Popular Series I’m Ashamed I Haven’t Read (Yet) – Pt. 2

Welcome to another round of SHAME where I talk to you about all the popular series I haven’t read (yet) and you get to throw sticks and stones (and whatever else you may find) at me!

I have already done a part 1 of this which you can find here! As you can see, I have read the ACOTAR series so at least I crossed one series off that list! Woo!

This time, I’ve decided to look at series that I actually own and see which ones I still need to read!

Let’s just get right into the series because this will be shameful enough *runs*


The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

 

I knowww, I know… shame on me XD I bought this series last year because of 1) the gorgeous covers and 2) the One Thousand and One Nights retelling. What more could you want??? Yeah, Jackie, WhAt MoRe CoUlD yOu WaNt??????????????


The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

  

Oh my, there really isn’t a good explanation that excuses why I haven’t read this series yet. The Darkest Minds is literally THE #1 book that has been sitting on my shelf FOR THE LONGEST TIME. Poor book. I can practically hear it screaming at me whenever I look at my book shelf.

I bought it shortly after it came out before I even knew that it was part of a trilogy! A friend of mine kept telling me that it was her favourite book and I wanted to read it as soon as I got it. REALLY! I honestly don’t know what happened but it’s been like 5 years and it’s still unread!

AND DID YOU KNOW that this will be turned into a MOVIE!!!!! They’ve already WRAPPED filming and the cast is soooooo cute!


The Young Elites by Marie Lu

  

I absolutely ADORE Marie Lu’s Legend series – in fact, it’s one of my all time favourites! I’ve been meaning to read The Young Elites for a while and I even own the first book in the series the entire series now (so much for a book buying ban XD). I’m super ashamed that I haven’t read this series yet because Marie Lu is one of my all time favourite authors!!!!!


The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

   

To be very honest with you, up until a few weeks ago I wasn’t interested in reading the Lunar Chronicles AT ALL. The whole cyborg thing didn’t really spark my interest and I didn’t feel like I’d like this series anyway so I didn’t bother.

But ever since I started book blogging, I’ve seen these books being mentioned everywhere! And apparently they get better and better??? And the romance is great??? I bought the first book because I’ll be buddy reading Cinder with a few of my fellow blogger friends in July which I’m SO EXCITED ABOUT!!!!!! Join our Goodreads group here!


The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

 

“Brace yourself. You’re about to be immersed in a mindscape that you’ll never want to leave.” Marie Lu, bestselling author of the Legend trilogy

HOW HAVE I NOT READ THIS BOOK YET! I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW LONG I’VE HAD IT BUT IT’S BEEN A WHILE. But guess what! I’ll be buddy-reading this in July with May and Emma AND I’M SUPER DUPER EXCITEDDDDD ❤


So, that’s it for my Part 2 of Popular Series I’m ashamed I haven’t read yet! I am already remembering SO MANY MORE series that I haven’t read yet! Part 3 anyone? :’D

Thanks for reading!

Buttonnnn

Have you read any of these series? (You probably have, why am I even asking.) Which popular series have you not read yet? And do you feel as ashamed as I do? Which of the series I mentioned should I read first??? Let’s chat in the comments!

Advertisements

88 thoughts on “Popular Series I’m Ashamed I Haven’t Read (Yet) – Pt. 2

  1. May @ Forever and Everly says:

    YOU ALSO OWN SIX OF CROWS. >:(((( XD Yes yes yes!!! READ THE YOUNG ELITES!!! TRS was too dark (*GASP*) but TMS… *sobs forever (and everly)* The Darkest Minds is something I’m not sure if I’ll read, and I DEFINITELY NEED TO READ THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER! And yaaaaaaas I’m DO EXCITED for our buddy read!!!! ❤ We will either suffer or fangirl together. XD

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jennanicolee says:

    I’ve only read one series on here…so I’m in the exact same boat!!! Possibly other buddy reads??? 😉 I really want to read Illuminae and Gemina! I’m also interested in The Young Elite! SO MANY BOOKS! The Darkest Minds is a fantastic series! I read them all SUPER quickly! One minute you’re opening the book…the next you’re freaking out that you need to go and buy the sequel. I think you will enjoy that series!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Marie says:

    I was just like you about The Lunar Chronicles series, at first. The whole cyborg thing did not appeal to me in any way, but after hearing and hearing about this series, I couldn’t resist – and I fell in love with it. I didn’t expect to, AT ALL, but it was quite awesome. I hope the same thing will happen to you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Joanne says:

    I haven’t read The Lunar Chronicles, The Young Elites, and The Darkest Minds trilogy. It’s okay, we can wallow in shame together. There are probably much more popular series I have yet to read. XD

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Swetlana says:

    The only series off this list I have read (and can highly recommend!) is The Lunar Chronicles! It’s fantastic and it most definitely gets better with each book! You should absolutely read it as soon as possible!

