The Unread Books in My Library

So, it’s come to the point where I have to stop and think about all the unread books in my room. I mean…THERE ARE SO MANY.

How did I get here? Why is this a thing? When did this happen?

WHY CAN’T I STOP MYSELF FROM BUYING SO MANY BOOKS?

I used to be so good at getting a book, finishing it, and then moving on to the next one. But that was because I rarely bought books about three years ago. I almost always checked out books from the library or borrowed books from friends.

But once I began blogging, my home library started building up and then building and building and now I’ve got a great collection on my hands with not enough shelf space. I plan to buy more shelves or to at least get creative in how I arrange my books, but still…that doesn’t solve the problem of my having way too many unread books in my library.

I thought I’d list all those books here. I want you to get the feel of how many unread books I actually have in my library.

BRACE YOURSELVES. WINTER IS COMING.


THE BOOKS

For myself and for you, I’m going to break all my books down into smaller sections to help divvy these books up and see what I’ve actually got on my hands.

NON-FICTION/BIOGRAPHIES

  • SEABISCUIT | Laura Hillenbrand
  • UNBROKEN | Laura Hillenbrand

CONTEMPORARY (Adult and YA)

  • THE BOOK THIEF | Markus Zusak
  • P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU | Jenny Han
  • THE IMPROBABLE THEORY OF ANA AND ZAK | Brian Katcher
  • A TALE OF TWO CITIES | Charles Dickens
  • DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY | Adib Khorram
  • LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE | Celeste Ng
  • I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN | Jandy Nelson
  • THE HATE U GIVE | Angie Thomas

1ST BOOK IN A FANTASY SERIES

  • CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE | Tomi Adeyemi
  • WONDER WOMAN | Leigh Bardugo
  • INK, IRON, GLASS | Gwendolyn Clare
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: LOST IN A BOOK | Jennifer Donnelly
  • REBEL OF THE SANDS | Alwyn Hamilton
  • MAGONIA | Maria Headley
  • THE DIABOLIC | S.J. Kincaid
  • NEVERNIGHT | Jay Kristoff
  • COURTING DARKNESS | Robin LaFevers
  • FURYBORN | Claire Legrand

  • THE NOVICE | Taran Matharu
  • THE LAST MAGICIAN | Lisa Maxwell
  • TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER | Tamora Pierce
  • ASH PRINCESS | Laura Sebastian
  • FOUR DEAD QUEENS | Astrid Scholte
  • THE SCREAMING STAIRCASE | Jonathan Stroud
  • THE RED SCROLLS OF MAGIC | Cassandra Clare
  • UPROOTED | Naomi Novik
  • FALLING KINGDOMS | Morgan Rhodes
  • LEGENDS OF ERIN: BEYOND THE CASTLE DOOR | Meadow Griffin

SUBSEQUENT INSTALLMENTS IN A FANTASY SERIES

  • SMOKE IN THE SUN | Renee Ahdieh
  • GLASS SWORD | Victoria Aveyard
  • KING’S CAGE | Victoria Aveyard
  • THE KILL ORDER | James Dashner
  • HEIR OF FIRE | Sarah J. Mass
  • OUR DARK DUET | Victoria Schwab
  • A REAPER AT THE GATES | Sabaa Tahir
  • HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX | J.K. Rowling

SCIENCE FICTION

  • PITCH DARK | Courtney Alameda
  • RED RISING| Pierce Brown

STANDALONE FICTION READS

  • TO KILL A KINGDOM | Alexandra Christo
  • SHADOWHUNTERS AND DOWNWORLDERS | Cassandra Clare
  • CIRCE | Madeleine Miller
  • ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS | Maggie Steifvater
  • RED SPARROW | Jason Matthews

ANTHOLOGIES

  • STEAMPUNK! AN ANTHOLOGY OF FANTASTICALLY RICH AND STRANGE STORIES  | Kelly Link
  • A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS | Jessica Spotswood

ALL TOGETHER THAT MAKES…

A TOTAL OF: 47 BOOKS

That’s right folks. Look at it. LOOK.

That right there is a grand total of 47 UNREAD books in my library at the current moment, not including the e-books I have squared away in my super secret vault of shame.


SO.

I’ve decided that by the end of this year, I will make it my mission to complete most, if not all, the books I’ve bought in the past two or three years, including the new books I buy each month. Now, I’ve limited myself to three new book buys each month (new books that are released this year, that is) and so that way I can still keep up with the hype, but also knock out some old reads by including some unread books from my shelves in my monthly TBR!

