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Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet #5

Hey guys, how you doin’?

I took a little break, and I wasn’t going to post anything on my birthday, but I changed my mind, so I’m back with part #5 of my Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet series (the previous parts are linked at the end of the post). We’re going to be covering 2015 releases this time. I remember I was trying to get into college back then and I had classes even on weekends, so that was my worst reading year in recent memory because I read exactly zero books. Yep, it was so crazy that all I wanted in 2015 was to sleep or to watch something that didn’t require much brain power. It turns out I never caught up with many of the popular releases of that year.

Here are some:

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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Yep, I know I’m late to this gay harry potter party, but not for long. This is one of the last books I want to read before the end of the 2018. It’s high priority! I’ve read Fangirl back in September and I got hyped to see more of Simon and Baz, especially now that there’s a sequel coming out next year. (also not gonna lie, Carry On + Wayward Son, these titles are super triggering for my Supernatural fan self). I’m convinced that I’m going to like this book, but if for some reason I don’t, I’ll have to sue myself.

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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I don’t usually read thrillers, but this book was everywhere a while ago because of the movie adaptation, so I’ll give it a try. I’ve actually met Paula Hawkins recently and I got a signed copy so I might as well pick it up. I’ve read her other book, Into The Water, and while it wasn’t amazing or anything, I’m up to reading more of her work. Someday.

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The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

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After The Cruel Prince, I’m super curious about Holly Black‘s other works. I already owned this book before even hearing about TCP, but I haven’t read it yet, obviously. Now I’ve got even more reason to do it. I’ve heard that this has some kind of connection, like a crossover thing with TCP so I’m curious about that too. I also love the cover.

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An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir

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I’ve heard really good things about this series, but I admit that I’m a bit salty about the whole cover change thing. I know the intention was good, but I think they could’ve done a better job with the execution. I’ll probably wait to see if my local publisher is going to release book 3, and what they’re gonna do about the cover situation. If nothing works out, I can always read it in ebook or audiobook.

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The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass

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Now this is one I don’t see myself ever picking up. I really liked The Selection triology when I read it back in 2014. I probably wouldn’t like it as much nowadays, let’s be real, but I had a good time with it back then. Now they couldn’t let it go, they had to add 2 more books following the protagonist’s daughter, and let me tell you – I’ve heard nothing but BAD things about these new additions. Honestly, I’m just not going to waste my time.

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The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh

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This book used to be hyped, but to be honest, I kind of lost interest in it. I’ve heard good and bad about it, but I just don’t know if I care enough to give it a chance, even though the cultural aspect does draw my attention. There are so many books out there and we have to learn to pick our battles. For now I’m on the fence with this series.

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik

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I’m actually more interested in Naomi Novik‘s most recent release, Spinning Silver, but I like retellings so I want to give this one a shot first. I think there’s something about a dragon kidnapping girls or something? That makes me kind of meh about it. I don’t know what happened between me and dragons. I’ve always loved fantasy so I’ve read A LOT of it, I guess that made me kind of tired of super common elements like dragons and medieval europe, but I’m willing to give it a try.

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Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo

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Oh yes, the SUPER DUPER EXTRA HYPED Six of Crows. Well, I haven’t read it yet. At this point, I feel like reading this duology is kind of a rite of passage in the book community. For the fans, no need to freak out. I actually intend to read this, but I have to finish the Grisha triology first. I’ve only got Ruin and Rising left, so I’m not that behind. I do have the incentive of being excited for King of Scars, so I need to get this soon. IF I DON’T LIKE THIS I’LL COME FOR Y’ALL THAT OVERHYPED THE CRAP OUT OF THIS BOOK FOR ME. Just saying.

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P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han

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So, I’ve read book one and enjoyed it, and I also liked the Netflix movie adaptation, but I never got to book two. I do own the entire triology, but I’m so used to contemporary books being standalones that I don’t feel the urge to pick this one up. There’s also the fact that I pretty much got spoiled for the love interest endgame already, so that doesn’t help either.

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More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

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Of Adam Silvera‘s solo work, I’ve only read They Both Die at The End and I loved it. It’s become a favorite, so I’m optimistic about all of his books (well except for What If It’s Us, I’ve already read that one). I have to be in a certain mindset to pick it up though. We all know Adam is famous for bringing people to tears.

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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I own this book and The Sun is Also a Star, but I’ve read neither. I also have not watched the movie, but I’ll pick this up from my shelf eventually. I admit this is not the kind of story that grips me, but I might find enjoyment in it when I’m in need of some dramatic teen romance.

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Dumplin’ (Dumplin’ #1) by Julie Murphy

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I grew up as a fat kid, so this book certainly picks my curiosity. I’ve heard good, and I’ve heard bad, but I think this is one I need to try for myself. I’m curious to see the movie adaptation too, but for some weird reason Netflix hasn’t added this to their brazillian catalog yet. That’s bizarre, because I’ve never seen it happen with their original content before, so who knows when I’ll get to see it.

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Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

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Yep, another super hyped series I haven’t read. I don’t usually read scifi, but this series is a special case. I’ve heard a bit of the audiobook while reading the physical copy and it was an experience. I couldn’t really continue it then because I was traveling, and I never picked it up again, but I’m convinced I’ll really like this whole triology. That little bit was amazing already and I can’t wait to actually pick this up.

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  • The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6) by Richelle Mead
  • The Conspiracy of Us (The Conspiracy of Us #1) by Maggie Hall
  • Firefight (The Reckoners, #2) by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1) by Genevieve Cogman
  • A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves #1) by Morgan Rhodes
  • The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin
  • Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray
  • George by Alex Gino
  • The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Magonia (Magonia #1) by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Vengeance Road (Vengeance Road #1) by Erin Bowman
  • Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1) by Rae Carson
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  • Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

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Part #1

Part #2

Part #3

Part #4

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So guys, have you read any of these books? Which ones? Let me know in the comments. 😊

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3 thoughts on “Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet #5”

  1. I have to read The Darkest Part of the Forest, The Wrath and the Dawn, and Uprooted to (I have a similar problem with Uprooted and I did read a little of the first chapter and was annoyed by how much the Special™ trope was used but maybe the rest is good? The writing was good) also I would hype for SoC but that’s already been done, so instead I’ll hype you for An Ember in the Ashes, IT’S AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Though I’m annoyed that you can’t get the first two books in hardcover and the fourth book has been moved to 2020 😭

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  2. I’ve actually read most of these! I love The Wrath and the Dawn, Sic of Crows and The Darkest Part of the Forest. Though I should really reread The Darkest Part of the Forest and then reread The Cruel Prince, cause even though I knew about it I totally missed the crossover moment!

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