Happy Wednesday! Today’s topic is reader canon books I haven’t read. Meaning, books that considered ‘essential reading’ for one’s niche of reading, in the way that Pride and Prejudice is to classics for instance. Well known ones, y’know! I read a lot of fantasy, so that’s the genre I’m going to be sticking to today! To make it harder (or easier?) I’m going to limit this to books I physically own. I want to read all these, man. I just… haven’t.
And today I have six to talk about!
Starting with the most intimidating ones. The reason why I haven’t read these is well, they’re intimidating. All of them are big and thick and dense and they scare me. I’ll read them someday. I might need a buddy read to do it, honestly. I read scary books like this better in that situation.
These three are a bit more modern, and not nearly as intimidating. I don’t really have a good reason why I haven’t read these yet other than ‘I just haven’t’, I suppose. I have a buddy read lined up for The Fifth Season at least… at some point. We’re in the middle of Juliet Marillier at the moment, and then we’ll hop over to N. K. Jemisin. For the other two? No idea. They’ve survived multiple cullings though so I definitely do wanna read them, I just don’t know when it’ll happen.
And that’s it! If you’ve read any of the above, particularly the top three, lemme know. Give me hope that they’re not as dense as I imagine them to be. Happy reading!