A Season of Sequels | Kimi from A Tale of Two Booksellers
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I’m super excited to have my favourite bookseller and friend on the blog today to talk about her plan Sprin plans to tackle her TBR. I really enjoyed this post she’s written, and the amazing photographs she took to accompany it, so make sure you check out her social media at the bottom of this post to show her some love.
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Hi! My name’s Kimi, and I’m a Bookseller (more specifically, a Children’s and YA Bookseller) from Manchester. Being a bookseller, it means that I’m lucky enough to work with books. However, this also has it’s downfalls. One of those downfalls is just how many books I see come out that I really, really want to read.
If you’re anything like me, you probably have a lot of books on your TBR shelves. If you’re even more like me, those shelves contain a bunch of sequels from series that you began eagerly, loudly proclaiming once you finished Book 1 that you just cannot wait a year for the next book… only to then leave that next book gathering dust and glaring at you, unread and forlornly, from your bookshelves. (Is it just me that feels guilty when they look at their unread books?)
I began getting a little overwhelmed by the amount of series that I need to catch up on… plus I always have to be on the lookout for spoilers, so at the start of this year, I decided I was going to set aside some time to tackle those neglected sequels (and my TBR in general, to be honest. I need to stop buying books.).
Originally, I was only going to dedicated my March reading to catching up on series, but as I began stacking them up and making a physical TBR Pile, I realised that a single month was going to be nowhere near enough. And so, A Season of Sequels was born.
So, from the start of March until mid- to late-May, I’m knuckling down. Some of these books have been on my shelves for years, despite absolutely loving the previous book (*looks at Legendary guiltily*), others are recent arrivals. All, I am hoping, are going to get read!
Of course, during this time period, there are going to be some new releases that I am just going to have to dive right into – my re-read of The Priory of the Orange Tree, Lauren James’ latest – The Quiet at the End of the World, and of course I’ll be taking part in TLCC’s Readalong of PROUD – an LGBTQ+ anthology curated by Juno Dawson from Stripes Books.
So, onto the good stuff. What am I going to be reading? Handily, I’ve listed them below! I’ve already ticked a couple of these off my list (P.S. I Still Love You and A Girl Called Shameless), and the three not in bold are ‘maybe’s (as I need to actually purchase the book, which y’know, kinda goes against the whole not-buying-any-new-books thing), and there are 19 books in total. A little ambitious, maybe, but I need to try!
↠ Lirael // Garth Nix
↠ Legendary // Stephanie Garber
↠ From Twinkle, With Love // Sandhya Menon
↠ P. S. I Still Love You // Jenny Han
↠ Always and Forever, Lara Jean // Jenny Han
↠ A Girl Called Shameless // Laura Steven
↠ This Cruel Design // Emily Suvada
↠ Fierce Fragile Hearts // Sara Barnard
↠ A Storm of Ice and Stars // Lisa Lueddecke
↠ The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old-Man // Jonas Jonasson
↠ The Dazzling Heights // Katharine McGee
↠ Slay on Tour // Kim Curran
↠ Twice Magic // Cressida Cowell
↠ Bones of the Lost // Kathy Reichs
↠ Sky // Sarah Driver
↠ Friendship Fails of Emma Nash // Chloe Seager
↠ The School for Good and Evil: Quests for Glory // Soman Chainani
↠ Day 7 // Kerry Drewery
↠ Noah Could Never // Simon James GreenSo there we go – now that it’s in black and white (and soon, posted for anyone to read), I feel sufficiently shamed into finally, finally reading these books! Have you read any of these? Will you be picking any of them up soon? Let me know!
A huge, massive thank-you to Lauren for hosting my ramblings and allowing me to shelfie-shame myself!
When not waffling on other people’s blogs, I can be found podcasting about books with my bookish partner in crime over at A Tale of Two Booksellers. I can be found on Instagram at @coffeeeyesandblankstares (where I pretty much post exclusively about books and cats), and twitter at @kimiallover. You can also follow our podcast on social media: @ataleoftwobooksellers on Instagram, and @TwoBooksellers on Twitter.
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