As an attempt to get back to blogging, I am doing this tag from BrokeandBookish. I liked today’s topic and thought of listing some books that I have been meaning to read for a while now, because of all the hype. I usually pick hyped and popular books first, since there is a higher chance that the book will be interesting.
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson – I feel I am cheating by including classics in this list. But this classic is so famous, that I am embarrassed to admit I still have not read it. I have been meaning to read it for a long time now.
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – Yet another classic that is famous and every single person, except for me has read it already. I should have read it as a kid, but I somehow did not. Rachel makes Joey read this book on Friends. I got some idea on what to expect from the book, thanks to that episode.
- Dune series by Frank Herbert – It is supposed to be the best science fiction novel out there. And I have still not read it. Science fiction is the genre that I enjoy reading the most, so I must read this series soon.
- The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith – I was disappointed with the other book (The Casual Vacancy) that J.K. Rowling wrote after Harry Potter series. I hated myself for not liking a book written by my favorite author. I did not pick up this series, since I don’t want to end up not liking another book of hers. I know I am being hard on myself, but I don’t want to end up disliking the one author that I love so much. I read first few pages of this book and did not find it interesting.
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – I saw this book in the library and after seeing how big it is, I gave up the idea of reading in the near future. Also the blurb did not excite me that much. I am not sure I will like this book.
- Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding – I have been meaning to read the book for a long time now. I did not watch the movie since I want to read the book first.
- The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi – This is probably the most famous series in India and I still did not read it. I am little wary of reading books based on Indian mythology, as I do not like people retelling stories with their own cooked up version. This is the reason I avoid all the retellings of Mahabharat and Ramayan.
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – Recently I heard a lot about this book, because of the TV series. But considering it is a romantic novel, I am sure I will not like it.
- All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr – Another famous novel and probably the most popular book released last year. I want to read this book soon when I get some free time.
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain – I have been hearing a lot of good reviews about this book too. I am neither an introvert nor an extrovert. I think I am somewhere in the middle but I like to talk A LOT. However, I married an introvert who doesn’t talk much and that’s why I am interested in reading this book.
P.S: I am trying to squeeze in some time to blog whenever possible. 😦 Boohoo, life has become so hectic these days!