We have all been there, we have been watching booktube flat out or reading a lot of blogs and they are all talking about one book. That one book now seems amazing and you must own it! Your must know what is inside to make it so beloved!
So you buy it. It comes in the post/ out book shop/ downloaded. It is shiny, new and full of promise. Do you read it straight away? You bet your sweet nelly you don’t. Wait don’t?
That’s right, that book you wanted so much gets lost in your TBR forever. This is doubly certain if it is an ebook. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
Today I will shame myself with hyped books I bought through the years and never got to. You are lucky this isn’t a video or you would see me crying over my books like the hoarding dragon I am!
The Poppy War – R F Kaung
I was anticipating the Poppy War for so long. I saw it everywhere and it was all the buzz when I went to YALC. This one is huge so it might be why I’ve been putting it off for so long!
A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness
The TV series had been announced, everyone was talking about how awesome it was going to be. I picked it up on Kindle sale and I haven’t even read the first page. That’s right I have no clue what it’s about at all.
The Black Witch – Laurie Forest
I heard that it was a dark story and that’s all I needed to know to buy it in a kindle sale. I’ve just read the blurb and it actually sounds like a really interesting story that I should get to.
Caraval – Stephanie Garber
Caraval is a story and a half for me. I love the idea of it and like anything circus themed so I reserved it at the library when it came out. I picked it up, didn’t read it. I saw it on Kindle for 99p and bought it thinking I would read it better in that format. Again I didn’t. I then picked it up from the library again this December and didn’t even acknowledge it’s existence.
What have I learned from this experience?
- Don’t be fooled into buying books because they are on sale
- Read your own damn books
- Be on a book buying ban: I haven’t bought a book in 2019 so far ❤
- Use the library, they might not have all the new books but there are many portals waiting for you to jump through
What are some books you have bought because of the hype and not got to?