I recently made a booklist for those backlist books I have sitting on my shelf and those short-listed 9 books I really should get to before the end of the year. Well, I looked at my iPad last week and realised that there are literally tons of e-books that I should get to soon as well.
And well, from there this post emerged. So these are somewhat the oldest and still unread books from my e-book reader. Yep. I buy them and I keep buying them but somehow, I don’t end up reading them all. Are we surprised at all? ‘Cause I am not.
Once again, I would like to remind you guys that: These are the books I randomly chose because some of them are the oldest and some of them are the ones I have been dying to read for a long time and yet haven’t. So, there’s no rhyme or reason for this list.
Without further babbling, let’s just get into it, shall we?
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
I think even before I joined the whole bookish community, I had seen this one around and when it came out, it had created such buzz and well, I have yet to join the crowds. I have it on my iBooks but I still haven’t read it. My bad. I know.
A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna
So, I think, it was last year that I came to know about this one? A retelling of Mahabharat in space? What more does a desi girl need in life? As a myth, I am not too fond of Mahabharat but it’s still something I can excited about. Also, I have heard nothing but great things about this one and its sequel.
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
A true YA classic in recent times, I think. From what I have seen on BookTube and bookish community, this series is pretty good for its plot and politics and just fantasy in general. So of course, I have it on my list of things to read.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
So, so. I’ll be honest, I have had this book on my iPad before there was even a hint of the TV adaptation and even after all that time, I haven’t managed to read it. Part of the reason is that I kinda wanna read it in physical form? But since I have the e-book already, I haven’t bought the paperback yet. It’s a weird vicious circle and the end result is that I haven’t read it yet. *insert shrug emoji*
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
This one I only wanted to read after I watched the film adaptation. If I know anything, I know that generally the book is better than the movie. So I downloaded the book and there it sits, kinda forgotten in all my newer and shinier ebooks. Sorry.
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
Oooh! This one I have read a bit of it. I think I got to like 10% before my mood vanished for it and well, it’s there waiting to be reopened and read again. I am so sorry that it’s not had its moment of glory because from what I remember, it’s pretty awesome.
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
Another YA fantasy classic. I only came to know about this one through PeruseProject and her early videos singing praises of this series. The fact that the next series in this world also came and ended now and she’s still singing praises about it says something about the series. It also says a lot about me for not having read even the first book yet. I know, okay? I know.
Tin Man by Sarah Winman
Hmmm…so, I have it and I still want to read it because it sounds like my kind of book when I want to be sad or nostalgic but the thing is, my mood reading affects my reading habits a lot more than I like to admit. And the reason I haven’t read it is partly that. Haven’t been in the mood to be super sad or even if I have been, there had been other books to make me sob. *insert another shrug emoji*
The Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan
This one I bought on impulse, I saw trees and I read the synopsis and I was like, hmmmmm….sounds like it’s right up my alley and it should ideally be. However, I just haven’t felt like picking it up since then. I have been meaning to but I just haven’t. What does that say about me?
These are just the nine e-books that I really do want to read before the end of the year, now, I know that it is possibly a bit impossible for me to read them all because these books are pretty long and well….my mood really matters too. BUT!! However I am hoping that I might read these books before 2020 rolls around.
Also, don’t be surprised that this list majorly has fantasy books. I mean, if you are, then you must be new, in that case, welcome!
Are there any backlist e-books that you are meant to be reading this year? If so, which ones are they? Have you already read a few of them, then tell me which ones because I am forever curious about people and their books.
3 thoughts on “9 Backlist books I need to read (ebooks)”
Highly recommend the demon king! I loved it and the series gets better and better! 😀
That’s what I keep hearing about from PeruseProject, it was through her that I came to know about this series at all.