Brianna: There are books on my TBR list that I’ve been wanting to read and for some reason or another I just haven’t. A lot of them actually. And I’m speaking of books that (a) I actually own and are sitting on my shelf (or Kindle) and (b) books that I do not yet have in my possession but want to read. I know you don’t have a large TBR pile but there has to be books you’ve been meaning to read but haven’t yet, right?
J9: I admit I don’t have a TBR pile. I may have 10 or 15 books I want to read but that’s about a week or 10 days worth so I just read them. There are some books, or more likely series, that I hear are so good I should read but I haven’t.
Brianna: Yes! I have series on my TBR list as well; series that I have yet to start reading but have heard good things about. Lots of series. Like LotU by Gena Showalter, Downside Ghosts by Stacia Kane, Demonica by Larissa Ione, Riley Jenson by Keri Arthur, and Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – just to name a few.
J9: WHAT?! You haven’t read Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld yet?! You gotta! I’ve adored this series and eat them like candy bars the moment they’re released. Sure, there are some lowlights but the highlights are so good! My favorite is The Darkest Pleasure, book 3 featuring Reyes, the keeper of the demon Pain and soft but strong Danika. Move this series to the top of your TBR pile!
Brianna: I know. I have the first 6 books in the LotU series in my possession, I just haven’t read them yet. I do that a lot - collect books in a series but sit unread. And I know you already know this, but, I’m burned out on PNR so I don’t know how long it’ll be before I read that series.
Then there are the three Nicholas Sparks’ books that I need (and want!) to read: The Wedding, Three Weeks With My Brother, and Safe Haven. I am a huge Sparks fan so it’s a wonder why I haven’t read these books yet. Shameful, really. *hangs head in shame*
J9: Wow, that is a huge surprise since I know what a Sparks’ fan you are! For me it’s series by authors I love. Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series is a huge reader favorite and since I adore her Psy-Changeling series, I really should try it. I’m also a huge fan of JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood but for some reason I keep starting her Fallen Angels series and never get past the middle of book one, Covet.
I know that Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series is part of the romance canon but I can’t get past page 75 of book one before I’m bored. Please don’t hate me!
Brianna: I read Covet and it was just okay. I’d rather just stick with her BDB series. I started Outlander but put it on the backburner 80 pages in. The beginning is soooo boring! I’ve been told that once Claire jumps back in time that it gets really good but that doesn’t happen until about 100 pages in. One of these days I’ll have to pick it back up.
So J9, why is it that you, a reader who literally has no TBR pile because you gobble up books like I gobble up chocolate, haven’t started those series you’re interested in?
J9: Um...I have no good answer. Maybe because I’m reading so much MM romance these days or I don’t want to spend the money for a new series but probably because I’m ornery. So why don’t you?
Brianna: My reason is a classic case of ‘so many books, so little time’ syndrome ;)
Now we’re turning the tables on you – what books are on your ‘should’ve read but haven’t yet’ list?