I'm the worst ever at buying books and then NEVER READING THEM. Ask my husband. Or ask the 500+ books that I have taking up space on my shelves that I refuse to part with. But I (hopefully) have a bunch of years left in which to start these awesome reads.
1. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
I'll be honest. I started Finnikin, got about 50 pages in, then decided I wasn't really in the mood right now. Seriously, there is a nail file marking my place. I'll never be able to shape my nails to my liking again unless I continue this series. That, in itself, should be motivation. PLUS, Carla is a huge advocate of these books (and Marchetta, in general) and I can't let my co-blogger down, can I?
2. A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin
I watch Game of Thrones. Love it. I've never hated anyone like Joffrey Baratheon, and I LOVE to hate characters. You'd think he'd be even more douchey in the books. I'm honestly afraid I might destroy the gorgeous books that my awesome husband bought me. Perhaps that's the deterrent. And sheer size. More than 600 pages? Ain't nobody got time for that.
3. Matched Series by Ally Condie
Anna loved it, and that's reason enough for me. But then there are all those scathing reviews and that frightens me a little...
4. Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
WOULD YOU LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THOSE THINGS?
5. Jessica Darling Series by Megan McCafferty
I'm cheating a little on this one. I've already read the first four books. I have actually had Perfect Fifths on my shelf since 2011. I kept putting it off because I was afraid to let this series go. Now I need a re-read of the whole damn thing as a refresher.
6. Love by Numbers Series by Sarah MacLean
Adult books. They just SCARE me. All the teeny tiny print makes me feel like I will never finish them.
And MORE cheating. These are series I've started, but haven't yet continued in the series!
7. Angelfire Series by Courtney Allison Moulton
I LOVED Angelfire. And I even requested a review copy of Wings of the Wicked, but haven't read it. Now April sent me a pretty hardcover of Shadows in the Silence, so I have uber motivation to complete these fantastic reads.
8. Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver
Again, read and loved Delirium. Have a review copy of Pandemonium. MUST PURCHASE REQUIEM. (Though I've heard some iffy things about the last one.)
9. The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
I'll tell you the reason why I haven't continued: I thought City of Glass ended at a perfectly acceptable and fan-pleasing moment. Sure, Clare left room for expansion, but I'm one of those readers who is a fan of the ambiguous ending.
10. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
I read the first eight. ENOUGH ALREADY. Nothing will beat looking at Ezra Fitz onscreen, anyway.