Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Books/Authors I Have Still Yet to Read

So a few weeks prior to this post, I did a post about books that I need/want to read before the movies and tv show come out on the big screen. So because I have already mentioned that I haven't read those (some of which could apply to this post), I will not be mentioning those books again.

As I am writing this, I must say that there is apart of me that is somewhat ashamed that I have not read these books or anything by these authors. So without further ado, let's get to the books that I haven't read.

Since I actually had planned on posting a different topic this week, but I already had this one completed, and because I ended up having two exams today (due to an unfortunate event with one of my professors), I never got around to completing my planned topic. So instead, you get this topic instead, and next week I will plan what was initially planned for today.

#1: Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

This isn't the first time that I have mentioned that I haven't read the Harry Potter Series on my blog, and it's sad because I own the first three books in the series. My friend was disappointed that I hadn't read the books yet, so she actually got them for me as a Christmas gift.

And even though I haven't read this series, I have read the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.


#2: Hobbit/Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

This one personally upsets me more than not having read Harry Potter, because I am obsessed with the Lord of the Rings movies, and everything to do with Lord of the Rings. One of the reasons that I never read the books is because I was like 6 when the movies came out, and 7 or 8 when I watched the first movie. I didn't even know these were books at that time, and so I haven't yet picked them up - and I actually own two sets of the books. One set I bought for myself and the other was a gift from a friend.


#3: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Let me explain about this one - if it's even at all possible to really explain about it. So for this being a popular book that has been made into a movie, I didn't know anything at all regarding this book. Had no idea what it was about, and to be honest, I never really took the time to find out what it was about. I had seen the cover, and was it didn't catch my attention. I also knew it was contemporary, and until recently, I didn't really try to read contemporary. Not to mention, this was recommended to me on goodreads.

So funny story, last year, my friend invited me to see the movie Wonder, and I was like sure. Had no idea what the movie was about, but I knew she would recommend a movie to me that I wouldn't enjoy. I absolutely loved the movie - I probably sobbed the entire movie, my friend who does not cry, sobbed during the movie. It was a mess. I, after seeing the movie, still had no idea that the movie was based on this book by R.J. Palacio.

I apparently lived under a rock when it came to knowing anything at all about this book, so it's one that I haven't read, and definitely plan to get to soon because I know I will enjoy it. And this is a big part of why I am ashamed as a reader right now - and I should be.


#4: Stephanie Perkins

I have not read any book by Stephanie Perkins. Not that Stephanie Perkins has a ton of books out there that I could have read, but I haven't read the Anna and the French Kiss trilogy, nor have I read her latest YA horror novel (which will actually be the first Stephanie Perkins book that I do get around to reading because I love horror more than contemporary). I looked at the books and was like I'd read those, but then just never got around to picking any of her books up.


#5: Rainbow Rowell

Sticking with the theme going on right now of contemporary authors that I haven't picked up yet... which includes Rainbow Rowell. I have heard so about her as an author, and I am going to stick with the two contemporary books that she has written, because her YA fantasy, Carry On, didn't peak my attention as much as her two contemporary novels did. I do want to point out that I have borrowed Fangirl from my library, so hopefully, soon I can say that I have read a Rainbow Rowell novel.


#6: Katie McGarry

So I don't know how popular in the sense of the world these books are, but I am including her on my list because a lot of people I know have read books by her, so they are popular in my circle of readers that I know. And these are another set of contemporary novels that I have wanted to pick up but just never got around to.


#7: Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

This is a really popular series that I have heard a lot about from multiple people multiple times. I previously read Shiver, and at this point, I am probably never going to finish the series if I am honest with myself. And that was very influential in my decision to not read the Raven Cycle, but after hearing so much, I have decided that I will give this series a try.


#8: Marissa Meyer

When the Lunar Chronicles first came out, I had no desire to read them, and if I'm honest, I still have a hesitancy in whether I want to read them or not. But I do want to give them a shot after hearing some good things from some people that I know that absolutely love the series. I am also really excited about Renegades which I haven't yet picked up.


#9: Sarah J. Maas

There's really not much to say about this one. These two series are probably some of the most popular (in regards to what I personally hear about) out of all of the books on this list, of course with the exception of the first two which have been around forever. I have picked her books up before in the pst, but just never got around to actually reading it.



#10: Leigh Bardugo

Again, another very popular series that I hear about a lot. But it's even worse because I actually own the Six of Crows duology, and haven't read it yet. The reason I haven't yet read these books is because I want to read the Grishaverse trilogy before I read the Six of Crows duology, but I'm not as excited about that series as I am the duology.


So what are some popular books or authors that you haven't yet read that you want to read? Are any of the books on my list on your list? I would love to hear more from you guys?

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