Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Books on my kindle I keep forgetting about

Inspiration for this post: past topic from Top Ten Tuesdays

I've shared the books I own that I still haven't gotten around to reading, but that didn't include ebooks. Out of sight out of mind has never been more true, I forget about the books on my kindle all the time. If it wasn't for my obsession with organising my goodreads shelves, I would never remember them.

According to my goodreads shelves, I have 71 (!!!) ebooks on my kindle I need to read. This includes library, kindle unlimited, purchased and netgalley books. Regardless, it's too many. I need to get this under control, so I figured sharing the ones I've had on there the longest would encourage me to get my butt into gear and, you know, actually read some of them.

The Humans - alien imposter inhabits professor's body to destroy evidence he'd solved but ends up learning about and maybe loving the humans in the professor's life

I came across this one because he had another book on netgalley that I requested (and didn't get, probably for the best) and this one was $2 at the time. Sold to the person who is easily tricked into buying a ridiculous amount of kindle books because they are so cheap.
Young Jane Young - Congressional intern in Florida who makes the life-changing mistake of having an affair with her boss‑‑who is beloved, admired, successful, and very married‑‑and blogging about it. Then she runs for office years later.

A recurring problem I seem to have is with books by authors that I have already loved a book from. Case in point, AJ Fikry has my heart and I don't know about this Jane person. But I'm sure I'll get to it eventually.
Artemis - sci fi about a criminal on the first city and only city on the moon

remember when I wouldn't shut up about The Martian? Also see above with problems I have reading books by authors I've already loved a book from. How can it compare? It probably can't, but I did request it from netgalley so I should get to it one day.
Splintered - alice in wonderland retelling

this book sounds right up my book alley but for some reason I haven't gotten to it yet. I'm sure I will.. one day.
Don't Let Me Go - ten year old grace tries to get her drug addict mum clean with the help of Billy who is a recluse.

I loved Take Me With You but did not love When I Found You. I have a bunch of her books on my TBR and most of them (all?) are on kindle unlimited, so I'm sure I'll read them eventually.
Twenty Nine and a Half Reasons - 2nd in this series

I read and liked the first one well enough, bought the second one and... that was last year.
The Silent Girls - crime thriller about former detective turned private investigator

I bought this because it was 99 cents, and a bunch of people read and recommended it... like, a year ago.
The Sugar Queen - a spellbinding tale of friendship, love—and the enchanting possibilities of every new day

another 99 cent deal, I have got to unsubscribe myself from those emails... I've got a bunch of this author's books on my TBR and this one sounded good.
Ensnared - beauty and the beast retelling but sci-fi ish

a beauty and the beast retelling? Why haven't I read this yet?
The Mind Readers - YA paranormal story about a girl who can read minds.

I honestly don't remember buying this but apparently I did. I just checked and it was free, so it must have been a book bub email one again.
Chasing Polaris - YA romance about misfits, catastrophic mistakes, and unforgettable discoveries.

I have enjoyed a couple of Autumn Doughton's books and this one totally got me with the pretty cover.
UnEnchanted - A twist on the well-known Brothers Grimm stories comes a radical story of a girl who is a descendant of the Grimm family.

this is free, so that's probably why it's on my kindle. A few of my goodreads friends have read and like it, I think this is the oldest book on my kindle.
Making Faces - a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast - five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. One girl's love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior's love for an unremarkable girl.

I don't remember buying this but as I was writing this post I found out what it was really about (seriously Kristen?) and now I really do want to read it.
Breaking Up with Barrett - this is the first of six books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.

I bought this when Karly talked about it and as I was writing this post I discovered she has another series that are fairytale retellings (first here) and they were on kindle unlimited, I ended up reading them before Barrett. See, I have a problem.
Ransom - childhood friends to lovers story

I think Rachel mentioned this in a SUYB post like a year ago. I'm sure I will get to it one day.
Time After Time - Burnt out, Hayley goes to sleep wishing for a different life. When she wakes up married to her first boyfriend, one she has not seen in over twenty years. Over a single weekend, like Ebenezer Scrooge, Hayley gets to see her life on other side of the white picket fence.

Another recommendation from SUYB but this one has less than 100 reviews on Goodreads. Sounds like a cute book so I'm not sure why I haven't read it yet.
Mind of the Phoenix - Moira's an empath who is guilty of murdering her former Master, but given a second chance so long as she helps the police solve some murders.

