Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish
This week’s topic: Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read For Various Reasons
The rest of the Mortal Instruments series by Cassie Clare: If you read my Operation Suck Less At Series post this past week you would see I had this one under “series I’m not sure if I want to finish”. I’m so conflicted. Like I enjoyed book 1 enough but I’m not IN LOVE like so many people are and then it seems like this series goes ON AND ON and even some fans are like STOP ALREADY.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: I’ve had Outlander on my shelf for FOREVER. I really had good intentions of getting to it…but it’s pretty long. Very long commitment. And then the show happened and everyone is raving about it and I’m SO CURIOUS ABOUT THE SHOW. Is it worth reading?!
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page: So I have this dilemma. Typically I am the reader who just wants to read a book or not and I don’t pay much attention to online dramas or what the author is like personality wise. But I really, really hate the idea of James Frey’s Full Fathom Five thing has going on and this book is a part of it. I WANT to read it and was really excited about as a reader….but then once I found out it was a FFF book I’ve been trying to reconcile if I’ll read it or not. (and this goes for other FFF books as well). I just don’t know where I stand yet. I want to read books I want to read but I also don’t want to support something like that. But who does my lack of support hurt? Does it hurt these authors? IDK. I’m still trying to figure out my stance here.
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen: So I got this book when I still read a lot of literary fiction (I still LOVE literary fiction) but I’m not going to lie…I wanted it just because I felt like I should want to read it. I don’t know if I really have an interest in it if I’m REALLY honest with myself.
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings: I’ve conflicted about this one because I really was excited about it but then reviews by trusted people make me feel like it might not be for me either. And then there’s other reviews of people that loved it. COMMON PROBLEM HERE = books I’m excited about vs. reviews coming in. This is why sometimes I have a love/hate relationship with social media/Goodreads. ALWAYS INFLUENCED.
17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen: This one was getting some awful reviews so I was pretty sure I was going to pass on the ARC I was sent but then it started getting some REALLY good reviews from people I trust and their thoughts (especially when they countered the bad things people were saying about it) made me consider picking it up again. WHAT SAY YOU, READERS?
Game of Thrones by George R. Martin: Listen, we all know I’m a new fantasy ADDICT but I’m not sure I am ready to tackle this series. IT’S SO LONG AND IT’S SO LEGIT IT SEEMS. But I really want to watch the tv show but I’m like OKAY MAYBE I SHOULD READ THE BOOKS FIRST…but it might take me until the rest of my life to read them.
Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things To Mend by Katie Finn: I hate that this is even something I’m contemplating. Like it makes me want to cry. Katie Finn’s altar ego is Morgan Matson. MORGAN MATSON IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS. (Seriously, check out Amy & Roger, Second Chance Summer and Since You’ve Been Gone). It’s just that this book hasn’t gotten the kind of rave reviews that her Morgan books get and I just am not sure if I want to possibly taint my 5 star rating streak with her books. I WOULD FEEL AWFUL AND LIFE WOULD NOT BE RIGHT. So maybe I’ll just stick to Morgan books?
Wicked by Gregory Maguire: I loooooved the musical so so so much and then I bought it at a used book sale and was excited and then I heard that the book is waaaaay different and the people I talked to didn’t really like the book. I’m intrigued because it seems maybe a bit darker? I don’t know what to dooo!
The rest of the Gone series by Michael Grant: I didn’t LOVE it but I want to know the answers! And then Ellie told us some of what happened in the rest of the series (upon our request during book club) and then I kind of got intrigued again. It’s quite a few books so I just can’t decide if I want to commit.
So tell me…have you read any of the books on my list? Can you tell me if you think I should read them or not based on your knowledge of me and also what I’ve said about why I’m up in the air with them?