73 Shocking Books I Own but Haven't Read

Okay, so we all have that section of books that we haven’t read, yet we’ve bought them over one… two… three years ago? To me, it’s called the ‘One Day Pile’ in which I’ll eventually read them. I have created a system or list which I’ve so far stuck by where I read books from oldest to newest. If you follow me on social media, you would have noticed my library books. I borrow on average three - four per month. I’m still in 2018 releases because from doing work experience in the library, I’ve learnt that they get rid of books which haven’t been borrowed in a while. So before reading the latest, I’m covering the oldest first. I’ve compiled a list of the books I own and will eventually read when they come up in my list.


This list is in no particular order. Brace yourselves… there are a few surprising ones!

1. The Handmaid’s Tail by Margaret Atwood


2. What if it’s Us by Becky Albertali and Adam Silvera


3. Disharmony by Leah Giarratano



4. Dune by Frank Herbet


5. The Diabolic by S.J Kincaid


6. Crossings by Alex Landragin



7. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson


8. The One Who Got Away by Caroline Overington


9. Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard




10. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee


11. For The Win by Cory Doctorow


12. After by Anna Todd



13. The Wicked King by Holly Black


14. The Detention Club by David Yoo


15. The Last Paradise by Di Morrissey



16. Robert Langdon by Dan Brown


17. Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis


18. You Must Be Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied



19. Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes


20. The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis


21. Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertali and Aisha Saeed



22. When You Hear Hoofbats Thinks of a Zebra by Shems Friedlander


23. Spellhacker by M.K England


24. First, We Make The Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson



25. Into The Water by Paula Hawkins


26. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo


27. Imposters by Scott Westerfield



28. The Windermere Witness by Rebecca Tope


29. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Back


30. The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews



31. To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee


32. Scythe by Neil Shusterman


33. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern



34. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare


35. Caraval by Stephanie Garber


36. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff



37. A Universe of Sufficient Size by Miriam Sved


38. Monuments by Will Kostakis


39. The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave



40. When The Music’s Over by Peter Robinson


41. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray


42. The Secret Runners of New York by Matthew Reilly



43. Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson


44. Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich


45. The Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly



46. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow


47. The Diviners by Libba Bray


48. From my sisters’ lips by Na’ima B. Robert



49. Tigermilk by Stefanie De Velasco


50. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


51. Frankly in Love by David Yoon



52. Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare


53. Blue Monday by Nicci French


54. The Rook by Daniel O’ Malley



55. Archenemies by Marissa Myer


56. Asylum by Madeline Roux


57. What the Woods Keep by Katya de Becerra



58. Mindcull by KH Canobi


59. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomikas Adeyemi


60. My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite



61. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith


62. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte


63. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini



64. Ink by Alice Broadway


65. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsa Faizal


66. Savage Congress by Anna Karolina



67. The Murder Room by Michael Capuzzo


68. Supernatural Horror Short Stories by Roger Luckhurst


69. Hannibal by Thomas Harris



70. The Memory of Souls by Jean Lyons


72. Replica by Lauren Oliver


73. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas



Yep, that’s an interesting list. Hopefully, this list will shorten by the time I choose to do this post again. Are there any books on this list you’re surprised to find on here? Or are you guilty as I am where you haven’t read it either? Let me know in the comments and suggest which ones I should read ASAP!



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