About two months ago I saw this amazing idea by Sophie from Sophiesticated Books on Youtube. In this video she revisits some of her hauls from a while ago and then looks to see how much of them she has read. Recently Destiny from Howling Libraries also did this. You can read her post here.
I love this idea because let us be honest, I haul a lot. Looking back on whether or not I actually read some of these would be very confronting. So here I am.
However I first want to start with a few reasons as to why I might not have read some of these yet.
Hype and High Expectations
Sometimes the books I buy are highly recommonded. The Name of the Wind, The Cruel Prince, The Way of Kings to name a few. These books have a lot of hype surrounding them. Hype creates high expectations. This sometimes makes me put of reading a book even though I was super excited when I bought it.
Cheap Buy, Low Priority
I am not immune to a good sale. If I see a book that is cheap and that is on my to read list, even if it is rather low on the priority, I will buy it. Why not? The chance of me finding the book again for a price that cheap is slim. I just can’t pass that up.
I’ve decided to pick out a few months from different years where I will see what I have read. I will also share if I unhauled any of those books before reading, and what the percentage read is. I swear I won’t cheat, haha. And lets start with the first page of the booklet where I keep track of what I buy/get. I made these graphics at the mids of July so I might have read a book since. Or none. A very real possibility.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore / The Final Empire / Fairest / Snow Likes Ashes
That is decent. Well done, past me. It was also a very tiny haul for big hauler me.
And yet I STILL HAVEN’T READ THE FINAL EMPIRE. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME.
The Kingdom / Six of Crows / Clockwork Prince / The Deathly Hallows / Buffy, volume 3 / The Way of Kings / The Sword of Summer / It’s a Wonderful Death / The Philosopher’s Stone / Ice Like Fire / The Ruins of Gorlan / Matilda / Thief of Time / Empire of Ivory / The Darkest Part of the Forest / The Chronicles of Chrestomanci volume 1 / The Chronicles of Chrestomanci volume 2 / The Lord of the Rings / Tolkien, A Dictionary / The Hobbit / Red Rising / The Promise Part 3 / The Search Part 1 / Artemis Fowl / The Arctic Incident / De Brief Voor de Koning
A Gathering of Shadows / Philippa Fisher’s Fairy God Sister / Naked in Death / On the Edge of Gone / Wyrd Sisters / Blue Lily, Lily Blue / The Dragonet Prophecy / The Lost Heir / The Hidden Kingdom / The Dark Secret / The Brightest Night
De Ijsdraak / Invocatie / Half Wild / Onder de Maan / Op de Grens / Valley of Embers / Nevernight / Ziezo / Vermoord uit Wraak / Hex / A World Without You
Stalking Jack the Ripper / Heartsnare / Veiled Intentions / Norse Mythology / Defy the Stars / The Upside of Unrequited / Shadowcaster
The Ship Beyond Time / Spiegelgeest / Kristallen Hart / First Keeper / Where the Stars Rise / I, Robot / The Chamber of Secrets / The Prisoner of Azkaban / The Death of Dulgath / The Silver Tide / Halayda / Drakentovenaar / Fantastic Beasts Illustrated / The Carver / The Unseen / Furyborn
Deadly Sweet / The Crystal Key / Regal Academy vol 1 / Chainbreaker / The Obelisk Gate / The Stone Sky / Murder on the Orient Express / Goblin Market / The Awakening / Reaping Havoc / Failure to Communicate / Reign of the Fallen / Wires and Nerve volume 2
The Books: Shadowshaper / The Shadow of What Was Lost / The Ninth Rain / The Diviners / The Poppy War /
The Amulet of Samarkand / Bright Ruin / The Demon Race / A Finding of Kin / Schimmenlied
So there you have it. I think I did pretty okay. I mean I knew I wasn’t going to be reaching a 100% on any of these. I mean look I read over 3 quarters of my January book haul of this year. How good is that? I’m never going to be the person that buys a book and will read it straight away. I like collecting haha.