Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Just HAD To Buy But Still Haven't Read

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke & The Bookish. Each week they host a different top ten topic.

My Pick:

Books I just HAD to buy... but still haven't read. 

The Reason:

Every time I buy a book and I'm with my boyfriend at the time, he always complains. He usually tells me how I have hundreds that I have bought but haven't read yet. I always tell him that he is exaggerating, but then I organised my books and realised the seriousness of my problem. So, I am hoping this post will shame me into getting rid of some - maybe, the ones I got from the place near my old library that did 3 paperbacks for £1; it's an amazing deal but I will probably never read half of them.

The Books I Own BUT Haven't Read:

From my bookshelves -  the ones I REALLY want to read


From storage boxes - half of which I will probably never read!

Now to figure out what to do with the ones I will probably never read. I have a grand total of 299 books that I own but haven't read yet - excluding Kindle books.

I am hoping that a lot of you have the same problem and it isn't just me! 

My Top Picks

Books I've had ages:
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1) Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls, #5) Slated (Slated, #1) Monument 14 (Monument 14, #1) Goddess (Starcrossed, #3) Kiss River

How have I not continued the A Song of Ice & Fire series? I absolutely loved the first book, but I think it's the size of them that put me off, especially when I have so many books to read. Duff just looks like a fun read and I have had it FOREVER. Easy, I have heard so many great things about. The Gallagher Girl series is brilliant, I need to finish. Slated looks good and I have the third one as an ARC. Monument 14, have had ages. Goddess - I need to finish yet another series. Kiss River - I love Diane Chamberlain and have four new books of hers that I haven't read yet.

Recently bought: 

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1) The Archived (The Archived, #1) Fangirl Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
Not a Drop to Drink (Not a Drop to Drink, #1) The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) Article 5 (Article 5, #1) Horde (Razorland, #3)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) Delirium (Delirium, #1) Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)
Nantucket Blue (Nantucket #1) Ashfall (Ashfall, #1) The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Jellicoe Road

Pivot Point, The Arcived, Fangirl, Shatter Me, Not A Drop To Drink, The Darkest Minds, Article 5, Horde, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Delirium, Shadow & Bone, Angelfall, Nantucket Blue, Ashfall, Coldest Girl In Coldtown & Jellicoe Road - because the blogosphere tells me so many phenomenal things about them all. 

Yes, I know I didn't stick to ten but I just couldn't - there are far too many that I really want to read.


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180 comments:

  1. I don't even want to think of all of the books that I own that I really want to read! Great TTT! :)

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    1. I know, it's horrible how big we make our TBR list but at least we will never run out ;)

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  2. That's seriously a crazy amount of books. Maybe its just because I have a small library at home, but I can never imagine myself owning books that I would probably never read. Even if my library got huge I'd probably take the time to read each book that I bought (because, after all, thats the reason I bought them). Great post!

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    1. I may need to get rid of some because the amount is too crazy. My TBR books pile got so big that it scared me and I boxed most of them up to make myself feel better. Out of sight, out of mind in a way.

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  3. MY EYES LITERALLY WENT O____O

    That's a huge haul!! SO MANY BOOKS OH MY GOD I am sorry but I....omg that's a lot. And I HIGHLY RECOMMEND and PUSH YOU TO READ Pivot Point, Angelfall, Altered, The Darkest Minds, Fangirl!!!!!!

    HAHA! Happy reading ;)

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    1. I know... I'm starting to feel like maybe it is just me >.< I will definitely make those books top priority! ;) I need all the help and recommendations I can get.

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  4. and I thought I had a lot of unread books. I need to show my husband your pictures then he can zip it! LOL
    That is a beautiful pile of books you got there :) Let me know if you need any help reading them, send some my way xoxox

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    1. Ha do it! He will never complain again ;) Or he will complain more in fear that your unread books will grow to this size. I need all the help I can get ;)

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  5. Oh. My. Goodness. I think you have more books in your "own but haven't read yet" pile than I do on my entire bookshelf, haha. On one hand, I'm sure you'll never run out of books to read!

