Top Ten Tuesday: I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Started These YA Series Yet…

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (click the link to visit them) who pick a different topic each week.

The topic for this week is: Top Ten Books I can’t believe I haven’t read from X Genre…

I’m almost as bad at starting series than I am at finishing them. But the following books are ones that I do fully intend on starting…at some point…

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1. The Giver Quartet ~ Lois Lowry: I’ll be honest, I hadn’t even heard of this series before the movie came out and I can’t believe how long ago it was released. I’m very intrigued for that reason alone, so I’ve avoided the film thus far.

2. The Grisha ~ Leigh Bardugo: I’ve heard so many good things about this series and people have told me I’d love it.

3. Splintered ~ A.G Howard: I’ve enjoyed some re-imaginings of Wonderland before, and this one sounds great. Plus, the covers are awesome.

4. Percy Jackson ~ Rick Riordan: I love Greek mythology so I’m pretty sure I’ll love these books.

5. Matched ~ Ally Condie: I got the first book in this series from the YALC book swap last year, but I just haven’t got round to it yet.

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6. Young Elites ~ Marie Lu: I haven’t read any Marie Lu yet and this series sounds full of action.

7. The Magisterium ~ Cassandra Clare and Holly Black: I’m intrigued by this collaboration!

8. Snow Like Ashes ~ Sarah Raasch: The cover! That is enough of a reason to want this series.

9. The Children of Camelot ~ Donna Hosie: I love, love, love Arthurian lit, so a YA series based on that = slobber.

10. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins: I’ve wanted this since it was released. Everything about it just screams awesome.

Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Authors I’ve Never Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (click the image to visit them) who pick a different topic each week. This week the topic is Ten Authors I’ve never read.

For some reason I found this really hard. I’m sure there are loads of popular authors that I’ve never read but most of the ones that came to mind were Chick-Lit so I tried to mix it up a bit.

J.K Rowling: I know this will be the big shocker on this list. Everyone who meets me expects me to love Harry Potter. It is the kind of thing I like, granted, yet I’ve never read them. I’m not really against reading them, but I just feel it’s a bit too late now. That, and I’ve seen a few of the films – which were positively average – and I hate reading books after seeing the films. Maybe one day…
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Cecelia Ahern: I’m not averse to Chick-Lit at all, but it’s never my go-to genre. I’ve been told I’d really like Cecelia’s books by a few people though and still haven’t picked any up. I totally secretly love the P.S I Love You film, mainly because of this guy:

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Marian Keyes & Jodie Picoult: Again, I’ve heard good things but I’ve never really felt the need to pick up their books!

Gillian Flynn: I’ve had Gone Girl on my TBR pile since it came out. I know, I know, I NEED to read it. I Will, I promise. Soon.

Lee Child & Jo Nesbo: I really love gritty crime/ suspense novels and I like the sound of both of these authors…I just haven’t got round to them yet. One day.

Alexander McCall Smith: I doubt I’ll ever pick up the Detective Agency books for the simple fact that I hate the covers. I know that’s really bad, but they do nothing for me whatsoever and have really put me off.

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Phillipa Gregory: I think I would probably like these books but I feel like I’ve missed the boat a bit. When I feel like a bit of Historical Fiction I usually go for the Arthurian Era reads because I’m fascinated by that period, but I should definitely branch out.

Rick Riordan: I love books that take mythology and bring it into a modern setting so I have no doubt that I’d love the Percy Jackson books, but like Harry Potter, I saw the film first. Unlike Harry Potter though, I think I will definitely try and read these at some point.

What would make your list? Feel free to leave your link in the comments!