Happy Tuesday, Booknerdigans!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme created by the ladies over at the Broke and the Bookish. This features all things book-related that one considers as personal best.
This week’s topic is about bookish resolutions. I have already created a book tag discussing my 2016 resolutions but since this is the first entry of the year, I won’t let this post slip by. I will, however, make it slightly diverse from it in such, I will talk about BOOKS I RESOLVE TO FINISH THIS YEAR. I have started a page or more or a chapter of all these books but put them down for some reasons.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
My friend gave this book to me for my 18th birthday. Five years and a heaping volume of dust collected later, it’s still on my shelf begging to be read. It’s time to show some mercy.
Crazy Rich Asians
Font size 10. Spacing less than 1.0 (if that’s even readable). Plus a booming 500+ page volume. Seriously, nothing about this book intimidates me. NO SARCASM. But Jeann @ Happy Indulgence was crazy about this book and I know I should give it a try because it holds a very interesting abstract.
1984 by George Orwell
I started an audio book version of this but.. well, I dozed off after a few babbling.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Are you kidding me, Trish?? You haven’t read the best classics of all time?? Apparently, my relationship with them is still being worked out.
The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
After reading The Firm..
Me: Oh gosh! My adrenaline’s pumping for more John Grisham! *opens up The Pelican Brief right after*
5 pages later..
*flips back to page 1. Reread. flips back to page 1 again. Reread. Stops*
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
I solemnly pledge to read more Gillian Flynn books this 2016.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Not the most conspicuous thing about me but I love World War-related novels hence me buying The Book Thief. I heard thoughtful things about it enough for me to pursue it but the writing wasn’t just for me… yet? Maybe the next try will be better.
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
With all due respect, Miss Rainbow Rowell. I have great veneration to your writing prowess as evidenced by my high GR ratings on your Eleanor & Park and others. What happened to Attachments?
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Crown of Midnight was superb and I heard Heir of Fire was the bomb. When I started it, it didn’t pick off where I was expecting it to be. Static at its best. I decided to have a TOG slump for a while and wait for someone to buddy read it with me.
Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Don’t give me that look. I have my reasons for not picking up the fourth installment. 1.) I would have enjoyed it more 8 years ago (Fine. That was a lousy excuse). 1.) After You and Carry On was released the time I read it so I set it aside.