10 Books Everyone Loves That I Haven’t Read (Yet)


I saw Lucy’s (The Book Belle) video and I thought it’d be fun to share ten books that everyone’s read and raved about, but I haven’t read yet… my TBR pile is so ridiculously big!

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. Ready Player One is out in cinemas at the end of March and the book will be spoiled for me if I don’t read it first. I bought a copy exactly four years ago – everyone was reading this sci-fi novel and even now, half a million Goodreads ratings later, people still rave about it.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt 

I guess this is a modern classic now, right? It sounds perfect for me – mystery, university setting, drama!

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

On my bookshelves you’ll find both Life After Life and A God in Ruins. I’ve not read a book by Kate Atkinson and this feels like the best one to start with. I’m intrigued by the premise: What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

I’ve just finished The Sun and Her Flowers and cannot wait to read Milk and Honey. I’m not normally one for poetry, but I found that I could relate to many of her poems, especially about friendship and loneliness. I’ve seen this all over the interwebz for the past few months.

Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Again, fantasy isn’t a genre I usually seek out, but I’ve been to a few of V.E. Schwab’s panels and thoroughly enjoyed them – she seems like a lovely person and we share a love of Edinburgh. As a Londoner, I’m excited to check out the Shades of Magic series and discover four parallel Londons.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart 

I’ve read We Were Liars and have five more E. Lockhart novels to read – and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is one of them. A boarding school, secret societies and feminism? Yes please!

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

I bought my copy for the first ever Books Are My Bag campaign in 2013. It’s another one that has been adapted this year, so I better get my skates on! When Cameron Post’s parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief they’ll never know that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl.

The Dreamsnatcher by Abi Elphinstone  

Abi is one of my favourite middle grade authors… but I haven’t read any of her books yet! I went through a phase of reading younger fiction a little while ago. I haven’t read much recently, but The Dreamsnatcher is high on my middle grade TBR.

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Matt Haig’s popular non-fiction book was added to my bookshelves last year and I really ought to read it soon. It’s one of my aims (although not one I wrote down) to read and talk about mental health a bit more.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Yet another fantasy novel on my TBR! As a fantasy newbie, surely V.E. Schwab and Leigh Bardugo are the best to start with? (I’ve already read S.J. Maas!). I began the audiobook last year but found it difficult to stay focused, so I need to pick it up again – perhaps a readalong?!

Have you read any of these? 

(I also blogged about ten popular books on my TBR nearly 3 years ago and guess who still hasn’t read most of them?).

19 thoughts on “10 Books Everyone Loves That I Haven’t Read (Yet)

  1. Not read any of these.

  2. I’m one of the few people who didn’t really care for “Life After Life” It was disappointing because I’d heard so many raves! But something about it just didn’t work for me.

  3. I can HIGHLY recommend both the Shades Of Magic trilogy and the Six Of Crows duology! Both fantastic reads… A lot of the other titles are on my TBR as well. Great list!

  4. I recommend reading Six of Crows. This series is absolutely amazing and the second book is even better. I read it about a year ago, but I still think about it and consider it as one of my favorite books of all time. Such an incredible read. I am also looking forward to reading Milk and Honey; I started it, but I did not finish yet.

  5. A lot of these are on my tbr too! I’ve only read Six of Crows and Milk and Honey, and SoC is just absolutely amazing. I really liked Milk and Honey too! I cannot wait to read ADSOM and The Secret History 🙂

  6. You’ve named a few books on here that are also still on my TBR – lots of people have told me I really need to read Matt Haig’s books. I thoroughly enjoyed ADSOM and Six of Crows so I hope you also enjoy them when you have the time to read them. Great post!

  7. Reasons To Stay Alive is an incredible book about mental health.

  8. I’ve only read Six of Crows from this list and I highly recommend it. That duology is extremely good.

  9. Of these I have only 2 on my TBR list. I guess we have a very different taste books.

  10. REASONS TO STAY ALIVE is one of my favorite books! It’s a very quick read with short chapters, so you should be able to get through it this year 🙂

  11. I’m so jealous you get to read ADSOM and Six of Crows for the first time!

  12. I’m right there with you for most of these! The only one I have read from this list is Six of Crows. It’s so worthy of the hype, if that’s any consolation.

  13. I’ve read and loved Life after Life, I hope you enjoy it too!

  14. You’re right with me, there’s so many here I haven’t read that are on my tbr but I guess the most urgent is Matt Haig, as he’s excellent on twitter and everytime I retweet something he’s said I think ‘must get to that …’ (I never do!) Great collection!:)

  15. I’ve not ready any of these either, but I do love E. Lockhart!

  16. I’ve not read A darker Shade of Magic, but this book intrigues me ! It looks like very atypical !

  17. Oh dear, you have to read Life After Life! It is such an amazing book! It took a couple of chapters until I get the hang of the story and when I do, it was smooth sailing from there and I really couldn’t put the book down. The book was packed with so many emotions, I am blown by how incredible the story was. And, if you do like the book, might I suggest A God in Ruins, also by Kate Atkinson and the companion book to Life After Life.

    Okay, I am done ranting. But, I seriously recommend you read the book.

  18. I have Milk and Honey on my shelf, but haven’t gotten to it yet. But I have read Ready Player One and it was amazing!

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