These days I’m almost exclusively a backlist reader because I can never keep up with current releases. That and even if I did keep up with current releases, they’d end up becoming backlist titles because I’m so forgetful that they’d just sit on my shelves until I end up picking them up later on.
Since it’s Sci-Fi Month, I wanted to put a wee twist on this week’s prompt and talk about backlist SF books that I have on my TBR. Some are YA and some are classics because those are the ones that I definitely constantly forget about. Because, as per usual, I am extremely forgetful.
Sever by Lauren DeStefano – It has been a million years since I started this series and even though it’s been a while since the last book came out, I still haven’t read it yet. In fact, I completely forgot about this series and didn’t buy the last book until either last year or the year before. Whoops.
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – The fact that I still haven’t gotten around to this book completely baffles me because I loved These Broken Stars when I read it in 2014 and pretty much raced out to buy the next two books in the series when they were released. But because I’m me, I still haven’t read them.
Fairest by Marissa Meyer – The Lunar Chronicles is still one of my favourites, but once I finished the main series I kind of just left it forever. Hopefully, I can get to Fairest sometime soon because it has been on my TBR pretty much since it came out.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth – It’s been a long time since I read the first Divergent and I’m kind of torn on whether or not I want to continue on with the series. I thought the first book was okay and I did buy the rest of the series, but I’ve since been spoiled for Allegiant and that’s why I’m hesitant to continue. Maybe someday I’ll forget that spoiler and will be able to read it without being hesitant.
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith – I bought this book a few years ago when it came out for an LGBT+ Month that I took part in, and it’s been sat gathering digital cobwebs in my Kindle ever since because I kind of just forgot about it. Which is a shame because I always like seeing LGBT+ representation in genre fiction.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – Pre-war classics are always a bit intimidating, aren’t they?
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – You ever buy a book because of its reputation and then immediately get intimidated by that reputation? Because even though this book is relatively short, that is what exactly happened to me.
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess – I’ve seen the movie of this book and even though it’s mostly the same, that’s kind of putting me off, but that hasn’t really stopped me before.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – I have given this one a go but didn’t get very far into it, so I don’t really count it as a DNF because I didn’t hate it, it just wasn’t the right time for me to read it. Hopefully, the right time will come soon.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick – I’ve tried to read this every Sci-Fi Month that I’ve taken part in, but I still have yet to actually read it. And when I say “try” I mean that I’ve put it on my TBR and just never gotten around to it.