The question no bookworm wants to hear: ‘So, how big is your want to read pile?’
As always, this great tag was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s prompt is all about Spring Cleaning and I figured it might be a good opportunity to try and attack my Goodreads Want To Read pile. I doubt this will make a dent because it’s a very big pile, but I’m having a go! There’s the ten most recent books on my WTR, and I’ll decide to either kick them off or keep them. All the images are from Goodreads too. Would you keep them? Have you read any yourself? Or want to share how massive your WTR pile is? Let me know in the comments!
1. Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue
Pros: EVERYTHING IS POSITIVES. A historical road-trip full of (from what I’ve heard) badass characters and a queer romance? The readers also enjoyed section on Goodreads is basically just my favourites shelf and the sequel is called The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy? Count me in.
Cons: I’m a bit late to the party? I remember everyone loving this book when it came out, but there’s definitely a reason it has so much hype.
Decision? KEEP. I’m 1000% buying this with my next book haul.
2. The M Word
Pros: We Come Apart by Conaghan and Sarah Crossan is one of my favourite prose books – that was what lead me to discover this one. I love the cover too.
Cons: Honestly, I don’t ever see myself ever reading it (it’s one of those…).
3. The Miseducation Of Cameron Post
Pros: Last year, I watched the film adaptation and it was absolutely brilliant. I don’t make a habit of reading the book second, but I’d love to see how it was translated onto the screen.
Cons: It looks REALLY depressing. I don’t think I’d expect anything else from the themes it covers, but I don’t know if I’m ready right now to tackle this.
Pros: I still haven’t seen the tv show, so I doubt I’ll be reading the book any time soon. Books-of-serieses can be really interesting (like did you know that there’s a book of The Queen’s Gambit?).
Cons: Film covers = 🤮 You can find the full list of bookish things ever reader hates here, but covers with actors on them are always a no go for me. This is definitely a very valid reason to ditch a book! I’m also not sure if I could have Dan Humphrey staring creepily at me on my shelf *shudders*
5. All The Light We Cannot See
Pros: The cover is beautiful. I’ve heard that that the writing is even more beautiful and it’s such an interesting premise.
Cons: Depressing books ≠ pandemic. (At least I think it’s depressing?)
6. They Went Left
Pros: It has a very high rating! I’m the sort of reader that will add any book to my WTR pile if it has a rating higher than 4. Plus, I love the cover.
Cons: Again, depressing books ≠ pandemic. And I’m fairly certain that this won’t be a light read.
7. The Picture Of Dorian Gray
Pros: I’ve always want to read a book by the icon himself… if not just so I can walk around with an Oscar Wilde book under my arm haha.
Cons: I am in no hurry to try Dorian Gray, but I’ll probably get to it one day!
Decision? Keep (I don’t know why it wasn’t on my WTR list sooner)
8. Paper Butterflies
Pros: It looks… moving??
Cons: There is barely any information in the blurb and it took me a second to even work out what the title was! I think I’ve added it after reading I Am Not A Number by the author last year, but I had my problems with that too.
9. Tweet Cute
Pros: This looks either very cute or a solid one star read. But I’d be willing to give it a go!
Cons: This looks either very cute or a solid one star read. If you’ve read it and know which side of the line it falls, let me know in the comments 🙂
Together We Caught Fire
Pros: Her life is turned upside down when her secret crush becomes her step brother… What in the Episode Wattpadness is this? Um not sure how this has ended up on my want to read list 😬
Cons: I’m just gonna repeat the premise again…
I was uncomfortable by The Mortal Instruments, there’s no way I’d be able to stomach this entire book!
Decision? DITCH DITCH DITCH