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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Book Depository affiliate links used. If you use my link I earn a small commission.