My Shameful TBR Pile… don’t judge!

*NOTE BEFORE READING: DON’T JUDGE MY EMBARRASSING TBR, I WILL GIVE MY LAME EXCUSES LATER*

I decided it was time to share with you my very shameful TBR pile.

I feel that in this “internet relationship” of sorts, we need to be honest with each other. If we aren’t honest, than spoilers will hit the fan, and that is not a good thing. Believe me, I have witnessed it before, it’s not fun. It usually ends in a fit of yelling and “say spoiler alert next time!” The lesson that I have taken away from these many emotionally scarring moments is to not make assumptions about who has read what. As badly as I want to discuss The Mortal Instruments conclusion with all of my fangirl friends, that’s not possible because some of them, and you know who you are,  haven’t finished the series. And telling them my final thoughts would ruin the experience of reading a book for the first time. Plus, it would ruin the point of reading the book, if the entire time you know secretly that the character who just saved the entire world, dies. (That doesn’t happen in City of Heavenly Fire, I just needed an example. It does, however, happen in another book, but that is to be discussed at a later time). So, bringing back up my initial point, don’t make assumptions about the books people have read. Wow, that is the perfect segway to my shameful TBR… great. I can hear you all yelling at me through cyber space to share my shameful unread books, so for you’re sake I will stop procrastinating. Here are my most embarrassing unread books…

Mostly all of Rick Riordan’s books (I have only read the first two in Percy Jackson and the Olympians to be in the know when seeing those two god awful movies nobody likes to talk about)

Every John Green book excluding TFiOS (read that in the winter)

The Twilight Saga (haven’t seen the movies either)

Eleanor and Park

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (I just recently found out that was made into a movie, haven’t seen it)

and the most shameful one of all…

The entire Harry Potter series (yup, the movies too)

Ummm… *clears throat*, I am at a loss for words. Let me start by asking this, was that last one a shock? Thought so. Let me give you my possibly lame excuses.

I failed to mention anywhere that I have only recently gotten into reading (recently as in early November of 2013), and as much as I want to say that I can, I can’t read at a superhuman pace. If I could read all of the books, I would be the happiest girl in the world. Happier than Luke Brian is when he’s floating down the Flint River and catching himself a little catfish dinner.  But, I have to settle for the pace that I can read at now while juggling school and sports and all that jazz. So, I guess that could be an excuse for not reading some of these books. Lame, I know. Also though, I am kind of terrified of hype. I think it hides under my bed, constantly nagging at me to read these “amazing books”. It is nerve racking to read an over hyped book, because half the time it doesn’t live up to your expectations. Then you feel shunned by society like the redheaded child for not enjoying what everyone else does. But, the truth is, the book may not be your cup of tea. Not everyone likes fantasy, just like some people can’t stand realistic fiction.

I promise I only have one more point to make, and then you can go on with your lives again. Some of these books, example Harry Potter and Rick Riordan’s books, are HUGE! And not just one book in the series, they all are big. Plus, there are like 50 books in the series. That can be pretty intimidating for some people who are new to reading, like me, and typically only read stand alone novels or trilogies. I mean, I am confident that I can do it, I made it through both The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments without a problem. In fact, they are my favorite books to read and discuss. But when I got them and saw them all on my shelf, I thought in my head “I should start writing my will now”. It was really daunting, but I made it through. However, once I finished them and got through my massive book hangover , I had to take a little break. I allowed myself time to read lighter, less in depth stories. At this point, I am ready to start a new series. In fact, I am enthusiastic towards doing so. Once I finish my last week of school and summer is officially here, it will be the “Summer of Series” for me. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus, I will read them all. (With the exception of Twilight, but once again, that’s a topic for a different day.) As for the other books on by TBR pile, I will need something in between the gargantuan series!

Not too many lame excuses, huh? I admit some of them were pretty stupid, I openly admitted that I am afraid of something that isn’t even tangible. But, I hope you better understand where I am coming from. If any of you guys want to share you’re most embarrassing TBR books, feel free to leave a comment! In fact, I encourage it! Don’t be afraid, we can tackle the books together, nobody will judge. Let me repeat myself, NOBODY WILL JUDGE! THIS IS A JUDGE FREE ZONE. We all should be nice to one another, and have an open mind about what people do and don’t choose to read. That emotionally deep message seems like the perfect place to conclude. Thanks for listening to me and understanding!

Have a sunny day everyone! I love you all!

Maddie