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    1. I'll never run out but I feel completely overwhelmed!

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  6. Oh my goodness. That's a crazy amount of books! I can see some really amazing books in your selection though. So you've definitely got some good reading coming up!

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    1. I know.... I just need to get to them all, which makes me feel so overwhelmed! :)

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  7. I think I'm kinda in the same boat as you. Maybe not as intense, but close. You need to read Not a Drop to Drink, right now!
    My TTT

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  8. WOW! So many books! I thought I had a lot but I definitely can't compete :) I'd really like to read Slated though, I need to Kindle add that one before I forget. Happy Tuesday!

    My Teaser & Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. It looks like a great series and I am really excited to start it! :)

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  9. WOW! That's a lot of books!!

    Loved Goddess, thought it was a great ending! You should really read that one! Wrap up a trilogy there at least! :)

    Recently read Shatter Me and liked it. Curious about the rest of it so I might be finishing that one as well!

    Here's my Tuesday post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I am happy to hear Goddess is a great ending, series enders always scare me. I have heard that the sequel to Shatter Me is a lot better than the first.

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  10. I own a fair few books that I haven't read, I think it's over 80 but only by a tad, so I'm thankfully I'm not as bad as other people; I just don't have the room to be! But I second you on wanting to read Pivot Point, The Duff and Goddess, because I need to finish that series! Great post!
    -Amanda @ Book Badger

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad I am not the only one with lots of unread books :)

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  11. Can't ease your conscience on this one haha. My policy is usually read the books in the order I buy them. Unless I'm doing a reading challenge where I have to read something specific at a specific time. Hopefully you can somehow solve your dilemma!

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    1. DAMN! I will get there one day I am sure... unless I die young :-/

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  12. Every time I buy a book and I'm with my boyfriend at the time, he always complains. He usually tells me how I have hundreds that I have bought but haven't read yet.

    I know this feeling. My boyfriend and I also have the same argument over and over every time I buy new books!

    Here's my Tuesday post.

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    1. It's become very tiresome so I usually buy them when he's not looking ;)

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  13. WOW! You have so many unread books! I don't think I could have passed up the offer of 3 books for £1 either! I hope you get round to reading some soon! I really want to read Pivot Point and Delirium too!

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  14. Oh. My. Goodness. WOW. That's a LOT of books. I especially love the books you recently bought (Fangirl! Shadow and Bone! Eeeep!) but your book collection is making me have major grabby hands right now ;)

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    1. If you stole 50 I probably wouldn't notice ;)

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  15. You are right to hold off with The Song of Ice and Fire. Martin releases the books soooo slowly that everytime I finish the series, I have to wait a million years for the next one and by that time I've forgotten everything and I have four thousand pages to re-read. Whew. Enough rant. The point is WAIT FOR IT! :)

    I almost chose this topic too - I have similar problems with the buying of books. :)

    Instead I did characters.

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    1. I am so impatient, which is definitely one of the reasons I have put off reading them. I would hate to have to wait years for the next one.

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  16. I have the same problem. My kindle has a ton too that I haven't read. There just isn't enough time.

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    1. I know :( I hope I'll get to them all one day!

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  17. I think I would cry if I did this topic, this honestly. I just bought new book shelves because I have so many books most still have to live at my parents' house and I'm 26. I've thought about keeping them organized by haven't read just to encourage me to shrink the pile.

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    1. I'm going to be buying two new bookshelves but even then I doubt they will all fit on :( I will hopefully sort out this problem soon.

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  18. Oh my goodness that is a huuuge pile! :O I hope you get on ASoIaF soon, I loved the books so much! It took me a while to finish but it was awesome. I cannot wait for more!
    I have yet to start The Archived, Duff, and most of the others, too. :L My TBR is endless. :(

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    1. I am scared of ASoIaF... he loves killing characters and I HATE THAT :(

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  19. I so have the same problem. My pile would probably be just as large except for the fact that I have moved so many times and had to de-clutter every time. I haven't read any of the ones on your list, but have a library hold on Fangirl. (I'm number 96, so it'll be a while). I want to start ASoIaF at some point but it seems like such a big commitment.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT. :-)

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    1. It's a huge commitment and that's what puts me off!

