Ten Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding

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.

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Sunday Stacks Week Fifteen

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last Sunday Stacks post because I’ve been so busy I didn’t have much time to read. This week should be a bit calmer so I’m hoping I’ll be able to get back into the swing of things.

Here’s a look at how the last TBR went and what I’m hoping to read this week!

Holy guacamole this was so good! I loved Imposters but Shatter City felt like it had more of the essence and personality from Uglies. Scott Westerfeld’s books have always been a great examination of where the world is at and the direction it’s going and Shatter City is no exception. You can read my full review if you want to know more of my thoughts! In short though it was great ad I really can’t wait for book three.

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Library Lowdown: Sharing My Recent Library Finds

It’s supposed to be Sunday Stacks day but I only read one book last week and it wasn’t even one from the TBR I last shared. My son had a heart procedure done so we were in the hospital for two days and all the prep and then aftercare that came with that made reading time nonexistent.

We did go to the library though for the first time in months last weekend. My husband had put some movies on hold so we went with him to pick them up. I thought I’d just help Elliott pick out a book or two but I ended up getting a bit too excited when I saw the graphic novel section. Here are the ten I ended up taking home with me!

Apocalypse Taco by Nathan Hale – Honestly why wouldn’t you want to read a graphic novel with this title?

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Sunday Stacks Week Fourteen

I read some really incredible books last week and I loved every second of it! August hasn’t been my best reading month, but the quality of books have been exceptionally high. I don’t plan on reading too much this week because my son has a heart procedure on Wednesday so we’ll be spending some time in the hospital.

Here’s a look at how last week’s TBR went and what I’m hoping to read this week!

Holy guacamole The Liar’s Daughter by Megan Cooley Peterson was so good! Only a few short hours passed from the time I started reading to the last page. Piper’s story is so compelling that I had no choice but to read it all right there and then. I was so impressed by Peterson’s young adult debut and it’s definitely one I recommend pre-ordering if you can. Read my full review to see all the reasons why I loved it!

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Sunday Stacks Week Thirteen

Not too much reading happened this week because I was busy for my birthday. If you missed my special birthday post you should definitely read it because it includes a lot of my friends and was really fun to do!

Here’s a look at how I did with my TBR from last week and what I’m hoping to read this week!

After reading a bit of The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth I was really worried that I wouldn’t enjoy it. There is not a lot of dialogue, the chapters are incredibly lengthy, and the pacing is very slow – all of which typically add up to me disliking a book. Something about Cameron is so compelling though and I’m loving her story. It’s a very heavy book that is making me feel a great bit of emotion, so it’s taking me a while to read it. I’m really only reading a chapter or two, maybe three, each day. So far I’m about halfway through it and I really am so glad I finally listened to Arin from Tomes of Our Lives and gave this book a chance.

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Sunday (On a Monday) Stacks Week Twelve

Yes, I know it’s Monday and this post is a day late. I had it all ready to go and then realized I had a prior commitment that I put down in my spreadsheet for the wrong date and I hate posting twice in one day so I just had to flip flop yesterdays and todays posts.

I’ve been failing at read the past two weeks so yay! Life has just been incredibly busy with my son’s birthday and the party I planned for him and also the annual toy drive my family runs for the Children’s Hospital that takes care of my son just ended and it completely takes over every aspect of my life.

So here’s a look at the books I tried to read from the last Sunday Stacks and what is on my TBR for this week.

I actually tried so hard to get through The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen and I just couldn’t do it. It took me a couple of hours to get only two or three chapters into and I honestly had no clue what any of the words were meaning. I felt guilty DNFing it since I had a review copy, but not every book is for every reader, and that’s okay. Fantasy is a genre I want to like so badly, but just really isn’t for me.

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Sunday Stacks Week Eleven

Last week I was recovering from the intense 24in48 readathon, so I wasn’t expecting myself to do too much reading since I had just done all of the reading in two days. I figured I’d be left feeling a bit burnt out and needing a break. Somehow, though, I did manage to complete the TBR I set for myself last Sunday! Here’s a few thoughts on those books and what I’m hoping to read this week.

Also, a little side note – I’m unofficially participating in ARC August. I’m not technically behind on any ARCs yet, but I’ve been cutting it close and reading them like a few days before my review needs to go up. So, starting this week and going through August, I’m going to try and read only ARCs and get a bunch of reviews scheduled so I can stop feeling quite so stressed.

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