Books I’ve (accidentally) Put Down

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.

Amazon.com: The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy Book  1) eBook: Arden, Katherine: Kindle Store

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: A Novel - Kindle edition by Yanagihara, Hanya. Literature &  Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

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: 9780525620785 |  PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

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: Henderson, Alexis: 9780593099605: Amazon.com:  Books

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.

Amazon.com: The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy (1))  (9780316509848): Jemisin, N. K.: Books

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.

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  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one guilty of this ๐Ÿ˜‚ It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes, when all I intended to do was put a book down for a short break, it can take years for me to get back to it ๐Ÿ˜…

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  2. I do this too! Especially when it’s books I borrowed on my app from the library. I have two right now just sitting there that I may or may not end up reading. I have also started The City We Became and not finished it. Also, sorry I made you nervy about The Year of the Witching haha. Let me know if you end up reading it, would love to know your thoughts! – Amber

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  3. I’ve dropped a few books by accident. I think I wandered away from Erewhon for years before finding it again, though in that case, it wasn’t holding my attention very well. The worst is when I do that with a library book and I only realize I’ve forgotten it when the due date comes up and I have no time to read it anymore. ๐Ÿ˜”

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