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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. Sold this!

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. Sold this!

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. Review here!

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. Review here!

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 these 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.


Update time!

I had a massive book haul when we went to the Manila International Book Fair 2017!

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Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H Batacan

Slip Under the Microscope by H.G Wells

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Lord of the Flies by William Goldling

South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

♦ Diary by Chuck Palahniuk: I finally finished this novel I had so much reading it. Read my review here.

27 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

  2. Yung One Hundred Years of Solitude last year ko pa sinimulang basahin, hanggang ngayon hindi ko pa tapos LOL

  3. 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

    • 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!!!

      • Hahaha hindi! Busy lang sa ano gusto ko gawin sa career ko. Sige, bibili ako kapag nakapag-abroad ako. Chos.

  4. 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! 😀

    • 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!

  5. Ah, so there IS a word for that! haha! Yes, I, too have a large collection of books that have barely been cracked open. I’m sure I’ll get around to them someday!

  6. 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

  7. You know what, your post reminded me of ALL the pile of books I have that I still haven’t read. Good luck to us haha

  8. 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.

    • 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 😀

  9. (for some reason i opened this post again but if you’re planning to sell the Neil Gaiman book, sell it to meeee)

    • You’re a Neil Gaiman fan too? I love Neil sorry I’m not going to sell it hahaha.

    • 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.

      • 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. ☺️

        • 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 🙂

  10. 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! 🙂

  11. Gosh I am totally guilty of tsundoku. I want to get better about that and read more. I always feel more inspired and adventurous when I take the time to read. Keep it up!

    <3 Alana

  12. I am a potterhead myself and I was able to read almost all the books of the series. I wasn’t able to read the cursed child yet though. I bet it’s great! 😀

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