Books, books, books!
Hello and welcome! Today’s video idea is something I first saw on Kathy’s channel. Then I saw it from Adriana of perpetualpages. I thought that this is a really good idea, and was curious about mine. I looked it up, and ahh… Interesting. So I’m making a video today.
This basically takes a look at your GoodReads TBR, and arrange by the most rated (on GoodReads, it’s called “number of ratings”). So it gives you a look at what is popular, not necessarily what’s the best rated. Like some books have, I don’t know, one million ratings, but it’s actually not that good. I would do this by what books I own, BUT. One, I haven’t actually added most of the books that I own to my GoodReads account. (I probably should do that.) Two, I get a lot of books from the library, so I definitely don’t own most of the books I’ve read/want to read. Three, most of the books on my TBR are books that I’ve seen from wherever, I don’t own most of them. So I’m just going by what’s on the TBR, not by what I own.
Starting at number 10, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I know nothing about this book, but I’ve read one of her books, Landline, and I enjoyed it. So I looked at other books written by her, and added them. I thought that this may be interesting to read, I don’t remember what it’s about, but… It seemed interesting at the time I added it.
Number 9, The Princess Bride by William Goldman. I…don’t understand how I haven’t already read this book. I grew up and watched the movie often. And this is the first book my dad read aloud to my mom. So it’s kinda a big deal in my family. We have the book. I just…haven’t. read. it. I need to do that.
Eight, Paper Towns by John Green. I haven’t read most of his books (whoops), so this list has three of them. This is the third most popular of his books on my TBR.
Seven, Night by Elie Wiesel. From what I remember, this is a true story written by a person who’s experienced Nazi Germany, so he writes about that experience. That’s what I vaguely remember from it, so that should be interesting to read.
Six, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I added this to the list mostly because of the TV show. I saw it on Hulu, and I was immediately intrigued. I haven’t watched it yet. I do want to try and read the book first before I watch the TV show. So that’s partly why I added it to the list. Also, I added it because it seems like an interesting story. I mean, I love science fiction, I love dystopians… Ah.. Actually good dystopians, not all of the rage now with Hunger Games, Divergent, blah blah blah.
Five, this is the second John Green book, Looking for Alaska. I actually acquired this through a little free library. I happened to stumble across one while I was walking. I saw it and decided to see if there was anything. Looking for Alaska was there, yes! I need to read that, grabbed it. So I have it, I’ll eventually read it.
Four, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I added this because I’ve been seeing a lot of people saying it’s good, you should read it, and so on. So we’ll see. I don’t even remember what it’s about, but yeah.
Three, I was not surprised this was high on the list. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. Yes, I put it on the list because of the TV show. But I’ve watched the first season and two episodes of the second season. That’s all I’ve seen of Game of Thrones. I have read the first 50 pages of the first book, so I’ve already seen the parallels between the books and TV show. It’s… Wow. So. We’ll see if I actually read the whole series, who knows? (Editor’s note: part of why I’m not sure if I’ll read it is because it’s a big commitment, especially with the unknowns surrounding the seventh book.)
Two, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. I’ve read his other book, A Thousand Splendid Suns and really enjoyed it. So I went ahead and added his other books, Kite Runner and And the Mountains Echoed.
The top most rated book, no surprise here. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I did watch the movie before reading this, because my roommates forced me to. I did not want to. But… *huffs* Well, I’m one of those people who really prefer to read a book before seeing the movie. And I’m usually firm on that, but for this one, I was… I just wanted to watch a movie. The only thing we agreed on was this movie, and just okay, fine. And I don’t really remember most of the movie anyway, so I guess that works?
That’s it for my top most rated books on GoodReads. Have you read any of these? Enjoyed or disliked? Let me know in the comments!
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