No memory of buying this and none of my goodreads friends have read it... curiouser and curiouser. 
Eleanor - Eleanor is the story of two women with the same name, related but a generation apart. One dealing with the death of her twin sister and the other travels to a different world when she goes for a swim.

I do remember buying this one.. but I don't remember why. The cover is intriguing.
The Iron King - YA paranormal fantasy about faeries

I bought this ages ago because I knew I'd love it, but apparently that's not enough for me to actually read it.
The Roanoke Girls - Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die. - I know that doesn't explain much but I'm afraid of reading reviews to learn more about it in case of spoilers.

I think I probably keep ignoring this one because everyone keeps saying how messed up it is, and I'm not sure I knew that when I requested it. I'm sure I'll get to it when I'm in the mood for something like that.

Have you read any of these? Any I should bump up my list?

Do you have a problem with forgetting about kindle books you've bought?


  1. Oh my goodness I can’t even with this! I would be so incredibly stressed out! Haha! I don’t do well with long to do lists and this would feel like that to me!

  2. I'm with you! I have SO many books on my kindle that I just forget about.

    Midwest Darling

  3. I haven't read any of these ... but some of your list is in my TBR. I'm the same way - I'm not a member of Kindle Unlimited but I do get the Kindle First books and also seem to check out many from the library that I might or might not get to before they disappear. Plus I went through a phase of "give me all the free e-books!" so there are some on my Kindle I don't even know where they came from.

  4. I have Artemis on hold but it's on order so I should be getting it in the next 5 years. I tried Young Jane Young and marked it as DNF.

  5. 1. I was disappointed by Splintered, but I think it's just because I didn't like the writing, not because the story was bad. 2. LOVED the Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen is one of my favorite authors. 3. LOVED Unenchanted. I think I'm only on the third book and definitely need to re-read them but they're great!

  6. Roanoke Girls was for sure messed up, but it was a good read. You probably do need to be in the mood for it. I think I have the first book in that 29 and a half series on mine without about 50 others that are unread. I always download free books from BoobBub and forget about them because I am constantly in a struggle to clear Netgalley ones. When do I think I am going to read all these????

  7. I have Eleanor on my kindle too and I have no idea why I got it. I also got about 100 free kindle books from a friend and theyre just there... staring at me, everytime I turn on the kindle.

  8. I have a ton of free e-books on my kindle. I mean when they are free - why not? It's also why I have little guilt about most being unread. I suspect many are not great and I didn't spend any of my hard-earned money on them, nor are they taking up valuable physical space. With that said, there are likely some great books caught in the vastness of my Kindle too and I should check. I enjoyed the Roanoke Girls but it is messed up. I have Artemis from Netgalley too and I'm trying to read it before the next SUYB. Iron King is on my TBR but I may have waited to long to read it. I've noticed that I haven't enjoyed YA as much lately.

  9. I think I've read the Unenchanted book... but years ago... I think. now I need to go check. Sounds like I could read it again & feel like its a new book if I had read it already.

  10. I have a bunch of these from Netgalley too. I didn't mind Young Jane Young but I think it was because I read it on my phone during times when I had nothing else to do (like waiting in line, waiting for the bus, etc, lol). It was absolutely no Fikry but not bad really! Sometimes I just take my netgalley reads with a grain of salt. I have Artemis too and I am maybe 7% in? I wanted to finish it around it's release date but we'll see. I DNFed Roanoke Girls.. just not for me. I am a total sucker for those free or 99cent ebook deals too. And then I totally forget about them and I don't even add them to Goodreads so I never read them. Lol.

  11. I've been waiting for Young Jane Young for months! I loved AJ Fikry too :)

  12. Girlfriend!!! Read SPLINTERED! I loved that book (and I still own it). Plus, I mean, let's be honest...that cover is to die for!

  13. You always inspire me to be more organized with my GR shelves! I finally made one for arcs at least, which is really helpful. Young Jane Young was good, but no AJ Fikry in my opinion-- my expectations might have been a tad too high though. I don't have The Roanoke Girls, but the same reasons keep me from ever requesting it from the library. It's like I want to read it, but I don't, lol.

