Hello readers! Last week I posted about every unread ebook I own and it was kind of fun, if also super embarrassing, to look at all of the books I haven’t gotten to yet. I thought I would do a similar post this week and go through every physical book I own and haven’t read. I’m excluding things that aren’t meant to be read cover to cover, like field guides, craft books, and textbooks, but otherwise, here is every unread book on my bookshelf.
The Two Princesses of Banmarre by Gail Carson Levine
Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine
A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine
I found a whole bunch of GCL books at the local used book store and bought them all. I’ve only read about half of them so far.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Exile by Anne Osterlund
I really want to re-read Aurelia before I start the sequel, but I just keep not doing it. Maybe I’ll get around to it during the Re-Readathon in March.
The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison
I’m not sure I’m ever going to read this book, but I’m not ready to give up just yet.
All Out by Saundra Mitchell
A short story anthology about LGBTQ+ teens
West by Edith Pattou
I currently own two copies of this, one is signed!
The Diviners by Libba Bray
This is pretty high up on my TBR.
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
I liked the first book in this series so much that I immediately bought the next two, and then proceeded to not read them.
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
The World’s Greatest Detective by Caroline Carlson
I won this as a part of a fundraiser for eating disorder awareness and I don’t read a ton of middle grade, so it hasn’t been a top priority for me.
Emma by Jane Austen
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
I’m honestly sad about how much Jane Austen I haven’t read.
Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye was one of the only classics we read in school that I actually liked, so when I found this at a library book sale in college, I bought it. I’m trying to read more classics, so maybe I’ll get around to this eventually.
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Bought this in an airport along with three other books. I read two out the four.
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
I actually only have like a quarter of this book left to read, but I just never bother to pick it back up.
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
I’ve been about a third of the way through this book for five years. *sighhhh*
Doing It by Hannah Witton
I don’t read a ton of non-fiction, but I am trying to read more, and I love Hannah Witton.
Bonk by Mary Roach
I read the first chapter of this about six years ago before realizing that I still had a really hard time with non-fiction.
The Defining Decade by Meg Jay
This was a present. I kind of doubt I’ll ever read it, but I’m not quite ready to part with it either.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
Ugh. I wish I liked non-fiction more because these books sound so interesting!
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Someday I will read this and it will inspire me to get everything organized. At least, that is my somewhat delusional expectation.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Another of those airport books I didn’t read. I know people love this book, but every time I try to read it, I’m just so bored.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I read the first 20 or so pages of this book and really enjoyed the writing style, but then lost track of the book for a while, and have since forgotten what I already read.
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
There’s something about mermaid and siren books. I just can’t resist buying them.
Reign the Earth by A. C. Gaughen
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
This is on here because I wanted to point out how shameful it was that I own the physical book (signed!) and ebook, but still haven’t read it. But since I started writing this post, I have actually read this book and it was great!
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
I really enjoyed The Marriage Plot so I’m intrigued by Eugenides other books, but if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that I struggle with adult fiction a lot of the time, so I haven’t made this book a priority.
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
I got this book when I met Alison Bechdel a few years ago. I know she wrote Fun Home first, but I haven’t been able to figure out if I need to read Fun Home first, or if I can just jump into this one.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
This was a graduation present from my family. I started reading it, and it gave me a lot of existential angst about being a biology graduate student, so I had to put it down for the time being.
Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn
Bought this for free comic book day last year. I was really into graphic novels a few years ago, but lately they just haven’t seemed quite as interesting to me.
The Umbrella Academy Vol. 1 by Gerard Way
The Umbrella Academy Vol. 2 by Gerard Way
I got both of these about six years ago because one of my friends really liked them. Still haven’t read them because see above about graphic novels.
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
I’m actually about halfway through this one and I can tell that it’s something I would have really liked when I was a teenager, but it’s not really my thing right now. I really want to finish this book, but I don’t know if I will bother finishing the series.
Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen
Dramarama by E. Lockhart
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnely
The Musician’s Daughter by Susanne Dunlap
The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
This is possibly the oldest unread book on my bookshelf. I have had it since I was 14 or 15. I will read it someday. I will. I promise!
A Tyranny of Petticoats by Jessica Spotswood
Another short story anthology. For someone who doesn’t like short stories that much, I sure do own a lot of these.
Final Tally: 54
If you’re playing along at home, then you know that means I have over 100 unread books in my possession. And we haven’t even done the audiobooks yet!
Let me know which books I should bump to the top of my TBR and which ones I maybe should give up on ever reading and donate to the library. Happy reading!