August 11, 2020
Title: Popular Books That I Have Never Read
When it comes to trends or popular topics, I am either right on time or really, really late. This fact often applies to books. Sometimes there are best sellers that I want to read, but I need to save my money for other things. Or, I end up completely turning away from them because people constantly talking about them spoils the books for me. So this list is devoted to some popular books that I may never read and to some that I plan on reading, hopefully soon.
Fifty Shades of Grey
There is nothing wrong with a book revolving around a relationship or around sex....if it is well written. I picked up this book in a library when I was in middle school because I was curious to see what all my classmates were freaking out about. I read a couple of pages and quickly decided that the writing style was not for me. In addition to bad writing, friends of mine that have read it told me that the relationship between Mr. Grey and Anastasia is toxic. Though part of me wants to give this book a chance, I don’t have the desire to pick it up again.
The Hunger Games
I didn’t hear about this book until I found out about the movie. I haven’t watched the movie, but I definitely want to finish the book series before I do. The dystopian concept of the book really interests me, so I’m confident that I’ll enjoy it.
Due to the bad acting and the whole “Team Edward” trend, I wish this would have just stayed a book. The fandom gushing over the guys made me think that the book was shallow. I have mixed feelings about this one because I’ve heard from some that the book is good or at least it’s better than the movie. Then, I’ve heard that the book is bad. I don’t know if I would buy it, but if I see it in a bookstore, I think I would pick it up, just to see if it belongs on my bookshelf.
The Hate U Give
The only reason I have not read this book yet is because I need to be saving my money and actually finishing the books I already have. Due to everything happening in the world, this book is still relevant today. I think taking a serious topic like police brutality and showing how it could impact a teenager of color is very important. One of these days, I will get my hands on this book.
The Fault in Our Stars
I have read John Green’s book, Paper Towns, and I enjoyed it. So why not read one of his most popular books? I have a feeling that it’s going to make me cry, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I’m surprised I didn’t read this book in high school since I relate to the main character, Charlie, a lot. A friend of mine has a copy of this book, so once I’m prepared to leave the house again, I definitely want to borrow it from her.
The Lovely Bones
When I watched the movie in high school, I was shocked that this was a book since the plot is so dark. This was before I read Thirteen Reasons Why, so I wasn’t used to reading about a teenager dying or being murdered. Like with The Fault in Our Stars, I know I will cry as I read this book. If the book is as good as I anticipate, I don’t mind shedding a few tears because that is a sign of a moving story.
Edited by Morgan Mitchell