8 Popular YA Books I Haven’t Read

Hey everyone! I’m feeling a lot more motivated to blog. I just had to take a little break, but now I’m feeling great. To be honest, blogging has done wonders for my mental health. You’d think it would make me more stressed, but not really. It actually makes me feel a lot happier.

This is some advice for anyone who’s feeling unmotivated; just take a step back. Try to find the reason why you don’t feel motivated. And go from there. Remember, it’s okay to feel burnt out. Take a break and remember why you love blogging.

On that positive note, let’s get onto this post.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I will read this. I really want to. And I know most people have read it, and won’t stop recommending it to me (I already know about it!) Don’t worry, I’ll read it soon.

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

I actually haven’t read any of Cassandra Clare’s books. There are so many mixed feelings about this book specifically, maybe that’s why I’m so hesitant to start. But a friend of mine recently bought Clockwork Angel, so I think I’ll be reading that one soon.

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

I haven’t read these books or watched the movies. I’m not sure if I want to. It’s seems so stupid, and most people hate it. Also, apparently Edward is creepy and obsessed with Bella, and Bella is useless and stupid.

Not what I want to spend my time on.

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

This is so embarrassing. So, I haven’t read Harry Potter (cue the gasps). I know the story and all, but I haven’t read it. In 4th grade, my mom wanted me to read it, and I started to, but then I didn’t like it and quit halfway through. And now we know about J.K. Rowling’s transphobia, I’m probably not going to read these anytime soon.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

I really, really want to read this. But, um, I don’t know much about it? The cover is pretty, and, I’m guessing they both die at the end? (cringes inwardly) And it’s a LGBTQ romance?

That’s all though.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky

I’m not even that motivated to read this. It seems pretty boring, and there are also a lot of mixed opinions about this one. Maybe you’re sensing a pattern; I’m hesitant to read books that have a lot of mixed feelings.

The Giver by Louis Loury

I don’t even have an explanation for this one. I just don’t feel like it.

Also, who’s the guy on the cover?

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

More mixed opinions on this one!

So it’s about a girl whose touch is . . . death? Not the most unique, but still interesting. And apparently there’s a love triangle. I’m not sure about when I’m going to read this.

Looking for Alaska by John Green

I did enjoy The Fault in Our Stars, but I think that Looking for Alaska is an extremely different story. And also, John Green makes his characters sound exactly like him. And it can get annoying.

I’m not against him; I like John Green.

But it gets really annoying for all the characters to sound the same.

Have you read these? Should I read them? Leave your thoughts on this post in the comments below!


39 thoughts on “8 Popular YA Books I Haven’t Read”

  1. I’m a bit daunted to start Cassandra Clare’s books because there’s so many of them…lol I cringed so hard while reading Shatter Me, there’s a love triangle and conveniently only both those boys can touch our heroine😂😁 but I have to say I love The Giver. Its one of the earliest YA dystopias (forget that cover. That cover is super ugly but the new covers are better) and the old man is the cover is ‘The Giver’ it’s hard to explain😆 But give it a try if you like to!!

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  2. Awesome post Ritz!!! Twilight is like BTS. People hate it for no reason at all. It’s definitely not better than BTS, but you should definitely try it one time. It’s not as bad as it sounds. And the Giver!!! Aahhhh!!! The book which got me into reading. If you don’t plan on reading it, you are definitely missing out!!!

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  3. Lol don’t worry, I haven’t read most of these too!!
    City of Bones was my first Clare book, I know the number of books are intimidating, but I think the Mortal Instruments were a good start for me. After finishing the series, I read the Infernal Devices Trilogy, and then one of the Magnus-Alec (I don’t remember the series name😅) books called The Red Scrolls Of Magic, before losing interest in her books altogether.
    Lovely post!

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  4. I’ve only read Twilight from this list lol. I always feel like I’m the last person left who hasn’t read Harry Potter so I’m glad I’m not alone! I feel the same way about reading the books now, especially since they weren’t really a priority for me to start with. I’m not sure if I’ll ever read them at this point. 🤷‍♀️ Great post, Ritz! 💕

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  5. At this point I wouldn’t bother with Twilight, I liked the books back then but looking back the movies are soo cringe. I’d skip Harry Potter too, I read the first 3 as a kid and didn’t bother finishing the series. I’ve read Looking for Alaska and honestly can’t remember it, I think I might have liked Paper Towns better but TFIOS was his best for sure!

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  6. The only two I haven’t read on here is The Giver and Shatter Me, but I’ve heard they’re really popular.. so I think I should be reading them soon. As for Cassie Clare books, I’d recommend starting with the Infernal Devices and I think Harry Potter is a good book series as a book, but I don’t want to get into the JKR controversy now! Twilight… let’s just move on, shall we? Looking for Alaska was the first John Green book I’ve read, and I liked it, but as many people have said here, it’s not as good as TFIOS. And you should definitely read they both die at the end—it’s one of my favourite LGBTQ+ romances (all of Adam silvera’s are really good!)

    Okay I’ll stop now; my comment has turned into Goodreads. Great post!

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  7. I haven’t read most of these books either, Harry Potter was the only one that I’ve read. Although I have read the last book in the Giver quartet (and yet I haven’t read the first one) and it was really good.

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  8. Great post! I have not read any of these books except The Hate U Give.
    I really want to read They Both Die at the End. Everyone seems to like it. I also am mildly interested in Perks of a Wallflower.
    However, I will never probably read Twilight or any Cassandra Claire books. They are not for me and I have no interest in them.
    I also got half way through Harry Potter series but now I have no interest in finishing the books.

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