"Top Ten Tuesday" is a weekly book blogger meme hosted by
This week's list topic is
TOP TEN BOOKS I FEEL AS THOUGH EVERYONE HAS READ BUT ME
Well, this one is super appropriate for me, since I constantly feel like I'm failing to keep up with the Book-Jones's. Here it goes...
1. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE by J.K. Rowling
Yep... I'm the only schmoe on this planet who has yet to read a single Harry Potter book. I was in college when the first book came out, so I can hardly say I just simply read them when I was a child. I didn't have any interest in reading a book for kids. But, I plan on reading it soon enough, anyway.
2. ANY BOOK WRITTEN BY STEPHEN KING
Again, I'm sure I'm alone in this category, too, in that I've never read a single word written by the legendary Stephen King. And, I'm not sure I want to. Never been a fan of pure horror fiction, but I hear he writes other genres these days...
3. THE LIGHTNING THIEF (PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, #1) by Rick Riordan
More children's books for people of all ages, but rarely do I love children's books that were written after I already left behind my childhood. But, everybody's reading these books, even if they have gray hair.
4. ERAGON (INHERITANCE, #1) by Christopher Paolini
I actually bought this book in hardcover right after it came out how ever many years ago that was (I forget). I read the first few chapters, then just put it down. Then, some time later, I sold it off to get rid of it. It didn't end up appealing to me, although I probably should have given it another chance, I admit.
5. 1984 by George Orwell
I have never read this classic dystopian novel, I'm ashamed to say. It never ended up on a syllabus of a class I took in school and I just never sat down to read it on my own. I feel rather silly for that now, since everyone has read this at least once.
6. ENDER'S GAME (ENDER'S SAGA, #1) by Orson Scott Card
Here's one I really wish to read soon because I haven't ever read it before. I've never read any of Card's novels, but I'm not a big sci-fi buff, anyway.
7. THE AWAKENING (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, #1) by L.J. Smith
This book series is now a popular American TV series, of which I've never watched before, either. I do love vampires, but does that mean I have to read this series? I don't even like Twilight.
8. VAMPIRE ACADEMY (VAMPIRE ACADEMY, #1) by Richelle Mead
I'm not sure I really want to read this book. I love vampires, but mix it with too much teen angst and I'm likely to want to exchange the book for a textbook on astrophysics just to bleach it of all emotions. Vampire Academy... do I even want to go there?
9. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (MILLENIUM, #1) by Stieg Larsson
I actually bought this book on an impulse while shopping at Walmart one evening, but I wonder if I should have. I'm not into thrillers too much, but since it's such a popular adult title right now, I thought I'd see what all the hype is about.
10. CLOCKWORK ANGEL (THE INFERNAL DEVICES, #1) by Cassandra Clare
I ordered this last September right after it came out, but have yet to read it (although, I plan to start it next week!). It has become pretty popular since then, and I have read City of Bones, but I really hope I like this other Cassie Clare series better. Her writing has improved since then, right?