I’m ashamed to admit it, but the truth must come out: I haven’t read every book ever written. In fact, there are quite a lot of books I would like to be able to say I’ve read, and yet, I still haven’t picked them up. This week, I’m linking up with Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl to share ten books I can’t believe I haven’t read.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | J.K. Rowling | Fantasy, screenplay | Middle grade/YA | Released November 18th, 2016
WHY I WANT TO READ IT: It’s Harry Potter?! And the movie was really good, but…
WHY I HAVEN’T READ IT YET: I’m honestly scared because The Cursed Child was nowhere close to as good as the originals (in my opinion) and I don’t want to be disappointed. I should really read it though! Especially because the next Fantastic Beasts movie is coming out this year.
Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo | Fantasy | YA | Released September 29th, 2015
WHY I WANT TO READ IT: It sounds so good and and it’s one of the most hyped books in the YA community!
WHY I HAVEN’T READ IT YET: I read Shadow and Bone because I heard someone say that you should read Leigh Bardugo’s other Grishverse books before reading Six of Crows and I actually didn’t like it. I’ll probably just skip that series and read SoC though because it sounds so good!
Dear Martin | Nic Stone | Contemporary | YA | Released October 17th, 2017
WHY I WANT TO READ IT: Dear Martin is about gun violence and racism and those are both so important in America and in the world! This book has been compared to The Hate U Give, which is one of my all-time favorites.
WHY I HAVEN’T READ IT YET: I really have no excuse…I’ve gotta find a copy of this one ASAP!
The Upside of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli | Contemporary | YA | Released April 11th, 2017
WHY I WANT TO READ IT: The Upside of Unrequited is about sisters and I absolutely love sister books!
WHY I HAVEN’T READ IT YET: I was waiting to read this one until after reading Becky Albertalli’s first book, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (read my review here). Now that I’ve read Simon vs. (I really liked it!), I’ll have to check this one out of the library.
To Kill a Mockingbird | Harper Lee | Classic | YA/adult | Released July 11th, 1960
WHY I WANT TO READ IT: It’s a classic and one of those books everyone is supposed to read?
WHY I HAVEN’T READ IT YET: My mom started reading it to me a few years ago, and we just never finished it. I think it was just too hard because we could never find time when neither of us had work we needed to do.
Shadowhunter series | Cassandra Clare | Fantasy | YA
WHY I WANT TO READ IT: EVERYONE seems to love these books! I don’t actually know that much about them, but people rave about the Shadowhunter books all the time.
WHY I HAVEN’T READ IT YET: There are sooo many books in the series, so it’s a little intimidating. Also, this is gonna sound shallow, but the cover of the first book is just awful…
I Am Malala | Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb | Memoir | Adult | Released November 1st, 2012
WHY I WANT TO READ IT: It’s Malala Yousafzai who’s awesome and I really should’ve read it by now.
WHY I HAVEN’T READ IT YET: I checked I Am Malala out of the library but it was due before I had a chance to read it. I have it on hold again, so hopefully it’ll work out this time!
Marissa Meyer’s non-Lunar Chronicles books | Fantasy | YA
WHY I WANT TO READ IT: I ADORE the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer (like Cinder is one of my favorite books), so I obviously should have read her more recent books by now.
WHY I HAVEN’T READ IT YET: I haven’t heard super great things about either Heartless or Renegades, and I don’t want to be disappointed if I don’t like them. I’m sure I’ll still read them at some point, though.
All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven | Contemporary | YA | Released January 6th, 2015
WHY I WANT TO READ IT: All the Bright Places has an interesting premise, I’ve heard good things about it, and it’s going to be made into a movie!
WHY I HAVEN’T READ IT YET: I honestly don’t have a reason. You can bet that I’ll have read it by the time the movie comes out, though!
Always and Forever, Lara Jean | Jenny Han | Contemporary | YA | Released May 2nd, 2017
WHY I WANT TO READ IT: I adore the Lara Jean series. It’s so cute and fluffy and I love the family relationships so much!
WHY I HAVEN’T READ IT YET: This is probably a bad reason, but I’ve been waiting for Always and Forever, Lara Jean to come out in paperback so my copies of all the books in the trilogy will match. #bookwormproblems
What are some books you’re ashamed about not having read? Have you read any of the ones I mentioned? Let me know in the comments!