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My 2017 Book List

I’ve come across this Japanese term, tsundoku, which means buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands and I thought, that’s totally me. 

I came up with a 2016 Book Goals and totally failed that. I’m planning to fail again for my 2017 Book List, lol. Here are the books I will probably not read this 2017.

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The Bourne Supremacy/The Bourne Ultimatum: I enjoyed reading The Bourne Identity even if I had difficulties imagining the fight scenes. I do want to read this. I just can’t seem to start.

One Hundred Years of Solitude: This one I’m not so sure if I will ever get to read. I bought this when I was still in college and it’s just there on my bookshelf, accumulating dust.

Rant: No idea why I haven’t sold this. Sold this!

Pygmy: This too. Sold this!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: I got this as a gift last year but I haven’t gotten the chance to read it. A part of me wants Harry to just be Harry. A young, brilliant but mischievous boy in Hogwarts. I feel reading this will change all that. Review here!

The Fantastic Beasts: I know this is just the screenplay for the movie so I have no idea why I even bothered buying it. I guess you can call me a fanatic. Review here!

Going Postal: I somewhat enjoy reading Terry’s writing style but it isn’t enough to convince me to start reading this.

Killing Pablo: I found a copy in a local bookstore!!!! *party* I’m a crime, narcotics and investigations kind of girl and this story is so fascinating that I just have to read about it.

Hear the Wind Sing/Pinball 1973: I loved reading the rat series from Haruki Murakami. When I saw this book, I knew I had to have it. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I am obsessed with Haruki Murakami’s work. I know these two books will be a hit. I cannot wait to start on it.

I do hope I get a chance to read all of these books. If that’s not possible, I guess it’ll either be sold or donated.

Do you have books to read too? I’d love to read about it!


Update time!

I found more books, unfortunately. I think this are all coffee tables. I’m not sure if I want to keep these three or sell them.

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Humans of New York Stories by Brandon Stanton: I wanted this book because I was obsessed with their Facebook page. I haven’t read or even skimmed through it because….I have no reason why. After getting this book, I kept it in my drawer, not the best idea, I know. Processed with VSCO with a8 preset

The Sandman Overture: My boyfriend gave me this because Neil Gaiman is life. I’m not fond of graphic novels, I guess that’s why I never got started on this.

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The Complete Encyclopedia of Formula One: If you follow me on Twitter, you’d know that I love Formula One! I got this on Booksale. I read through the first years but somewhere along the way, I just got bored.

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24 Comments

  1. Oh, this is SO me. Tbh I found Cursed Child disappointing but the upside is that Harry features so little in it that it’s probably not going to affect your opinion of him much

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    • I actually just finished the cursed child and I have to agree. It was disappointing! I was expecting more but it didn’t deliver. Have you read or watched the fantastic beasts? I wasn’t impressed by that too. 😔

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      • I saw the movie, but haven’t read the book yet. Tbh I enjoyed the movie until the final cameo, which had me raaaaging. I loved to see the different era of wizarding and I am now OBSESSED with Queenie and Jacob. I would have liked it more if it was just a sweet, fun, stand-alone piece- too many films these days are just gearing up for a full series and it ruins them a bit

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  2. Now lang ako nakapagbackread ng mga blogs kaya pasensya na. Hahaha. I wanna buy Killing Pablo. For sure mas detailed naman to kaysa sa Narcos. Hahahaha

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    • Ok lang busy ka siguro with your love life? Hahaha! Fully booked ko nabili. Excited na ako basahin kasi yun nga detailed to compared as narcos!!!

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  3. The last good book I read was David Levithan’s Another Day/Every Day. I love it soooo much, I didn’t want to read anything else after that because I don’t want to be disappointed. I gave in after some weeks and bought Jennifer Niven’s Holding Up The Universe, but I didn’t like it. 😦 So now I’m rereading Every Day. Hahaha.

    I agree with your thoughts re: Harry. I’m also a Potterhead, but I didn’t feel the push to read The Cursed Child.

    Also, about Murakami: I only bought Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, and I don’t get his writing at all. 😦 At one point, I questioned my own intellect in understanding literary works because all of my smart friends seem to enjoy his books. Huhuhu. Someone recommended that I should have read Norwegian Wood first. Enlighten me, please! 😀

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    • Ooohh, I haven’t heard about him. I’ll take note and read his work after this list hahaha!!
      Spoiler about the new JK Rowling books. I wasn’t too impressed by it. Sana tinapos na lang niya dun. Just my two cents.
      To be honest, I don’t get Murakami’s writing sometimes too! Haha. Sometimes he’s just too profound for me. And sometimes, he’s always sad. 😦 Norwegian Wood is good but not my type. I would suggest Dance Dance Dance or A Wild Sheep Chase as your second book!

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  4. Ha ha! A list of books that you won’t read 😉
    My reading has got more organised with kindle. I finish what I’ve and then buy so it keeps me under control. These days I’m reading, I am Pilgrim and finding it pretty good.

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    • Hi Parul!! The problem is, I like reading books better. I tried reading e-books but it’s not the same that’s why I always end up buying books (and not reading them, lol). But I promise to read all of these books by the end of the year. So far, so good 😀

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    • I ended up selling that book! I regret not reading it after hearing you say it’s your favorite. 😦 I just couldn’t get past through the first few pages.

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      • Huhuhu. It took me 3 weeks to get through that book because it was so confusing but after I finished, I was just in pure awe. I never knew that a book could make me feel and think the way this did. You should give it a shot again. Chuck has a way of doing that to his readers. But he’s a genius. ☺️

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      • I’ll give it a try and find an e-book. I still have Rant here by Chuck hopefully it’ll change my perspective about him 🙂

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  5. Lovely list! Harry Potter and the cursed child is still sitting on my shelf and I haven’t gotten around to read it yet. I really want to read Killing Pablo as well, after binge watching Narcos it’s been really high on the list of books that I need to read! 🙂

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