this book and George Orwell’s 1984 but there are some online discussions on this topic. At over 1,300 pages, this book is super-thick to me. I do not mind having one or two weeks off just to lose myself in this story.






Have you read of these titles? What are your thoughts on them?

Random: A day without a perdurable is like a day without sunshine

18 comments:

  1. Great list! Hope you enjoy Ian McEwan's Atonement (one of my favourite books ever) and Sophie Kinsella's Remember Me? (been a while since I've read one of her books but I enjoyed that one). Oh man, your list reminded me that I still have Murakami's 1Q84 sitting on my eReader waiting to be read! Alas, one of these days...

    Happy reading! :) My TTT

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    1. Yes, I am so looking forward to reading Atonement and Remember Me?. I have always enjoyed Sophie Kinsella's books - they are so fun and relaxing and so silly at times. :) Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. I stopped reading Beautiful Creatures around page 50, wasn't getting into it. I really enjoyed The Host though. And though Breaking Dawn is...interesting, it's...I don't know. It's a weird but sweet ending I guess. Thanks for stopping by my TTT. :D

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    1. I hope to like The Host too. Too bad about BC though! I already have another Beautiful book so I intend to like it too. :D

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  3. I haven' read any of these but I have seen The Atonement (movie) and I really liked it. I suspect the book is even better :)

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    1. Let's hope the book is as good as the movie, if not better! :)

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  4. Nation was really good! I liked The Host but Meyer, but wasn't a huge fan of the Twilight series. Atonement was good, too!!

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    1. I enjoyed the Twilight series because they were a good read, to me actually. haha!

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  5. Happy 7th Blogoversary! I enjoyed Beautiful Creates, but didn't love Beautiful Darkness. I'm not sure if I'm going to finish the series or not. I hope you love it though. You definitely have to finish Breaking Dawn. I wasn't sure I would like The Host, but I ended up liking it better than I expected. It was a little slow to get started though. Great list! And thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Thanks Sandy! Yes, I feel the same about Breaking Dawn...just one book to go and it's another completed series for me. Thanks for coming by here too. :)

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  6. Agh I want to read 1Q84 so badly!! And I thought Remember Me? was a really fun book. I don't read a lot of chick lit, but Sophie Kinsella always seems to write really fun, but not too fluffy over the top books!

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    1. I think Sophie Kinsella writes wonderfully well. I have yet to read her Madeleine Wickham books. There's two (I think) on my shelf.

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  7. If you read and review Nation I will dance for joy. More people need to read that one.

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  8. I read "Atonement" before watching the movie, and I think the book is way better. The movie simply doesn't do it justice. So if you enjoyed the movie, I think you'll love the book.

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  10. If it makes you feel any better, I haven't read any of those either yet! :)

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