I’m really bad at making sure I read the books on my yearly TBR so honestly, I have a million and one books that fit this prompt.
Anyway, I have got three and most people will probably kick me for not having read these yet.
Scythe by Neil Shusterman.
I caved and bought this because of the hype. Everyone on BookTube and in the book blogging world was reading and loving it. It made me curious. The concept is intriguing and it sounded like something I wanted to read but I keep putting it off. With things that have happened in my life over the past year, I’m not convinced I want to read about beings whose sole purpose it is to kill.
If I’d read it last year when I should have done, I wouldn’t be thinking about un-hauling it and giving it to my local library.
The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
There is a kind of pressure and expectation you have with books that are given to you as presents. Sarah gave me this for my birthday last year and no matter how many times I’ve set it aside to read, I’ve not done it. Unlike Scythe, I still want to read this as it sounds incredibly immersive and majestic. I’m also intrigued as it is a translated text and from all accounts, it’s a nice, fluid and well-done translation. That’s a bonus in my book!
Invictus by Ryan Graudin.
Okay. This is a book from two years ago; a book I was utterly excited to get my hands on because I really enjoyed Ryan Graudin’s Wolf by Wolf duology. Whilst this is mainly a sci-fi novel, it does have some history mixed in and I’m always up for reading books that have some element of history in them as part of the plot. You’ve seen how I react to The Chronicles of St Mary’s series which is time travel and history. Invictus shouldn’t be any different and it bugs me that I haven’t read it yet.
From the state of my shelves and posts like these, I think I need to curate a challenge for myself to read all the backlist titles from a year or two years ago. I know I’m slow when it comes to reading my pre-orders and anticipated releases, but I can’t bear leaving them shelved for so long! Curse my mood-reading tendencies!
Have you read these yet? If so, what did you think of them?
What books should you have read last year but didn’t?
As always, thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!