Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet

Once again, I’m joining in with the Top 5 Tuesday meme this week! Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Bookworm, who posts the month’s topics at the start of each month. Today’s topic is Top 5 Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet. And of course, there are WAY more than the five (six) on my list. My TBR list will never be empty! Here are five (six) books that everyone seems to have read — except me.

1) Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Now that I’ve read her newest book (Chosen Ones), I’m wondering if I should finally give these books a try… except (a) I saw the first movie and didn’t care for it much, and (b) I keep hearing how let-down/angry fans were by the 3rd book. So, hard pass? Or not?

2) The Long Way To a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers: I’ve had this book on my shelf for ages, and I know people seem to love the trilogy. So this is one I really do mean to get to.

3) Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir: I absolutely want to read this book! I’m not sure why I haven’t yet.


4) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: I know, I know… I definitely need to read this! But I keep insisting that I’m not going to get involved in yet another unfinished series, and that I won’t start this book until there’s at least a publication date for the 3rd book. Maybe I’m being ridiculous, because everyone tells me I’ll love it!

5) Vicious and A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab: I haven’t actually read any of this author’s books, even though I know people loved them. And based on what I’ve heard, I think I’d love them too.


Have you read any of these? Let me know if you think I should READ or SKIP them!

And please share your Top 5 links too!

20 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet

  1. I read Name of the Wind so long ago that I would have to reread it to know what’s going on in Doors of Stone (when/if it ever comes out), and at this point, I have lost interest.

    I tried to read Gideon the Ninth, and I hated the writing style so I DNF’d it.

  2. I didn’t care for the Divergent trilogy; the only positive I found was that they were fast-paced and I read them quickly! 😅
    I don’t know, if you didn’t care for the movie, I don’t know how much you’d like the books!

  3. Oh my gosh! I JUST finished Vicious! (Well, I finished it a day or so ago) And I really liked it! I didn’t know what to expect and hadn’t read Schwab’s work before but Vicious sold me. I’d like to read more of her stuff. All the characters are unlikeable, but I love the themes she explores. I thought it was well done.

    Regarding Divergent, I liked the first book, didn’t like the second one, and refused to read the last one.

    • Ha ha, I think I’m feeling really validated regarding my non-reading of the Divergent books. 🙂 I can’t wait to read Vicious! So glad to hear that you loved it.

  4. I didn’t actually finish The Name of the Wind. I got to 90% and just DID NOT care anymore. It’s fine, but I just didn’t understand what the hype was and I was fed up of spending so much of my life on it. To me, it was just an unnecessarily long and uneventful, generic fantasy book?

    I did like A Long Way To… I keep meaning to reread it actually!

    • Oh, how funny that you DNF’d at 90%! Although I’ve had that experience with other books, where even though I’ve put so much time into a story, I just don’t care.

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