Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read.  Sometimes I think that might apply to my whole TBR pile!  I'm a bit overwhelmed, and there are quite a few books that I got a while ago that I'm not sure if I still want to read:

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater - This book isn't even out yet.  I had so much trouble getting through the previous book in the series that I'm really questioning whether or not to continue.  I know the author's got some overall story arc going and I don't want to not find out what happens... but I don't know if I can take another few hundred pages of getting nowhere.

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick - I bought this way back after reading Hush, Hush and not completely hating it.  But I've read so many (better) angel books since.  I tried to get through the first chapter and got so bored that I set it aside.  I still haven't come back to it... and it's been a few years.

Divergent by Veronica Roth - I don't have this one in my TBR pile at all.  I've vacillated between thinking I should and shouldn't read it.  At this point, I know how the whole series ends (thank you, Internet spoilers!) so I'm not sure if I'll ever bother reading the books.

The Dresskeeper by Mary Naylus - This is one of the first e-books that went into my TBR pile.  The premise appealed to me at the time, but I just haven't gotten around to reading it.  After glancing at the first page, I'm not sure if I'll ever bother to read the whole thing; the writing doesn't exactly look like something I'd enjoy.

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff - Some of the subject matter seems a little off-putting and I've heard the writing style is a bit odd.  I'm not sure if I really want to read this one.  It's an award-winner (which I've had good luck with in the past), so that's why it ended up in my TBR pile.

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows - I found this one for a couple of bucks after reading some funny (snarky) reviews about it.  I figured I might read it one day, just for laughs.  But my TBR pile is growing so big that I now question the wisdom of spending time reading books I'm pretty sure I won't enjoy.

The Jacket by Jack London - This sounds like it might be one of the first novels about reincarnation.  I've wanted to read it for a long time, and I was excited to find it in e-book format.  But I don't know if I feel like reading something so heavy (in subject matter and writing style).

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani - I've heard mostly good things about this book, but I'm afraid it's another case of too much hype.  Also, I'm afraid it'll be a bit young for me.  (It's not that I don't enjoy reading children's books.  But if they're not done right, they can seem silly or -- worse -- condescending.)

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi - I've heard good and bad things about this book (and series).  It's one of those hyped YA series that always makes me a little leery.  I'm usually disappointed.

Wicked by Gregory Maguire - While the idea sounds intriguing and I know the Broadway show is a huge hit, I've since heard some less-than-stellar things about the book itself: namely, that it's kind of boring.  I've got this one in paperback, and it's pretty thick.  I'm not sure if I want to read a long, boring book.

What are some books you're not sure you want to read?

1 comment:

  1. I read the Hush Hush series when I started reading again and while I enjoyed them, I didn't love them. I agree with you that there are so many better angel books now.

    Eileen @ BookCatPin :)