When the Shelves are Full and I am in need of help!

Who would have thought, a little over a year ago, that I would say that my shelves are full. I have always said that there’s no such thing as having too many books. Which I most definitely still believe, but my room, or my shelves for that matter, simply do not seem agree with me anymore.

Since I started reviewing last year the amount of books of own has been growing steadily. While I thought that I read a lot before I started blogging… and I didn’t think it was possible to read more, I definitely read many more books the past year. I actually just got new shelves a few months ago and now they’re already overflowing with books. Which I don’t really mind, since I love reading and I love having lots of options on which book to start reading. But at the moment I have two cases of books (and some that don’t fit in these cases) that I have yet to read. And I have the hardest time picking which book to start reading.

What a luxury! (I do think I’m in need of some more shelves though. Again…) I think all the books give my room character, I love the sight whenever I walk into my room and it never fails to make me happy, but I had never anticipated that I would ever have a hard time picking whatever book to read next! Honestly, it’s a bit embarrassing. But there’s just so many books, and I want to read them all. I want to read them all so bad, but somewhere along the way I kinda got lost in the amount of books and lost the ability to choose which one to read next.

As you might have anticipated after reading all this, I’m going to be needing a little bit of help. *cough* help in choosing what to read next… *cough* Because I have no idea how to choose! So what I am going to do, is list some of the books, and let you tell me what to read next.




Gosh, I feel like such a spoiled little brat! Especially since this is just a selection of the huge pile of books I have yet to read… Okay, so while I’ll go sit in a corner being ashamed and reading quietly, can you guys please help me out and figure out what to read next?

And also… do you guys have the same problem?

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  1. 07/04/2014 / 22:54

    Gah, that’s a tough decision!

    Personally, I LOVED The Bone Season a hell of a lot & I highly recommend it. It’s a tad confusing, but if you flick back to the glossaries and stuff, you should be fine. The world building was incredible, the romance I genuinely cared for and I loved the protagonist. :) From my experience though, you just need to take it slow and pay close attention to every detail.

    I rarely read contemporaries, but I did really enjoyed Eleanor & Park. The characters were so complex and yay. If you want something more character-driven than The Bone Season then Eleanor & Park is a good choice.

    I can’t remember too much about The 5th Wave, other than the fact I enjoyed it at the time. The premise was interesting and I remember thinking the pacing was brilliant. :D

    I also enjoyed Legend (I gave it 4 or 3.5 out of 5) but in terms of YA dystopians, I’d definitely place The Bone Season and The 5th Wave ahead of it. As for The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, I did enjoy it, but I got very confused at parts and felt some of it was a tad slow. Still an enjoyable read though.

    SO, if you want a fantasy/dystopian, I’d go in this order (first being READ THIS NOW!): The Bone Season, The 5th Wave, Legend, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.

    And if you want a character-driven, very realistic contemporary, then Eleanor & Park it is.

    Sorry for my rambling – hope I helped!

  2. 07/04/2014 / 22:54

    Free to Fall! No competition!!

    I had to stop buying physical books because I just don’t have anymore room for them. I’ve found that I actually love ebooks more, but it was still sad to have to say goodbye to physical books. Even if ebooks are more convenient for me, nothing beats having a physical library. I miss that!

  3. 08/04/2014 / 00:24

    Mhmmmm this is a hard decision… I would probably go with Lady Thief or start the Legend series. They are both awesome books :D

  4. 08/04/2014 / 01:27

    Well I read and LOVED Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell so my vote is her Eleanor and Park!

  5. 08/04/2014 / 03:39

    Free to Fall! I loved Lauren Miller’s debut novel, Parallel, & loved it. I really liked Free to Fall as well!

  6. 08/04/2014 / 03:50

    I totally understand you. I would have never thought that I would fill up my whole bookshelf and floor lol. Hmm that’s a tough choice. I love yet hate choosing the next read because there’s just sooo many books I want to read. Hmm maybe read Say What You Will? It looks like a cute story based on the cover.

  7. 08/04/2014 / 05:48

    So many awesome choices! I say read Free to Fall or Say What You Will (because they are ones I’m highly-anticipating) or Lady Thief because it’s outstanding.

  8. 08/04/2014 / 08:04

    OMG, so many good choices. I find it even hard to choose from those few :DYou should read The Bone Season! It’s amazing, awesome worldbuilding and it’s just something new, comes with a fresh idea. (and after that: 5th Wave! :D)

    I completely understand how you feel! I currently have around 190 books on my physical TBR and even so I love having so many boooks to read (one never knows when the apocalypse comes…) I always have a hard time choosing what to read next. At least my monthly TBR lists I make help a bit but it takes me some time to put them together :D

  9. Say What You Will has been a book I have been wanting to read for some time. So is Eleanor & Park. And the Bone Season. AND PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THEM. IRIS WHAT ARE YOU DOING GIVE ME YOUR BOOKS NOW.

  10. 08/04/2014 / 20:22

    I would recommend The bone season if you don’t have much going on, because it’s quite complex! I had a hard time following it sometimes, so let’s say you have to learn for your exam, this might not be the best timing to read it.

    Lady thief gave me all the feelings. I highly suggest reading this one, especially if you liked Scarlet :) It’s very good and heartbreaking.

  11. 09/04/2014 / 03:41

    It really is such a lovely problem to have :)

    SAY WHAT YOU WILL!!!!!! I loved that one so much, I binged. Okay, there was one point where it dimmed my enjoyment, but mostly I loved. I need to read The Lady Thief sometime too so I can’t exactly recommend it, but I’ve heard great (and heartbreakingly great) things about it.

  12. Zaira F
    09/04/2014 / 13:12

    This is a tough one, but I’d love to hear your thoughts about The Coldest Girl in Coldtown! I own a copy as well, and I have not read it yet. Besides that I also want to know what you think of Say What You Will!!! It sounds like a really good story!

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