    And same about The Young Elites trilogy! I loved Marie Lu’s Legends trilogy and am really excited for Warcross but I haven’t read that trilogy yet… oops!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Bionic Book Worm says:

    Illuminae!! Such a great series! (As is the Wrath and the Dawn and the Lunar Chronicles) illuminae is a bit intimidating. They’re huge! But they’re very quick reads. You throw yourself so deep into the story you must read until you’re done!! Enjoy all these when you get to them 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Emma The Book Lover says:

    OMG this post made me feel better about my unread series because we are basically twinning. I haven’t read The Darkest Minds yet and the WHOLE series has been sitting on my shelf for two years. Also Illuminae ahhhh need to read that this summmer! Please do a part 3!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. MetalPhantasmReads says:

    I’m the same with “The Young Elites.” But after reading an early sample of “Warcross”, I’m listening to “The Young Elites.” I listened to 3 of the Lunar Chronicles and don’t think I’ll finish them; they’re kinda fun, but not quite for me. Cress was the best one for sure. I read about 250 pages of Illuminae and still need to get back it. No shame though girlie; read what you want 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. ravenblake99 says:

    I loved Wrath And The Dawn duology, Illuminae and Gemina. They’re all pretty amazing and I hope you get to read them soon. I’ve started Young Elites and The Lunar Chronicles but I haven’t finished them yet but I’m planning to finish them soon. The Darkest Minds didn’t worked out for me because of the slow pacing but I hope you enjoy it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jackie @ toomuchofabooknerd says:

      That’s good to hear! Thank you! 🙂 I need to start both of those series soon, they’ve been on my radar for so long! And thankfully, I only own the first book in the Darkest Minds series so if I happen to dislike it, I won’t have to worry about getting rid of an entire series 😂

      Liked by 1 person

  10. booksandstars3098 says:

    Ah! I’m soo happy after reading this post! I haven’t read any of these series yet! And I thought I was the only one.. Nah! not any more..
    P.S I’m also super excited for the buddy reading of Cinder because it would be my first buddy read!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. melissasbookworld says:

    Glad to see I’m not the only who hasn’t read these series yet
    – the wrath and the dawn
    – the darkest minds
    – the young elites
    – the lunar chronicles

    The only ones I’ve read are Illuminae & Gemina and okay.. these book are EPIC, FENOMENAL, AWESOME and just perfection!
    I see you’re going to buddy read it this July. Can’t wait to read your review – if you’ll write a review? – and see what you’ll think of these books!
    Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

    I’m currently working on my own POPULAR SERIES I HAVEN’T READ-article and just like you I think I can divide it in more than 1 article, since I still haven’t read a LOT of popular series, lol.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jackie @ toomuchofabooknerd says:

      Ah this makes me happy to hear! I’m glad I’m not alone 😂

      And yes, I’m so excited to be buddy reading these because I’ve been meaning to get to them for so long! I’m not quite sure if I’ll write a review for Illuminae! Maybe! 🙂 thank you so much!

      Oh yay, I’m looking forward to read your post! Haha I’ll probably make a part 3 as well because there’s SO MANY XD

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Julianna @ Blots of Ink and Words says:

    GAH. *glares* READ READ READ READ ROSE AND THE DAGGER. AND ALSO ALL OF THE OTHER SERIES ON THIS LIST????? *glares harder even though I haven’t read two of the series on the list*

    And YES I AM HAPPY THAT YOU WILL READ CINDER. IT IS GOOD. YOU WILL CRY IN THE THIRD BOOK. (also: buy the rest of the series. because why not. and you will need them right after you finish book one. #protip aren’t I helpful?)

    Liked by 1 person

  13. lacyliteracy says:

    The only ones I’ve finished on here are The Wrath & the Dawn and The Lunar Chronicles. I didn’t care for either of them that much.

    I have a copy of Gemina but just haven’t gotten around to reading it. The size of the book is intimating tbh.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jackie @ toomuchofabooknerd says:

      Oooh you’re one of the few people who are not super invested in those series, especially TLC! Everyone keeps raving about Cinder etc and I’m quite hesitant because I’m scared to be let down 😅

      Oh yes, the size is also the reason why I haven’t picked up Illuminae yet! It’s just so huge and long!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s