Ultimate TBR

Unread Books List

I have written a Guest Post for the lovely Katie on her blog, please do visit her blog and check out her posts, reviews, book hauls, book unhauls, bookish photography and tags. This is a post on all the books I am desperate to read. including: classics, recently popular books, and books that plenty have read. Be sure to post a comment if there are any books that you can’t believe you haven’t read yet!

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Recently Popular Books 

The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give is an award-winning young adult novel by Angie Thomas, that follows a protagonist drawn to activism after she witnesses the police shooting of her unarmed friend. Released in 2017, the book has received widespread acclaim from readers, reviewers, critics, and has even being brought to the big screen. This has been read by tons of bloggers, and you can read Katie’s fantastic review here.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle | Stu Turton

At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed–again. She’s been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden’s only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle’s murder and conquer the shadows of an enemy he struggles to even comprehend–but nothing and no one are quite what they seem. A 2018 release, this book has ticked so many boxes for me: stunning cover, a map inside, Agatha Christie vibes, and a unique premise that is tantalising. If you need persuading, then Amy-Louise is your gal!

One of Us is Lying | Karen McManus

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little LiarsOne of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. This book has caught my eye as the reviews have been great, and I love the idea of a murder mystery kind of scenario which draws inspiration from one of my favourite films.


Dracula | Bram Stoker

It is a quintessential tale of suspense and horror, boasting one of the most terrifying characters ever born in literature: Count Dracula, a tragic, night-dwelling specter who feeds upon the blood of the living, and whose diabolical passions prey upon the innocent, the helpless, and the beautiful.

Hitchkiker’s Guide to the Galaxy  | Douglas Adams

Science fiction, fantasy and comedy all combine in this popular 1979 novel. Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

The new clothbound Penguin edition of the book is absolutely gorgeous, and if that isn’t enough reason to tempt me, the story definitely will! Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human?

Books That Plenty Have Read

Neil Gaiman Books

I have not read any Gaiman yet, despite the fact that he is a HUGE name in his genre. I have seen the film version of Stardust, which I adore! But if I were to read something from him, it would most likely be one of the following: Good Omens, Neverwhere, or Smoke and Mirrors. Feel free to shout suggestions at me!!

Stephen King Books 

He is a prolific writer and one of the most well-known writers of all time. His books have become iconic, due to a lot of them being transferred to the small or big screen. The only book of his I have read thus far has been Misery, which was enthralling and terrifying. Ones I am interested in trying are: Different Seasons, 11.22.63, and Under the Dome.

A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini 

Mariam is an illegitimate child, and suffers from both the stigma surrounding her birth along with the abuse she faces throughout her marriage. Laila, born a generation later, is comparatively privileged during her youth until their lives intersect and she is also forced to accept a marriage proposal from Rasheed, Mariam’s husband.

Those are my list of books and authors I want to read but haven’t yet! Let me and Katie know what is on your list! 🙂

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21 thoughts on “Ultimate TBR

  1. The Evelyn Hardcastle book keeps catching my eye, though I don’t think I’ll get to it anytime soon 😆 Dracula has been on my TBR for ages, but I think it’s on my uni list for next year so I’ll have to get round to it sometime in 2018 I’m guessing. I’m intrigued to see what you think of The Hate U Give!

  2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide books are wonderful! They are a fair bit different from the film with Martin Freeman (if you have seen it), and they are all really short. I read the first three back to back earlier this year but am taking some time away to ration out the laughs!
    If you enjoy the series, might be worth having a read of the Dirk Gently book (also by Adams) or the Netflix series with Elijah Wood – both of which I highly recommend

  3. Hah! From the authors and books mentioned in this post, I can only lay claim to reading most of Neil Gaiman’s works. I have The Hate U Give & One of Us is Lying on my TBR, and I swear I’m gonna get to them some time within the year. A Thousand Splendid Suns, now, that book I tried to read but DNF it about 25% into the story. Nothing’s wrong with it, just the pacing, I guess, it didn’t work for me.

    • After I’ve finished my current read, which is dragging, I’ll be reading THUG!
      Ah shame, Splendid Suns isn’t high on my list to read next, and I’ll check plenty of reviews out before I give it a go.
      What’s on your TBR? 👀

      • Ah, haha! I need a separate post for my TBR, but high up my list is Six of Crows (Leigh Bardugo), Warcross (Marie Lu), Carve The Mark/The Fates Divide (Veronica Roth) & Starfish(Akemi Dawn Bowman). I have already have Warcross, CtM & TFD on hand ready for me, but I wouldn’t be able to get to them yet, not til I finish the spate of ARCs I got for review. I just need YA so badly right now after reading back-to-back adult general fiction 😀

      • It’s so tempting to get it. I went by a bookstore & saw it on display. Haha! 😀 Do I have to read the other 3 previous books released before it though? The one with Alina and the Darkling?

      • I’ve not read them haha- apparently, even though they’re good, they’re not on the same level as Six of Crows- and you don’t miss any information really as it’s a different story and set of characters.

      • Oh!!!! That’s great then!!!! I’m gonna get it now and hopefully I can sneak it in between books I already have lined up. 😉

  4. The Hate U Give is on my tbr list as well. I’ve heard so many amazing things about it and I’m told its incredibly moving as well. I read Stardust and it’s a bit more twisted than the film is haha. I’ve yet to read a Stephen King book as well. I’ve just never been drawn to them.

    • THUG is next for me as I’ve got it recently.
      I loved the Stardust film, not really bothered about reading the book, but there’s plenty of his that seem interesting.
      I’ve only read Misery from King and that was good but freaky, will definitely get round to reading something else from him ☺

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