2020 · books

Popular Books I Still Haven’t Read

Hello everyone! Today I’ll be talking about some popular books that most of you have probably read, but I still haven’t. Some of them I still really want to read and some, even though they sound interesting, I still don’t think I’ll ever read them.

The Mortal Instruments & The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

This is the og Book Blogger starter pack but I still haven’t read it. I have actually watched City of Bones movie when I was a teen. It was a hot mess and I wanted to read the book to see if it was any better, but I never got around to it. And now since there are so many books out I don’t think I’ll ever read it.

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

This has been such a hyped book for quite some time and even though I still haven’t read it, I’m planning to so I put it on my Wishlist.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

I still haven’t read the book or watched the movie (even though it stars Dylan O’Brien who is a hottie) and I don’t know if I’ll ever read it. To be honest I kind of ot bored of Dystopia over the years.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

…and I feel the same about this book.

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

This might be one of the most popular graphic novel series out there but I still haven’t read it. I know most people love it and even though I don’t really know what it’s about, I want to read it.

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

This was such a popular book this year and I feel like everyone read it. I cheated a bit with this pick because I did start reading it a few months ao, but what little I read, I didn’t like. That’s why I don’t think I’ll ever read it.

The Lord of the Rings series and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

This might be a controversial one, but I was never really into Lord of the Rings. I tried watching the movie many times but I would just fall asleep every single time. It just isn’t something for me (as well as Hobbit) so I don’t think I’ll ever pick up these books.


Another controversial opinion but I’ve already talked about how I don’t really ever read classics. It might be because of high school, when we had to read around 16 classics in a school year, and we had to write book reports and tests for every single one of those. Maybe if I was able to pick up what I wanted to read, and not just read it for the grade, I would’ve enjoyed it. Classics made their way into my mind as boring, long monotone books but I hope to change that opinion in the future.

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21 thoughts on “Popular Books I Still Haven’t Read

  1. There are so many of these that I haven’t read either, so you’re definitely not alone 😅 I think The 5th Wave was good. It was actually pretty original considering what most dystopians are about. However, I never actually finished the series, so I wouldn’t know about the other two.

    And Shadowhunters… I love it. I can’t be very objective about them 😂 I do think that the first three are ok, but believe me they get much better afterwards. The author has grown so much and all the stories are great. I know you said you probably won’t read them, but if you ever do I think they’re totally worth it 😄

    Great post!! ☺️

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      1. Yeah I get that. I only read them for the first time last year. If someday you are interested the best way to start is with the first three books of the Mortal Instruments. But for example, I started with the Infernal Devices because I had read City of Bones and didn’t think it was that good. But that prequel series was great and got me excited for the other ones.

        But of course, not pressure or anything. You know what you like and it’s great if you would rather read other books that you’re sure you’ll love ☺️

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  2. Ahh, I too haven’t read most popular books so you aren’t alone on this one! I’m currently reading the Harry Potter series and then I’ll get into LOTR then maybe to Sarah J. Maas or Leigh Bardugo. Great post and I even added some more books to my TBR!😃

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  3. I read the The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices; when I read them, I absolutely loved them! I think The Infernal Devices is even better than TMI. My sister read The Maze Runner and she loved it. I liked the 5th Wave, but I didn’t finish the trilogy. My sister did and she liked it though!

    While I did have to read To Kill A Mockingbird and The Great Gatsby in school, I did quite enjoy them. I think, for me, it was exciting to learn about the stories in depth rather than merely reading them and not really getting to appreciate the literary devices or stuff like that. BUT! That is just me and I do understand what you mean about having to read books in school. There were plenty of others that I just didn’t enjoy because I had to read them in school!

    Great post!! 😊 Hope you have a great day!

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    1. Thank you! I really do want to read some of the most popular classics, because they are popular for a reason and I want to see what they’re all about, but I’m too scared I won’t enjoy them. And to be honest I just can’t make myself pick them up 😆

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      1. I have actually read a children’s book for Pride and Prejudice and it was soo fun and very enjoyable. Most likely much easier and quicker to read than the real thing 😁

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  4. Great post as always.
    I do like a nice classic, it’s a book I usually take on holiday!!
    But I’ve never gotten around to actually reviewing them (on my to do list) 😂
    There is very little YA I read, but as someone pointed out, you don’t have to be young to read them (so I may dip my toes)
    And I can’t read and watch the same movie/book! If I read it, then I won’t watch the movie and vice versa. Something gets lost between the pages and the big screen (just my opinion)

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  5. I’ve only just read a few of these books myself! I really enjoyed the Shadow and Bone trilogy.

    I feel the same way about some classics too. Having to write 20-page essays kind of turned me off from them, and burned me out from reading in general! Gasp. Needless to say I prefer reading for fun. 😅

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  6. Haha, I love almost all those classics mentioned but I’ll tell you, you’re not missing anything with The Infernal Devices, I absolutely hated that trilogy. Way too childish and full of typical YA tropes.

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