There are tons and tons of book series I haven’t read… unfortunately. I try to read them all but the popular series are usually the ones that get ignored by me. Most of them have been made into movies and TV series.
Today, I thought it would be fun to make me feel sorry for not having read these series as well as sigh at my illogical logic for not having read them. I might also be able to make sense of what percentage of these is because of peer pressure and the popularity of the series and what series would I actually like reading.
- Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling
Everyone and their mothers are shook when I say I haven’t read Harry Potter. Now the reason is the popularity and intense fandom of this series. The fandom is so vast and so firm believers in the Harry Potter world that it intimidates me to kind of form my own opinions. I kind of have read a lot of fan theories and memes… yes, the memes, so I am already biased towards some of the characters and know most of the stuff that happens. That might also be because of the fact that I’ve already watched most of the movies.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
This book series has always been on the back of my mind, like I want to read it but I am not actively seeking to read it. Like, if I have nothing else I might pick it up. I am going to need external intervention to actually read this series.
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
This one is because of the fact that I saw kids go into Narnia through a cupboard on TV as a kid. I never watched the whole movie but for some reason, it has just stayed with me and for the purpose of closure I want to read and watch the series.
- A song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
What is this series about? I don’t know.
Why do I want to read it? I don’t know.
I bet it’s because of the popularity of the author that’s drawing me towards it.
Guess what… it is the series of which Game of Thrones is a part of. Game of Thrones, that thing everyone’s crazy about, people have been forcing me to watch the series more than to read the books. How used to know it as The Game of Thrones series. How dumb is that?
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Most of the people love to hate Twilight. It’s one of the series that everyone read and enjoyed when they were a kid but as they grew up they became embarrassed of the fact that they enjoyed it, so now they go out of their ways to tell anyone who would listen, how much they hate this series. I recently found out through a classmate, who is a fan of Twilight, the movies, not the books, she doesn’t read, that twilight fans or fandom is called “Twihards.” I googled it just before writing this blog post and shooting a YouTube video on this topic, the dedicated names to groups of people is really very interesting.
Now, I will just club the sixth and seventh series on my list because they are by the same author.
- The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
- The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Have you seen how much every other Booktuber, Book Blogger, and Bookstagrammer loves Cassandra Clare and her writing style. I think people love The Mortal Instruments a bit more than the Infernal Devices. I have read 2 chapters from the first book of The Mortal Instruments i.e. City of Bones and I really liked it so I guess I might pick it up soon enough.
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
I feel this is another Harry Potter situation to me, not that strong but somewhere along the lines. It starts off as a children’s book and then is consumed by all adults and honestly I do not lean much towards Mythology, so there’s that.
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Now, this is a retelling of fairy tales and I am interested to read this because… have you seen the covers? They are gorgeous and so interesting. This series to me seems like it rose to fame pretty quick but the hype died down before the whole chronicles was even out. One day it was in every Booktuber’s video and the next day nobody was talking about it. But I really do want to read this.
- Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Mass
This series pulls off another Cassandra Clare for me. The same reasons honestly, everyone loves Sarah J. Mass and the Throne of Glass series, so I am tempted to find out what it’s all about.
Here are the 10 popular series that I haven’t read but want to. If you are planning to read or reread any of the series, do let me know so that we can buddy read. You can read me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or comment on my blog post or on my YouTube video.
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