Sunday, April 14, 2013

Book Guilt

So I'm over on YouTube looking at videos from the BookTube world and I come across a whole lot of videos on book guilt.

While I haven't taken the jump into actually joining in on BookTube I decided that I wanted to do a blog post on this subject.

Guilt: n. The fact of having committed a specified or implied offense or crime.
 Guilt: v. Make (someone) feel guilty, esp. in order to induce them to do something.

Now I have to say that both definition applies to me when it comes to my book guilt.
I have purchased many a book because so many people have read and praised it that I felt guilty not owning a copy of it. I have also felt guilt because I have/purchased a book and but I have not read it and everyone has the ability to make be feel bad for not reading it.

Here is just a short list of books that I have felt a fair share of book guilt over as I have purchased or received a copy and still haven't read them:
1- Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee
2- Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand
3- These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
4- Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews
5- Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
6- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
7-The Trylle Triolgy (SwitchedTorn, & Ascend) by Amanda Hocking
8- House of Night Series (Marked) by P.C. Cast
9- Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
10- The Millennium Series (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo &
The Girl Who Played with Fire) by Stieg Larsson
11- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
12- Entwined by Heather Dixon
13- The Uglies Series (Uglies) by Scott Westerfeld
14- The Divergent Series (Divergent & Insurgent) By Veronica Roth
15- Faith by Jennifer Haigh
16- The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
17- The Giver Quartet (The Giver) by Lois Lowry
18- A Song of Ice and Fire series (A Game of Thrones) by George R. R. Martin
19- The Kane Chronicles (The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, &
The Serpent's Shadow) by Rick Riordan
20- The Michael Vey Series (Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25) by Richard Paul Evans
21- Life of Pi by Yann Martel
22- The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
23- Easy by Tammara Webber
24- The Maze Runner Series (The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, &
The Death Cure) by James Dashner
25- The Mortal Instruments Series (City of Bones, City of Ash,
City of GlassCity of Fallen Angels, & City of Lost Souls) by Cassandra Clare
26- The Infernal Devices Series (Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince,
& Clockwork Princess) by Cassandra Clare
27- The Books of Bayern Series (The Goose Girl) by Shannon Hale
28- The Shatter Me Series (Shatter Me, Destroy Me, & Unravel Me) by Tahereh Mafi
29- Hope in a Jar by Beth Harbison
30- The Under the Never Sky Series (Under the Never Sky) by Veronica Rossi
31- The Miss Peregrine Series (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) by Ransom Riggs
32- The Hopeless Series (Hopeless) by Colleen Hoover
33- Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson
34- The Lunar Chronicles Series (Cinder & Scarlet) by Marissa Meyer
35- The Immortals Series (Shadowland, Dark Flame, Night Star, & Everlasting) by Alyson Noel
36- The Riley Bloom Series (Radiance) by Alyson Noel
37- The Soul Seekers Series (Fated) by Alyson Noel
38- The Robert Langdon Series (Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code,
& The Lost Symbol) by Dan Brown
39- The Delirium Series (Pandemonium & Requiem) by Lauren Oliver
40- The Matched Series (Crossed) by Ally Condie
41- Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
42- The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
43- 11/22/63 by Steven King
44- The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

So this list is many more books thank I expected and this is just the book from my nook (with the exception of a few books), this doesn't include books I have downloaded from other places that I can get books for my nook, or books that I own a psychical copy.

One thing that I have learned in making this list is I defiantly get more books than I read. When I get into reading ruts I do purchase more books to see if I can get out of my rut rather than seeing if I can use some of the books I have to get out of that rut. I have also had a few jobs and volunteer opportunities that have taken up most of my "free" time that I didn't have many opportunities to just sit and read. I know I could have made more time during those times but I just for whatever reason chose to do other things that I felt more important.

Do you have any book guilt books?

Until next time...

Happy Reading!

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