10 POPULAR SERIES I HAVEN’T READ

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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?

  1. 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.

  1. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  2. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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The Coffee Book Tag!

I was tagged by Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse. ❤   I am not exactly obsessed with coffee but I still like my coffee strong. 😛 Let’s get a cup of coffee and get on with this tag. 🙂


Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.

Before you guys throw coffee at me, I would like to say something in my defense. I’ve watched all the movies and for me reading the books after watching the movie takes out the fun. I know, I know, you will say that there is so much in the books that was left out in the movies. I agree, I totally agree but I still don’t have it in me to pick up the books… maybe someday but not in the near future.

Peppermint Mocha: A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.

I don’t know about others but Christmas time always makes me want to read books that have some christmas-y theme. I will choose “A Christmas Carol” for this.

I am still to read it. *sigh* What am I doing?


Hot Chocolate: A favorite children’s book.

Racking my brain… can’t come up with any… Can I say, all? Does it count as an answer? Oh my God… Why can’t I think of a book?…


Double Shot of Espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Without any doubt, this has to be the book that kept me on edge the whole time. It’s seriously good.


Starbucks: A book you see everywhere.

With the new season out, it’s literally everywhere.


That Hipster Coffee Shop: A book by an indie author (a shout out)

The Museum: A Collection of Dark Poetry

This was sent to me for review and now is the only poetry book I own and I love it. I just love it. It is bone chilling and I got goosebumps when I read it.


Oops! I Accidentally Got Decaf: A book you were expecting more from.

After reading “The Fault in our Stars” and the high praising reviews for “Looking for Alaska” I had high expectations from “Looking for Alaska”. Expectations do hurt, man!


The Perfect Blend: A book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.

This book has emotions, you can feel the words, you can feel the characters… the story… the pain… the laughter… the… everything.


Green Tea: A book or series that is quietly beautiful.

Road trip, YES! 😀


Chai Tea: A book or series that makes you dream of far off places.

The way Anna keeps on talking about Paris. ❤


Earl Grey: A favorite classic.

No words needed! ❤


As for the tags- 

As usual you guys can do this now, later or never. Have fun with it. That’s all it’s about. ❤ 😛

The Burrito Bowl Book Tag!

burrito-bowl-book-tagI was tagged by Shivalika @  Whimsy Journals to do this tag. Thank you so much, Shivalika! 😀

Tags like these always get me thinking because for me there isn’t one emotion, there are many. So, to pick out a specific is brain-wrecking for me. But the feel after completing such tags is always good! 😀 😀


 

Let’s get started- 🙂 

 RICE: THE FOUNDATION – “The book that got you into reading (or book blogging).”

I always loved to read so in true sense it would be my school essay books or English textbooks. But my first book was- well, I am confused. I think I read The Famous Five and the Secret of the Caves by Enid Blyton first and then David Copperfield Exercise Book. This was obviously the start of my obsession with books. ❤

 

 

BEANS: THE FILLER – “A book with a whole lot of nothing happening.”

Fifty Shades Darker by E.L.James. Need say more? If not for the little blackmailing, gun firing and coma stuff in the last book, I would most probably have named the whole trilogy. But the climax of the last book saves it.

PROTEIN: THE BUILDING BLOCK – “A book quote to live by.”

These are from The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. There are many quotes like these in that book that have my heart. ❤

 

Do I even have to say anything? All of the Harry Potter quotes, come on, man, you have to love all of them. No exceptions! 😀

 

 

FAJITAS: THE CRUNCH OF TEXTURE – “A book with immaculate world-building.”

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Maegan Spooner.

The only books I have read that can fit this question are the ones I am going to select, because, no option. I liked both of these books very much. 😀

 

 

SALSA: THE DANCE OF FLAVOUR – “A book that kept you on your toes.”

 

Deception Point by Dan Brown. This book had me enthralled and kept me alert till the last fullstop.

CORN: THE EXPLOSION OF SWEETNESS – “A memorable scene involving friendship/romance.”

