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Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Read

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This week is Rewind week, so I picked “Top Ten Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Read,” because, honestly, there are a lot of them. These also include books that other people can’t believe I’ve never read :). By the way, the book images link to the Goodreads in case you want to add them too ;-).


  1. Anything by Charles De Lint – Apparently De Lint is one of the pioneers of the urban fantasy genre, and a friend of mine was rather horrified that I had never read anything by him. She then lent me Dreams Underfoot to start, and it’s waiting on my shelf for a spare week :D.
  2. Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines – I only heard of Jim C. Hines recently, and am rather disappointed with myself for not discovering this amazing author earlier. I’ve started his Princess series, but am ashamed to say I haven’t read his earlier Goblin series. I assure you I will fix this as soon as I can get my hands on the books (which I’m asking for for holidays :) ).
  3. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein – I’m a huge Heinlein fan, but haven’t had a chance to read a number of his more famous books. This one is on my list of the next Heinlein book to read, so that I can be a respectable Heinlein fan, haha.
  4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – I know, I know. I claim to be a sci-fi fan, but haven’t read this classic book that I will so love when I do get a copy. Somehow I just missed it in my English classes and it’s hard to get back to classics once you aren’t required to read them for class…. One of these days though!
  5. Graceling by Kristin Cashore – Now we’re getting into the modern books that I just missed when they came out. I’m listening to Fire right now, and will be borrowing Graceling from a friend as soon as I have time to read it. I don’t know how I didn’t hear about this book when it came out, but I just missed it :(.
  6. Divergent by Veronica Roth – Another book that I just missed when it first came out. I own a copy since I knew I had to read the series when Insurgent was coming out, but I just haven’t found the time to get all the way through it. Between it be ing a rather long book and me having so little time, it’s taking longer than it should for me to catch up on this series ;-).
  7. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov – Again, for a classic sci-fi fan, I have missed some of the best classics. I also hear that Asimov is extremely readable, so I really have no excuse, except that I don’t have access to a copy currently ;-).
  8. Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan – I’m a big Sanderson fan, as any who read this blog probably have guessed ;-). I really want to read the Wheel of Time series because I hear Sanderson did a wonderful time finishing the series, and that it’s an awesome series of its own right.
  9. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – Again, huge Sanderson fan here, but I haven’t read his 4.57 stars rated series…. This one is partially because the books are so long that they are a bit intimidating, but seriously, 4.57 stars. I think that’s the highest I’ve ever seen a book rated with 20k ratings….
  10. A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin – And I’ll end with a fantasy series that I also just completely missed when it was first coming out. It was only when the TV show premiered that I realized Song of Ice and Fire existed and was awesome. I’ve read the first book and half of the second, but really should get going with this series if I want to keep up with the show! Also dragons, enough said.
Anyone else horrified I haven’t read these books? Strong opinions on which I should start RIGHT NAO? ;-).

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  1. I’m so excited to hear how you like Graceling. Such a good book!

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  2. Graceling is pretty good, but I will admit I’ve enjoyed Fire and Bitterblue even more. It’s great seeing the progress she’s made as an author over time. And her blog is pretty neat too.

    I started Eye of the World back in high school and found it horribly boring. I’m hoping the next time I pick it up I won’t have the attention issues. Same goes with the Game of Thrones books. Plus I really should watch the show one of these days ;)

    • Good to know! I’m really liking Fire right now, so I’ll have to be prepared for Graceling to be different?

      I actually found it a lot of fun to read Game of Thrones after watching the show, since I had a much easier mental movie with all the characters already in place :D

  3. I still haven’t read Brave New World either, I couldn’t even begin to tell you how long it has set on my shelf unread. So you’re not alone there! Same with The Eye of the World. And I didn’t even know that Isaac Asimov wrote I, Robot so fail on my part. I’ve only read the first of his Foundation series…now I have to go hunt that down! LOL.

    As for which you should start now, I totally vote Graceling. One of my favorite YA fantasies. :]

    • Yey :D How did you like the first of the Foundation series?? Haha, at least you own some of these books though xD

      Awesome, I will be asking for it from my friend next!

      • I really liked it. I love reads that make you think and Foundation definitely makes you think. I’ve been trying to scout out the second one at my local used bookstores but it seems they only have the third, which I already own, so I’m guessing its not quite meant to be yet. Lol. It was one of my first ventures into adult sci-fi. :]

        And yay! Can’t wait to hear/read what you think!

        • Awesome to hear! Haha, that is a problem though, finding the complete series in used bookstores is a challenge. I got a sequel to a book I loved and was sad to realize it was the third not the second, oh well, now I have it for when I finish the second :D

          • It can be totally evil. Especially when it comes to anything fantasy or science fiction. I have just about given up on getting the Anne McCaffrey books from a used bookstore. They never seem to have the ones I’m missing, which are the ones I need to start with. Its enough to drive you crazy. But the deals are just so good…

          • Haha, yeah, I can imagine that would be difficult, I was talking to the lady at the used bookstore I was in last, and apparently they get very fast turnover of any Heinlein books. I never really imagined there would be fast turnover of anything in a used bookstore in a basement, but I guess they are more popular than I thought xD Which is good! But this is definitely where libraries come into use *ahem* ;-)

  4. I’ve got Graceling waiting to be read on my night stand. I would highly recommend the Divergent series; it is a huge must read! And the Song of Ice and Fire books are amazing but take a really long time to read! Great list!

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  5. I still haven’t read any of the George R.R Martin books yet, my brother has though so I might have to borrow them
    Great List!
    Check out mine here

    • I was getting them from the library for a bit, and then I had to return them when I moved and haven’t had a chance to keep going xD oops! Thanks for linking!

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