Every Unread Book on My Bookshelf – Midyear Update

Hello readers! Earlier this year, I wrote a list of every unread physical book I owned. I have since read many of these books, and acquired a lot of new ones, so I’ve wanted to do an update post for a while. I haven’t purchased that many ebooks or audiobooks since then, and the ones I did buy, I have already read, so I don’t think I will be making an update post for either of those yet, but maybe at the end of the year?

First up, the books that I have read from my shelf since the last post:

HUNTED BY MEAGAN SPOONER
THE BELLES BY DHONIELLE CLAYTON
WEST BY EDITH PATTOU
THE DIVINERS BY LIBBA BRAY
PAPER GIRLS VOL. 1 BY BRIAN K. VAUGHN
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY VOL. 1 BY GERARD WAY
INKMISTRESS BY AUDREY COULTHURST

I really thought I had done a much better job of chipping away at the books I already owned, but I guess most of them were books I bought after making the original post, like the rest of The Diviners series, Sherwood by Meagan Spooner,

 

Next up, the old stuff that I still haven’t read:

THE TWO PRINCESSES OF BANMARRE BY GAIL CARSON LEVINE
A TALE OF TWO CASTLES BY GAIL CARSON LEVINE

I will probably be reading one or both of these books by Levine for the NEWTs Magical Readathon.

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. I started during the Re-Readathon earlier this year, but didn’t get very far.

ALL OUT BY SAUNDRA MITCHELL

A short story anthology about LGBTQ+ teens. I haven’t really been feeling short stories lately, but I probably will someday.

HOLLOW CITY BY RANSOM RIGGS
LIBRARY OF SOULS BY RANSOM RIGGS
MOXIE BY JENNIFER MATHIEU
THE WORLD’S GREATEST DETECTIVE BY CAROLINE CARLSON
EMMA BY JANE AUSTEN
MANSFIELD PARK BY JANE AUSTEN
NORTHANGER ABBEY BY JANE AUSTEN

Still not any further on reading Jane Austen, but I’m also way behind on my classics for the year, so there is hope for these books.

FRANNY AND ZOOEY BY J. D. SALINGER
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
THE NEVERENDING STORY BY MICHAEL ENDE
TUCK EVERLASTING BY NATALIE BABBITT
BEL CANTO BY ANN PATCHETT
DOING IT BY HANNAH WITTON
BONK BY MARY ROACH
THE OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA BY MICHAEL POLLAN
THE BOTANY OF DESIRE BY MICHAEL POLLAN
THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP BY MARIE KONDO

Guess what! I have only read one non-fiction book so far this year, and it was a brand new one instead of any of the ones I own.

I CAPTURE THE CASTLE BY DODIE SMITH
TO KILL A KINGDOM BY ALEXANDRA CHRISTO
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

I’ve been holding off on buying Obsidio until I read these two, but knowing me, I’ll probably get it anyway just to have the full set.

FEAR THE DROWNING DEEP BY SARAH GLENN MARSH

I got this book signed by the author, who is super sweet, so now I really have to read it.

THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS BY ANNA-MARIE MCLEMORE
THE CRUEL PRINCE BY HOLLY BLACK
BEFORE SHE IGNITES BY JODI MEADOWS
MIDDLESEX BY JEFFREY EUGENIDES
ARE YOU MY MOTHER? BY ALISON BECHDEL

Still trying to read Fun Home first, but still haven’t.

LAB GIRL BY HOPE JAHREN
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY VOL. 2 BY GERARD WAY

I read the first one at least!

WILD BEAUTY BY ANNA-MARIE MCLEMORE

Kind of scared to pick this up because I don’t have a lot of positive experience with magical realism, but I still really want to read it.

UNRAVEL ME BY TAHEREH MAFI

I’m starting to come to terms with the possibility that I might never finish this book.

SCARLET BY A. C. GAUGHEN
DRAMARAMA BY E. LOCKHART

I mostly only keep this because it’s signed and personalized. I love E. Lockhart, but I just don’t think this book is for me.

A NORTHERN LIGHT BY JENNIFER DONNELY
THE MUSICIAN’S DAUGHTER BY SUSANNE DUNLAP
THE BERMUDEZ TRIANGLE BY MAUREEN JOHNSON
A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS BY JESSICA SPOTSWOOD

 

Okay, now onto the new stuff that I have purchased or received since the original post, but haven’t read. Many of these are from the American Library Association Annual Conference. There were lots of giveaways from various publishers, and I don’t remember what most of these are even about. Someone pitched it, and I was like “cool, I’ll try that” and then forgot everything they just told me. Many of the others are from author signings that I attended, so I wanted to buy the book while I had a chance to get it signed. I’m actually kind of scared to know how long this list is going to be.

No Place Like Here by Christina June
It Started with Goodbye by Christina June
Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June

Christina June’s books are all fairytale inspired, so I obviously had to get them. Plus, she’s a local author, so these are all signed.

