Friday, November 19, 2021

Books I preordered in 2021 and haven't read

It never fails. Every year I preorder a bunch of books and every year most of them sit unread until sometime down the road. Occasionally I even wait for the audiobook to be available from the library so that I can read it with my ears. This mainly stems from being a horrible mood reader, which I've discussed at length in other posts, but I can't believe ONLY mood readers do this. 

Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat

The Captive Prince trilogy is one of my all-time favorite series and one of the few I've read more than once. But that was adult and Dark Rise is YA, and I think that's the main reason I've been so hesitant to actually pick this up, despite preordering it months early. It's going to be hard for this book to live up to her first series for me, especially knowing the characters are teenagers. I'll definitely read it! Just as soon as I work up the nerve.

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

Yeah, honestly I don't even know with this one. Sci-fi isn't a genre I read very often and certainly not adult sci-fi. My husband loved the show, but I never got around to watching it. It was probably a combination of the gorgeous anniversary edition along with the hype. I did start the audiobook, but nothing seemed to be happening and I got bored. I'll get back to it eventually!

Phantom Heart by Kelly Creagh

Yep, this is another one I'm legitimately scared to start. I read and adored this author's Nevermore series years ago, but I've never read anything else by her (I believe this is the first thing she's traditionally published since). I love Nevermore and I love Phantom of the Opera, but what if I don't love this? Does this happen to anyone else?

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

Listen, don't come at me. I am obsessed with the original Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows was fine. Admittedly, I didn't love King of Scars all that much, but the ending GOT ME. Still, I'm really scared of what's going to happen based on that ending and I'm pretty sure it's going to be what I don't want to happen. I feel like Leigh is kind of backtracking with this plot line and I don't want to see it. I did buy the expensive Illumicrate edition and for what?? I'll read it, I'll read it.

Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon

Everyone who knows me knows that I am HERE for cult books. I preordered this and opened it immediately and... realized it might not be for me. The writing was a bit out of my comfort zone and I just really need to be in the mood to read something different than normal when I finally pick this up again.

Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin

Series enders, am I right? I absolutely loved the first two books in this series, but I have friends who did not care for this finale and now I'm hesitant to pick it up. Never mind that I ordered multiple special editions. I'm kind of worried that I wasted money on multiple copies of a book I won't love and I am SO tired of last books in series letting me down. I'm going to read it, I swear!

Do you preorder books and then not read them?
Have you read any of these?
Let me know in the comments!