Can’t pick one. There are way too many memorable scenes that I can’t figure even one out. 😛

CHEESE: THE BOND OF CALCIUM – “Two characters from different books you wish could be friends.”

Umm… this is a difficult one. Can I just skip this one? :/ I could have not included this question but then I would have felt like I cheated. :/

SOUR CREAM: THE TANGY TOPPER – “The quirkiest character you’ve ever read (protagonist or supporting).

 

Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. With all those wigs and weird clothes, Lola has to be the quirkiest. 😛

GUACAMOLE: THE COST OF CREAMINESS – “A book you paid too much for (based on utility experienced).”

Fortunately, None! 😉

LETTUCE: THE HANDFUL OF CRISPNESS – “A refreshing concept/theme in a book.”

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

For me, it is Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgon Matson. I will take a road trip someday just because of this book. 😀

CHIPS: LE PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE – “A must-read recommendation if you like [this book/genre—you decide!]”

 

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. ❤ That’s my favorite book, you don’t need any other reason to recommend your favorite book, do you? 😛

TABASCO: THE KICK TO THE FACE – “Your favourite fight/action sequence.”

How about a punch in the face? 😛 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K.Rowling. 

Well, okay, okay, I know Hermione slapped Draco in the book but a punch is way more dramatic. 😛

(p.s. I haven’t read Harry Potter but I couldn’t think of any other scenes. :/ )


I tag: 

Disney Book Tag!

I was tagged by Aneta @ Inspire Script and I loved her post. Like her, I am not a princess fan either and I don’t even properly remember some of them but this sounds fun. 😉

Let’s jump right into it. 😛 😛


 

1. The Little Mermaid – A character that is out of their element, a “Fish out of Water”.

Mare Barrow from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. She has been a Red all her life and then she is forced to live like a Silver, from being a thief to being a princess, she is definitely out of her element.


 

2. Cinderella – A character that goes through a major transformation.

Vida Winter from The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. From being a ghost child to becoming England’s most loved author, that is a great transformation according to me.


 

3. Snow White – A book with an eclectic cast of characters.

Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling and
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain.

 

 

 


4. Sleeping Beauty – A book that put you to sleep.

No book actually puts me to sleep or all the books put me to sleep? I don’t know. I read till I fall asleep so this is a tricky one. I don’t think I will answer this, although I named a book in The Bedtime Book Tag, I feel it wasn’t fair for me.


 

5. The Lion King – A character that had something traumatic happen to them in their childhood.

Kelly Harris from Are you Afraid of the dark? by Sidney Sheldon. She was raped as a child. :/

Are You Afraid of the Dark?


 

6. Beauty and the Beast – A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful.

Deception Point by Dan Brown. It isn’t exactly beast of a book with just 556 pages. But before starting this book I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it but I loved it. ❤

Deception Point


 

7. Aladdin – A character that get’s their wish granted, for better or for worse.

Joseph from Chocolate Guitar Momos by Kenny Deori Basumatary. He tracks down a random girl after 8 years wishing her to be his soulmate and well, she turns out to be that.

Chocolate Guitar Momos

Hazel Grace from The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. She gets to meet the author of her favorite book and gets to know what happens to the characters. (I read it somewhere and I couldn’t agree less. 😛 )


 

8. Mulan – A character that pretends to be something or someone they are not.

I will again select Vida Winter from The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield because she pretends to be one of the twins who died. I won’t be telling more because… spoilers. Well, I have already spoiled it in a way but I needed to answer the question. 😛 (You should read this book! ❤ It’s awesome. ❤ )


 

9. Toy Story – A book with characters you wish would come to life.

No doubt, Harry Potter! 😀 😀


10. Disney Descendants – Your favourite villain or morally ambiguous character.

Voldemort! 😛


I had fun, now it’s your turn to have fun. 😀  I tag- 

I hope you enjoy doing the tag. 😀 If you have already done it or don’t wish to, feel free not to. 🙂

-Love
Dimple ❤