Who wants a Top Ten Tuesday post on a Monday?! I had a really busy weekend so I didn’t get my book for today’s review read in time so that will be coming your way tomorrow. It’s fun to mix things up sometimes anyway!
Honestly, there’s a lot on my TBR that I’m avoiding. My unread books take up an entire bookcase (and that doesn’t even take my Kindle books into consideration) so yeah that’s fun. It would be nice to say that I refuse to get any new books until I get things under control but we all know that will never happen. Instead, feel free to roast me in the comments over these ten books that I’m intentionally avoiding.
Hey, my name is Mari and I’m trash at finishing series. It might be my worst personality trait. Ha. If only… Anyway I don’t remember what happened in Six of Crows at all so Crooked Kingdom is going to have to wait until I finish my re-read of the Shadow and Bone trilogy and then finally re-read Six of Crows. Subsequently, I also haven’t read King of Scars yet because I need to read all the previous first for that one, too.
Okay, look… Yes, I adored the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series but fantasy normally isn’t my thing. I at least bought Strange the Dreamer at a really crazy discount in the bargain section of Books-A-Million but it was more because I felt obligated to have it on my shelf than out of a desire to read it. I might actually unhaul it next time I go through my bookshelves.
I’ve seen such drastically different and mixed reviews for Again, but Better that I honestly don’t know what to think. I’m pretty wary of books by people who are already famous and I really wasn’t planning on reading this at all. My local Target had it clearanced down to around $4 though pretty soon after it released and if you think I’m going to pass by a brand new hardcover for that price then you’re sorely mistaken.
The bargain section at a bookstore always gets me in trouble. Heartless is another that I purchased out of obligation only because I loved Marissa Meyer’s previous novels. A big reason I haven’t read it yet is because I’m just not a huge fan of retellings – especially Alice in Wonderland retellings. They never seem to go well for me. Everyone seems to love it though? It has a 4.05 rating on Goodreads with over 70,000 reviews so that really says a lot.
I’m not a super hero fan at all but put Leigh Bardugo’s name on something and I have to own it even though I haven’t read half of what she’s written (see above). This post is making me realize I need to learn how to give the feeling of obligation the middle finger… Anyway. I guess when I was real little I would run around the house in a Wonder Woman costume all the time so little me wants big me to read this book but every time I pick it up big me says no.
Y’all might never forgive me for this but I detested Dumplin’ and Side Effects May Vary. So why is Ramona Blue sitting on my shelf? Because Netflix’s adaption of Dumplin’ was pure magic! So I’m willing to give Julie Murphy another chance. Eventually. But this is it! If, when I do finally read this, I hate it then I’m done with her books. That’s a lie. Dear Sweet Pea sounds so good please give it to me.
Jenn Bennett intimidates me. She is the sweetest human being and I follow her on Twitter despite having read none of her books. I don’t think I’ve ever met anybody though that doesn’t like her writing so while I want to read them I’m just too damn scared. I have a nasty tendency of being the black sheep on everything and I just don’t want to disappoint anybody if I don’t like it. Alex, Approximately hasn’t been sitting on my shelf for too long yet and I’m hoping I’ll pick it up soon.
I’ve mentioned it before but it’s definitely worth saying again – the Snow Like Ashes trilogy owns my heart. Completely owns it. I’ve read it through twice and that’s saying something because I don’t re-read a ton of books. With that being said though I’m absolutely terrified to reading anything else Sara Raasch writes because what if it’s nowhere near as good? I know this is ridiculous and I’m sure These Rebel Waves won’t let me down but I’m just scared, okay?
One of my best friends, Taylor from Stay on the Page, sent me Water in May and I feel really horrible that I haven’t read it yet. Something it focuses heavily on is congenital heart defects which is what causes my son, Elliott, to be sick and spend so much time in the hospital. Normally I absolutely love reading about real life things that I struggle with and experience but this one hits so close to home that I haven’t had the strength to read it. I know one day it will be exactly what I need but that day hasn’t come yet.
The Summer I Turned Pretty is one I am desperate to read but I have this feeling that I’ll want to binge the entire series once I start it. As of right now I only own this one and It’s Not Summer Without You which means that until I get my hands on a copy of We’ll Always Have Summer the first two will be sitting unhappily on my shelf. Side note: Whoever was in charge of these cover redesigns needs a raise because they are beautiful.
What is a book you own that you’re avoiding like the plague? Let me know in the comments!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted each week by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. Visit her blog tomorrow to see what books are sitting on her TBR and find other’s lists as well!