I took a brief hiatus from the Top 5 feature last week to focus on the release of Darkness Rising but we are back to our regular scheduling now with Top 5 Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet, courtesy of Shana at Bionic Bookworm.
This list isn’t a difficult one for me because in the last few years I’ve taken to reading indie books from lesser known authors and the popular ones have gone sailing by. They’re still on my TBR pile of course but it’ll be a while until I get to them.
Here’s the Top 5 popular books I should have read but haven’t…yet:
This book has a lot of people talking about it and I’ve heard more than one whisper about The Bone Witch. How I’ve managed to pass this one by is beyond me because it is exactly the kind of thing I love to read. Although, after having a look at the price on kindle, I can see why it slipped under the radar. The e-book version is £8 and it’s a little outside my price range right now.
This is the kind of book that a physical book would be a better investment than the e-book, I mean look at that cover! But with accidental necromancers and witches on the cards in this one, it won’t be long before I get my hands on it.
It’s not often you find someone who hasn’t finished the Shadowhunters series, I know so many who have read it several times over and love the series from the depths of their hearts. I’ve read the first book in this series but again, I just haven’t gotten around to reading the rest.
Book one is a great start to this series and I’m legitimately intrigued to read on, even if the movie did sort of ruin the first book a little bit. Problem is, I’m going to have to go back and read the first one again because I don’t remember parts that I probably should. It’s a project!
The second this book came out, I wanted to read it. I first found it on a table in a Waterstones shop in Picadilly and have been dying to read it ever since. It quickly rocketed to stardom and made me want to read it even more.
Myths and legends are rife with epic storytelling material and apparently, this book is the cream of the crop. It will definitely have to be a birthday or Christmas present one year because my budget struggles to stretch as far as this price right now.
The version of this book I have in paperback is a beautiful collaboration between Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell. Chris Riddell is the talented artist who illustrated all The Edge Chronicles books and his illustrations will forever be nostalgic for me.
On to the book itself! Neverwhere was one of the first mainstream urban fantasies and I can’t believe I still haven’t read it yet. It’s Neil Gaiman, so you just know this book is going to be amazing. It’s not like we’re rolling the dice on quality here. Again, I’m still getting into the habit of turning to paperbacks now that the lock-down is in full swing but when I do finally pick one up again, this has got to be it.
Along with Neverwhere, Beautiful Creatures was a book I purposefully set out to buy because it was criminal I hadn’t read it yet…and still didn’t read it. The good news is, I also have a paperback copy of this one staring me in the face from the bookshelf and sooner or later I will pick up the darn thing and read it.
I watched the movie already for this one but most people tell me it can’t hold a candle to the book, so it’s an exciting prospect. Also, the movie sort of ended on a bit of a cliffhanger and I need to know what happens next!
Thanks for reading!