I promise a lot of things in regards to reading. Every year I have this huge list of books that I swear I’m going to get to and then the end of the year rolls around and I’ve read maybe two from that list. It’s not my fault. Not really. I blame those shiny new books that the entire world is talking about. If everyone else is talking about it, I have to see what it’s all about! So I pick up the shiny, tempting new book and let the ones I’ve been meaning to get to continue to collect dust on my shelves. Poor, poor books. But I am putting a stop to this behavior this year! And I need your help to do it! Basically, I’m enlisting all of you to hold me accountable. Wendy has promised to help me with at least one of these, though I’m sure she’s going to be helping me with at least two… And I need the rest of you to help me actually accomplish my goals this year. What do you say? Are you in? Excellent!
Let’s just get this over with…
No. 1: Harry Potter
No. 2: The Mara Dyer Series
No. 3: The Lumatere Chronicles
No. 4: Mistborn
No. 5: The Book Thief
Another book I’m embarrassed to admit I haven’t read. I am baring all of my bookish embarrassments right now, people. I hope you appreciate it and can picture me hiding behind my computer in shame. I love historical fiction, especially of the WWII variety. And this book is narrated by death which sounds awesome and pretty much everybody and their mom has read it and love it so… again…what the heck is wrong with me? This year, I swear it.
Okay, I’m only going to do five because four of these are series and that’s a lot of books to commit to and I can already feel my noncommittal self screaming in terror. Which is why I desperately need your help. I respond well to threats and offers of pizza. Or food in general. I’m pretty easy.
Which ones are you going to take responsibility for and push on me? Are there any of these that you need to read too? Do you want to read together? Please tell me there are more Harry Potter virgins out there and that I’m not alone.