It’s June, the 6th month in a year, we can consider it as the middle of the year. I have too much sadness and excitement this past half year and those two emotions had made me too busy to read…I better get back on track now.
When I look at my bookshelf this afternoon, I realize that I have quite a few books I haven’t read yet and books I haven’t finished yet. Since it is in the middle of the year, maybe this month is the perfect month to do a little cataloging 😉
Here are the books I have read and haven’t finished … yet.
The Wordsworth Collection of Irish Ghost Stories. I haven’t finished it yet because I am taking my time to read each story on its own time. When I bought it, I knew it’ll be a book I will finish in years
Captives in Time by Malcolm Bosse. The book is not boring, it’s not that exciting either…but the book my friend lent me a couple of weeks ago really intrigued me and made me drop this book for a while. I am still at page 50.
Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King. I just remember that I haven’t read the last 3 short stories in this book because the second novella was too boring (my review is here). I better get back to this book before reading another King’s book.
Walking Dead by Peter Dickinson. Boriiiiiiing. I am at page 122 and I still haven’t felt that “horrifying fascinating” like the blurb said.
Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz. I heard so much good praise on this author…but this book, I drop it after 34 pages. Maybe I should try his other book or at least try to pass page 100. One day I will try continuing this book.
Dark House compiled by Gary Crew. So sorry for all the Australian authors in this book, I still haven’t finished it even after 3 years. I guess I never could read collection of shorts from many authors. It got too confusing as each author has their own style. I promise I will read at least one story after one book I have just finished and hoping to finally read them all this year.
Deeper by Jeff Long. It actually has good story base but to get to the exciting part takes too much time. I left the book at page 181. I might continue it one day.
Stained Glass Elegy by Shusaku Endo. I am not sure I want to finish this. The shorts here are too boring for me.
The Decay of The Angel by Yukio Mishima. Well this is my stupidity. I bought it without knowing that the book is the fourth book of a series book. I read few pages and got lost.
Here are the books waiting to be read.
Red Earth and Pouring Rain by Vikram Chandra. I bought this because it was on sale, I know nothing about the book. Goodreads rating: 3.78
20th Century Ghost by Joe Hill. It’s Joe Hill!! Enough said. No Goodreads rating needed.
Latitude Zero by Windsor Chorlton. I don’t anything about this book but the blurb looks okay. Goodreads rating: 3.55
Road Rage by Ruth Rendell. I bought this because of Caroline’s review. It’s a different book but same author. I am curious but haven’t started reading it yet. Goodreads rating: 3.64.
The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson. The blurb said Winner of The Edgar Award Best Fact Crime…sounds good enough for me to buy it. Goodreads rating: 3.93
Pintu Teralarang (Forbidden Door) by Sekar Ayu Asamara. It’s an Indonesian book that has been made to movie. I decided to buy it because I hacen’t seen the movie yet. Goodreads rating: 3.44
Perempuan Keumala by Endang Moerdopo. Another Indonesian book which I bought because I want to read it for August. Goodreads rating: 3.06
Firestarter by Stephen King. Do I have to say something about why I bought this book? 😉 . No Goodreads rating needed.
One Flew Over Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. I bought this because I saw the movie ages ago. I have forgotten the story so it’ll be pretty new when I start reading this book. Goodreads rating : 4.13
The Wishing Game by Patrick Redmond. I remembered reading this review somewhere and the premise sounded good…so I bought it when I saw it. Goodreads rating: 3.91
Judge 2 by Yoshiki Tonogai. I need to find Judge 1 before I start reading this manga. I enjoyed Doubt by Tonogai sensei and curious about this one.
This is part of my long forgotten bookish meme: W.W.W Wednesday
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
I have just finished: Blaze by Richard Bachman a.k.a Stephen King
What do you think you’ll read next?
any of the books I haven’t read yet which I have shared above 😉