Top 5 Most Embarrassing Unread Books

Monday, March 3, 2014

As someone who enjoys reading books, it's a little embarrassing when I haven't read a "must-read" book. It's not that I don't care to read it, but it's hard when there are so many books in the world to choose from! Not only that, but new books are being released almost every week and the struggle to stop myself from buying every single one is REAL.

These are the top five I am most embarrassed to admit that I haven't read:

5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I bought this book last July and tried reading it once, but I couldn't get past the first chapter. I have heard countless good things about this book and I really want to watch the movie, but I don't want to watch the movie without reading the book first. I'm not sure when I'll pick it up again, but I hope to soon.

4. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
I watched the movie a couple of years ago and almost got a chance to interview four of the cast members back in high school (key word: almost), but I never thought to read the book until I started watching a bunch of BookTubers (YouTubers who vlog about books) express their love for the series. Greek mythology interests me, so I'm excited to read this one day!

3. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
I have no idea why I never picked this book up. I knew of its existence, but I always thought it was for older women (don't ask me why.) After reading Fangirl a couple of weeks ago, I NEED to read all of her books!

2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Not having read this book is just sad and there's nothing I can say to explain why because it's probably just a bad excuse.

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I know, I know. I need to buy this book and read it. I am ashamed.

My real TBR list is actually around 250 books, but I kept it to less than 40 on my Goodreads account so people won't think I'm crazy. Does saying that make me crazy?

Anyway, let me know your top five most embarrassing unread books! I promise not to make fun of you.

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  1. Ugh, City of Bones. Okay, I really liked the beginning, but as the story progressed I liked it less and less, and the ending just killed it for me. I won't be reading the rest of the series. I really want to read The Book Thief as well! I heard it's amazing!

  2. All of these are on my to read list too except the The Book Thief - if you ever start that book, you'll finish it in a couple of days; it's a real page turner!

    I would like to start on the Percy Jackson series even though I'm slightly embarrassed about my friends finding out I'm reading Percy Jackson :P

  3. Aw not embarrassing at all! There are just so many books to read! I've been wanting to read City of Bones and sadly, I haven't read The Great Gatsby yet either...