Oldest Unreleased Books on my TBR

Posted September 7, 2016 / Book Lists, Features / 19 Comments

how long headWhen compiling my post about recently announced books I’m hyped about, I started noticing the “date added” on some of the books on my “unreleased” shelf. Like… I’ve been waiting HOW long for these books?? Come on. There are obviously two books by Kasie West because duh? and a few more from favorite authors! Why must you all keep me waiting?? Some of these are literally more than 2 years of wait time.

Click on the book cover image to check out the Goodreads page.

john greenJohn Green has been working on this book forever. COME ON. I mean, to be fair, he did work on getting two of his books turned into movies and (as far as I know) working on a third. But still, your job is to write for me so get going please thank you. I’ve been waiting since 2014 for this book and it’s been two years already… with no end in sight.holly black I love Holly Black. I was pretty dismayed to see this book not releasing until 2018 because UGH it sounds so good! It seems like its set in the same world as the last book I read from her, but will dive deeper into Faerie courts. It’s about “focuses on a young human girl who witnesses her parents’ deaths and is forcibly taken to Faerieland with her two sisters—one faery, one human—where she will grow up and one day fight to gain power.”steph perkinsThis one is apparently a contemporary but involves a murderer, Scream-style. Stephanie Perkins is one of my all-time favorite authors so this went straight to the TBR when it was announced. I want to get more into creepy mystery books like this. Horror, I guess? I need to figure out the difference…

kelly jensen

THIS SOUNDS SO GREAT. It’s a “scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist. It’s packed with essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations from a diverse range of voices, including TV, film, and pop-culture celebrities and public figures.” It features Kody Keplinger and other YA authors too.

cora carmack

I got nervous when Cora Carmack announced that this book wouldn’t be traditionally published like the rest of the series, but it seems like it’s definitely for the best. She is going to cover the topic of sexual assault and wants to make sure she can do it correctly – without any influence from editors or publishers. Because it’s self-pub, though, it’s going to take a while to come out and I WANT IT.

kasie west 1

It’s a given that Kasie West would be on here, but it’s weird that this book has been on my TBR for SO LONG. 2014?! That’s THREE YEARS until its released and I don’t even know if 2017 is accurate. This one seems cute though; it involves “a post from a fake celebrity social media account [that] sets a single-minded swimmer on a hunt to find out the person’s true identity.”

kasie west 2 May as well get Kasie West books out of the way together, eh? This one wasn’t added until a year after the previous book, but I will have to wait until 2017 as well. It looks like this book will be published first even though it was announced later? Who knows. Either way, I AM EXCITED. The main character gets locked in a library with the town bad boy for an entire weekend!!! GIVE ME THIS.

shea olsenI’m not going to lie. This book has a cover on Goodreads but I don’t like it, so I kept my theme going here. YOLO. Anyways, I have no idea what prompted me to add this to my TBR forever ago but I’m glad this little exercise on my GR shelves brought it back to my attention. The second half of the synopsis appeals to me the most: a pop star takes an interest in her and her life changes forever. As one does.

What books have been on your TBR the longest? Are you as tortured as I am for some of these?

19 responses to “Oldest Unreleased Books on my TBR

  1. Is John Green even writing that book?? I want proof!! A title, a small idea about what it’s about, a photo of him sitting at his computer typing…. something!! And the Steph Perkins book needs to get here like yesterday! After Isla was pushed back so far, I have my worries!!

  2. Ahh that book about feminism sounds AMAZING! I’ve been wanting to read non fiction so that would be a great book to read next (when it’s released). Also I thought ‘The Sun, The Moon, And The Truth’ would be something about werewolf, because you know, Teen Wolf xD I don’t really have any shelf for upcoming release, I just created one earlier this year, so I don’t know what books I’ve been waiting for the longest haha!

  3. I think of all the books listed here, the one that I’m most looking forward to is All Closed Off by Cora Carmack. I’ve got ants in my pants for that one. I hope that’s coming out soon.

  4. I actually think all the books on my TBR have release dates or have been added pretty recently hahah! But wow yeah that John Green book is probably going to take FOREVER!

  5. I’m also waiting on All Closed Off! I read the first 3 books a few months ago I think, and really enjoyed them. I have high hopes for it, but I wish we would have a release date, or even an approximation. For me, this would be Winds of Winter. I’ve been waiting on it since 2012. Who even knows when it will be released. 4 years though! I mean, really??

    This is a really great post, I love the idea so much 🙂

  6. LOVE this! I have so many of these on my list- I even started a category on Goodreads called “Status Unknown” because I have no freaking clue when some of these will come out- if ever! I had the sequels to The Host on my list for AGES until I realized THAT was never happening! I think the longest is the second in the Warm Bodies series, which DOES have a name that I can’t remember. That has been on my TBR since…. I don’t know, a long time hahahha. This is such a fun post!

  7. Oh yeah the looong wait time is definitely one of the cons of stalking ALL THE BOOKS on goodreads. And after reading this post, I actually ended up adding a few of these to my tbr! Like I’m a huge fan of Holly Black and Stephanie Perkins and I had no idea those books are coming out. I have no idea which books have been on my tbr the longest.. I’m the kind of person who prefers to focus on books that are releasing this year or next year because even in that time frame, there is so much to get through !! So I don’t see any point in actively tracking any others.

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