Hey guys, how you doin’?
I’m always amazed at how behind I am with certain releases, so I thought to myself “Why not make it public and share my shame with all of you?”
That said, today I’m starting a new series on Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet. This is part #1 of #8 and each week you’ll see a new post concerning the unread releases of a particular year. I decided to start this first post with 2011 releases, because that’s the year I joined Goodreads. Next week I’ll talk about 2012 releases I haven’t read, and I’ll continue on, year after year, until I reach 2018 releases on the last Saturday of December.
Without any further ado, let’s take a look at some of the books that came out in 2011 and I haven’t read yet:
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) by Cassandra Clare
I haven’t heard the best things about this one, even from fans, but I guess I’ll read it I eventually. I’ve read all the previous 3 TMI books, and even though I don’t love them, I intend to work my way through all of the Shadowhunters books. Why, you ask? Honestly, I’m not sure. People say the next series are better so I’m curious. Also I like the world, I own all the books and they’re not difficult to read, so I might as well pick them up. We’ll see how that goes, although there’s no garantee I’ll actually get to all of them.
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare
Coincidently, I’m currently reading Clockwork Angel as we speak. I’m not that far into it to be able to say if I like it better than TMI, but it’s okay so far. I’m reading the Shadowhunters books in publication order, so I’ll have to pick up CoFA before I get to Clockwork Prince, which should happen next year since I don’t marathon book series.
Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver
I’ve had this book for the longest time and never picked it up because I heard it was dystopia (and I’ve been meh with the genre for years now). Recently I read my first Lauren Oliver book, Broken Things (review here), and I enjoyed it so much that it made me more willing to give her other books a chance. Probably not this one though, since I unhauled it already and I have no intention of getting another copy.
Silence (Hush, Hush, #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick
Well, I’ve read book one back in the day and it was okay. I had sort of no particular interest in continuing on with this series, but it turns out that there’s a Hush, Hush movie in development so my curiosity sparked. I still own the first 3 books, so there’s actually a chance that I’ll get to this book in the near future.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I know, I know, this is a favorite for a bunch of people out there, but well I’ve never read it. For some reason this book has been out of print in my country for years, and even abroad this is not that easy to find at a good price. I don’t usually buy used books, but I had not choice. I finally got myself a copy this very year at Abebooks for an amazing price (less than 8 dollars with international shipping included) – it was that beautiful
also out of print UK hardcover – and I’m very pleased. I don’t know when I’ll read it, but I hope it’s soon since the author is finally coming out with a new book called “The Starless Sea” and I’m very interested in it.
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness
To be honest, I don’t intend to read this, but there’s a tv show currently airing based on the series and I’m enjoying it. I even mentioned on my post about New TV Shows I’m Watching.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs
I’m on the fence with this one. I own it, but I don’t know if this is something I would enjoy. I know a lot of people love this series and I’ve heard good things about the new sequel “Map of Days”, but I don’t expect to pick this up anytime soon.
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline
I had total intention of reading this, I really did. I love a good reference and dose of nostalgia, but to be honest, after I watched the movie I kind of became disinterested with the source material. I don’t know, the movie wasn’t as good to me as I expected (ohh tea, an unpopular opinion look at that), and I heard a lot of people saying it was better than the book, so you see how they lost me there.
Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu
Yep, I know, I know, that’s why this list is called Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet. I also own this one, but that anti-dystopia feeling sparkles whenever I consider reading this one. I’ve read 2 books by Marie Lu so far and really liked both of them, so I’m torn here. I want to give it a chance, but I’m not a fan of the genre. Maybe I can use the fact that there’s a new sequel coming out as an excuse to give this a chance, like I did with the Shatter Me series.
Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake
I haven’t read any Kendare Blake book yet, but people love her Three Dark Crowns series so much that I’ll probably give them a chance (I even own book one). If I like them, I’ll probably give this one a chance too, maybe next Halloween I’ll be able to, who knows.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1) by Michelle Hodkin
Yeah, I’m really curious about this one. I hear great things on book 1, but I also hear bad things about the sequels, especially book 3. That kind of makes me hesitant about even starting the series, but there’s a spin off series currently coming out and I’ve been wondering if my curiosity will win the mixed reviews.
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5) by George R.R. Martin
Can you believe this came out in freaking 2011 and George Martin hasn’t published book #6 to this day? Oh, but he’s not alone…
The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) by Patrick Rothfuss
Can you believe this came out in freaking 2011 and Patrick Rothfuss hasn’t published book #3 to this day?² Do you think that Martin and Rothfuss made a bet on who could go the longest without releasing a sequel? Guess who’s winning that bet? Not the fans, I can tell you that.
Wow have you noticed how many of 2011 releases are still relevant for 2018 somehow? There are so many new sequels and adaptations going on, it’s crazy.
So guys, what did you think of this new series? Are you caught up with all these books (unlike me)? haha Let me know in the comments. 😊