Top Ten Tuesday was created and is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish. This week's topic is books I feel everyone has read but me - the hits in the blogosphere that I just haven't gotten around to picking up.
In no particular order:
If I Stay by Gayle Forman - It's very rare to find a blogger who hasn't read this one yet, I think. I just got around to buying it at The Strand when I was in NYC for BEA at the end of May, but it still sits at the bottom of my TBR list for some reason.
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer series) by Jenny Han - I won all three books at the Simon & Schuster blogger luncheon during BEA week and the second I picked them up, I had about six people come up to me to gush about how great they are. I'm definitely planning to make room in my reading schedule for them soon!
Any classic by Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, etc - At my high school, our required reading was a lot different than most. We read Poe and a bit of Shakespeare, but other than that, we mostly read modern novels. I've never read Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Sense & Sensibility ... none of those.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead - I haven't heard one bad thing about this series, but I still hesitate to pick it up. My previous experiences with vampire boarding school novels ranged from absolutely horrible to mehh, so I'm still a bit wary of this series.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson - I have no clue what this is about. I don't think I've ever even read a synopsis or anything like that. I just know that I see it come up constantly in blog posts and the sequel is getting some big buzz.
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard - Just by the dolls on the covers and watching parts of the show, I can probably already tell that I'd very much dislike these books, but you can't judge books by their covers, right? They have to be pretty good if they're as popular as they are!
The Giver by Lois Lowry - Everytime I bring up the books The Hunger Games and Matched to people, I get the excited "Have you ever read The Giver by Lois Lowery?!" It's another one of those books that I didn't have to read in high school so it just never happened.
Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling series) by Megan McCafferty - This is one sort of a twisted situation because I have read the first two books. I actually read them way before I got into blogging, but if you asked me what happened in them, I couldn't tell you a single thing except that one of them had lyrics to a Yaz song. (I think) So I just regard these books as if I haven't read them yet.
Only eight this week! Feel free to give me a virtual kick for not reading these yet. I'm sure they're all fantastic!