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  20. OMG I love your photo of the PILE of books you need to read that you own. That kind of makes me feel better cause I know my pile is just as bad heh.

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  21. WHAT! My eyes just fell out of my head. I mean ALL THE BOOKS! I would be so stressed all the time thinking about what my next book would be. I wish you lived near me too so I could borrow all those books!! LOL!

    Angie
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    1. I feel far too overwhelmed! If you lived near me you could probably get away with taking 50 and I wouldn't even notice ;)

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  22. You must read Pivot Point and Shadow & Bone soon! I loved those books, Pivot Point is so cute but still deals with some darker subjects. I've also heard really great things about Easy, since it was one of the very first popular NA books. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I will be pushing Pivot Point up my TBR list, I love the look of that one :)

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  23. That's a ridiculous amount of books! I love it! Definitely start the Shatter Me series! So good! I just read the Archived series and didn't care for it.

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    1. Hopefully I can get to a bunch of them soon! :)

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  24. Holy smokes that's a lot of physical hardcopies! I haven't heard of some of these recent pickups but they definitely have some nice covers going on!

    Cheers,
    Joey via.
    another afterthought

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  25. *makes grabby hands at all of them*

    The "A Song of Ice and Fire" series is a definite must-read. But you can kinda wait because GRRM takes yeaaaars to write the next book in the series.

    ~ Cate of readinggoodbooks.wordpress.com

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    1. I know... I think I'll wait until at least one more is out! :P It will probably take me years to read them and then the next one will be out.

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  26. Honestly... that is A LOTTTTT OF BOOKS!!!
    Crazy! But awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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    1. I know.... I am a little overwhelmed by them all =/

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  27. Recently I was feeling overwhelmed by how many unread books I have, but it's no where near the amount that you have! You'd laugh if I told you how many were making me feel overwhelmed! Good luck getting through them all!

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    1. Thanks... I am feeling far too overwhelmed by them =/

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  28. I have a crazy amount of books that I've yet to read as well. I think my problem is they are getting published faster than I can read them. Lol. And I get you on TSoIaF series. I loved the first book, bought the second, but keep putting it down when I find something else so it's laying around unfinished.

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    1. They are just so long and I could read two books in the time I read one of them =/ I am glad I am not the only person with a ton of unread books then :)

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  29. Fangirl is fantab! I highly recommend.
    Also, that is an incredible amount of books. I think my 'own but not yet read' pile is about half of that (but still pretty overwhelming when I think about it!)

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    1. Glad to hear Fangirl is good! :) The own but haven't read pile is too overwhelming... probably why I never organized them all before!

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  30. I really liked Ally Carter's series, and I own Not a Drop to Drink and still need to read it too!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT list,

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  31. Wow! That is a lot of reading you need to get done! You better quit everything and just read for the next three years straight! Uffda!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. I had to google Uffda lol! I really want to quit everything and read for the next three years straight, that would be awesome :)

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  32. You have have made me feel a bit better about the number of books I have that I have yet to read. You have so many books that you NEED to read. Like immediately.

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    1. I KNOW!!! How do I even begin to pick between them? =/

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  33. I'm afraid a similar pic for my book collection would be just as...LARGE.

    I would suggest you get to Easy! So loved that one.

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    1. Well I am happy I am not the only one! =D

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  34. Ermahgerd, there are so many good books that you need to read. Right now. Shadow and Bone is just amazing, Delirium is awesome, and I heard Nantucket Blue is pretty good. And yes, I also need to get on with the rest of A Song of Ice and Fire series. So many good books, so little time, sigh. :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. I really want to get through them all... but I have so many unread ARCs... AHHHHH =/ I am far too overwhelmed by books atm

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  35. OMG! What a haul! I have a few on my TBR list too! :)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  36. WoW! What a list...I have a LOT of books, but nothing like what you've got. It's impressive ;-)
    Thanks for stopping by
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    1. Impressive but overwhelming and I feel I seem like a crazy person...

