So I literally had NO answers for this week’s theme “Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed“. I think it’s incredibly interesting to see how people’s opinions change over time, but I am extremely stubborn and set in my ways (I blame it on being an Aries) and I honestly can not think of one single book I’ve changed my mind about. Well. For two months back in 2007 I was obsessed with Twilight, but that was over so quickly and I didn’t want to post a TTT with one book 😅. Instead I delved deep into past TTT topics (I scrolled down four or five topics) and found one!
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My Theme: Popular Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read Yet
Covers = Goodreads
Honestly only choosing 10 was really hard because when you’ve been out of the reading scene for almost two years you tend to fall behind. I’ve only been reading regularly again for three months. I do plan on reading ALL of these eventually. Please go easy on me. On second thoughts if there’s a favourite of yours here just yell at me and I’ll probably get to it faster.
The Wrath & The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh – I’m always up for diverse books, but a lot of people I trust have posted negative-ish reviews for this and whilst I rarely let reviews influence my decision to read or not read a book it does make me wary. I definitely want to read it soon though.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – I want the hardback of this book with the black pages SO badly. It’s like $26AUD on Book Depository, but if I love the book (I have an ebook) then I think I’m definitely going to buy it. This book sounds so interesting and one of the only reasons why I haven’t read it yet is because I haven’t read The Grisha Trilogy. I actually have a question! Can I read this and still be able to understand everything? And more importantly will I spoil anything in The Grisha Trilogy if I read this first?
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – Yeah. I haven’t finished The Hunger Games series. Why? Good question. I’ll get back to you. In all honestly though it’s a combination of being spoiled for the entire series (cheers, Tumblr 👍 this was before the movies were even a thing too so I don’t think it was wrong to have expected people to use spoiler warnings), reading slumps and distractions. I will finish it one day.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – This is one I’ve talked about a lot. I am super intimidated by high fantasies and long series. I didn’t enjoy ACOTAR so I’m worried I won’t enjoy this either. That said I am still definitely going to read it and the second book before I make up my mind whether I want to continue or not.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – This is another one I’ve mentioned a few times. I am excited to get to this. Cinderella retelling mixed with cyborgs? Sign me up. I hope I love this series! I recently found out the last book is 800-ish pages though, which is absolutely terrifying.
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski – I didn’t even know this book was popular until the final one came out. I picked this up at Target like 2 years ago? It was half a cover buy, but it also sounded interesting. I never read it because of my reading slump and I actually forgot all about it until I started watching BookTube.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz – You all don’t need to shame me for this one, I’m doing that enough to myself. I can not believe I haven’t read this yet. It sounds so incredibly wonderful and I can’t wait to dive in!
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – Another one I’m really excited to read. I saw the cover for A Conjuring of Light this morning and it looked so beautiful.This is definitely going to be a part of my June TBR.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – I wasn’t actually planning on reading this until I started watching BookTube and Blogging. I honestly can’t resist a hyped book. I’m just too curious. I don’t even know too much about this book just that a lot of people love it and everyone is anticipating the sequel.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Please. Judge away. Historical fictions have always intimidated me. I really want to read this though because I love that it’s narrated by death and from things I’ve seen the writing is really beautiful. My sister who never reads has even read this and loved it. If she can do it, so can I!
Bonus: Popular Books/Authors That I Don’t Plan on Reading
• Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
• Anything written by Colleen Hoover
• Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (probably her other books too)
• Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins (I’m impatiently waiting for her proposed horror novel! I hope that’s still a thing that’s happening!)
• I also feel like I should mention that I’ve only read one Cassandra Clare book and I have no idea when/if I’ll read more.