Welcome to TBR of Shame, where I share all the books on my TBR that really should’ve been read by now. On this lovely edition of shamefulness, I want to share all the unfinished series that I hope to read and complete this year.
ALL THE UNFINISHED SERIES
These are the series that I own the entire thing, or as many that have been currently released. I’ve also read at least one book in the series, and have yet to finish it.
A DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE
I read the first book in this series in August of 2015. Yep, a whole year and a half ago. I have no clue why I haven’t continued with the series yet, I adored the first book and I’ve heard that the series only gets better as it goes on. This series is one of the most unique and complex mythology systems, and I’m actually really excited to read it. There’s only two more books, and yet there they are on my shelf, judging me. It’s been so long since I’ve read the first book that I can feel the other two judging me.
THE WINNER’S TRILOGY
I was so on top of things for a while on this series. I read the first one when it first came out, loved it, and was eagerly anticipating the sequel. The sequel came out, but I was reading so many other things at the time, so I set it aside for later. Weeks turned into months, and months turned into years… and 2 1/2 years later, I still haven’t read the next one. I own the whole series, I just have absolutely no clue what happened in the first one at this point. Just for your knowledge, I read The Winner’s Curse in October of 2014, when I was a wee little baby blogger.
Way back in March of 2015, I read Red Queen. I totally read it before all the hype, and felt so proud of myself for that, but I have yet to read Glass Sword. If you guessed that I own the book, and it’s sitting on my shelf waiting to be read… you’d be right. I honestly think I’d be okay simply reading the next book and not rereading Red Queen since the plot was so simple, but I’m curious to know what I’d think of it now after my reading tastes (aka pickiness) has developed more. However, I do wish to finish this series!
AN EMBER IN THE ASHES
I’m noticing a trend by this point. I read An Ember in the Ashes back in September 2015, and own A Torch Against the Night, but haven’t read it! In all honesty, I still feel like ATATN just came out, and there still seems to be a little bit of hype around it. I’m pretty sure I bought it relatively soon after the release, but haven’t had time to dedicate my soul to it (because I know that it will be a heart breaking book). I also just figured out that Sabaa Tahir is planning four books for this series? Yes! Remember when it was supposed to be a standalone? That plan went out the window, oh my gosh.
Yikes, we’ve got another 2014 book creeping in here. I read The Kiss of Deception way back in August of 2014 (itty bitty 2 week old blogger!), and I remember that I loved it. I also remember that there is two males and one is a prince and one is an assassin. That’s about it. The problem with this series was that the gap between book releases was too long. I did start to read The Heart of Betrayal, but at the end of every chapter, my brain was basically like ???, so that wasn’t helpful. I actually don’t own the third one, but I so want to finish this series. However, I’m going to have to reread the first one.
A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC
Alrighty, this one is different. You haven’t actually heard about this series from me yet (unless you follow me on Twitter @bookishteacups (sorry for the self promo, I love you all I promise)), but I have just started reading the first book and am thoroughly enjoying it. I can feel that I’m going to love this series, and since the third one comes out so soon, it’s the perfect time to read them. I don’t want to wait 2 1/2 more years to finish this one…