Y’all, I definitely own wayyyy more than 10 unread books. Like, multiply that number by 150 and you’ll have my shameful TBR-owned number. I wish I was exaggerating. If you think any of the books listed below are absolute MUST READ ASAP, let me know and I’ll be sure to move them up the TBR.
1. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Why’d I Purchase It: Pretty much all of my book blogger friends have raved about this book at some point and now that I’ve read my first Melina Marchetta, I understand why she seems to be universally adored. ALSO, I always hear about Jonah Griggs and want to meet him.
2. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Why’d I Purchase It: Well, I purchased my first copy because it was an award winner and I went through this phase where I needed to snap up all of the award winners. Then I bought my second copy because she was doing this signing at Oblong Books and I feel the urge to BUY ALL THE THINGS at signings. SHAMEEEE.
3. The Cavendish Home For Boys And Girls by Claire Legrand
Why’d I Purchase It: Basically I hosted Claire Legrand for a blog tour and she was super awesome — then some people I like and trust gave it glowing reviews and also omg that cover. Alas, it’s sitting on the shelf.
4. The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
Why’d I Purchase It: Forever Young Adult gave it a GREAT review and there’s a bird on the cover. Also, it’s middle grade. And let’s not kid ourselves, I really bought it for the cover.
5. Room by Emma Donoghue
Why’d I Purchase It: All of the buzz surrounding it — plus the topic is something I encounter at work so I thought it might be interesting.
6. Split by Swati Avasthi
Why’d I Purchase It: It’s a book about being raised in a household where domestic violence happens. Also, Keertana at Ivy Book Bindings gave it a thoughtful and excellent review.
7. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Why’d I Purchase It: It’s by Libba Bray and it won a Printz Award. Enough said.
8. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Why’d I Purchase It: So many people recommend this book and say that it’s really emotional and good. Basically I am saving it for when I need a nice good and draining cry.
9. Paper Towns by John Green
Why’d I Purchase It: I haven’t met a book by John Green that I don’t like and so, I knew I needed this book and you know it’s going to sit unread probably until his next book deal announces, because yeah I need one in reserves.
10. The King Of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
Why’d I Purchase It: I found this whole series well except for book four at a library book sale and scored it all for like $5. I read the first two but somehow never got around to this one which sucks because Gen is so cool. Also Megan Whalen Turner is fricken BRILLIANT.
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