We’ll see if I can actually manage to get all these read by the end of the year. It’ll be tough, but I’m hella determined to make it happen.


How many unread books do you have in YOUR library?

Lemme know so I don’t feel so alone LOL. Anyways, thank so much for stopping by! Until next time ❀

21 thoughts on “The Unread Books in My Library

  1. Omg 47? Only?? Damn, I really do have a problem. I have well over 100 unread books on my shelf πŸ˜…πŸ˜… But I am planning on doing a MASSIVE unhaul soon, because I’m just not interested in a lot of them anymore and the number of books on my tbr is honestly stressing me out so much πŸ™ƒ

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    1. Oh my God, no LOL. You’re not the only one. This is how many books I have left AFTER I got rid of maybe 30 or 40 this year. These are the ones I’m actually interested in reading. Because, girl, yeah, 100 is too many 🀣 You need to uhaul that ASAP lol

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  2. That’s a lotttttt of books to read! I can’t even come to terms with counting all the unread books in my room, I’m procrastinating that for as long as I possibly can!πŸ˜‚

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    1. I finally cracked. I thought I’d be in the realm of 20 but I think I must have been blind or blissfully ignorant of the truth LOL. I warn you, don’t do it! Just keep reading hahaha

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  3. only 47??? you’re doing well, I have a TON, I’m not even going to attempt to count, lol. if you bring ebooks into it, well, RIP me.
    I will say that I enjoyed The Diabolic and Pitch Dark, hint hint πŸ˜‰

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    1. Oh no! At one point I had much more than 47 (this is AFTER a major book unhaul) but now I can’t even imagine having more than that LOL. I hope you manage to get to all of them, or at least most of them!
      LOL, I’ll see about moving them up on the list πŸ˜‰

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  4. Ahhh all of these books together look SO great. Though over 40 books is a lot ahah I don’t know how you do it, I have about 10 or something unread books and I’m already a little freaked out and feeling guilty about it all haha. I LOVE I’ll Give you The Sun, PS I love you and The Hate U Give, hope you’ll love them! πŸ˜€

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    1. I have never counted how many unread books I had in my room until now and I swear I just wanna die LOL. I WISH I had 10 or so unread books in my library. But even then, that can be considered a lot huh? Hopefully we can both get to all those books we have waiting for us! I can’t wait to read all of those you mentioned. And since summer is the perfect time for contemporaries, I think I might get to them then. Thanks so much! πŸ˜€

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  5. I have 10 out of your list on my shelf to read too hehe.. but a lot more that aren’t on your list. I’m afraid to count hahaa Good luck getting to them! It’s hard sticking to just the ones on the shelf when there are more and more new books coming out πŸ˜‚

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    1. LOL, our TBR’s will never be complete haha. Way too many books to buy. But hopefully we can do our best to narrow down our list of books to read. Good luck to you too! πŸ˜€

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  6. That is a lot of books! I will say though I used to have that amount (or probably more) unread in my library but then I did a massive unhaul and got rid of loads. I’m not sure how many I have now but less than ten I think!
    You have some amazing books on this list though, so I hope you manage to get around to them soon. The Book Thief and Circe are all-time favourites of mine, and I really love the Red Rising series and the Rebel of the Sands trilogy.
    Great post, and good luck getting through all these books! πŸ™‚ ❀️

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    1. I know! *shame* Less than ten unread books sounds like a dream! I’m even more ashamed to admit that this is how many books I have AFTER I did a massive unload on my library…
      I can’t wait to get to all of those books. Right now I’m reading HP and the Order of the Phoenix, which is taking a bit of time, but afterwards I hope to zoom through some of the other books I have lying on my shelf! I might not review all of them, but at least I’ll have read them all LOL
      Thanks so much Beth! πŸ˜€ ❀

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      1. Yup, that’s the way to do it. No point in holding on to those books, hoping you might pick them up some day. Other books could be sitting there instead πŸ˜‰

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  7. I have around the same amount of unread books as you do. (Though that is counting both physical and ebooks for me.) I have the goal to lover my TBR, I want it to be around 10 books. I haven’t set a certain date until which I have to lower it, but I just want to have a more manageable number of unread books. πŸ˜€

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    1. It’s a little stressful having so many unread books, isn’t it LOL. It’s hard to balance out what you have and what you want haha. Lovely idea to set a deadline for yourself! I’m giving myself until the end of the year to get through all of them! I’ve read six so far and midway through my 7th so I think I can make it! πŸ˜€

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