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  37. So many great ones on this list! You must read Jellicoe Road ASAP - it is SO GOOD!! I also really love Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Shadow and Bone and The Darkest Minds. You have LOTS of great reading in your future!

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  38. You are so organized! I choose to have mine all jumbled together so I can avoid the guilt. Thankfully I don’t purchase too many books anymore but I do have a problem of going to the library when it’s time to start a new book rather than going to my owned TBR pile. I think I just love the sensation of shopping for books and I can do it for FREE at the library *giddy laugh*.

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    1. I am not organised at all... I had to get these all out of storage boxes and off the shelves where they were all just jumbled together. I wanted to organise them in order to make myself realise how bad I am!

      I think that's the same for me.. I work at the library too so I get tempted by new books everyday.

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  39. Thanks for your comment on my TTT today! Looks like you've got a lot of great reading ahead of you, especially with Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Fangirl, and Angelfall in the mix. :-)

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  40. Oh. my. god. THAT IS A LOT OF BOOKS. Seriously, you are a library. I would love to be your neighbour and then I could just borrow all of your books. xD That is a lot of books...*mind blown* Does it just overwhelm you a lot sometimes?! I'd be dead overwhelmed if that was me. XD

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    1. I AM SOOOOO OVERWHELMED... I think that is why I have avoided organising them until now! And probably why I just read library books instead =P

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  41. Holy crap! That is a LOT of books!!! Do you have a room in your house that's a dedicated library?! That's pretty cool, though. I probably have as much on my kindle - all of the Amazon deals and freebies are hard to pass up, though I have yet to read most of 'em.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Amazon deals are amazing and they clog up my Kindle so bad but I love it! =D

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  42. Wow! And we have a lot of the same tastes! I have a lot of those on my To Read List. (Easy wasn't that good, in my opinion).
    Great List!

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  43. I haven't read most of these, but I can at least attest to the amazingness that is Fangirl and OH MY GOD Daughter of Smoke and Bone!!!!

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  44. Wow-zers! You've got quite a collection - I shudder to think what my picture would look like if ever I stacked them up against the wall. ;)

    Thanks for visiting Dreaming Under the Same Moon today. :)

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    1. DOOOOOO IT ;) Then I won't feel so alone in my craziness.

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  45. You do have so many books that you need to read! I'm the same way, I have at least 20 on my Kindle that I have had forever and then I'll buy new ones and read those instead, I have no idea why. Monument 14 is one that has been on my Kindle forever. And then I have about 20 library books too that I just keep renewing every three weeks and I keep getting more and not reading the old ones. Easy, Slated, Delirium, Angelfall, Darkest Minds, Shatter Me, Pivot Point...all of them so good. And Horde, one of the best series enders ever!! Love love love that book. Have fun reading! ~Pam

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    1. I don't even have Horde lol... I put the wrong photo as it was supposed to be the first book. But I am happy to hear it has a good series ender. I am happy to find so many others who have the same problem as me. I work in a library so I get tempted to take books out everyday and have 0 will power to stop myself.

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  46. Fangirl! You must read Fangirl! Not to shame you but seeing these pictures has made me feel better about my own tbr, mine just takes up one whole small bookcase! Okay so I'm not that much better than you. =( Buying books is a series addiction!
    Great pick, though!

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    1. IT IS!!! I am happy I am not the only one who feels that way... working in a library does not help.

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  47. And now I feel better about my pile of unread books ;) - but it's so easy to just buy one here and one there and the pile just keeps growing!

    Angelfall is amazing, as is Pivot Point, Shadow and Bone and Not a Drop to Drink - oh they are all amazing ;-)

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    1. It does! I work at a library so I keep borrowing books instead of reading the ones that I own.

