Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week, mine has been pretty quite really, but we have YALC coming up this weekend, so I’m so excited for that! I can’t wait for all the books! As usual, I am back with another of my makeshift TTT topics whilst the Broke and Bookish girls are on hiatus (only 3 more weeks to go until topics officially resume!). This week, I’m going to be talking about books that I feel everyone has read but me, which should be pretty straightforward, seeing as I haven’t read all the books of ever! So here we go, my list of shame (or not so much depending on the book):
- Twilight-Stephanie Meyer
I was only 10 or 11 when this book first came out so I was a little young for it when all of the hype was going around about it and then when I got older, I decided it just wasn’t my thing. I’m not really big into vampires at the best of times, but make them sparkly? Ugh no thank you! I think it’s safe to say I will never be reading this one.
2. Six of Crows duology/Grisha Trilogy-Leigh Bardugo
I’m lumping these two series together as they are the same author and same universe. I’ve heard so much about Leigh Bardugo and how brilliant her books are, but I just haven’t got around to reading them yet.
3. The Lord of The Rings-JRR Tolkein
Yes, yes I know, I’m a fantasy lover who hasn’t read these books, I should hang my head in shame or burrow in a hole and never come out. Okay it’s confession time *deep breath*, I’ve never actually had any interest in reading this book? I don’t know what it is about it, but it’s just never appealed to me?
4. Game of Thrones-George RR Martin
I’ve caught up with the TV show now, so I don’t feel quite as bad, but I still have never read the books. And if I’m being honest? I don’t plan to. They’re so huge and I’m not the fastest reader in the world, so I’d rather read other books and just keep watching the TV show for this one. Plus I don’t really like reading books that have TV shows based on them after seeing the show?
5. Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen
Okay yet another potentially unpopular opinion here, I don’t really see what the big deal is about this book? It sounds super boring to me and honestly, there’s no reason why I feel I should pick it up when I know I’m likely to be bored and I hate classics anyway.
6. The Mortal Instruments-Cassandra Clare
I know there is a huge fandom out there for Cassandra Clare’s books, and two of my friends love them, but I’ve never really seen the appeal? I don’t know, Paranormal fantasy isn’t exactly my favourite and whenever I see these books in bookshops I just don’t feel the urge to get them? I think it’s another one of those, it’s not the book, it’s me.
7. Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda-Becky Albertalli
Everyone in the blogosphere seems to have read and loved this book, and I feel like I should have too, only again, it doesn’t really appeal to me? I’ve heard it’s very cute and that’s fine and everything but I don’t really do cute? And it seems like it’s mostly centred around romance and that is a big no-no to me.
8. The Hate U Give-Angie Thomas
Everyone has been raving about this book since it’s release, but again, it just doesn’t really appeal to me? Maybe it’s just because everyone is telling me I should read it and therefore that makes it instantly unappealing because I feel like I’m bound to be the one black sheep that doesn’t like it? I don’t know what it is, but I’m not sure I’ll be rushing to pick this one up anytime soon.
9. When Dimple Met Rishi-Sandyha Menon
Another 2017 release that everyone has been raving about that just doesn’t appeal to me. Again it seems like the main focus of this book is a cute contemporary romance and whilst that may be for some people, it just isn’t for me, I don’t really like books where the majority of the plot is based around a romance.
10. All The Bright Places-Jennifer Niven
This book was everywhere when it came out and everyone seemed to love it, but again it never appealed to me. It just sounded really sad and once again very romance focused, so it was never something that I wanted to pick up.
11. Anna and The French Kiss-Stephanie Perkins
Everyone in the blogosphere raves about this book and how adorable it is. That’s all well and good, but I think if we’ve established anything in this post, it’s that I’m not really one for “adorable”. It just doesn’t appeal to me at all, whilst I love Paris, I have no intention of reading a Parisian romance.
12. An Ember in The Ashes-Sabaa Tahir
I’ve heard so many amazing things about this book and I swear I really want to read it because it sounds so good, I just haven’t got around to it yet! One day!
13. The Girl on The Train-Paula Hawkins
I keep meaning to read this one, but then I get distracted with all the pretty fantasies and read those instead. I will read this one day, I swear!
14. Fangirl-Rainbow Rowell
YES, YES, I know, I know. Everyone loves this book and I still haven’t read it, it’s not even on my TBR. I don’t even really know why I haven’t read it, I am a massive fangirl and would probably be able to relate to Cath but again, it’s a case of fear of the cute contemporary! Apparently I like reducing myself to a puddle and steering clear of books that might make me happy!
15. The Handmaid’s Tale-Magaret Atwood
Again, this book has never really appealed to me? I tend to avoid anything labelled as a classic, because they usually wind up disappointing me. I tried to watch the series but I found it kind of confusing and weird. I don’t know, maybe I’ll read this at some point, but I doubt it.
16. The Great Gatsby-F Scott Fitzgerald
Yup. Another one for the classics pile of shame. Do you know what’s even more shameful? After watching the movie, I can with confidence say that I doubt this book is for me and will probably never read it.
17. 1984-George Orwell
And the fear of classics strikes again! Honestly if a book ever appears on one of those awful “Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die” lists, then the likelihood that I won’t read it multiplies by like a thousand!
18. If I Stay-Gayle Foreman
I’ve heard so much about this book and even watched the movie but I’ve never read it. To be honest, I’m not sure I will now, because I hardly ever read books after I’ve seen the movie, but it is still on my Goodreads TBR, so we’ll see!
19. Me Before You-Jojo Moyes
I’ve seen the movie, but not read the book and like I said above, I don’t usually read the book after having seen the movie. I liked the movie, but I feel like this is one of those times where I’d like the movie, but wouldn’t be so keen on the book as I tend to enjoy romance more in movies than in books.
20. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before-Jenny Han
This book has been everywhere what with the movie news coming out in the last few days, but again I’m not really sure it’s for me. Cute contemporary romances and I don’t really go together!
That’s all I have for this week, I could have done way more believe me, but I thought why extend the list of shame any longer? Have you read any of these? What books are on your list of shame? Let me know in the comments!
I will have a new TTT next week, the second to last of these improvised posts, all about books I would give people who say they don’t like to read. In the meantime, I have several posts planned for the next few days, so stay tuned for them!