let’s be real: we always have more books to read. the fact that everyday my TBR shelf on goodreads grows a little more is as exciting as it is terrifying.
(i mean, i’m never going to read all the books. that’s just sad.)
and of course, on my TBR shelf lay popular, well-known, read-by-everybody-except-me books. some of them i bought years ago, when the excitment and adrenaline over it was still filling me, but died as the layers of dust grew thicker on the books. others i still haven’t even bought.
today i decided to remind myself of these books, because i still really want to read them (well, most of them). that’s why i decided to talk about SOME of the popular books i haven’t got into.
CROOKED KINGDOM, by leigh bardugo
i remember reading SIX OF CROWS a little while after it was released. and i remember aboslutely adoring it. it was so so so good. and i joigned everyone in hyping it up. it was THAT amazing.
but the sequel? i still haven’t got around reading it. i was so excited to get into it though. i remember being so happy when my friends bought me the box set with the two books for my birthday. *sigh*
LADY MIDNIGHT, by cassandra clare
okay listen, i tried reading it. i just never finished it because i was in the biggest slump ever and hadn’t finished any book i had started. i remember one day picking it up and reading 60 pages then going to sleep and never picking it up again. don’t get me wrong, i did like it. but The Slump™ that i had drowned in got the best of me.
but i really hope to read it soon because i love cassandra clare’s other books (*coughs* the infernal devices) and i’ve heard many positive thoughts about it.
THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO, by taylor jenkins reid
this is without a doubt the most talked-about book of last year, and i haven’t heard ONE bad opinion about it, haven’t read ANY review of it that didn’t praise it, haven’t seen ANYONE rate it less than five stars. EVERYONE i know that have read this book loved it to pieces.
but i always planned to read it…later. i always told myself i’ll buy it or something, but not now. turns out “now” never came, and i still am on the other side.
A GATHERING OF SHADOWS, by v. e. schwab
again, same scenario as CROOKED KINGDOM. read A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC. absolutely loved it. bought the sequel (and the third book), but never read it. and i know, i seriously have a problem because OH MY GOD I ALWAYS DO THAT.
but yeah, i read A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC back in 2017 (i think? or was it 2016? i can’t remember), and really liked it. i even bought the other two books in the trilogy. and here i am, a few years later, not even remembering what happened in the first book.
THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, by renée ahdieh
in 2017, i read FLAME IN THE MIST, by the same author, and fell deeply in love with ahdieh’s writing. that’s why i was really looking forward to reading her debut novel, since it’s also so so popular. but somehow that always stayed a plan, and i never really read it. i really hope i do read it though, because it looks amazing!
A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT, by sabaa tahir
(it’s a sequel, again.)
no comment here, really. i do have a problem with sequels.
(someone please push me to read all the damn sequels it is getting out of control.)
aaaand that’s it for today. of course, there are still so many popular books i haven’t got into. but these are the ones i really hope to read soon. i guess i got so behind when i fell deep into a reading slump that i haven’t got out of until recently.