Damn you, The Broke and the Bookish, I was planning on doing this one for a freebie whenever one came up again.
Long time shelf benchers are books on my shelf that I bought a while ago but still sit on my shelf unread. I think it all happens to the best of us (those that are obsessed with buying books anyway), especially after a sale. We buy stacks and stacks of books but our mood dictates what we read.
- The Original Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks
I should be reading The Elfstones (the second book) this month in preperation for the tv showing being aired in the Netherlands. I tried reading the first book last year or the year before that but couldn’t get into it. Still I want to give them a shot.
- Sovereign Stone by Weiss and Hickman
I bought this as a boxset when I still lived with my parents. The same thing with Shannara to be honest. I think it was cheap and fantasy. But reading was harder back then when I was still in college so they kept being pushed back.
- The Dwarves (The Dwarves 1) by Markus Heitz
Another one I already had over 5 years ago. At the time it sounded appealing but I never ended up picking it up to read.
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Other Stories by Lewis Caroll
I bought this edition after having gotten The Complete Sherlock Holmes in a similar edition. I still haven’t read it though, but this version is huge.
- The Bone Season (The Bone Season 1) by Samantha Shannon
I feel like I’ve had this book for ages but it only came out 3 years ago.
- Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle 2) by Christopher Paolini
I’ve been meaning to read on with this series for a while now but I can’t quite seem to get myself to pick it up. While I liked Eragon I also had some issues with it.
- The Magician King (The Magicians 2) by Lev Grossmann
I enjoyed The Magicians the first time I read but as I’ve mentioned before this year, rereading took away some of my love for this book. I also had a hard time getting into this book and I have put it down since then.
- Endymion Spring by Mathew Skelton
A random pick up at Boekenfestijn years ago because of the cover. I can’t say I have heard much about this book from others, and it is cooled my want for picking up this book.
- Fool Moon (The Dresden Files 2) by Jim Butcher
This was a random pick up from the Boekenfestijn by my husband who has never once read a book he picked up there so they are for me to read I guess. But I haven’t read the first book and so I haven’t read this one. Can I just jump into the second one or do I really need to read the first one first?
- The Hound of Rowan (The Tapestry 1) by Henry H. Neff
Another random pick up, this time because it was cheap and I found the cover interesting and familiar. Turns out there was add in a magazine for this book I read many, many years ago. Go brain. I haven’t picked it up yet. I do have the third book, but not the second. Ah well.