I’ve read quite a few very popular book series: Harry Potter, The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Dark Artifices, Lord of the Rings, The Merciless series, and so on. But one of the saddest things about being a bookworm is simply that there is not enough time to read every single book ever written in the entire world. I mean, we’re not asking for much here. Just more hours in the day and access to every single publication ever created. Is that so monstrous???
As a result, we all have books in the backs of our minds that are super popular and which we hear people talking about or see them posting about frequently, and for one reason or another, we just haven’t gotten around to them.
In fact, up until recently I had not read a very, very popular YA fantasy series, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Once I started it, I discovered that I adored the series, and only wished I had read it sooner! And that got me thinking—what other popular series have I not read?
Read on to find out which popular series I haven’t read, and let me know which ones I should embark upon!
The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
I know, I know, you’re like how have you not read this series? You live on Earth, and you read books. But honestly, it’s just one I’ve never picked up for some reason. It does sound really interesting, though, and if the bookstagram community is anything to go by (and I usually think it is, tbh), it’s really good. It may be something I need to get into once I pare down my TBR a little bit.
The ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas
To be honest, between this one and the Throne of Glass series, this series actually interests me way, way more. I have never read anything by Sarah J. Maas but the ACOTAR series (A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, and A Court of Wings and Ruin) really, really captures my attention even more so than the Throne of Glass series does. Those of you who have read both or who are Sarah J. Maas fans—let me know if there’s a better series to start with out of these two!
The Raven Cycle Books by Maggie Steifvater
The strange thing about this series is that The Raven Boys, the first book in the series, is a book I’ve actually picked up and read the description for and held in my hands and sometimes even walked around the bookstore with, and for whatever reason still haven’t actually purchased it and read it! But clearly, since I have considered buying it before, I am interested in this one—so it’s not for lack of interest that I haven’t taken up with this extremely popular series yet!
The Shades of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab
The Shades of Magic series is one that I actually didn’t know much about until maybe this year. Between reading one of my favorite bloggers, Cait at Paper Fury, social media, and receiving A Darker Shade of Magic inspired pocket mirror in my July OwlCrate, it seems like this one has been coming into my life and mind more and more lately, so I may end up having to read it soon!
The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
This is another series I see allllll the time on bookstagram, and of all the series listed here, this is probably the number one series that I am most interested in reading because it sounds very post-apocalyptic, fallout-y vibes, and as many of you know, that is one of my favorite things! I could see myself starting either this series or the ACOTAR series before any of the others!
The Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins
So this series differs from all the others on this list in two ways. First, where all the others were fantasy series of some form, this is a contemporary series, and second, whereas the other series are all popular series that do interest me, these books (which I’m not actually sure are cohesive or chronological so much as “taking place in the same world”) actually don’t interest me that much. It’s not because I’m not interested in contemporaries, because I actually love contemporaries and many of my favorite books are contemporaries! It’s because I think, in this case, hearing so much about this series actually pushed me away from it rather than drawing me toward it. I always see discussion of Anna and the French Kiss, particularly, and while many people seem quite smitten with it, I also know that the main characters initially get together during an episode of cheating, and cheating just disgusts to me such an extent that I know I won’t be able to get behind a romance in full force when I know that’s how it begins. Sorry, lovers of Anna and the French Kiss, but this one just doesn’t float my boat!
Alright, so this wraps up my list of popular series I just for some reason or another haven’t read yet! (Though I’m sure there are other series I haven’t read, as well! Again, this whole thing about wanting to read all the books in all the land…) I know this is a much shorter post than I usually grace you with, but I assure you, I’ll be back in fighting form by my next regularly scheduled posting day of Wednesday! I hope you’ll join me again then. 🙂
So what about all of you? What popular series have you not read yet? And which of the series I listed here would you recommend to me? Let me know in the comments! You know I’d love to talk. <3