I have a secret. In fact, I have a few secrets. Many people who regularly read my blog will know I love books. Even if this is your first time stopping by my blog, you can probably tell I like books. Because of this, many people assume that I have read particular books, books that are insanely popular, perhaps topical, books that everybody should read. And in a lot of ways, I can understand this. But the simple truth is, there are many books that I haven’t yet read, which cause people’s eyebrows to raise so high as to touch the ceiling, which cause their jaws to shatter the ground beneath their feet, and which cause them to gasp so much as to very nearly implode.
You might be surprised by some of these books I haven’t read, but hopefully you won’t judge me too harshly on my reading misdeeds – I swear I’ll get around to reading these one day. Without further ado…
I thought I’d mention this one first as it has really come into the spotlight recently with the release of the movie adaptation of the same name. This book, and the other two parts of this trilogy, have received nothing but rave reviews from critics and the masses alike. The story sounds interesting and thought provoking. Why haven’t I read it yet? I have no idea, actually. But I have finally bought the books, and intend on reading the first one tonight after I write this blog post. So there will be reviews on this very soon. I just hope it’s good, because I have heard so many positive reviews that my expectations have grown to quite enormous proportions, to be honest.
Yeah, yeah, I know, how on earth have I not read this series, considering I have had fourteen years (which is scary, but these books are really that old) now in which to begin reading it? I think with this series, it was just a matter of being the wrong age at the time of release. It was released as I started high school, and while it appealed to some of my female friends, oddly it just didn’t appeal to me or any of my male friends in the slightest. If we had’ve been even just a couple of years younger, maybe it would have grabbed me. But instead, I had no interest in reading it until the last few years, despite my tendency towards fantasy reading during my teenage years. Anyway, I will get around to reading this, and watching the movies, one day.
Stephen King is one of those authors that everybody should try at least once. To be fair, I did try once, several years ago. I started reading The Stand only to lose interest about a hundred pages in (it’s well over a thousand pages), because the story was just dragging on. Maybe I was too young to stay interested in it, or maybe I was in the wrong frame of mind. Anyway, I am yet to finish any books at all by King, but I plan on trying again this year, because I want to find out why so many other people love his work.
I could name a lot more, but I think I might stop there for now, and possibly do a second blog of this nature a bit further down the track.
Are there any books you haven’t read that cause people to gasp in shock upon this discovery? Is there a particular reason that has prevented you from reading these books?