Top 10 Books I Want To Read, But Haven’t Got Round To Yet!

Hey guys! I’m about a third of the way through a book, but dying to write, so I thought I’d tell you all what I’ve wanted to read for the longest time, but haven’t got around to yet. I judged this by which books have been on my To-Read shelf on Goodreads for the longest time. To find any of these books on Goodreads, simply click on the cover!

121710013 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I heard a lot of hype around this book in the past, and so, naturally, checked it out and added it to my TBR list. However, I never got around to reading it, and since then it has been spoken about less and less. Originally, I think I refrained from purchasing this book because it was so expensive on Kindle, and prices usually drop after a while. Yet, I never went back after the hype died down, and still haven’t gone back at all. Guess it’s just one of those things.


12294652My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

The synopsis for this book makes me think it would be a perfect beach read, or relaxing read, and I really like the sound of it. Actually, I do have this book on my Kindle, I’m just yet to get around to reading it because, frankly, I haven’t been to the beach in over a year, and I am less in to relaxers, and really into exciting books, recently. However, because it’s on my Kindle, I will probably get around to it a lot quicker than many of the other books on this list!


L18009950iars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Having been released in March of this year, Liars, Inc. was one of my most highly anticipated books of 2015. Unfortunately for me, though, this book isn’t available on Kindle, and is rather expensive in physical copy, leaving me to turn to other books, instead. I’m really hoping this book does come out on Kindle one day, but – until then – it will stay on my TBR.


22232035All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher

As soon as Carrie announced she was releasing a book, I was dying to read it! I have always loved Carrie’s YouTube channel and blog, and – since its release – I’ve heard amazing things about this book. Carrie is extremely inspirational to me, and I really should have read this by now, yet, again, I haven’t. I don’t know what stopped me from buying this book as soon as it was released, yet not purchasing it then means it’s not on my Kindle now, meaning I probably won’t get around to it any time soon. One day, for definite, I will, though.


18460392All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This book is absolutely huge – I see it everywhere I go! Each and every BookTuber has read it, so many bloggers have reviewed it, and even some normal YouTubers jumped on the bandwagon to read this book. Yet here I am, half a year after its release date, still having not read it. Bad, Olivia! The Goodreads synopsis even states it’s “The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park” – how have I avoided this for so long?!


24378015Never Never by Colleen Hoover

What originally grabbed me about this book was the simple – yet effective – synopsis:

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.

So gripping! This book happens to consist of 3 volumes, and so I’m waiting until all are released to read. Thus, this will be a 2016 read for me!


77203The Kite Runner by Kahled Hosseini

My aunt actually recommended I read this book after I read The Dinner by Herman Koch, but I never got round to it! Since then, I’ve had my friend mention it a few times, explaining how amazing it is, each time urging me to read it a little more, and a little more. Of course, there’s also the fact that it’s a best seller that encourages me to read it, as well, but I simply keep forgetting! This is not good! I’ve moved to the top of my TBR in the hopes that – as soon as I plough through everything I already own – I’ll eventually get to it.


21480930Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Yep, that’s right, I’m one of the 0.001% of book bloggers/book lovers who hasn’t read Gone Girl, yet. In fact, I read The Dinner by Herman Koch before I read this, which is commonly herded towards those who loved Gone Girl! Another rookie mistake by past me… Of course, though, I still want to read this. And I will, I promise, I will! It’s just…very expensive right now, and I have a lot to read until then.


18336965My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

The synopsis for this book sound so interesting despite it being based on such a sombre and sensitive subject, and so I was dying to read this at one point. In fact, this is another of my most anticipated reads of 2015. Yet, it didn’t become as popular as I’d expected, and I completely forgot about it until I started compiling this list! I still want to read it, though, and will hopefully get around to it sooner rather than later!


10956The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Last but not least would be The Virgin Suicides. The film adaptation to this was suggested to me after I watched Heathers, yet – upon hearing it was a book primarily – I couldn’t bring myself to watch it. Thus, having not gotten around to reading this book, I’m yet to watch the movie, either. This book is even on my dying-to-read shelf, which is my Goodreads shelf dedicated to books I am tragically yet to read! Have any of you guys read this? Is it as good as I’m hoping?

Thank you very much for reading! If you’ve read any of these books, please comment down below, and tell me whether they were good or bad! Otherwise, comment down below and tell me what you really want to read, but haven’t got round to yet!

Until next time!


15 thoughts on “Top 10 Books I Want To Read, But Haven’t Got Round To Yet!

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  3. Laura

    I’ve only read 3 books from this list: The Kite Runner, My Life Next Door, and 13 Reasons Why.
    The Kite Runner is indeed a very good book, but it is also very sad. 😦

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      1. Laura

        Yes, especially if you like the classics, and you can keep in mind the context. Most of her books are about girls, and school, but set in the 1800s. I am surprised people do not know much about this author, since her books would be perfect for school. 🙂
        A few titles: “The Rebel of The School”, “Sue, A Little Heroine”, “A Very Naughty Girl”, “The Time of Roses”. Most of her books can be found on Amazon, and on kindle I think some of them are free (public domain). 🙂

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      2. Laura

        Sorry. Wrong post. My comment was meant for the August Wrap-Up post. I mentioned there L.T. Meade. 😦

        I do recommend The Kite Runner; betrayal, redemption, lost, friendship, a little bit of Afghanistan history.
        The other two, My Life Next Door, and 13 Reasons Why, are good books as well, but their not unique, unlike The Kite Runner. You will find similar books.
        13 Reasons Why is about a girl who killed herself, and she had 13 reasons; sad, but not very complex or thoughts provoking. My Life Next Door is about a girl falling in love with her neighbor; fun, easy read. Obviously, this is my opinion. 🙂

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      3. Olivia Emily

        Thanks for breaking that down for me 🙂 and yeah, I thought 13 and my life would be quite simpler reads due to being YA


  4. Hi Olivia!
    I’d personally recommend that you read The Kite Runner first, oh, it’s one of my all-time favorite books. Gone Girl next and then Thirteen Reasons Why.
    I’ve read All the Bright Places but as I’ve mentioned in my blog, I’m not the target audience for that book.

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  5. Erika

    I personally didn’t like 13 Reasons Why because of the main character. I just couldn’t sympathize with her. But I know people who loved the book so I would still suggest to read it, so you can form your own opinion. I’m gonna be negative again but I also didn’t like The Kite Runner for the main character alone. HAHA I guess I just have issues with not liking the characters in books.. Some of the other books you listed are on my TBR though! 🙂

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      1. Erika

        I think at times when you don’t like the characters it’s really hard to like the book overall, but there are those who can easily ignore that aspect. However, for me I have to at least like the characters just a bit.

        And your welcome! 🙂 I hope that you will end up liking the books that I mentioned that I didn’t like though if you do decide to read them. 🙂

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  6. I’ve read three of them (13 reasons why, My life next door and The Kite Runner). From my experience these are really good, and worth reading them!! If you enjoy the kite runner, I also recommend reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaleed Hoessini.

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    1. Olivia Emily

      Thanks for your comment! I glad to know my TBR list isn’t full of bad books haha! I was looking at A Thousand Splendid Suns earlier when writing this, because it was recommended, so I’ll definitely add to my TBR – thanks for the recommendation!


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