Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet #2

Hey guys, how you doin’?

Following up on last week’s Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet (2011 edition), today I bring to you part #2 of this series, with a bunch of popular 2012 releases that I still haven’t picked up yet. If a book showed up in part #1 you can safely assume that I haven’t read its sequels, so I don’t intend to list those here to avoid repetition.

Now let’s check out how late I am to the 2012 releases party:

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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Yep, you should just take a breath and accept it – I’ve never read this one. Sick-lit isn’t really my thing, and I usually avoid books that people say made them ugly cry. Hype is a strange thing, it can leave you so curious that you feel like you must read something you wouldn’t normally pick up, or it can intimidate you so much that you can’t. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to this tbh. I’ve only read exactly ONE John Green book in my entire life and that was his latest release, Turtles All The Way Down. It was okay, however it didn’t particularly make me crave more of his stuff, but never say never.

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Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer


Oh the beloved Lunar Chronicles. How could I have never read any of its books? Well, I don’t know, but don’t worry – this is one I intend to pick up soon. It’ll probably be part of my next year TBR, and I’m really curious to see if I’ll like it. Hopefully I will, since I really like reading retellings.

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Wonder (Wonder #1) by R.J. Palacio

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I read like one page of this book and I got the feeling that I would really like it, so I bought it with the intention of reading before the movie came out. Guess what? I never read the book, so I could never watch the movie because I know that if I do, I’ll be less likely to read it. Yay me.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe #1) by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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People looove this book. I own it and I think I’ll like it too, but clearly I haven’t made the effort to find out for sure. I think this is one of those books that I’m so certain that I’ll like it, that I end up feeling afraid of being proven wrong as some sort of cosmic joke. But I want to read it soon! Probable candidate for 2019 tbr.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

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I heard a lot about this. I know that there’s a movie, but I’ve heard mixed things about both so I never made this a priority and I’m not sure if I ever will.

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Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers

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Assassin nuns, that’s what I know about this book. Which is enough to make me interested, but not something that is high priority for now. I believe the author has a new books coming out soon, Courting Darkness, but I’m just not sure if it’s connected to this triology somehow. I think it’s a continuation, and if that’s the case, I might bump this series up on my TBR. There’s something about new books coming out from old series that makes me so curious.

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Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

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Believe it or not. I had read Divergent back in the day, and I really liked it, but for some reason I never picked the sequels. Maybe it’s because I had borrowed it from a friend and she didn’t own Insurgent, or because I was already getting tired of the whole dystopia craze, so I never got my own copies. I don’t know if I’ll ever finish this triology. The movies were surrounded by drama, and the last book was consumed in controversy. I feel like I could simply read the spoilers and be done with it.

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Every Day (Every Day #1) by David Levithan

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I’ve heard great things about the book, and I haven’t heard that much at all about the movie, but I want to read this one day. But who knows when?

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The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray

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To this day, when it’s Halloween time, you bet you’ll hear people talk about this book. I’ve heard nothing but great things about it, and the fact that it’s still so relevant after 6 years speaks volumes. I haven’t read it because this is a beast of a book, but the audiobook is in my near future plans. I hear it’s full cast and a bunch of people always recommend it. I’ve been in a mood for creepy books lately, and this seems to fit that criteria well.

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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

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Rowling’s first book after she finished Harry Potter, that’s no small thing. This book is a completely different genre and age group, and I’ve been postponing it forever. Many people didn’t like it, but from what I heard of the format, this really isn’t the kind of narrative that will please everyone (especially since people’s only reference of her writing was HP). But I like finding out for myself, so I will read this book… eventually.

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Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2) by Laini Taylor

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I loved book one, although I had one issue with it I couldn’t ignore. But it was the kind of thing that I don’t think will follow up to the sequel, so I feel like this is really 5 star potential, especially with the way the last one ended. Like a punch to the gut. Can’t wait for more.

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Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) by Morgan Rhodes

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I think the final book came out this year and I haven’t even started this lol. I own book one, though, so it’s in my plans. I’ll possibly read it next year.

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The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken

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Another series that got a book revival. And a movie adaptation. I had the intention of reading it, but then the movie came out (and flopped) and I was like “I don’t even like dystopia what am I doing?”, so I gave up on this series completely.

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Some other 2012 releases I haven’t read:

  • City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • The Martian (The Martian #1) by Andy Weir
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories #1) by Chris Colfer
  • Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity #1) by Elizabeth E. Wein

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So guys, have you read these books or are you late to the party like me? Let me know in the comments. 😊

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11 thoughts on “Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet #2”

  1. I’ve read 5 on the list, so haven’t overwhelmingly covered it. The Fault in Our Stars, Cinder, Wonder, Insurgent and Gone Girl. Glad you’re going to read Cinder, it is a good one 🙂

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  2. So weird that I wasn’t even reading YA in 2012 but I’ve read quite a few releases from then, though I also have yet to read Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Wonder, but I have read all the dystopias (until you made this post I didn’t even realize anything non dystopia was released in 2012). I do recommend The Darkest Minds though just know the world building is pretty unrealistic and it’s quite slow, but at least it has a plot (unlike Insurgent). If you care about Four and Tris’s relationship then definitely continue the series, if you want more action and adventure I’d suggest you quit

    Also CINDER’S SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE ENTIRE SERIES IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Yeah, a lot of dystopia around that time haha
      I think the only reason I’d continue Divergent is because I like having closure. On the other hand I think to myself “I should spend my times with books I’m really interest in”, you know?

      I’ll get to Cinder next year, I’m sure 😀


  3. Most of these are on my popular books I haven’t read yet pile as well. 😀

    I do have to be another one of those people shouting READ THE DIVINERS THOUGH. That series is just, wow, so awesome. Not only does it have a vast cast of cool characters, but they are all hugely diverse as well which is partly because its set in New York in the 20s when there was so much immigration. It makes the entire book so vibrant and we need more like it! 😀

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