  14. Laughing so hard about all the ones you don't remember buying/getting. :D Now that I have a kindle I find myself tumbling down that rabbit hole, too. Hahaha! UnEnchanted sounds pretty good, though!

  15. Oh lord I have so many and I have no idea where most of them cane from.

    One of them is the 29.5 book!

  16. I forget about them too!
    I'm on the wait list at the library for Young Jane Young, because I love Zevin's books. So I'd go for that one first!

  17. I haven't read any of these, but I have purchased The Humans. (I planned to read it for Erin's book challenge, but I didn't get around to it.) I still plan on reading it soon, though, probably before the holidays.

  18. I have so many books on my Kindle, too, and I hardly look at them. I read Young Jane Young last month. It's not what I expected, but I really enjoyed it. Also, it's a pretty quick read :)

  19. I haven't read any of these but Young Jane Young sounds interesting. :)

    Nicole @ www.bentomomentos.wordpress.com

  20. I read splintered and was disappointed.
    Time After Time sounds so cute!

  21. The only one of these I've read is The Silent Girls...and I didn't like it all that much. I'd say bump it down in priority. Eek. :/

  22. I'm THE WORST at buying sale ebooks. THE WORST. I unsubscribed to the kindle daily deals last year when I started my book ban. But not the goodreads ones... :/ I FINALLY did that last week. So... that should help. I was being more cautious about it this year... but it's so easy to buy $2.99-$0.99 books. Yikes. I have about 40 (a bit less?) that I have bought.. and haven't read. YIKES. I also keep not reading them because 1) I can't sell them to my local bookstore when I finish, and 2) they don't need returned to the library, and 3) they're not something I see a lot.. .because I'm not in my kindle app as much as I see my physical books. Le sigh. I love Sarah Addison Allen. She writes really quick, cute books. I loved The Sugar Queen. I say go for that one... because it's definitely quick and cute. I haven't read that others, but I do always feel like YA/Fantasy are easy for me to "knock out" quickly. That's my strategy with upping my netgalley feedback ratio. LOL. Good luck with the reading! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  23. I haven't read any of these. But I have bought quite a few 99 cent books and really need to start reading them. I'm re-reading Drums of Autumn and am hoping to have it finished by the end of the month. I read it before but cannot remember what happened at all. How bad is that??

  24. BUMP UP THE ROANOKE GIRLS. I read Artemis a couple of weeks ago. I wouldn't rush it but it was good.

    Young Jane Young is rotting in my Kindle, too.

  25. You HAVE to read The Roanoke Girls! Yes, it's a little messed up and weird but still really good!

  26. Haha, this is me too! I'm finally starting to read through some of them. It's only taken FOREVER! xo

  27. I got Young Jane Young from the library but forgot about it before it was due back. Let me me know if you read it!!

  28. I won't lie, I had to force myself to stop downloading Kindle First books because I NEVER read them. I always have good intentions, but it just never happens because there are so many other books I prefer. #YOLO

  29. Ransom! I reread all of them on our trip coming over here because I love them so much. I feel like I've talked it up too much now and you're going to hate them... I'll stop.

    I am working through my Audible backlog slowly. And I still have spare credits. I've been deleting all the Netgalley emails as soon as they come in because I'm drowwwniiiiing

  30. I always have a heap of books on my kindle as back ups in case I have to work interstate because I can easily take it with me.

    Don’t Let Me Go sounds like an interesting one!

  31. Roanoke Girls sounds interesting...I read the full description on Goodreads. I just added it to my constantly growing list. I have tons of books on my Nook that were 99 cents or from NetGalley! Hopefully I'll eventually get around to them.

  32. Oh gosh, I'm totally forgetting books that I own, especially on my Kindle. Most of what's on there is from review so I'm up to date on MOST things, but there are still a bit there that I really need to read. I also just need to weed it out a bit! lol

    I've read Splintered, and the second in the series. They aren't my favorite but they are fun. I'll probably read Ensnared at some point. LOL

    And some of these are sort of recent releases so not too bad! :)


  33. Just thinking about all of the books I have on my Kindle waiting to be read makes me break out into a cold sweat! I need to get better about organizing and being aware of what I actually have.

  34. Bump up Roanoke Girls. It is really good! Creepy, yes, but oh my! It really is worth your time. If you’re interested, here’s my review: https://propensitytodiscuss.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/the-roanoke-girls-by-amy-engel/


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