Even though I always say that this blog is for me to talk about the books I love and be a part of the community, and the stats are secondary, I can’t deny that it’s more fun when I am reading or have read the same books that others have read too. Thats the only way to have amazing conversations about favorite books and deep dive into the ones we have in common. That’s definitely one of the reasons why I read a lot of YA because most of my blogging friends do as well, and I’m just comfortable in that space. But when I have a goal to step out of my comfort zone a little, it brings with it the expectation that I should have read a set of books to participate in conversations or even feel like I belong.
And that’s why I wanted to talk about these ten books which I don’t know if I would have actually added to my TBR if not for the fact they are extremely popular and I am totally scared that I’m missing out being a part of the community.
The first book on this list has to be a Brandon Sanderson. All his series, but particularly his Mistborn trilogy is very popular across all the bloggers and booktubers I follow and it’s been years but I still haven’t managed to read it yet. I think I just have to decide for one final time if I want to actually read it or not.
I would have never added this series to my TBR if not for the tv show. And it’s not that I always go back to read the source material, but in this case I felt like that there was a huge section of readers who already knew the story that would come up in season 2, or many were planning to read the series this year. So, I didn’t wanna miss out and just wanted to be a part of the fandom. I’ve already finished the two short story collections and now just waiting for the library copy of the first novel to arrive. Will I actually end up reading the whole series… who knows..!!!!
This book is on my 20 Backlist books to read in 2020 because it was my dear friend Krisha’s recommendation. This also happens to be one of the oldest books on my TBR. But to tell the truth, I still don’t know if I wanna read it and that’s one reason I’ve been postponing it for so long. And now that the finale is releasing soon, everyone is going to be talking about it again and I probably have to pick it up if I don’t wanna miss out.
Obviously this one came on my radar because many people call it the better and adult version of Six of Crows. And it’s really popular across the adult fantasy circles and I feel like I have to read it if I want to call myself a fantasy reader. Maybe I will soon.
I can objectively say that N. K. Jemisin is a brilliant writer while also confessing that I find her writings a bit difficult to understand. And this book is actually an expansion on one of her short stories from How Long ’til Black Future Month? which was also one of my least favorite story in the whole collection. But I know her books are going to invoke a lot of discussion across the community and I don’t wanna miss out. I just hope I’m able to understand it a bit more easily.
I love assassin stories but have only read them mostly in YA, so this should actually be a perfect choice for me. But it’s also quite popular and in this case, I don’t know why the hype is scaring me a little. Hopefully I’ll get over myself and read it soon.
This one has all the tropes I love and I actually have no reason why I don’t feel like reading it. And it’s also a sapphic SFF, so I just feel guilty for not having read it yet. Maybe I’ll read it closer to the release of the sequel.
I have heard so many good things about this book, particularly about the amazing court intrigue and the delightful characters, so I really want to read it. But it also feels a bit intimidating and I dont know if I actually will. Let’s wait and see.
I know very well that this book’s writing style will be very difficult for me and I’ll probaby not even understand what’s happening. But everyone keeps calling it a book for book lovers and I feel like I’m missing out.
This book has amazing reviews, and even President Obama has it on his favorites of 2019 list. But when I tried to read it, I couldn’t even make it through the first chapter. And I really feel bad about that. I badly want to know why it’s so popular and guess I just have to give it another chance.
Have you already read any of these books? What did you think of them? Do you think I will enjoy them as well? What do you feel I should read first? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below…