Now while it is early in my blogging it isn’t in my reading. As such today I have listed 5 books it may shock you that I haven’t yet read.
1. Game of Thrones – George R.R Martin
Now while this is by no means an easy read, it is certainly in one of my usual favourite genres, Fantasy. Not only that but as my other half has read them and told me not only that he enjoyed them but that I would too…they are sitting temptingly on one of the bookcases in our home.
I made the decision a couple of years ago to not start reading series until they are finished. This is due to my impatience, I hate it when I have to wait a year for the next book in a series to come out. I like being able to submerge myself into a world and not have to come out of it in between volumes. When you have to wait a year to read the next book that is not possible. I also have the bad habit when browsing in a bookshop of picking a book in the middle of a series and then having to back track all the way to the beginning in order to thoroughly enjoy the book.
These are famously not yet completed and despite this the television series is. I have not watched any of the television series, or cracked open those ever tempting books. This has meant that I have not had masses of small talk of the past few years but I am sticking to my guns, I do not want to ruin the books…. now if only George R.R. Martin would get writing so I can get my teeth into this series.
2. Romeo and Juliette – William Shakespeare
In the UK for most GCSE’s the above play is toiled over by fifteen and sixteen year old’s doing their best to read some Shakespeare and often more frustratingly to understand some Shakespeare. I assume the numerous teachers up and down the country choose this one because it has become a fairly popular storyline in a number of other books down the years and there are a few film versions of the play . My teacher on the other hand chose Macbeth.
There are a number of advantages to Macbeth, the imagery used helps you to remember the key quotes and it in in some places easier to understand. This is on my to be read list, but I am in no hurry to get there.
3. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
This is another story that most people manage to get to during their schooling…yet again I did not. I am not sure what I read instead (it has been a long time since I was last in school) but I have been told about the concept and the idea behind it which does interest me. I will probably leave it languishing on my to be read pile for a while longer.
4. The Fault in our Stars – John Green
Unfortunately this will most likely stay unread by me at least. I tend to cry at the slightest provocation when it comes to characters I care about in books. This one would no doubt have me in pieces (according to the synopsis). I am sure that the book is an amazing piece of fiction but I would not be able to get through it without a throbbing head and a runny nose.
5. Divergent Series
This is on my to be read pile…. I just haven’t gotten to it… yet.
Which of these books shocked you most? Have you got any that would shock other people? Let me know below