That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston

I checked this one out from the library with several other books and didn’t get around to reading it before I had to return it. So when E. K. Johnston was in the area, I just bought this and got it signed.

The Tesla Legacy by K. K. Perez

Met the author at a book event and this sounded really cool.

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

A friend’s childhood favorite, and a retelling of Cinderella. Also, I’m not actually sure that I haven’t read this. It sounds super familiar, and I might have checked it out from the library as a kid.

The Affair of the Falcons by Melissa Rivero

An ARC I received on Independent Bookstore Day

Red Tails in Love by Marie Winn

Adding to my collection of non-fiction that I may or may not ever read. But it’s about birds, so this one has a better chance than most.

Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi

From ALAAC

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

There is no way I’m not going to love this, so I just bought it.

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

ARC from ALAAC, and see above re: no way I won’t love it.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

ARC from ALAAC, and I adored The Night Circus, so I have very high hopes for this one.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

ARC from ALAAC

King of Fools by Amanda Foody

Kind of surprised I haven’t read this yet because the first book was so good!

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

ARC from ALAAC. It’s about a crow, so, duh.

Our Wild Calling by Richard Louv

ARC from ALAAC.

Courting Mr. Lincoln by Louis Bayard

ARC given for Independent Bookstore Day

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

ARC from ALAAC

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

From ALAAC. The cover is gorgeous and it sounds like the kind of middle-grade that I love.

The Beholder by Anna Bright

I received the e-ARC of this one for review, but I’ve been getting headaches from screens, so I didn’t finish reading it. And now I can just read the final version anyway.

The Star Shepherd by Dan Haring and MarcyKate Connolly

ARC from ALAAC

Sisters of Shadows and Light by Sara B. Larson

ARC from ALAAC

Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford

ARC from ALAAC

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin E. Craig

ARC from ALAAC

Beyond the Shadowed Earth by Joanna Ruth Meyer

ARC from ALAAC

The Lady and the Highwayman by Sarah M. Eden

ARC from ALAAC

The Wickerlight by Mary Watson

ARC from ALAAC

The Princess Who Flew With Dragons by Stephanie Burgis

ARC from ALAAC

The Bookwanders by Anna James

ARC from ALAAC

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

ARC from ALAAC

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

ARC from ALAAC

The Starspun Web by Sinead O’Hart

ARC from ALAAC

Cursed by Thomas Wheeler and Frank Miller

ARC from ALAAC

The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey

ARC from ALAAC

Bright Burning Stars by A. K. Small

From ALAAC

A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Cordova

ARC from ALAAC

The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess

ARC from ALAAC. Nikki was super sweet and we now follow each other on social media. She has a really cute dog. I basically never read the hard-hitting contemporaries, but I will have to make an exception for this one.

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Bought this for a giveaway and ended up with an extra copy that is now just mine.

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Too many good recommendations not to buy this.

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

From ALAAC

Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

My book club’s book pick for August.

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

The book club’s pick for July, but I couldn’t go to the meeting, so I never finished the book.

Virtually Yours by Sarvenaz Tash

From ALAAC

Midnight Beauties by Megan Shepherd

ARC from ALAAC

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Ace of Shades was so good that I just wanted everything she’s ever written.

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsa Faizal

Fierce Reads Tour

The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

Fierce Reads Tour

City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

Everyone keeps saying how good this is, and I am trying to read more adult fantasy.

Beast – A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen

It’s a fairytale retelling with a gorgeous cover, so, well, you get the idea.

Nocturna by Maya Montayne

Recommended by the women who run my book club.

Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, and Robin Wasserman

To be fair, I am a good way into this one, but I’m spacing out the stories so that I can enjoy it more.

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

Another retelling, and also I have like Jennifer Donnelly before, so when I was in a bookstore and saw it, I bought it.

Queen of Ruin by Tracy Banghart

I just finished the first book a couple days ago and DAMN was it good.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Everyone loves this book. I will probably also love this book. Might as well just own it, right?

Slayer by Kiersten White

Just bought this last night. I’ve been in a very Buffy mood lately ever since I read the new comic, so this was a must.

 

Okay, I promise I actually read the things I buy! Now I want to list the new books I’ve bought that I have read, just to make myself feel better:

Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Okay, so maybe I read it before I bought it, but I re-read it, so it still counts!

Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo

Also from the Fierce Reads Tour, but it was a bookclub book, so it got bumped to the top of the TBR.

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

See above re: Geekerella, and also this book is so good.

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

THIS BOOK IS AMAZING

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

I do a pretty good job of keeping up on the Shadowhunters stuff, if nothing else

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton

I think I technically read this before I bought it, but by like a day.

Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill

Finally read some poetry!

 

So I’m definitely bringing in more books than I’m reading, but hey, someone has to support local independent bookstores. Until next time, happy reading!

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