Top Five Friday: I'm Ashamed I Haven't Read These...

We all have at least at least one book that we regret never getting around to. Maybe this book had lots of hype surrounding it and you just happened to miss out on all the fun; maybe it was published a few generations ago and you've been focused on new releases lately. Both of these reasons and more apply to why I haven't read the books in this week's Top Five Friday, and I hope I don't get excommunicated from the book blogging community for not having read these! XD

5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

This book has had so much hype surrounding it since before it even came out, but it honestly doesn't sound like my cup of tea. I don't know if it's because there are so many fairy tale retellings out now or if it's because I'm not a huge fan of the New Adult genre, but either way, I don't think I'll be getting to it any time soon.

4. The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

This is the third and final book in the Mistborn trilogy, and after I finished the second book, I decided to take a break from the series for a few weeks so I wouldn't get tired of it.

It's been three months since that day.

Since I ordered hard copies of the series on Book Depository the other day, I'm definitely gonna read The Hero of Ages soon. However, considering the ending of the The Well of Ascension, I'm amazed I haven't gotten my hands on it sooner. 

3. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

I watched the movies years ago when they came out in theaters and I thought they were all great, but I'm sad to say that I've never read the books. I recently read Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce, but I've never read C.S. Lewis' most popular series.

2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 

Like The Chronicles of Narnia, I've committed the cardinal sin of watching the movies and not reading the books. I'd like to read them at some point, but I have a whole list of other books I'd like to get to, and since I already get the gist of the story, I don't see the need to read this in the immediate future.

Are you ready for number one?

I don't think you are...

But try to brace yourself anyway...

The number one book I'm most ashamed I haven't read is...

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (along with the entire Harry Potter series) by J.K. Rowling

I'll just take a moment for everyone to gasp in horror.

I simply wasn't interested in Harry Potter when I was a kid. There's no other explanation. Even if I read it now, I feel like I would just be reading it from peer pressure and I wouldn't actually enjoy it, so I probably never will.

*cue sad violins*

Are there any books that you feel guilty about not reading? Let's bask in our shame in the comments section!

Thanks for reading,

Indoor Sojourner


  1. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that hasn't read Harry Potter. Like you, I was never really interested in Harry Potter and I still don't think I'd enjoy it today. The only reason I'd consider reading Potter and Narnia would be to see what the hypes all about.
    With regards to the other I can definitely say that some of them are on my to read list (Lord of the Rings in particular as I've read The Hobbit and the films are a favourite of mine). I'm hoping to finish the Mistborn trilogy next month but I'm going to wait until the next book in A Court of Thorns and Roses comes out before reading it.

  2. OHMYGOSH, Annie!! I was reading along like okay . . . okay . . . this isn't so bad. BUT THEN I GOT TO #1. Harry Potter?! Hahaha, kidding. It's okay. I wasn't interested in Harry Potter either when I was a kid, but I finally decided to read the series last year. It was awesome and great and I loved it. You should at least give it a try!

    Julia Anne @ Peach Print

    1. *hides in shame* I'M SORRY. XD I've been thinking about starting it, but there are so many new books I want to read first >__<