Before we start, I want to take a moment to say that in the grand scheme of things, I have a very small pile of books (physically, mind you) that serves as my TBR pile. The problem is all the books I want to read I don't actually own. If you were to decide to scroll through my Goodreads shelf, (which I don't recommend.) you will find the equivalent of a never-ending black hole filled with books. I'd say it's safe to say my entire TBR is a bit extensive, so let's answer some questions about it!
My current (physical) TBR Pile.
The goal is to finish them all before the new year. :)
Most anticipated read?
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by: Becky Albertalli
I have been wanting to read this book for a while now, but recently it has gotten a little extra spark in my interest. All over Twitter, people are talking about this movie and its new title: Love, Simon. I've only heard great things about the book, and some friends of mine at school have been pestering me to read it. I hope to get my hands on it soon.
Been there too long?
I’ll Give You the Sun, by: Jandy Nelson
I honestly have no recollection of buying this book, but it has been on my shelf for years. There have been so many other books I've been more excited to read, that I just haven't gotten around to reading it. I actually think I started reading it at one point, but have a vague memory of thinking it was confusing. There were lots of elaborate metaphors, and I had a hard time figuring out what was actually happening, and what wasn't real. That was also years ago, so I hope the extra few years of reading experience will help.
New to You?
Turtles All the Way Down, by: John Green
SOMEONE GIVE ME A COPY ALREADY!!! I can't wait to read a brand-new story from John Green. It feels like forever since I have, probably due to me reading all of his books within one summer if I remember correctly. They were all great for different reasons, and I can't wait to read John Green's take on a mental health story.
Afraid to Start?
The Calling (Endgame), by: James Frey
The reasoning behind choosing this book has to be accompanied by a short story of Middle School Ashton. As you may or may not know, when this book was initially released, it was accompanied by a huge hype. In this book is a puzzle, and if you solve it, the winner receives five hundred thousand dollars. IN GOLD. I was determined to figure out this puzzle, and started doing lots of reading and research to figure it out. This lasted about a week. After about 75 pages and still not a clue what I was doing, I got bored and gave up. So technically I already started it, but I don't remember anything about the story. Anyway, four hundred pages packed with a large cast of characters and the clues to $500k can be a bit daunting. (Side note: the puzzle was solved by an astrophysicist a couple of years ago. But don't tell Little Ashton.)
Bought because of someone?
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, by: Cassandra Clare
A quick shoutout to my other friends at school who pressured me into reading the rest of The Mortal Instruments series this summer. Without their guidance, I would've been lost in the vast world that is made entirely of Cassie Clare books. This is the last book I need to read before moving onto The Dark Artifices, and I can't wait to start it. I hope it's as good as The Bane Chronicles, which has the same setup as Tales.
Need to read ASAP?
Ignite Me, by: Tahereh Mafi
I read the first two books in this series over the summer as well, and it reminded me why I love dystopian novels. It was a great change from what I had been reading. Since there are three more coming out in this series, I want to see how the original trilogy ends, and get some closure.
What books on your TBR are you looking forward to reading? Let me know in the comments!
Also, thank you to Lillian (@ink.and.pages) for tagging me on Instagram! Use the buttons to check her out all over the interwebs.
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No one ever gets through their TBR list. For every book you finish, you'll add five more. That's just the way it works.
— Leisa Rayven, Wicked Heart (Starcrossed, #3)
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.