This week, YA Highway has posted a question that makes me cringe and want to hide in a corner.
There are hundreds of books that I would love to read, many more that I am closer to reading…and those that I just haven’t.
You know that book series that was wildly successful and catapulted a British author to worldwide fame? The one that was made into the highest-grossing movie series of all time? The one that adults and kids and everyone in between has read and adored and recommended?
I could blame it on a lot of things, mostly the fact that I nerdy enough in high school to read the classics in my spare time. It was always too far down the list; why read that series when I hadn’t gotten through all of Jane Austen’s books first? And why start now when Les Miserables was due for a re-read? And my friends and I didn’t share books, so I didn’t have anyone on my case to read it.
And then I graduated and got scared away by the big-looking books that promised to steal far more time than I had available. And then I always said I need to start at the beginning and yet it never happened. And now, I’ve held off watching the movies because I want to read the books first, but there’s always something in the way.
Guys, don’t kill me. But if you’re thinking of one of your most favorite series ever, you’re probably right.
I’ve never read Harry Potter.