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Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong: I’ve read the first 11 books in Kelley’s Women of the Otherworld series. I was so excited for Spell Bound – Savannah is all grown up! I even own a copy – I ran out to the bookstore on launch day and picked one up. But for whatever reason, I haven’t started reading. Yet.
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead: I devoured Richelle’s Vampire Academy series; I was fortunate enough not to find it until after all the books had been released, so I binged on the series over the course of a week. When it was announced she was launching a new series set in the same world, I was so pumped. And while I don’t like the Bloodlines series as much as Vampire Academy, I still enjoyed the first two books in this series. The Indigo Spell has been sitting on my bookshelf since launch, much like Spell Bound, and I just haven’t made the time for it.
Paradise Lost by John Milton: I’ve always been fascinated by mythology and religion, and this tackles both! I’ve physically had it in my hands in the past, but it’s rather heavy material and I’ve just never been motivated enough to take that plunge.
The Iliad/The Odyssey by Homer: I graduated University with a Major in Philosophy. I doubt I would ever pick either of these up to read out of personal interest, but the fact that I spent four years in school learning about Philosophy and managed to do it without having to read either of these epic poems amazes me.
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake: I really enjoyed Anna Dressed in Blood; it was so haunting and so tragic, that it stayed with me long after I finished reading. And the cover! I had to have it for my collection! Alas, for reasons that are out of my reach, I’ve yet to pick up a copy.
Dante’s Inferno: Again, religion has always fascinated me. To know that there’s a tome out there that speaks to the nine circles of hell and one man’s journey to see sin as it truly is, and I haven’t read it, surprises me every time I come across it.
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan: I absolutely adored this movie, and vowed I would seek out the book that created such brilliance immediately. It’s been a few years now, and I’ve watched the movie several more times (and it only gets better with each re-watch!), but I haven’t bothered to pick up a copy of the book. Don’t shoot me, but I think a part of me is worried it won’t live up to the movie.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: I don’t know that I’ve heard anything but rave reviews for this whole series, but for whatever reason, it hasn’t fallen into my lap at the right time. On the plus side, it means I will have a matching set of book covers for the whole series!
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout: This is another series that I’ve only heard rave reviews for, with concepts that sound right up my alley, but I just haven’t gotten around to yet. I think I’m developing a phobia of starting new series.
Rift by Andrea Cremer: I was absolutely devastated by the end of the Nightshade series (but so satisfied at the same time!), so you can imagine by delight to find out Andrea was writing a prequel series, set in the same world! But, here I am, almost two years later, and I’ve yet to start this series. Again, new series phobia.