Popular Books I Still Haven’t Read – Blogmas Day Three

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a bookworm who has far too many books on their TBR as it is, will get bombarded with more books that they HAVE to read whenever they go on any social media platform. 

Yes, that’s right. For the third day of Blogmas, I will be talking about the popular books that I still haven’t read yet. Will I be getting round to reading them at some point in the future or do they just not interest me? Let’s found out!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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If you haven’t heard of this series then you must have recently re-emerged from living under a rock. This has got to be one of the biggest YA series and fandoms since the whole Hunger Games/Divergent/Maze Runner craze. So why haven’t I read it? Well truthfully, because it’s so damn intimidating in size. Now that the series has wrapped up, I’ll definitely be reading it soon because I can take my time without worrying about catching up before the next book. I read the A Court Of Thornes and Roses trilogy this year and was OBSESSED so I have no doubt that I’ll enjoy this series as much. 

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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Once again, this is a series that had a storm of publicity and fans. Until suddenly it just didn’t. Everything stopped. People started hating on it, there was some controversy with the author, and now whenever I hear about this series, it’s always in a negative light. I’ve actually had all of the books sitting on my shelf for TWO YEARS. But I’ve still yet to pick them up. My other half wants to read them, so I’ll definitely be keeping them around for that reason but besides a light curiosity, it would be a miracle if I ever pick these up. 

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Now this is slightly different because as I’m writing this, this is the only book released in the series which makes it a lot more accessible. This has to be one of the biggest books of 2018, and I am genuinely VERY excited to get around to reading it. I have it on my shelf, soI’ll either be reading it at the end of this year or it will be one of my first reads of 2019. I’m a little intimidated by all of the hype surrounding it, because unlike the previous two series I’ve mentioned, this one is actually well liked and respected, but all I can do is hope it lives up to it and give it a try! 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Again…I am genuinely ashamed that I haven’t read this yet. It’s meant to be one of the most important, insightful and honest YA books ever written. I bought this in the summer because I was in the mood for contemporaries, but then it just sat there because it wasn’t light and fluffy and then summer ended and now all I want to do is read fantasy! It’s on my TBR for this month though, so my fingers are crossed that I will end up reading it before the year is out!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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I don’t really know a whole lot about these books other than that the fantasy world and magic system is supposedly really great and that the spin off duology is meant to be just as good if not better. I’ve got this first book in the series on my shelf, and I also have Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom but I want to read the original Grisha trilogy before I read the duology. For some reason I’m reluctant to pick up Shadow and Bone until I have the next two novels because I have a feeling I’m going to want to binge read them. That is genuinely my only reason for not reading these yet. 

City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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I have never read a Cassandra Clare book. There I’ve said it. And in all honesty, I’m not sure I ever will. Beginning the Infernal Devices series is such a big commitment and given all the varying opinions on this series, I’m not sure I want to undertake that. From what I can gather, it’s a series that a lot of people loved when they were younger, and the people that still love them now do so because of the nostalgia element. I’m sure there are people out there that picked this up as an adult/older teen without having that connection and still enjoyed them, but I just don’t see this happening for me. 

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

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I’ve been looking to delve deeper into adult fiction next year, and Brandon Sanderson is the name that keeps popping up everywhere. Most of his books seems to interlock in the same world I believe, so finding a starting point has proven tricky. However, the Mistborn trilogy is the one that even the author himself thinks is the best starting point for new readers. I’ll definitely be giving it a go in 2019 and it’s one of the reads I’m most excited for! 

A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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And last but by no means least on this list, is the Darker Shade Of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab. Once again, I’ve never read a book by this author. Gasp. Yes, I know. I am a horrible human being. I’m not really sure which book is best to start with in regards to V.E. Schwab but I think I’ll probably end up reading Vicious before I read this, just because the premise interests me slightly more but I’m looking forward to reading this series a lot and I’ve heard nothing but great things about all of her books. 

Thank you for taking your time to read this post and I hope you’re enjoying Blogmas so far! Are there any books on this list that have surprised you? Any books here that you definitely think I should give a try? Let me know in the comments! 


22 thoughts on “Popular Books I Still Haven’t Read – Blogmas Day Three

  1. So, Cassandra Clare… I have read City of Bones but I don’t remember ANY of it & but I did enjoy it. But like you said, it’s such a commitment so I am not sure when/if I will ever get to them all!

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    1. Oh and I haven’t read A Darker Shade of Magic… Or any V.E Scwab book either! So if you want to buddy read any let me know! I have ADSOM, Vicious, The Dark Vault annnnd This Savage Song hahaha

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      1. I’m hoping to get Vicious for Christmas, so would totally be up for doing a buddy read in the new year! All the more exciting because neither of us have read any of her books before!

        As for City of Bones, maybe I will eventually read it. I do feel somewhat left out in the book community because I have no idea who the characters are half of the time! Haha

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      2. Yey! That would be so fun, let me know! 🙂 fingers crossed we both enjoy her work! We can decide if it’s worth me owning all her books already haha!

        I totally understand that! Honestly, that’s my motivation for reading them, I want to in on the discussion!

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  2. You should totally go for THUG and ADSOM 🙂
    I read ToG but, to be honest, I think that maybe it was good (kind of) the first time it came out, but now there are a lot of young adult fantasy that can easily compete.

    I liked Shadow and Bone and I need to read the last book before going to Six of Crows. Everyone is crazy about it and I’m trying to do not let the hype take over. Same thing for Children of Blood and Bone.

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    1. Definitely will be reading THUG before the end of the year. Even if I devour it in the hours before the clock hits midnight. I am determined to do it 😂

      And I’ll definitely be getting round to ADSOM next year!

      I think I’m doing a buddy read in the new year for Shadow and Bone so I’m really excited to read that. Did it live up to the hype?

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