1. J.K. Rowling - 'The Casual Vacancy'
I'm a big fan of the Harry Potter books, but somehow I never picked up J.K. Rowling's next novel, 'The Casual Vacancy.' On the one hand I just know her writing is amazing, so I should enjoy this novel, but I've read many negative reviews and now I'm kind of afraid I won't love the novel as much as I love her other work.
'The Fault in our Stars' is one of those books simply everyone seems to be talking about this year. I haven't read any of John Green's works and I'm also kind of afraid of picking up this one. I think it won't be able to live up to the hype, and I'm afraid it will be a really depressing read and I definitely prefer more happy/upbeat books.
I used to be a Literature student and thankfully I have managed to avoid reading 'War and Peace' so far. However, it is a classic and I do think it's important to give the classics at least a try... Is it weird that I'm perhaps even a little bit afraid of this book?!
I really enjoyed the film adaptation of 'The Lord of the Rings' and I think it's a wonderful story. However, I never managed to read the novels. I tried the first 10 pages once, but I got stuck and just really didn't enjoy it, and never tried again. However, occassionally, I think I have to give the books a second chance, but so far I haven't picked them up yet...
The first time I saw the cover and read the blurb of 'The Selection', I immediately added the book to my wishlist. However, I've read some incredibly bad reviews of the book and now I have my doubts about whether I should buy it and give it a chance or not.
I'm sure the ones of you who are familiar with the Bridgit Jones series and have read the spoilers of the third book will know why I am not sure I want to read this. I can't believe Helen Fielding decided to do what she did, and I'm just not sure whether I will be able to enjoy the story!
I've heard that the Mortal Instruments series is a must-read for fans of 'Twilight' and 'The Hunger Games', book series which I loved. However, I am not quite certain about this one. I don't know why, but somehow it doesn't really appeal to me. Anyone who can convince me?
Another book I see everywhere and lots of people are so incredibly enthusiastic about. Am I the only one who just isn't really excited about it...?
Another book on this list which lots of people loved and a book that has received so many positive reviews. I have a copy of it, but I haven't picked it up yet, even though I bought it several years ago.
I know many people don't really see Lauren Conrad as a real author, but whatever people say, I really enjoyed her 'L.A. Candy' book series. This is also the reason why I bought the books in her other series, starting with 'The Fame Game.' However, somehow I haven't picked up the book yet and I'm not quite sure whether I will.
Which books are you not sure you want to read? I'd love to hear from you!