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  48. Wow that's a whole lot of unread books! I can totally understand how easy our to-read stacks can get unwieldy.

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  49. Wow! That's a huge amount of unread books. You could be a library. ;)

    Happy Reading!

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  50. All I can say is WOW! so many amazing books <3 NEED!!!
    I swear I just want to do a job so that I can buy all the books I can, I am still a student tough.
    Here's mine:My TTT

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  51. Woah, that's amazing! Great list, I dread to think how many books would be in my 'still to read' pile! I've found myself stuck midway through 'A Song of Ice and Fire' too, I keep meaning to pick them back up, but I know what you mean about the length of them!

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    1. They are just soooo long... I could probably read three books in the time it would take me to read one of those.

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  52. Wow, that's a lot of books! Although I have over 100 books I haven't read at home so.. :) I really recommend Pivot Point, Fangirl, Article 5, Delirium and Jellicoe Road..they're some of my favorite books. :)
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT. :)

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  53. Wow what a great haul! There are a lot of books I haven't read yet either! Happy reading. Hope you enjoy them all :)

    New GFC follower :D Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    -Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

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  54. WOW! You are not alone! the only thing that prevents me from collecting like this is my budget! lol

    Good luck reading these! Thanks for stopping by my TTT

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  55. Great list!I read some of the books you added and really enjoyed them.I really want to pick up the Archived someday but I'm not sure about it.And I included Shadow & Bone in my list as well!Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.Happy Reading!

    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

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  56. I have this problem too - it's hard not to get them :)

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  57. I have this problem as well! You are not alone! You have to read Easy though! That book is fantastic.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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  58. OMG! That is A LOT of books :P =)

    I would start with Slated, Pivot point, Fangirl or Shatter Me if I were you!

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  59. A very good topic! Of the books you've recently bought I think I have at least 9 of them. I have read a few of them, but not the majority of them. I see you're also doing the TBR Pile Challenge. That's helping me read at least a few of my TBR books...lol.

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  60. Actually, now that I've seen a picture of your physical books that are just waiting to be read, I don't feel so bad about the hundreds of books still sitting on my kindle... And at the same time, I really, really want to read them all!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT post yesterday :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Ha I kept away from my Kindle... I don't want to see every book that is waiting on there.

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  61. Yippee! I am not the only one who HAS to buy a book and then takes ages before reading it!

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  62. I'm kind of jealous of that beautiful stash of unread books... especially because I know you've got another stack of read ones! I have been dying to read Pivot Point sometime soon. It might be moving up on my TBR list... something about the cover keeps drawing me in. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alexis

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  63. I thought I was the only one who had stacks like that. >.> Not a Drop to Drink is so.amazing though. Seriously. I hope you like it when you get around to reading it. I almost did this one, but I didn't want to show everyone how bad my collection was. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  64. Wow. Just wow. I try to keep my unread books that I own below two dozen. Any more than that and I feel like I'll never get through them. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  65. I LOVE this topic! I have SO many books that I have not read (but not as many as you, lol) so you are not alone. Many of the books you recently bought are in my GoodReads to-read list. But, I don't have time to read while I'm in school. During the summer, though, I'll be reading non-stop and I'm super excited!

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  66. Wow! I thought I had a lot of books that I needed to read but you have me beat, lol. I loved Article 5, Angelfall, Pivot Point, Shatter Me and Fangirl :) I have Not a Drop to Drink but I haven't read it yet, hopefully soon.

