These are 10 books that I got at BookExpo America last year (2013) but I still haven’t read yet. Looking at my haul from last year I have only read 18/37 of my books in total (excluding two that I gave away without intending to read). Hopefully I do better with that number this year!
1. The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray
I never started this book because a lot of negative/DNF reviews started pouring in and I lost all desire to even give it a chance. 🙁
2. 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
I’m not even sure why I haven’t read this book. I read and LOVED Ten by Gretchen McNeil and I’m excited for her next book, Get Even. I guess I just never got around to it. Also, looking at Goodreads, I’m a little bummed out by some of the 1, 2, and even 3 star reviews (I’m picky).
3. Cherry Money Baby by John M. Cusick
This was a semi-random book that I picked up at the BEA Bloggers Conference. I had never heard of it before but it sounded kind of cute so I snagged it. I guess I just never got a real desire to read it. The average rating among my friends seems to be 3 stars, and honestly, 3 stars doesn’t excite me. These days I tend to limit myself to only 4 or 5 star books.
4. Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz
I remember being SO excited about this book! I thought it sounded so cool! Then… I never read it. Why??? I have no clue. It does seem to be a “love it or hate it” book though, and that makes me nervous. Half my friends gave it 1 star (or didn’t finish) and the other half give it 4 or 5 stars. Siiiigh.
5. The 100 by Kass Morgan
This is another book that I kind of randomly picked up. I was walking past the Little Brown booth and snagged it at a galley drop because it looked kind of interesting. I guess I never read it because it got a ton of 3 star reviews from my friends and that wasn’t enough for it to really excite me.
6. Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
This book actually gets some pretty rave reviews, but I know exactly why I never read it. I wasn’t that into the first book. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it. However, I grabbed the second book because Alexandra seemed to think the second book would be more up my alley, and even though I didn’t love the first one, it did end on a crazy intense note. But I just never got around to reading this because I’m still worried I won’t like it, since I didn’t love the first one. 🙁
7. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
A lot of my friends ADORE this book! That’s the reason I got it in the first place. However, I was never actually that excited about Something Strange and Deadly. The problem is I’m not a zombie person. I don’t really like zombie books, movies, or stories. I’m just not into it. But everyone loves this book so I felt like I should give it a chance, but then I never did.
8. Altered by Gennifer Albin
You know what makes me sad? I remember EXACTLY how excited I was about this book. I remember standing in line for the galley drop being so pumped up and chatting to people around me about how I WANTED ALTERED NAO!!
I actually did start reading this book, but I put it down almost straight away. I’m not sure I even gave it enough of a chance to be able to say “I wasn’t into it”, because I’m pretty sure I put it down after like 10 or 20 pages. I don’t know what happened.. I think I just wasn’t in the mood for the genre or something.
9. Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young
Now, if Just Like Fate wasn’t sitting like 5,000 miles away in California, I’d probably read it right now. I think Just Like Fate is just a book that slipped through the cracks in my TBR. I think it could be right up my alley!
10. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Wow, this is a love it or hate it book if I ever saw one. Looking at my friends’ reviews, the ratings are all either 1 star or 5 stars.
To be honest, I never had any interest in this book whatsoever. I picked it up because the friend I was with wanted a copy so I waited in line with her, and then I just grabbed one since I was there. I think part of me thought I would still give it a chance, but I never did.