We all have regrets. It's human nature. But once I became a blogger, I found new regrets from my pre-blogging days. It's not as if I knew I would have a blog. How would I have known that? I was just reading, blog-stalking, and entering giveaways!
My one main regret is that I read so many books (GOOD books) and I don't remember too much about them. Oh, I remember if it was good or not. I remember the characters and a couple scenes. But enough to write a review? Nope. I guess I could go back and write a review for them, but I've already read them. My TBR is growing as we speak. So here are books (in no particular order) I've read that I wish I had been a blogger when reading:
1) The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab. This was a good book. I won it in a giveaway where I was sent a box full of ARCs. My naive self thought they were older books since I never heard of it. Oh, pre-blogger Sunny, why did you think that? I held it off and when I did finally read it, I devoured it up. I loved the relationships. I didn't like the cursing, but the pros outweighed the cons at least.
2) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Everyone basically has read this book. At least, I hope they have. This is in my top all-time favorite series. I own the box set and have read every book in the series at the minimum of 7 times. I refuse to read the book again until the 2nd movie comes out though. It gives me more intense heartaches each time I read them.
3) Underworld by Meg Cabot. I LOVE Meg Cabot. She's so funny and creates such relatable characters. This book was the start of something new for me. I read it and thought the whole time, "An underworld? This is so different!" I understand now that it's not too different in some people's minds. But I really liked this book. I cannot wait until the 3rd.
4) The Gallagher Girl series by Ally Carter. I ADORE ALLY CARTER. You know how I just said I love Meg Cabot? Times that love by about ten and you won't even close to my love for Ally Carter. Seriously, I love her. I own this whole series and Heist Society. I've read these books multiple times and I still get shivers in the 5th book. I will probably bawl when the 6th comes out.
5) Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. So, I remember the main character annoyed me a bit. But I also remember liking it. I know I was excited because while I haven't read the real book, I have watched the movie. Gosh, I love the movie. This is definitely a book I wouldn't be able to write a review from memory.
6) The Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita. I have a lot of favorite authors. Jen Calonita is also on that list. I have this horrible fascination with celebrities. I really don't know why and I don't think it's good either. I like to know what they do and all this background information in the Hollywood world. So reading this filled that appetite. I get to hear about secrets and read about a fictional celebrity who I connect with SO easily. The last book was also awesome because it's a parallel universe. Parallel universe = WIN.
7) While He Was Away by Karen Schreck. This and Little Women and Me would probably be considered the bottom of my liking pole. Really, I regret this book being in my pre-blogging days is because I see it EVERYWHERE. I do this blog for me, but I also like to be with the times. So I would've been able to give my thoughts on it more if I read it while I'm a blogger, instead of...not. All I really remember is the characters and the ending being frustrating.
There are probably WAY more. I mean, come on, I've been a pre-blogger my whole life and now I'm a blogger for a couple months. That's a lot of books I've read without writing a review for them. Maybe someday (soon or not) I'll go back and review the books I've mentioned or the other books I haven't. You just never know.
For bloggers: have you read a book in your pre-blogging days that you wish you would've read and reviewed now? What is it?
For everyone else: have you read the books I mentioned? What are some of your book-related regrets?