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Books I Haven’t Read

After reading this post, you may think I don’t read at all. That’s not the case. I just haven’t gotten around to reading the ones listed below.

Divergent (and Insurgent and Allegiant) by Veronica Roth

I will start Divergent sometime in the future. I have a copy of it on my bookshelf. It’s one of several books I owe but haven’t gotten through yet. I’m not lying.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I saw the cover for “Glass Sword” just now. The two books side by side are gorgeous together. I’m just worried the story might disappoint.

Throne of Glass (series)/A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass

It’ll happen. Galit, thanks for your recommendations. I see them, I do.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

How late am I? To be fair, I think I’d enjoy the novel a lot.

Paper Towns/Looking for Alaska/An Abundance of Katherines, basically anything except The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Isn’t one enough?

Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling

Come to think of it, I haven’t read anything of hers. I know I know. It seems like everyone and their dog has read Harry Potter (or watched the movies). I know enough about the books to get by. I’ve been called Hermione way too many times. I’ve been compared to her as well. I’ve also had people spell my name like that. You have no idea how much that used to frustrate me. And it’s probably the closest I’ll ever get to reading a book with a character who’s similar to me in many ways.

How much respect have you lost for me?

I’m kidding.

Convince me to read any of these, especially Harry Potter, and I’ll send you a copy of my first book. If it ever gets published.

Enjoy what’s left of your weekend. Get some reading done.

41 thoughts on “Books I Haven’t Read

  1. The only thing on this list that I’ve read already is The Book Thief, and trust me, it lives up to the hype. Absolutely flipping fantastic.

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  2. I’m not going to try to convince you to read anything if you don’t want to. The only books on your list I’ve read are the Harry Potter books. My friend told me about Divergent and it’s not for me. I tried reading The Book Thief, but I could not stand the style of writing. Too choppy for me. The other I just haven’t thought to read, or haven’t heard of. Besides, my TBR list is already so long, I don’t know how many more books I want to add to it until I can wean it down to a manageable size.

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    1. Ah I’m not sure if I don’t want to read them or if I just haven’t gotten around to it. Yeah, some books no matter how hyped they get aren’t for everyone. Hahaha. You can do it.

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  3. You haven’t read Harry Potter? I thought I was the only one! Well, I read the series last summer, but I thought I was the last person on the face of the planet to read the series. I wanted to read the series, but I only ended up reading it when I did because I needed to read the books for my Rowling and Tolkien class, lol.
    I haven’t read most of those books you listed, either. I plan to, but… You know. 😉

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    1. I’ve always imagined myself reading Harry Potter in my retirement. Aw I thought you were going to tell me you haven’t read the books. Oh well, I don’t think they’re my kind of read at the moment. As for the other books on this list, time will tell.

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      1. Wow, you are really behind, lol. I watched the movies before reading the books. Goblet of Fire used to be my favorite movie and then I read the book. It’s no longer my favorite movie because they cut soooo much out. But that’s how most movie adaptations are.

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  4. Actually, you’ve gained a lot of respect from me. None of my books were on there, therefore, I can only assume, you’ve read them all. 😀

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      1. Finally, someone who understands. 🙂 Of course, I don’t really like to say, but it’s so warming for someone to come to that realisation on their own accord… well done! 🙂

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  5. Harry Potter is worth it, really. I keep saying “oh man, there’s so many plot holes, it’s so cliché…” but then I go read other stuff and come back to it and realize why JKR is truly brilliant. I actually think she ruined me for other writers, because now my expectations are too high for other books. Harry Potter is engaging in ways that other books simply aren’t. I can’t pinpoint how, but it just is. Yes, I’m in “the Harry Potter generation”, so maybe I’m biased, but I don’t think you’d be disappointed. Especially if you stick with the series up to the third and fourth books, which are the best ones IMO.

    I read Divergent and tbh, I could have died satisfied without ever having picked it up at all. It was a quick read, and it wasn’t bad, but it was ultimately pretty empty. If you try The Book Thief and find the writing too annoying to get through, there’s always the movie – either way, I think that’s a story worth experiencing because of its history ties.

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    1. Mmm. Ah she’ll ruin other books for me too then. I’m not sure how Rowling manages to cram so many characters and conflicts into her books. I have to give her credit nonetheless. It seems like everyone I know has read the books or watched the movies. It seems like Harry Potter will transcend generations. We all have our own biases. I’ll have to give it a try one day.
      Hmm that’s a shame. Divergent may just end up disappointing me. Fair enough though I’m determined to read The Book Thief rather than watch the movie.

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