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  67. That is an incredible stack of books! How have you not continued with A Song of Ice and Fire. Jenna Does Books is doing a readalong. You should join up!
    http://jennadoesbooks.com/song-of-ice-and-fire-read-along/
    Thanks for stopping by my site yesterday.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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  68. Wow, that big stack of books makes me want to read! (Well, most everything does, so that comes as no surprise.) The internet has not lied to you: A Song of Ice and Fire, Fangirl, Shadow and Bone, etc., are all fabulous reads. I also have not read Jellicoe Road though, and I have no idea why. So I'm with you there. Good luck purging your bookshelves, and happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! I hope I can make this pile a lot smaller by the end of the year but I doubt it =/

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  69. O...M...G....I think I am SHOCK. You DEFINITELY need to read Fangirl. I loved that book. I also loved the entire Josephine Angelini Starcrossed series, so you should read Goddess as well. I am currently working my way through the Gallagher Girls series and I just picked up a copy of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. I hope to get through those within the next few months.

    Good luck with that HUGE stack. Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

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  70. Thanks for visiting Jorie’s Read’s by Starry Night Elf ! ... I completely sympathize with you about the books you've bought but haven't read.

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  71. Oh friend. Thank you for putting my book addiction into perspective! I think it's time to cull some of those books! :)

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  72. Wow, that is an impressive stack of TBR books! Luckily, I read mostly ebooks so I don't have the physical books themselves staring me down lol. I recently finished Fangirl and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and loved them, and I added a bunch from your list to my TBR pile! Thanks for stopping by my blog No Money 4 Books!

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  73. Wow, that's a lot of books :) You should definitely continue with The Game of Thrones, don't let the size stop you, the books are worth it. I also loved Easy and On Jellicoe Road!

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  74. Wow, those are some awesome piles of books! I should take a picture of all of my unread books too -- maybe that'll shock me into not buying any more for a while. (I doubt it, thought). You've got some great books on your list this week! I love the George R. R. Martin series (yes, they're huge, but so good!), and I thought Fangirl and Ashfall were terrific. Good luck!

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    1. That's what I thought it would do but so far it hasn't... I've probably bought 5 since then =/

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  75. I have the same problem! I buy so many books but then it takes me forever to get to reading them. It's crazy! But out of all of these - READ FANGIRL RIGHT NOW! OMG I can't get over how much I love that book. It's fantastic. And I hear ya with GoT. I LOVE the series, but every time I go to pick up the next one I"m like "UGH I know it'll be good but it's just sooooo looooong."

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  76. I'd really love The Lord of the Rings on Kindle... it would be so much easier to read rather then hefting the book. :)

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  77. Nope, your'e not alone by far! From your short list I would start with Easy, Daughter of Smoke or Angelfall :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  78. Trust me, you are not alone. I just did a physical count of my owned TBR too. And I'm at about 310(I've bought more since than). Not including Kindle as well.
    It did make me take a step back as well. But it probably won't stop me. Well it won't stop me purchasing more. #sorrynotsorry
    I could definitely point out all the ones I love from your recent purchases, but you know you need to.
    From your top picks I says you MUST read Easy. I absolutely adore that book. Fantastic NA! Fantastic!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog too!
    Happy reading!

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    1. YAY!!!! I don't feel so crazy anymore now that their are more of us! =P It didn't stop me either... I've bought about 5 more books since =/ Everyone seems to say Easy or Fangirl so I will get to those soon!

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  79. My shelf isn't that full...mostly because I've been working on pairing it down the past six months. I do feel your pain though! I highly recommend Fangirl, Shatter Me, and Easy. Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Wow - you have more unread books than I have in my entire book collection. Not that there's anything wrong with that! I am very, very jealous. :D I rely on my library so much and the fact that I don't exactly have a job limit me from having such a huge collection, but I think I want to be you when I grow up - or at least have your huge number of books. :D Anyway, you have plenty of great books in your piles - I hope you get the chance to finally read them soon!

    And sorry for all the exclamation points - I guess I'm trying to give you almost as many exclamation marks as you have books!

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    1. Me too! I am nervous that it is this big now... because I am only 22 and have a lot of book buying years ahead of me! I work in a library and so I borrow books a lot and never seem to get to my own!

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  81. Ah, DUFF! I've heard so many good things about that! I want to read it so bad :3 But I feel like if I did buy it, I'd never read it--like you xD And I'm intimidated by A Song of Fire and Ice. Seriously. Those books are so long. So. Freaking. Long. :l I just don't know. It will probably happen one day.

