Sunday, January 19, 2014

Why Have I Not Read These Books Yet? Challenge 2014

My coworker (the teen librarian) and I had a long discussion at the end of the year about all the books we were embarrassed about not having read yet. And we decided to challenge ourselves to read 15 of these books (we both had more we could have added, but thought 15 was a reasonable number).

So, instead of joining a reading challenge for the year, like I normally do, I’m doing my own challenge. My coworker and I each have our own list of books to go through. The books on my list are by authors I haven’t tried yet, or books I own but keep postponing getting to, or books I just think any Youth Services Librarian should have read, or books all YA bloggers should most likely read. It’s a little embarrassing to list all these books I haven’t read, for the world to see. But, here I go! Hopefully, I will get to all of them by the end of the year.
1) The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
2) Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
3) Watership Down by Richard Adams
4) All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin
5) The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill
6) Die for Me by Amy Plum
7) Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
8) The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
9) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
10) Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Septeys
11) Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
12) The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
13) Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
14) Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
15) The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
What books have you not read yet? Any on my list on your list too?

1 comment:

  1. I like this! I've only read four of those, so don't feel bad :)

    I'm kind of doing something similar, except with classics, and I set my "book count" total way lower than I usually do on goodreads to accommodate this, as I miss reading longer books. I'm also trying to only read books that I already own, as I have literally hundreds that I haven't read yet, instead of checking them out at work all of the time.