There are two ways of going about books not read: to blame yourself or to blame your TBR. And no, of course it’s not your fault that your TBR is somewhat out of control. Just a tiny bit. But whichever road you choose, there is absolutely no need to hide in some dark cave in shame. Not even if you plan to secretly take your e-reader with you. (I know I would.)

Instead, you could just scream about all those books you didn’t read for reasons and make other people read them instead. And pat yourself on the back for such productivity, for so much love shared. So, naturally, in today’s Top Ten Tuesday, I share the books that I didn’t get to read. Because of reasons.

10. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

I was so close I actually hit play on the audiobook. Ten minutes in I switched to some urban fantasy. I just wasn’t in the mood, I guess. But maybe this winter, at last. That’s when those fantasy urges usually kick… If not, well… There is always next year, right?

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Cress by Marissa Meyer

9. Cress by Marissa Meyer

I swear one day I will finish The Lunar Chronicles. Because I do think it’s a pretty awesome series. I just… Am never in the mood for it? I picked Cress a time or two, even got a few chapters in, but… Something, some book is always there to distract me.

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8. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

2016 release that I had every intention of reading. But didn’t. And I don’t even have a proper excuse for it? Inconceivable. Especially since my Goodreads timeline keeps raving about it and how cute it is and I just. Need to read it. But so many other books…

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7. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

I keep consoling myself that I did myself a favour with this one. Because if I had read the first two books last year, I would have had to experience the torturous wait for the last book. Now I can time it just right for the release. Because I’m smart and experienced like that. (More importantly though, THOSE COVERS. Actual magic. Need for bookstagram so badly.)

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6. Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Another 2016 release that I was sure I was gonna read. On its release day. But I think that release day also granted us Timekeeper and I had to prioritise. Seeing as some reviews on Goodreads were not that stellar… I thought, next time, for sure. Still waiting for that time.

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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

5. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Also 2016 release, also very promising based on reviews. I was saving it for the Christmas break because that’s when I tend to go on a total romance binge and watch chick flicks. Guess this year I watched one too many instead of reading… Self, why. It has dogs.

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4. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This one I actually had sitting on my shelf for a few weeks. And actual physical copy that I randomly saw it in the library and was like, yes, finally, you’re mine. And then I didn’t read it. And had to return it. For some better person who would read it and love and cherish it. Sniff.

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The King by J. R. Ward3. The King by J. R. Ward

How I justified rereading Lover at Last: I convinced myself it’s for the greater good. As in, it would get me back into the BDB universe and give me the motivation to continue. It worked. For a day. Then I got distracted. Probably by my puppy. Or another shiny book. The good thing is, now I can reread Lover at Last again, right? ALL FOR THE GREATER GOOD.

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2. Half Bad by Sally Green

This one I kept pushing and pushing because I know I’m gonna love it and it will probably make me all sorts of incoherent for a while and I couldn’t afford that this semester in university. Then, Christmas break kind of punched me in the face. And I realised I pushed it waaaaaay too far. Maybe this year? Say I, as I keep pushing it again.

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Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning1. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Does it look like all my lists eventually end up with Fever series as number one? Well, that’s because this is precisely how it is. And probably will always be. ANYWAY. The grand plan was to reread the entire series, from Darkfever to Feverborn. To ready my body and soul for the arrival of Feversong. (As if I could ever be ready.) Did that happen? No. Am I ashamed? I would be. If I wasn’t screaming that FEVERSONG IS A MERE WEEK AWAY. And yet, I do not have time for a proper reread. Even though it’s been so long since I last did a full one… Maybe just the latter series… Right?

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How do you go about books that you didn’t read? Do you willingly crawl under your TBR and allow it to swallow you whole? And which of unread 2016 books are you absolutely planning to read in 2017?

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