Let’s Talk Bookish: Putting off books you actually want to read

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Discussions pertain to topics related to reading or books. Share your opinions, and spread the love by visiting other “Let’s Talk Bookish” posts.

Prompts: Feel free to take a look at any old topics you may have missed and do your own take on it. Or you can just take the day off!

April 2, 2021 Prompt
Do you ever put off the books you actually want to be reading? Do you treat reading books you’re excited about as a reward?

I put off books I actually want to read all the time! I currently have two books on my shelf that I have been putting off even though they were two of my most anticipated reads this year. I haven’t put them off because I’m using them as rewards–I actually have no self-control and would have read them anyway if this was the case. I actually am too excited and that would entail skipping pages and trying to get to the ending.

Second in The Shamanborn Trilogy by Lori M. Lee, I was looking forward to this as soon as I finished Forest of Souls (review here). I waited nearly a year and I’m still here waiting, staring at it on my shelf because I’m still waiting for the emotions to die down. (Goodreads)

I’d like to just jump to the last page but I can’t. While The Kinder Poison (review here) ended on a cliffhanger, I’m more torn about the potential love triangle here. The antagonist has a somewhat compelling story but I also find him to be manipulative. (Goodreads)

Are there books you’ve put off because you’re just too excited? I’d love to hear about them…so I can put them on my TBR too! Ha…

First Lines Fridays 1.14: When I was…

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

“Tell me again about the fist time the two of you played chess in the park.” Jameson’s face was cadlelit, but even in the scant light, I could see the gleam in his dark green eyes.

There was nothing–and no one–that set Jameson Hawthorne’s blood pumping like a mystery.

This one’s a sequel. Please look away if you don’t want to know.


by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
ASIN/ISBN: 9780241480748
Publication: September 7, 2021
Series: The Inheritance Games

The Inheritance Games ended with a bombshell, and now heiress Avery Grambs has to pick up the pieces and find the man who might hold the answers to all of her questions – including why Tobias Hawthorne left his entire fortune to Avery, a virtual stranger, rather than to his own daughters or grandsons.

Thanks to a DNA test, Avery knows that she’s not a Hawthorne by blood, but clues pile up hinting at a deeper connection to the family than she had ever imagined. As the mystery grows and the plot thickens, Grayson and Jameson, the enigmatic and magnetic Hawthorne grandsons, continue to pull Avery in different directions. And there are threats lurking around every corner, as adversaries emerge who will stop at nothing to see Avery out of the picture – by any means necessary. (from Goodreads)

Yeah. I did. I had no self-control. As soon as I was done with The Inheritance Games, I immediately jumped to The Hawthorne Legacy. Have you read it already? I’d love to hear what you think! I’m still trying put my thoughts together for a review.