Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Need to Read #1 - Popular YA Books I Desperately Need to Read - P.S. I think I made a meme?


I HAVE HAD AN IDEA. It's not brilliant, but still, it's an idea that is semi-decent (and to be honest, ideas don't occur very frequently - very sad, I know *shakes head*) and so I decided to develop it and see if anyone else thinks it's a good idea or if it's just me being overly optimistic. DO YOU WANT TO HEAR IT?

(It's really not that brilliant so don't get your hopes up.)

I was thinking that every week (or whenever I feel like it, because I'm lazy spontaneous) I'll make a list of books in different categories of sorts that I am dying to read. Or that I need to read. Categories such as Popular YA Books I Still Need to Read Because Basically, I'm Just Bad At Life, Dystopian YA Books I Still Need to Read That I Haven't Yet Because It Sounds Like The Hunger Games, Newbery Medal Award Books That I Should Read Because Apparently It's So Good It's Won Awards and Banned Books I Need to Read Because I'm a Rebellious Little Book Nerd. Lists that I can print out and keep with me and slowly but surely complete and do a round-up at the end of the month or the end of the year depending on how successful I am at this (I always make TBR lists and never stick to them BUT I AM DETERMINED TO CHANGE THAT).


How did I get this not-so-mind-blowing-idea you may ask? WELL, my dad sent me an email to a link on Amazon, that features the Top 100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime and after scrolling through the list, I was quite disgusted with my bookish self that I had read a dismal amount of books on that list. And after scrolling through several other lists of several different categories I was appalled that I haven't read many books that people claim are "life-changing" and "so brilliant you'll just want to curl up in a ball and think about life for like, a hundred years" as I generally avoid hyped books because they scare me (so many people LOVE THEM, what if I don't?! It's quite a predicament, I tell you) BUT I am going to become fearless, courageous, as brave as my inner Tris will allow me and READ THOSE BOOKS. If they interest me, that is. I will not wade through pages of dullness just to say I've read a certain book, but there are so many that look so good and I am determined to read them!

IF you want to join in (which I really hope you do, ideas don't occur very often and I'd like to think that the ones that do have the amiability to frequent my presence are considered niceish by the general public), let me know in the comments and I'll add those linky thingies to my posts!

The meme will be called Need To Read (has a ring to it, don't you think?). It's not that original, but we'll pretend it is.

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For the first post, I decided to do a list of the top 20 popular YA books that I desperately needed to read like, yesterday which was inspired by this Goodreads list I found when I was scouting for ideas. 

So below are the top 20 books that it seems like everybody and their pet dog have read that I still haven't because I'm quite slow with jumping on the bandwagon:

A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)Legend (Legend, #1)Delirium (Delirium, #1)Paper Towns
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)The Book ThiefThe Giver (The Giver, #1)Looking for AlaskaHoles (Holes, #1)We Were LiarsEragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)The Selection (The Selection, #1)City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)Splintered (Splintered, #1)Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)I'll Give You the SunThe Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)

I'll try and read at least one of these a month - I'm sure I can manage that! I actually have several of these and I'm going to be on a 12 hour flight next month so I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get a lot of reading done!

What do you think of this meme of sorts? Would you be interested in participating? Which popular YA books haven't you read that practically everyone has? Have you read any of these?

16 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Not sure I'll be able to keep up with it because I'm very forgetful but I'll try to join in when I can :) I am also dismally behind on recent YA reads and am drowning in my TBR pile. Not sure I've ever going to be able to dig myself out tbh!!! I've only read one on your list and that's Eragon, which was definitely one of my favourites growing up! Hope you manage to read some of these on that flight of yours :)

    Laura @ What's Hot?

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    1. Thank you so much! Same, my TBR pile is waayyyyyy too big. One of my best friends LOVE Eragon so I hope I do too! :D

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  2. I would definitely be interested in participating! (you need to read Throne of Glass ASAP :D)

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    1. Yay! :D I know, I've heard SUCH good things!

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  3. I love this feature idea!! You definitely need to do it. :D

    KYRA YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST READ THE DARKEST MINDS. Seriously. JUST DO IT. Run to the nearest bookstore and buy a copy. Especially since all three books are out now, you can just binge the entire series! It's one of my all time favorites and I've basically made it my life mission to make everyone read the series.

    The Legend series was pretty superb as well! I also actually need to read Vampire Academy and Paper Towns- it seems like everyone and their dog has read those books, haha.

    Lovely feature, and I can't wait to see more! :D

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    1. Thank you so much! :)

      I KNOW, it looks SO GOOD! I'm hoping to buy it once I'm in England and then marathon the series. I'm hoping to read Paper Towns on the plane - I've heard it's so good! :D

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  4. I loved A Great and Terrible Beauty! I just finished the third in the series recently!

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    1. I've heard it's great! Looking forward to reading it!

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  5. What a great idea. I'll Give You The Sun was brilliant and beautiful and amazing. Read that one now! Ha. The Delirium series and the Legend series are pretty awesome. I just read The Giver for the first time this year and I really enjoyed it.

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    1. Thank you! I loved The Sky is Everywhere, so I'm hoping I'll love I'll Give You the Sun just as much! :)

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  6. Oh, and I am reading The Book Thief for the first time right now. SO GOOD!!!

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  7. YAY Throne of Glass and Darkest Minds are some of my favorites :D This is such a great idea, I might join in :D

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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  9. This is a great idea! There sure are a lot of books out there that many have loved, but I have not read. Thanks for reminding me!

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  10. Read Delirium! It's seriously so so good, make sure to get the sequel though because you'll want to read that one straight after. I don't really understand all of the hype about John Green's books though, really did not enjoy them, though An Abundance of Katherines has footnotes which is rather novel.

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  11. Fun idea! I always feel so behind when I see lists like that Amazon one because I've never read half of them either xD You have some extremely popular series on here that I'm surprised you haven't read :O I guess I shouldn't be talking though, haha. Out of these, my favorites were Vampire Academy, Splintered, A Great and Terrible Beauty, Throne of Glass, and the Raven Boys :)

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