September 10, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'm Avoiding Reading


I have such a long TBR that you'd think I'd anything I could to chop away at it. But sometimes there are books I want to read and know I should read, but I keep finding excuses not to read them...

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1. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
I'm sorry, Jane.

I keep putting this one on hold at the various e-libraries and then I just...don't read it. 😬

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3. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
I think Hafsah is such a cool person, and so many people have loved her book, so I'm terrified it won't live up to the hype. Or I won't like it as much as everyone else has.

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4. Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
It sounds like something I'd like, and yet it doesn't? So I'm kind of nervous to try it.

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I don't usually do sci-fi, but I really liked Emily's last book.

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6. Middlemarch by George Eliot
It's so loooonnnnnggggg.

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7. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
I added a bunch of adult historical fic to my TBR last fall, and now I'm avoiding reading most of them lol.

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8. Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway
I tried for so long to get a copy of this book, and I finally traded for an ARC, and now I just...don't want to read it? I think I'm scared it won't have been worth the effort.

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9. The Map from Here to There by Emery Lord
Will it live up to The Start of Me and You and The Names They Gave Us??

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10. Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn Nguyen
I love a good fake dating book, but this one has so-so reviews, and every time I read the first few chapters at Barnes & Noble, I'm not feeling it.


Which books are YOU avoiding reading?

4 comments:

  1. That's exactly my reason for DNF Middlemarch, too. I think I've only ever gotten a few pages into it.

    My TTT.

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  2. I have When the Sky Fell on Splendor on my TBR but haven't read it yet either. I completely adored Hello Girls though so I'm anxious to read it!

    Mari @ Musings of a (Book) Girl

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  3. I'm worried about The Map from Here to There as well. I loved The Names They Gave Us so much that I'm worried none of her other books will be as good.

    When the Sky Fell on Splendor isn't too science-fiction-y in my opinion. There's the weird lights/thing the kids see and they get abilities, but it focuses more on the characters than on a science-y explanation. If you enjoyed Super 8 or Stranger Things, you'd probably enjoy it.

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  4. I feel like if you aren't feeling the first couple of chapters of anything you should definitely just skip it! So I totally get why you are avoiding Fake It Till You Break It.

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