Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read!
So many books, so little time! We all have books we really want to read but just haven’t found the time for. Some of these books have to wait years for you to finally have the time! Today I’m going to list some books I have been exited about for quite some time (some of them I was exited for even before they came out) but somehow they just slipped under the radar and have escaped my attention completely!
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. Today’s topic actually was: Books I Can’t Believe I Read. But, I just don’t know that many books that fit the topic so I changed it slightlyto: Books I Can’t Believe I haven’t Read.
1. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
I have this one at home and it is still looking at me with its sad bookish eyes! I really can’t believe I I still haven’t read this one. I thinks it’s mainly because I read Caraval last year and really wasn’t a fan of that book and everyone keeps saying that these two books are really similar. I truly want to read this one and I’m sure I will someday (hopefully this year).
2. Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse #1) – Leigh Bardugo
I read the Six of Crows duology and after that I just wanted to read something by a different author before starting with the Grisha verse series. One year later I still haven’t started that series and I can’t believe I still haven’t read it! In the mean time I did read Wonder Woman: Warbringer. So, why didn’t I read Shadow and Bone before I started Wonder Woman?
3. Red Queen
This book has one of the most beautiful covers I’ve ever seen. The main reason I haven’t read it yet is because I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews about it and that always takes away a great deal of my curiosity. If it had a less pretty cover I would probably never have bought it in the first place. The curse of the beautiful covers!
4. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
This is actually a book I will probably never read, but that doesn’t take away the fact that it really blows my mind that I haven’t read it! Literally every girl in my high school had read this book, even the girls who normally don’t read at all. It was the biggest book hype ever. But I (book nerd number one) chose not to read it (I also never watched the movies). I was probably trying to be “different” by not reading the books everyone else was reading. I do believe I would have loved these books, but I think I’m a little bit to old now to read about sparkling vampires!
5. The Name of the Wind
Another one that’s been on my list for years. I actually gave this one a shot last year but I really wasn’t in the mood at that point and it’s still on my tbr list now. I’m just a bit afraid it will to much epic and not enough fantasy, if that makes sense. One day!
6. The Lovely Bones
I bought this book recently in a secondhand book store and I remember seeing this book and thinking: why have I never read this book? I don’t think this book is going to be on my tbr list for too long because I’m doing the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge this year and one of the prompts is a book about death or grief and this book fits that category perfectly! Still, I can’t believe I forgot this book exited in the first place!
7. The Golden Compass
A book that is on many peoples childhood’s favourites lists and I waited so long that I’m now 22, and I still haven’t read it.
I’m already very happy that I succeeded in reading the first Percy Jackson book for the first time a couple of months ago. I really want to read this. But, I just need to be in the right mood to start books like this.
8. City of Bones
I have read Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) in 2017 and I liked it but I really didn’t fall in love with it. That series is just simply monstrous and I really don’t have the courage to start in it again. I want to read some more books in this series because everyone keeps talking about them and I want to join the conversation!
Another thing that is holding me back is that I have read a major spoiler and I just don’t really feel like reading the books now. If you talk about a book on a bookish forum: MARK YOUR SPOILERS.
9. To Kill a Mockingbird
An classic I feel everyone but me has read! The Goodreads score for this book is soooo high! A book with more than 3 million ratings that still has a 4.26/5 rating really has my attention. Now is the perfect time for me to read this book because I’m in a little Classics mood and that’s something that only happens once every ten years. I hope I find the time to read it in 2018. But, I’m not completely sure. The expectations are so high!
10. Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi
Another book that I’ve been avoiding a bit. There are many mixed reviews and I hate to be one of the bad reviews (Sadly, most of the time I am). I really want to give it a chance. Even if the book isn’t that good. I would still have a pretty cover to look at, and that counts for something!