I have a confession to make… sometimes I buy books and never even try to read them. My book-buying addiction isn’t exactly a secret, but I hate knowing that I have books in my collection that I have literally never opened. Hopefully admitting this will prompt me to rectify this issue.
This week’s topic: 5 books I bought but never read
- The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma – A book about saving literary masterpieces from being wiped from existence through time travel? Yes! And then I didn’t read it. I don’t know why I haven’t read this book yet, but it has been sitting on my e-reader just waiting for the right moment. Too bad I have a habit of just reading the next book that comes into my hand, without regard for all the other books that I still have waiting on my shelves.
- When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress by Gabor Maté – You’re probably all thinking “well that’s a different style of book for her”, and you would be right. I don’t read a lot of non-fiction but I like to collect books for my second job as a social service worker. I try to read at least one book a year that has to do with the brain or helping people, just to learn something new. I asked for this book as a birthday present last year, but don’t know when (or if) I will ever read it.
- The Rithmatist (Rithmatist, #1) by Brandon Sanderson – The first book I read by this author was given to me as a present and sat for quite some time before I actually got to it. I think Sanderson is a great author, and that he has probably created an amazing YA series… I just haven’t felt compelled to read it yet. The hardcover of this book was on sale, which is my greatest weakness, so I had to buy it when I could.
- Crown of Acorns by Catherine Fisher – I really loved the Incarceron books by this author, so I downloaded a couple more from her when I was done. I know I started reading the Hunger Games books around that time, so I think I just got distracted by all the dystopian YA that was suddenly in abundance and never came back to this author. Since this is a one-off, I will likely come back to it some day when I want to get away from reading series’ for a while.
- Mister Monday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #1) by Garth Nix – For a while I felt like I was being asked about these books all the time at work, so I decided that I should probably read the first one. I downloaded the e-book but then got distracted by other books and never got around to reading it.
Do you have any books that you have bought and never even cracked the cover? Tell me I’m not alone in this problem!