Unfinished Reads

Ciao, ciao!

So, I am officially in my reading slump week, it seems. It is truly unfortunate but it’s there and I can’t help it. So, instead of forcing myself to read, I am trying to find different things I can bring to my blog. Granted, just letting my shame be public isn’t  the best way to go about it but it’s the way I have decided to go and nobody can really stop me.

By this point, you all know when it comes to sharing bookish things, I have no shame. Unfortunately.

That doesn’t mean I don’t feel shame. I do but I also like to share that?!

So, today, I am going to talk about the books I have started this year but haven’t yet finished and there are quite a few. I am trying to console myself with the fact that out of more than hundred books I have read this year, less than ten books are on this list. So, please, don’t judge me. Or maybe judge me, I don’t know at this point.

A lot of them not being finished have to do with me being such a mood reader. It’s at once absolutely delightful and horrible because sometimes you just lose all interest in the book for a long time and the number of books keeps increasing and then! The books start haunting you.

Yeah.

So, without further ado, let’s bask in my shame, shall we? I’ll start with the books that have been the longest on my Goodreads currently reading to my latest.

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How To Stop Time by Matt Haig : Oh, man! When I bought this one I was so excited and that excitement was still there once I started reading it as well but for some reason, the excitement wasn’t there anymore. I probably should have started reading it as soon as I bought it but I didn’t and so, this disaster happened. Oops?

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman : It’s been a while since I read this trilogy and I had almost forgotten certain key points of the story but when I started reading this in August, I had no idea that I would be stretching it quite this much. I am almost halfway done with the first book in the trilogy if I remember correctly. I just hope I get to finish it next year at least. IF not, I will be very ashamed of myself. Even more than the shame I feeling at this moment.

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson : I only stopped reading this one because I was spoiled for an important part of the book and I was just too distraught to continue. I am hoping that soon I will get back to it. This one has nothing to do with mood but everything to do with hating spoilers. Oh well. I am still very much invested in the whole trilogy and I am hoping by the end of the year, I might be able to get back to it without having that spoiler in my mind all the time.

 

A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab : Despite really enjoying the first book in the series and even enjoying this one a lot, I am not able to pick it up again. It’s not quite been a month yet with this one but I have a feeling that I might not be picking up soon? I mean, I hope I am wrong because the plot and the world is really well done and I am kinda invested in the characters now but who really knows?

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor : This is one of the really atmospheric books I have read and I am really loving the writing, the plot and the characters but for some reason, I am not able to give as much attention as this book deserves. The world Laini Taylor has created is seriously so good and I kinda wanna live in it but my darn mind will not let me truly enjoy it. I am hoping that I can get back into it soon because I wanna know more about Lazlo and Weep and well, everything, really.

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That’s it for now. Hopefully. I know that sometimes these things happen but more often than not, the fact that there are half-read books lying around gives me such displeasure. It also makes me feel ashamed? Logically I know it’s not shame-worthy but the feeling is there, very much present in the back of my mind.

So, do you guys have any books that you have started this year that you would like to finish reading soon? Tell me which ones in the comments! If you don’t have any then tell me your witchy secrets so that I, too, can lead a life without shame. It’s just your duty now, ok?

14 thoughts on “Unfinished Reads

  1. I actually just managed to tick off my last “current read” today! Admittedly, I’ve already added two new ones but I’m fairly certain those’ll be finished by the end of the week anyway.

    The thing that works best for me is simply.. stacking them all up and switching between the books. I was reading three books at the same time all weekend, putting my bookmark a couple of chapters further, reading to that point and then picking up the next book doing the same thing. Sure, you don’t quite SEE the progress at first. That is until all of a sudden you’re so close to finishing all of them at the same time, haha. 🙂 Maybe something like that might work for you as well!

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    1. Oh, man, I haven’t even thought of the book in the last week because I just don’t feel like picking it up again. I am not even sure why because I really like the writing style and the overall atmosphere but I just don’t wanna read it right now. 🤷😂

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