Ah, that reoccurring problem, that’s part of being a book blogger. Those books that you see everyone raving about, that you can’t even refresh your Instagram feed without seeing. That feeling of ‘Has everyone read this book but me?!’ But that kind of exposure somehow ends up with you putting off starting the book for one reason or another. What if the hype was too much and the book lets you down? Here are just 5 examples of those for me.
Red rising series by Pierce Brown
A series that pops up on my timeline at least a few times a day, this is one of those situations where I’m not sure if I’ve left it too long to start. Now that there are 4 (?) books in the series. I do love science fiction, what I’ve read of it anyway which isn’t loads in comparison to other genres, but I did end up buying the first book in the series at YALC last year.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Okay, this one is just annoying to me. I have actually tried reading this book, I was kindly sent a copy by the publishers, But this is one of those situations when reading more than one book at a time becomes a problem, I got really sucked into the other book I was reading, and this one got completely forgotten about. This was a quite a while back now, So I can’t even remember much of the details. All I know is, that I see this series getting constant rave reviews and I feel like it’s something I would like. So I just need to find the right moment to pick up the book again. Also, Susan is an absolute sweetheart, so it gives me that extra annoyance that I haven’t read any of her books fully.
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
I’ve had the first book in this series stuck on my ‘priority’ shelf for longer than I care to admit. I really want to get to this one soon, seeing as the movie adaption is coming out this year, of which I have been loving all the buzz around, so one needs to read the book first. I don’t make the rules.
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
So seeing as I was extremely late in reading The Vampire Academy series this one is completely acceptable right? I binge read TVA (all 6 of them) back to back in 2016 and loved them. Something that does scare me is that my reading taste has changed quite a bit since then. Which makes me wish that I hadn’t left it as long as I have. Always the way.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
I was kindly sent a copy of this by the publisher and I even own the sequel (makes a whole lotta sense) and I still haven’t read it. I remember being very excited about it before publication, I love the concept of different covers, this is something I’ve seen happening a lot more recently, especially in YA. I think what makes this one extra cool is that each of the different covers corresponds to each sister in the story. At least I didn’t buy all the covers for a book I still haven’t read right?
Brandon Sanderson ANYTHING.
Another author whose series has been sat on my shelf for quite a few years now. The thing is I love all those big in-depth fantasy stories. So I think his books would be right up my street. But when I say ‘big fantasy stories’ I don’t mean massive books that look like bricks. So these books scare me a little bit, for that reason (hah) Perhaps this one is one I might pick up on ebook.