Question of the Week:
WHICH SUPER-POPULAR BOOK(S) HAVEN’T YOU READ? WHY NOT?
|Source: Nomadic Lass|
Lisa Gail Green: Yikes. Too many, unfortunately. Mostly it’s a matter of getting through my horrifically long TBR list. But most are sequels and I do try to read as many first books as I can between those. So I’m dying to get to the last books in Cassandra Clare’s series, which I adore for example.
Martina Boone: Too many. Reading is the best perk of being a writer. I can read and consider it work, but I still struggle with guilt over that a little bit, as if “just” reading is something I have to justify. I’m forcing myself to get over it, though, and I try to stay current on what is being loved by readers. Right now, I’m behind on the Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare, which is something I need to remedy. I’m also trying to get to Ransom Riggs’ Hollow City. On the other hand, I’ve been binge reading books that are coming up later this year, and I’m beyond excited about a lot of those. This year has been amazing—so many outstanding books from my favorite authors and new authors whose work is truly exceptional.
Katharyn Sinelli: I just read The Giver last month. To tell you the truth,I put off reading it despite recommendations because the old guy on the cover really creeped me out. It's like there should be a saying about not forming opinions of books based solely on their exteriors.
Alyssa Hamilton: Quite a few but I'll narrow it down. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I have read Eleanor & Park and didn't completely love it, so I think I just put Fangirl off. Maybe when the paperback comes out. The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I've started this one but I really really disliked it so I never finished it. I've read 2 of John Green's books and am pretty apathetic towards them so I have no desire to read any more. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. The writing style just holds no interest for me so I know I won't be picking it up either!
Clara Kensie: For me, it's a matter of time. I could copy Lisa’s answer and paste it here, except that I haven’t read any of Mortal Instruments. I have the first book sitting right there on my bookshelf, staring at me every time I look up. I really want to read it, but there are so many books in the series, and I know if I start, it will take me forever to finish. Same with Game of Thrones. And there are so many books on my TBR list that are just as excellent as the super-popular books, but haven't made the bestseller lists. Maybe I'm alone in feeling this way, but I want support those lesser-known books by reading them first.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Which super-bestsellers haven’t you read? Why not?