Something I do a lot to myself here on this blog is expose myself. It’s been awhile since I’ve done one, and it seemed like the perfect time.
As I packed up my books to move, I realized just how many books I have started reading, thought they were good, put them down to read a different book, and never picked them back up again.
They’re books I never meant to stop reading, and that I still plan on finishing so I don’t consider them a DNF, but I definitely stopped reading.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
This one I had as an audiobook from my library, got 53% into it, forgot about it for the following 12 days and then it got returned. For some reason I never requested it again, even though I had every intention. I keep making excuses, saying I’ll get it in the winter, I’ll just read the actual book, etc. Maybe I’ll actually finish this one day lol.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanigahara
Yes, the book that is quickly becoming my most embarrassing book. I got 50 pages in, got mad I was so far away from the next “chapter,” put it down to read something else, and then slowly kept pushing farther back on my shelf until I could no longer see it. That was four years ago, and not once have I picked it up again, but I want to.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
I was SO excited for this book. I got it in the mail, opened it immediately and read the first two chapters. Then I got The Poppy War the next day and read that instead. After I did that, I kind of forgot I had started this until I moved and saw the bookmark. I do plan on reading this this month though (maybe it won’t get pushed aside for The Dragon Republic as well).
The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
I got this as an ebook from my library (I was going to buy it, but after seeing some people I trust (mainly bibliomavens) not like it I got nervy). I for a mere 5% into it, and then I started moving. I got onto the app and saw I had 2 days left, with 4 people waiting, and I didn’t trust I could finish it in that time. So I returned it, but hopefully I’ll get it again soon.
The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin
Yet another ebook I got from my library, and let get returned for no reason. Granted this might not be the perfect spot to start my Jemisin journey, but oh well. I got 14% through the book, and I think I started reading The Only Good Indians, and then ignored Jemisin’s book. I do have this book on hold again, but I keep pushing it away every time it comes back to me.