Hello, and happy Tuesday, readers and friends! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday February 5 is a unique topic (and fun!) that is actually a lot more difficult to put together than one might suspect.
That Artsy Reader Girl | Top Ten Tuesday February 5: Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About (these are the books you need help deciding if they’re worth adding to your TBR or not.)
Instead of ten, I decided to go with only eight to lessen the “burden” of coming up with that extra two titles. (#Lazy #BookBlogger.) I’ll be honest, I’m often swayed by a “pretty face.” So if a book’s design is striking (which is always our first impression of a story), I’m more likely to pick it up. That said, in the last 3 years (or so), I’ve tried to learn and understand what I like (genre, style). This year, I’ve also made a re-commitment to learn more about my favorites when it comes to books and reading.
I don’t see myself changing my book buying habits in the near future (meaning I’ll still buy them); but I do want to ensure (as best I can) that what I buy will be a “me” read.
With that said, let’s jump into today’s list, and discover together what I’m on the fence about.
Top Ten Tuesday February 5
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3: Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum (May) | I really liked Julie’s What to Say Next, so when I saw a new novel with her name, I was curious. Though I think the plot sounds really interesting, I’m also wondering if I’ll like the bittersweet plot it seems to hold. Amazon | Goodreads
4: Tell Me Everything by Sarah Enni (February 26) | This is another one I know zippo about. I only recently saw it on a list, which is why I looked it up. Sounds emotional which is what makes me “iffy.” Amazon | Goodreads
5: Call it What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer (June) | Let’s be honest, this one caught my eye because of the Taylor Swift tune. #Truth. But it does sound like it may have an interesting, complex story. The “iffy” question is really more whether or not I’ll feel like a moody contemporary. Also, I’ve never read one of Brigid’s books. Amazon | Goodreads
6: Again, But Better by Christine Riccio (May) | I feel like this is one I’ll buy regardless because it’s so cool to know a booktuber is publishing a book. The only reason this book is on this particular list is because the synopsis is really vague. I’m hopeful I’ll adore this one though. Amazon | Goodreads
7: Virtually Yours by Sarvenaz Tash (June) | Oh, look! Another book I know virtually nothing about. Hence the reason it’s on my “iffy” list today. Still, it’s a contemporary romance, so I’m curious. Amazon | Goodreads
8: If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka (April) | This one sounds really cute, but since Emily and Austin’s Always Never Yours isn’t a five-star favorite, I’m a bit leery. That said, I am sure I’ll read this one at some point. Amazon | Goodreads
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Tell me, what upcoming books are YOU on the fence about? Or are you like me, and tend to be swayed by a “pretty face”!? Should I add any of these to my shelf? Share all the thoughts below! I’d love to chat with you.
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