Popular Books I Haven’t Read

    A few weeks back I asked my followers on Twitter to send me their favourite book or series for a blog post I was planning, and here it is! Today I’m talking all about the popular books (and series) I haven’t read. Please don’t hate me.

    Some of these I do own, some of these I don’t and some I may have already started but put down. Many of these series are well loved and part of me can’t believe I haven’t already them while the other part is like “but there are so many books to read!” Anyway, let’s get stuck into the list of popular books I haven’t read and see whether your favourite is on here.

    Popular books I haven't read. A stack of books with the pages to camera so you cannot see the covers.
    Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

    So this seems to be a Marmite kind of series. Some people love it, some people hate it. I actually did start Nevernight by listening to the audiobook but found that I just wasn’t concentrating enough and ended up a little confused.
    Verdict: I do think that I will enjoy the story, especially after hearing how much some friends have enjoyed it, but it’s not a high priority right now.

    The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

    I read (most of) The Mortal Instruments series going back about six years now, if not more, and did really enjoy it. However I never got around to picking up the final book annoyingly and so I’ve come to a bit of a standstill with Cassandra Clare’s books. Can I just dive into this series or do I need to finish TMI, and remember what happened?
    Verdict: It is a series I’d be willing to pick up!

    Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

    I’ve only read two books by Rainbow: Fangirl and Eleanor & Park. Both were quite some time ago now and with neither being a solid favourite and with the issues surrounding the latter, this isn’t an author I’m desperate to read more of.
    Verdict: I don’t think I’ll be reading this book.

    Monsters of Verity by V. E. Schwab

    Ok so this one I really don’t have an excuse for. I’ve got the books, I’ve met V and had them signed and have also enjoyed other books they have written. So why haven’t I read them yet? Answer is, I don’t really know! Maybe I’m intimated by the fact that everyone loves them so much?
    Verdict: This is a series I definitely want to get around to.

    Red Rising by Pierce Brown

    This is another series that seems to top so many people’s favourites lists. I own the first book and did give it a go, also in audio form, but just could not get into it.
    Verdict: I don’t want to write it off as the premise sounds quite good, however my lack of interest in the story so far is holding it quite low on my TBR.

    Percy Jackson & The Olympians by Rick Riordan

    I feel like younger teenage me would have loved these books, so I don’t know why I didn’t ever pick them up! I did watch the films a few years back and kinda enjoyed them if that stands for anything?
    Verdict: I don’t think they’re really for me at this time.

    Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi

    This series is another that seems to be either loved or hated. I jumped on the bandwagon very late and picked the first book up way after everyone else. And well, sadly, I didn’t love it. I got around 20% of the way through, if that, and DNF’d the book. There also seems to be some very problematic aspects to the books too.
    Verdict: I don’t think I’ll be giving them another go.

    Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

    I’ve been meaning to get around to this for the longest time, and I very gratefully received a copy off my Amazon wishlist from Lauren so I really have no excuse now.
    Verdict: I will definitely be reading this.

    Sawkill Girls by Clare Legrand

    This is a book that has received endless praise and I know I would love it. My friends have nothing but good things to say and the synopsis sounds right up my street.
    Verdict: I’m really excited to read this.

    Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

    Having read Heartstopper volumes one and two by Alice, I’m really interested in reading some of their other work. Quite a few people mentioned this book in reply to my tweets so I really should check it out.
    Verdict: I’m off to checkout Goodreads for this book right after writing this.

    Okay so out of the 10 books and series mentioned:

    • I definitely want to read four – Monsters of Verity, Every Heart a Doorway, Sawkill Girls and Radio Silence
    • I would consider picking up three books – Nevernight, The Infernal Devices and Red Rising
    • I won’t be reading three – Carry On, Percy Jackson and Shatter Me

    So not only was this post really fun to put together, I realised that I actually own a Percy Jackson book and still have my copy of Shatter Me so it has also reminded me to declutter them from my shelves!

    I hope you don’t hate me after seeing all the popular books I haven’t read. Have I included any of your favourites here? Do you have any differing opinions to me?

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