We again welcome a new week (the second in September!), and of course, this means another edition of the book blogging meme favorite Top Ten Tuesday. Today we discuss books to avoid, or more specifically books we seem to avoid reading.
That Artsy Reader Girl | September 10: Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why (maybe you’re scared of it, worried it won’t live up to the hype, etc.) (submitted by Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea)
The “why” of this prompt is the million dollar question. At least it is to me. I ask myself all the time why I haven’t read book x, y or z. Is there something in my bookworm mind telling me I won’t care for it? Or is it something different altogether? Maybe it’s a review I read that sticks in the back of my mind? Or is it more basic and it’s the hype? For me, it may also be that I’m learning (more and more each year) to read the books that best suit my reading tastes. As someone who doesn’t speed read, I think this is so important. There are just too many books (that I might enjoy) to waste time on those that just don’t grip me.
Today we’ll look at a few of the books I’m “avoiding,” and together try to figure out why I’m doing so.
Top Ten Tuesday September 10: Good Books I Seem to be Avoiding the Question is: WHY?
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1: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I can’t say there’s any good reason for avoidance of this one. If there were to be one, it’d simply be that it’s a genre I don’t often read from. Still, everyone raves about this one, so I kind of feel as if it’s still a must read. The only question that remains is the “when.” Amazon | Goodreads
2: A Dangerous Legacy by Elizabeth Camden
Camden is one of the historical fiction authors who writes historical fiction that easily captures me. Alas, it’s been too long since I read one of her books including A Dangerous Legacy. Amazon | Goodreads
3: The One by Kiera Cass
I don’t know that I can say I’m “avoiding” this one because I really do quite like this series. But for some reason, I haven’t picked up the third novel in the original ‘Selection’ trilogy. Amazon | Goodreads
4: Chasing Secrets by Lynette Eason
5: The Opal Crown by Jenny Lundquist
6: Diamonds are Forever by Michelle Madow
Read books one and two years ago in this glossy (almost Gossip Girl-esque) Las Vegas series. It’s not a favorite (I remember I simply could not get on board with one – or more? – of the romances), but as it’s about a group of sisters, I do want to read this final book, and see how their stories end. Amazon | Goodreads
7: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Pretty sure this one’s downfall is a combination of its genre and length. I’m not much of a fantasy-fiction reader, and we all know I’m bookworm scared of lengthy books. Still, so many tell me how good this one is, it makes me thing I really should give it a fighting chance. Amazon | Goodreads
8: When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin
Yes, I know, I feature novels by Sarah a lot. What can I say that I haven’t already? Needless to say, reading this one should be high on my priority list, especially given how much I like books one and two! Amazon | Goodreads
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Is there any books you avoid? Do you avoid specific (genre, author, etc.) books in general? If so, why? Do you know the answer (clearly I don’t seem to!) and secret? Have you read any of these, and should I? Comment down below with all of your thoughts. If you have a blog or joined in the Top Ten Tuesday meme, leave your links below. It may take me an entire week, but I’d love to come by and visit your bookish spaces.
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