Reading Challenges I am Participating In:

  1. The Classics Club Reading Challenge –ย find on this page.

  2. 30 YA Books That Will Change Your View of the World on this page.

  3. The Periodic Table of Epic Reads (Exclusively verse novels)Click here

In no particular order, here are the books I plan to read. Unfortunately, my actual bookshelf barely has any fictional books (I am more of a library paperbacks/e-books kind of person) so the “bookshelf” aspect is just a phrase. ๐Ÿ˜›
A lot of them are Kindle freebies/self-published books that sounded interesting, and I have quite a lot of classics to add onto the ongoing list. ๐Ÿ™‚

In order to assure I’m choosing the right books, I’m making sure everything I read fits underneath the “I want to read” category before placing them on my bookshelf. The following books are those which are currently “on my shelf.”

I want to read: insightful plots, dark and disturbing, maybe gritty, funny, Holocaust related fiction, coming of age stories, hopeful, books with good vocabulary, psychological underlining, mental illnesses, unique characters, excellent writing, a good and engaging pace, insightful historic fiction, philosophical science fiction, contemporary and dark YA books with little/no romance, women’s fiction dealing with heavy topics, the occasional cute story with quirky characters, psychological thrillers, horror books with psychological elements only, non-fiction books with a narrative prose and easy to read.

23 thoughts on “Bookshelf

    • I had started that book too! But I somehow got bored? I suppose I am more of a horror/thriller person, and although I do love coming-of-age novels in contemporary settings. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Yeah, that actually happened to me when *I* was reading it. I went about two weeks before picking it up again! The “action” starts more toward the end of the book. I hope you enjoy it when you decide to start it again!

      • Oh, I see! Yes, I suppose classics do have a problem with uneven pacing (Exhibit A: To Kill A Mockingbird) But I will pick it up again, and trust your judgement about the action being near the end. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • UPDATE: I finished the Great Gatsby and, well, it was AMAZING. It’s pretty slow at start, but once you get into it… wow. And the ending was perfect. :’)

      • That’s wonderful! ๐Ÿ˜€ I think, sometimes, getting a visual representation helps you. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s like with The Merchant of Venice –I loved the book a lot more after watching the movie (well, aspects of, anyway). ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • Distracted by all the millions of other books on my Kindle. I’ve been visiting sites that offer free Kindle books, downloading them excessively, and reading all of them at the same time. (TOO MANY BOOKS) I may have a problem. xD

      • Haha, you certainly may! ๐Ÿ˜›

        BTW, which is your Kindle? Mine is the most basic. But personally, I feel that it is the best. The Tablets are digital, make our eyes go bad. ๐Ÿ˜€

        And could you give me the links to some of those sites? I wouldn’t download like you, though. I don’t like all types of books. Currently reading the 34th book in Animorphs series by KA Applegate. You should read it, you’d love it.

        And BTW, I’m about to turn 15, a year behind you ๐Ÿ™‚

        Guess we’re gonna be good friends eh? ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Technically, it’s not really my Kindle, as it’s my Dad’s. He bought it for work, but still has no idea how to use it, so it was sitting his drawer idly until I picked it up again. And started using it. ๐Ÿ™‚
        But I totally agree with you: I wish I had a e-Ink one instead. They’re cheaper, too, and better for the eyes. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d definitely purchase it, if I had the option. xD
        And as for the sites, there are a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚ Like you, I don’t like all kinds of books –I find a lot of the books are romance-orientated, and tend to skip out on those ones. But then again, the YA genre is kind of annoying me these days, so I don’t really know. xD (Classics for the win?)
        1. (This is a bestseller’s list of everything that’s popular. ๐Ÿ™‚ )
        2. (Ignore the romance looking ones on the banner; they’re not a representation of the entire site. Basically, go to “Newest” tab up at the top and choose a genre or search something using the bar at the top. :D)
        3. (This one’s also quite good)
        And wow! 15 years of age; I remember it like it was yesterday… (Actually, I only turned 16 two months ago, so we’re closer in age ๐Ÿ™‚ )

      • I’ll only turn 15 in March.

        BTW, I’m curious : why don’t you have the option of buying the cheap Kindle? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

        About classics, I’ve found that I like some other genres better than classics. I’m not much of a classics-person. I don’t know, the last or second-last time I read a classic (2-3 years back), I got a headache. o.O

        And thanks for the links ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll surely check em out. But I think I’ve checked Amazon before. Not many free ones. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  2. Number the Stars is the BEST! One of my favourite books.
    And Frankenstein is on my reading list too so if you haven’t started, we can read that together! Mini book club! Hehe ๐Ÿ™‚

    • AHHHH!! Well, that just bumps Number the Stars another notch on my to-read list; thank you for telling me โค AND YES. Frankenstein min book-club? ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Emika, that is actually incredible. :O I think I’ll have a look at the cover, like we promised ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would love to hear your thoughts thus far in our upcoming write-in โค โค

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