Half-finished but placed to the side because I was distracted or too emotionally fragile to continue (as with Blue Moon by Alyson Noel).
“Recommended”, or nagged and harassed into picking up a particular book which is the best review for a book, by a friend (Harry Potter… yeah, I’m still trying to make it through the first part).
The well intentioned purchase (Howl’s Moving Castle because I love the anime and I am determined to see where it originates from, I just have to find the motivation to read it) and the impulse purchases (Eat Pray Love).
And the attempts to read the books that have always been in the background in my home (Clive Cussler has always been on the shelves because of my mother, but I’ve never read any of his works).
As well as the book that I was hunting for for years and then suddenly found it at the second hand book fair but I had grown out of the series (P.S I Love You by Barbara Conklin, the first Sweet Dream romance).
I reserve the right to bail on any book if it doesn’t hold my attention beyond the first chapter. No way am I going to force myself to read just to cross something off my list or to halt the harassment from that particular friend who wants me to be as equally obsessed with her favourite series as she is (you know who you are and what series I am referring to). If it sucks, I will stop.
Calling for suggestions also. If you have a book that you love and want to share, please shout it out in the comments and if I have access to said book it shall be read.
As I write, I am looking at my beginning stack of TBR. After going through the shelves at home, I discovered 14 books that needed to be finished. Another trip through the hallway library and I will find more, I know it.
That’s what I’m doing in 2017; what are you planning on reading?