Popular Series I’m Ashamed I Haven’t Read (Yet)

As you may or may not be able to tell by the title of this post, I will be talking about (popular) book series that I haven’t read yet! And yes, I am quite ashamed of it! I hereby give you permission to throw sticks and tomatoes at me! 😀

Keep the image of Cersei’s Walk of Shame in mind because that’s what I will be thinking of with every series I’m going to mention! *hides*

*click on the book covers to be directed to the Goodreads page*

The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare:

  

I KNOW, I KNOW! Shame on me. This has been on my TBR for the longest time, probably since I finished City of Heavenly Fire (which was AGES ago!!!) so you have every right to throw things at me 😀

 

A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy by Sarah J. Maas:

ACOTAR ACOMAF ACOWAR

This is another series that I’ve been meaning to read for sooo long BUT GUESS WHAT?! I got ACOTAR last week and A Court of Mist and Fury is on its way!!! I also pre-ordered A Court of Wings and Ruin SOOOOOO this will be read very soon!!!!!!!!

 

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater:

   

Ready to disown me yet? I honestly have no good explanation as to why I haven’t read this one yet. I know that it’s great and amazing and everbody loves it and I WILL get to it soon. Soon-ish. Ha!

 

Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab:

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I haven’t really heard of this series until the beginning of 2017 (I believe?) so it hasn’t been on my TBR for too long! I’ll try to get around to it eventually but for now this will sit on my TBR for a while because I want to tackle the books that have been on it for a couple years first! :’)

 

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon:

The Bone Season  

First off, how pretty are these new covers? ❤ On the one hand, I am loving the cover change but on the other hand….. I already have two mismatched editions of The Bone Season and The Mime Order and once I’ll buy The Song Rising, I’ll have ANOTHER edition = 3 different editions of the same series. That BUGS ME TO NO END!!!!! I might have to buy the new editions of the first two books just so I have a matching set 😥 Shame on you, Samantha Shannon for making me waste more money on books!!!!!! 😀 Anyway, back to the point! I’ve put The Bone Season on my April TBR but life is getting very busy right now and I have a feeling that I won’t be able to read this series this month!

 

Quick side note: Six of Crows would have been on this list too BUT I HAVE JUST STARTED READING IT AND I’M ONLY ON CHAPTER 3 AND IT’S SOOOO GOOD HELP ME!!!!!!! I am not ready for it like PHYSICALLY and EMOTIONALLY not ready to read it! I think I’ll have to take a break because I NEED TIME to read this book and fully immerse myself in it and the beautiful characters. I think I’ll just read ACOTAR first because I can’t deal with all the feels that SOC is giving me right now 😀

So, that’s it for the popular series I’m ashamed I haven’t read yet! To be honest with you guys, I could make a part 2 out of this because there’s a lot more series that I haven’t read yet! But I feel like 5 was enough for today 😀

As always, thanks for reading!

Jackie x

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!

Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Would Make Good Video Games

T5WTime for Top 5 Wednesday! T5W is a weekly book meme hosted by Samantha and Lainey over on YouTube. Each week there is a new book-related topic to answer! If you’re new to Top 5 Wednesday and want to participate, check out the Goodreads group for information and weekly topics!

This week’s topic is Books That Would Make Good Video Games!

I do play video games every once in a while like Mario Kart and all that jazz but I’m no expert. At first, I was really struggling to think of books that could be video games! I had my Spotify on shuffle and I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor came on (such a jam!) and it reminded me of The Martian because it is part of the movie soundtrack! Well, that set the ball rolling and the ideas kept coming! Enjoy!

*click on the book covers to be directed to the Goodreads page*

The MartianThe Martian by Andy Weir: So who would have guessed it? My first choice is The Martian! 😀 How cool would a video game based on the movie be? Quick side note: I haven’t read the book yet so I’ll be talking about what I’ve seen in the movie here. Basically, I imagine a video game to be exactly like the movie! Your character ends up being left alone on Mars, trying to survive on their own! Just like Mark Watney you have to figure out how/where to get food and water, build and rebuild everything and create a plan that will get you back home! (Obviously you’ll receive clues along the way to guide you 😉 )

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin: I don’t know if a Game of Thrones video game already exists but I have a vision for this one 😉 You could start out as a little Lord, choosing the side of one family. Lannister, Stark, Baratheon, Targaryen, etc choose whoever you’d like! You work your way up from there, fighting battles, plotting and scheming, doing whatever you can until you (and the family you’ve chosen) end up at the top! I don’t know if it makes sense. Anyway, something along those lines would be cool! 😀


Caraval

Caraval by Stephanie Garber: I haven’t read The Night Circus so I don’t know if the concepts of these two books are similar… But I think it’d be really cool if there was a Caraval inspired video game! A world that is as magical, dark and mysterious as Caraval where you are given clues in order to find a precious treasure (it doesn’t have to be Scarlett’s sister, there could be different prizes for different levels!) and win the game!

 

The Hunger Games

 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: How did no one think to make a video game out of the actual Hunger Games???!?! I for one would have definitely bought it back in the days (and even now)! You choose a character (or maybe you can even create one yourself!) to participate in the Hunger Games and you fight your way to the top. Either by killing everyone else or teaming up with others, do whatever you please!

 

ADSOMA Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab: Alright, so I haven’t actually read this book (yet) but from what I know about it, this could be a super cool video game! I believe the world consists of 4 different Londons, right? And each London is different? So you are one of the travelers, “visiting” each London and fighting (or whatever the MC is doing in the books) in order to save the world? Or whatever needs saving :’) Again, I haven’t read the books so this is very vague! 😀

Thank you for reading!

Jackie x

PS. I didn’t mention Harry Potter in this one because DUUUHHHHH!!! 😀

Do you play video games? Which are your favourites? What books do you think would make good video games? Remember, video games don’t always have to include action! I could imagine a Wizard of Oz/Alice in Wonderland video game for the younger people out there! Let’s chat in the comments.


I am currently in Munich so this post is pre-written/scheduled. I will be replying to comments once I am back home! Don’t think I’m ignoring you, I would NEVER! 😛