Top Ten Books I Feel As Though Everyone Has Read But Me

This is my first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday. I have seen this meme around and found it very interesting but its the first time I’ve actually got the chance to take part in it.

  • Hunger Games: Yes, still haven’t read it. I have this book in my TBR and I’m waiting for the right moment to pick it up. I need to read it before the movie releases though.
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley: Again I have read some amazing reviews on this book, I can’t wait to read it. But somehow I feel this book will disappoint me.
  • Bleeding Violet: I did borrow this book from the Library, I even read some 50 pages but I had to return it and never found it on the shelves again to borrow. Maybe sometime.
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows: I’m sure I’ll like this but it’s just a matter of time before I read it.
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green: I loved the book Paper Towns and I can’t wait to read this. I’ll probably buy this sometime instead of waiting for it to be available in the library. Somehow his books are always checked out.
  • Harry Potter series: Seriously, I still haven’t read this series. I have the first 2 books in this series but now that I have watched almost all the movies I don’t really feel like reading the books. May be I can try an audiobook.
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: I got this book long back but I don’t feel like reading it mostly because the next books are already released and they are pretty huge.
  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: I got this book from the Library once but never got around to reading it. I returned it unread.
  • Anna and the French Kiss
  • Any Book by Sarah Waters
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21 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Feel As Though Everyone Has Read But Me

  1. I’ve read Hunger Games, Guernsey, Dragon Tattoo, and Harry Potter; all of which I really enjoyed a lot. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of those books that is a bit slow in the beginning but after you get past the first few chapters it kicks into overdrive. I surprisingly read this in a week, while on a very busy vacation. I read fast but not that fast.

  2. With Harry Potter the books are way better then the movies; with the movies you lose a lot of interesting little details.

    I have Paper Towns on my list, but I need to read Looking for Alaska, too.

    Anna and the French Kiss was pretty good.

    The Hunger Games is a must read. Even my boyfriend has read it. :p

  3. I’m with you on Jellicoe Road, the Hunger Games, the Stieg Larsson series, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. At least I own the latter… it’s a start, I guess 😛

  4. I’ve read so many rave reviews on Jellicoe Road as well as the Stieg Larsson series (even my boss read this series!) but haven’t got around to reading them yet! I also need to read more Sarah Waters’ books. Oh well, I’m just waiting for the right mood to strike! 😛

  5. I’ve only read the Guernsey book (fabulous, quick read), and the first HP and Tattoed Girl. Looking for Alaska is on quite a few lists. I hadn’t heard of it before, but have now added it to the TBR. Sigh.

  6. Definitely read Sarah Waters at some point! I have read all but one of her books and the only one I didn’t like was The Little Stranger. I have seen The Hunger Games on a lot of lists today so apparently there are quite a few people who haven’t read the series yet. It actually kind of surprised me because, like you, I assumed just about everyone had read it.

  7. We have several books in common – HP, Stieg Larsson, Jellicoe Road, Looking for Alaska. We should have a read-along for some of these. Hope you enjoy them when you get the chance.

  8. My first thought: which one of these is not like the others? Sarah Waters! She’s brilliant and amazing and worth reading. I read The Hunger Games and some of the Harry Potters, but the others I haven’t read either. Granted, I mostly stay away from YA these days, so that’s part of it. My book club did pick the Guernsey book, so I will have to read that one soon.

  9. I know that everyone else is saying it, but I have to join in – the Harry Potter books are so much better than the movies. They are complex and wonderful in comparison. The audiobooks are fun to listen to also. The first three books are followed pretty closely by the movies, but things really start to become more complex in the fourth book – and that’s where the movies really begin to depart from them. Especially the seventh book, which explains a lot of the motives and background of Snape (and that only gets some short flashback images in the movie). I’ll stop gushing now, but really – the movies pale in comparison.

  10. The Harry Potter books are a lot more fun, and complex, than the movies. If you ever give them a chance I think you won’t be disappointed.
    The first thing that comes to mind if I were to do such a list would be Patrick Ness’ series. I really feel like I’m the last reader standing who hasn’t read them!

  11. Yes yes yes! Read Looking for Alaska! I loved it. Really loved Paper Towns as well.

    I really like the Harry Potter books as well but know lots who haven’t read them yet. (ok, maybe just a few…)

  12. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and series rocks!! Do NOT miss it, even if the books look huge. They are absolute page turners and you will wait for eternity and hope they release the 4th book which is under a legal battle 😀

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