    Girl, you need to get onto that reading, because you have A LOT of books you need to read ;D I have a big TBR of books I've bought, but mine's not nearly as much as yours xD

    Dude, I want to comment on all the books in this post, but there are just so many! I have Pivot Point, The Archived, The Darkest Minds, and Dilirium (I think?) and I haven't read them yet. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Angelfall, Smoke and Bone, and Fangirl were GREAT. Shatter Me wasn't the best, but the series is still one of my favorites. I read Article 5 a long time ago, and I remember liking it, but I wasn't a very critical reader back them. Same with Ashfall. And my best friend Lindsay has read Nantucket Blue, and she said it was adorable :D

    I THINK I GOT ALL THE BOOKS THAT I'VE HEARD ABOUT BEFORE :D

    Have fun reading! You have a lot to do (;
    And man, your poor boyfriend must think you need a mental institute. My friends sure do.

    Tori @ YA Book Queens

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    1. They are soooo long that it is unreal and it puts me off so badly. Plus he loves killing characters and it's bad enough having to watch them on the show... it will be so much worse reading it!

      I seriously have a problem! Oh he really does and yet he does keep buying me books? I don't get it but I love him for it ;) I really need to hurry up and get to most of these... everyone keeps recommending Fangirl & Easy so I may start with those.

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  82. You must read On The Jellicoe Road. You just MUST! it is my all time, favourite book and it is incredible.
    Easy is also really good too, I was sceptical but I loved it (even if I think this one character is way too good to be true)
    Also, I am very jealous of your book stacks. Wow.
    - Annette

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  83. Wow, that´s a lot of books! But you need to save the Jean M. Auel ones from your storage pile, save them!! They are fantastic, and my favourite books ever, and I assure you will love Jondalar. Great pick!

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  84. Holey Moley! That's A LOT of books! I thought I had it tough but good luck getting through all of those! I love your lists. You have an amazing amount of great books to choose from on your TBR list and I also want to point out that now you have a ton of people who will be looking forward to your review on these books. ;)

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  85. You should see my TBR list on Goodreads I keep on putting books on it!! I have a whole list of books I would love to one-click

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  86. Thanks for stopping my by TTT - and sorry for the late reply!

    Wow. I thought my 54 books that I've bought but haven't read was bad. You're in a deeper hole than me! lol Have fun going through those books :) Maybe you'll pick one up once you're finished!

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    1. THANKS! I'll probably be 100 before I finish them all... or dead =P

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  87. Wow! My hubby might kill me if I had bought that many books that I haven't read yet. lol You have so many great books there... Fangirl, Shatter Me, Ashfall, Delirium, Jellicoe Road, Daughter of Smoke & Bone... I loved all of those!!! And there's so many that I've heard great things about as well.

    Good luck with tackling at least some of them in the nearish future. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life

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  88. Oh girl, I totally understand this feeling! (And I'm sure my husband can relate to your boyfriend's feelings on the matter!) I have been pretty good about passing on, donating, selling, etc. the unread books I don't think I will ever get to because my reading tastes have changed, but what is still leftover is a HUGE number... Thanks for stopping by my TTT :)

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    1. I really need to do what you did and pass on/donate/sell the ones I don't want! But it just seems like even more organising!

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  89. You really have to continue ASoIaF! A Storm of Swords is the best - soooo epic!
    I really enjoyed The Darkest Minds. I'm a sucker for great atmospheres and this one was wonderfully dark. Speaking of great atmospheres: Jellicoe Road was one of my favourites of 2013 - such a dramatic and bittersweet summer! I read it in one sitting because I just couldn't stop reading although I had to study for a statistics exam.

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    1. I definitely will! ONE DAY =P Jellicoe Road does look really great, will definitely get to that soon =D

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  90. You are most definitely not alone! I have so many books I have yet to read!

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