YA Books I STILL haven’t read

If you can’t handle people who haven’t read YA books they clearly should’ve read years ago, please exit this blogpost because it will hurt you eyes. And probably your heart as well.

No? You’re still reading?

I warned you.

Books I STILL haven't read

So, I will be completely honest with you. Whenever people start talking about YA books, heads automatically turn in my direction. People expect me to be the expert on YA books. And yes – I do know A LOT about YA books and I try to read as many as I can (though I’m also trying really hard to read outside of my little YA bubble), I have to admit that there is one thing I am very ashamed of. And that is a list of books I STILL haven’t read yet.

Last year, October 16th I uploaded this fun little video in which I showed you guys five (contemporary) YA books that I haven’t read yet. Books that I should’ve read years ago (whatever). I will update you. Don’t cry. (If you are interested in watching 21 y/o Nanouk being ashamed about the books she hasn’t read, click HERE).

An Abundance of Katherines1. An Abundance of Catherines – John Green

Completely and utterly bad excuse: None, there’s none.
Should I read it: YES – you stupid girl. You’ve read Turtles All the Way Down too, so why not this one?
When will I read it: This year. Yes, I’m saying Christmas break.




All the Brigh Places2. All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
Completely and utterly bad excuse: Sky high expectations of this book.
Should I read it: Yup, probably right now, but I’m scared. Sorry!
When will I read it: Someday.





I'll give you the sun3. I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson
Status: READ IT
When did I read it: I think May/June because I took it with me to a TV show I was at, talking about impactful YA books. But there’s no review of this book yet. I also read it in Dutch. But yeah – will work on that.
When will the review be up: I’m not making any promises, but hopefully around Christmas!




Eleanor and Park4. Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
Completely and utterly bad excuse: None, like, why? People are telling me to read it all the time.
Should I read it: YEAH – DUH. Sometimes I’m so stupid. Why buy new books when you can read his beauty?
When will I read it: Honestly, I don’t know. Maybe next year. I’m not making promises.




Fangirl Limited Collectors Edition5. Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
Completely and utterly bad excuse: I want to read Eleanor & Park first?
Should I read it: Yes. Rowell will haunt your dreams until your read her books.
When will I read it: After Eleanor & Park. Yes. Probably. Maybe?

So 1/5 is pretty bad. I know. I should do something about this sad sad sad situation. So – since I was completely honest with you guys, I need you to be honest with me as well. Which of these books haven’t you read? Let me know down below so we can sob and be ashamed together! <3


Nanouk Meijer

Nanouk is the founder and owner of the website. She runs the website, takes care of the lay-out, give-aways, social media, book reviews and events. She is 25 years old and graduated from 'Comparative Literature' at Utrecht University. She is Digital Product Manager at HarperCollins Holland and staff reviewer at YA Books Central. She breaths books.

2 reacties

  1. Very relatable, haha. I really liked All The Bright Places and Eleanor and Park. I wasn’t a huge fan of I’ll Give You The Sun unfortunately, but I’ve heard that many readers loved it! Fangirl is a lovely book, but I expected a bit more to be honest. I still haven’t read anything by John Green (besides the Fault in Our Stars), but I am very curious about Turtles All The Way Down! 🙂

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