I’ve decided to share how much of a shameful human being I am, and list a few of the more popular novels that I have not yet got around to reading. “Excuses, excuses,” you probably think, and, in my defense, *insert lame reason here* (I don’t have any validations for not yet reading any of these).
The Mortal Instruments, by Cassandra Clare
I’ve been wanting to read this series for quite awhile now. I remember browsing a bookshop and seeing the first three books together. Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford them along with the mountain of other books I had already chosen, so I left them. Several books and a film adaption later, I still haven’t picked up a copy and said, “Okay, time to read this.” I have wanted to read it even more since I first found out that Lily Collins was to play Clary in the film. A celebrity crush is a sure-fire way to make me watch a movie…
Divergent, by Veronica Roth
Another popular YA series. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this series, and one of my friends has read it, praising it. I remember reading the first few chapters when I downloaded a sample, but i still haven’t gotten around to it.
Anything by Stephen King
No, I have not read a sole book by Stephen King. I own only one of his novels, The Wind Through the Keyhole, and I have not yet managed to get past the first few chapters. Perhaps I need a book which introduces me to a new story smoother.
The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien
I believe this to be the worst of my failures. “What do you mean you haven’t read The Lord of the Rings?” Well, I mean I have not yet read one of the most iconic fantasy adventure series in history yet. I do have e-books of all four of the books, but I have failed to make the time.
Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer
I may or may not have avoided this series up until now, due to the negative things my friends have said to me about it, and the masses upon masses of hate it has received over the course of its publication and film franchise, However, one can never judge something without first having witnessed it. And, let’s face it, if I hate it, I’ll have fun writing a review about how awful it is.
The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory being one of my favourite authors – her Cousins’ War series is one of my absolute favourites – I am dying to read the novel which has defined her career, causing controversy among historians, and spawning both a TV miniseries, and a film with enormous actors. One day…
Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke
The first time I heard of Inkheart was when I saw the film adaption. I quite liked it, and when I found out it was based on a book, I vowed to read it. My friends have read it and told me how much more amazing it is compared to the movie (no surprises, really). And if all that didn’t make me want to read it, the pretty new editions are to die for.
Admittedly, I am a scandal amongst fantasy, YA, and historical fiction readers. How disgusted are you by my list? Have you failed to read anything you really should have by now?