This is a weekly meme hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish
So this week's topic was top ten books in a genre we can't believe we haven't read. I'm cheating a bit and doing Sci-Fi AND Fantasy, but in my defense both of these genres are often grouped together. I read a fair amount of books in both and yet there are some major ones out there that I haven't even touched.
Yes, I know, I have the nerve to call myself a nerd and I haven't even read this series at all. I know what it's about. I've seen the awful movie everyone says ruined the book, and I even know what sandworms are. I've just never read the actual book. ;hangs head in nerd shame;
I've read the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit is one of my favorite books. Yet I've never read this or any other of the many books in the LotR verse.
I've seen the movie, it's actually one of my favorite Will Smith movies. But I've never read the book (which yes, I know is different from the movie) or any Isaac Asimov for that matter. But I should be getting to him this year as I'm probably going to be finishing up all the A authors on my reading through the library project and he's one of the major ones on the list.
It's taken me an embarrassing amount of time to get to Scalzi, I only just read my first Scalzi book (Lock In) last year. I'm hoping to get to this one this year.
This has been recommended right and left. It sounds right up my alley. I don't know why I haven't gotten to it yet.
One of those staple series in fantasy and I've never read it. I've just never had interest despite it being fantasy.
Have never read any Nix accept for a short story he did in a book collection I read once that was rather good. This whole trilogy is sitting on my bookshelf, I don't know why I haven't gotten to it, I just keep FORGETTING about it.
This one escaped my schooling. Which doesn't shock me much, my teachers were very much of the old dead white dude mind-set and only did "serious" literature like Hemingway. Anything that wasn't realistic fiction, they didn't bother with. Hmm....maybe that's why I can't get into realistic fiction nowadays....
I've seen the movie so I do often feel compelled to recommend the book to people, particularly those getting into dystopian. But I myself have never read this one. ;hangs head in nerd shame once again;
I've had this recommended to me many times and it does look like something I'd dig. I've just never gotten around to reading it for some reason. Maybe this year...