Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To Read, or Not Read? That is the Question {A Top Ten Tuesday Post}

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they provide a Top Ten topic for you to create your list, then you share it on their post so others can find you. :)

  ♥ Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read... For Whatever Reason

Obviously my TBR list is lengthy, just as yours. I add a book and forget about it - why it's there, why it appealed to me in the first place. Unless, of course, it's by an author I really like(d) or has had LOTS of buzz. I came up with a few for this list on my own, but then I ventured over to Goodreads to see my list of books to-read. I tried to choose books that I remember putting on there, rather than the miscellaneous ones I thought "I don't even remember your cover, your title."  :) That being said... 

Anything New by Lauren Oliver

I want to read this one, but I'm scared I'll not like it. :(
Hate that statement. I *loved* the Delirium series... even the last one. But I've also read Before I Fall & Panic, and I didn't love either of those. In fact, I barely liked Panic at all. I only finished it because it was Lauren Oliver and I was expecting it to be/get better.

Anything New-ish by Jodi Picoult

Second Glance
This is one of my favorites of hers.
Guilt. That's what I feel over this one. I fell in love with Jodi's books many moons ago, and devoured them. I couldn't WAIT to get my hands on them. And I still want to own them all. Maybe one day I will read them again. I think the problem may be that they started getting so incredibly heavy and full of such controversial subjects that I just bogged down in them. I still think she's an awesome author, I just stopped wanting to be in her stories. I've read them all up to House Rules, I think. I think that's where I stopped, anyway. ;)

Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

The Casual Vacancy
I, like hordes of others, LOVED Harry Potter. There's a few authors I would read anything they write - even it were a take on the alphabet or a phone book - but this one? It's on my shelf. I might read it. I don't know. I've heard so many things about it. I don't expect it to be anything like HP... I don't know what to even expect. 

The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

The Future of Us
I think 13 Reasons Why is one of the best books ever. But I've heard some negative reviews about this one, so, while it sits on my shelf collecting dust, I have yet to make a decision about whether or not to read it.

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)
I read The Mortal Instrument Series before it became more than three books. And that felt like a solid ending, really. So do I want to go on? I own this one, so it's definitely a possibility. And I really like Cassandra Clare's writing/storytelling. But I think I would have to re-read or refresh my memory on what happened in the first three.

Flutter by Gina Linko

I won this book in a giveaway a while back. I just haven't "felt" it any time I've picked it up as an option. 

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

The Archived (The Archived, #1)
This has been on my Kindle for ages. I love the concept, I just can't get into it (and I've tried a few times). Do I need to get past a certain point? That could be the issue. I don't know.

Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)
This sounds promising and has great reviews, so why am I wary? I have no clue.

 The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
Malissa loved this one so I should be all over it. It sits on my shelf, waiting to be read, but I just don't know.

The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection (The Selection, #1)
I have an ARC of this one that I got off the YA Book Exchange. While I think I like the premise, I don't know if I want to read it, despite good reviews.

So... convince me. Do I read these? Or do I let them go? 




  1. The Casual Vacancy was really boring and pointless I thought. If you like the non-action books then it's great for you. But it was slow and not very entertaining.
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  2. I loved The Future of Us but then I didn't enjoy 13 Reasons that much so maybe that's why. Wouldn't recommend The Selection tbh, I got rather annoyed with the lack of anything happening.

  3. I really enjoyed The Archived. I think you need to pass around 70 pages to really get into it. Though I am not completely sure since I read it a while ago. :)

  4. I can understand not wanting to read The Selection, my blogger hated it but I really enjoyed it. It was a guilty pleasure read :) SO if you want a light read I would definitely go for it! The 5th Wave is a bit slow but pretty good book, so go for it if you are ready to take on a bigger sometimes slower moving book!

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    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  5. The only one I can try to convince you on is The Future of Us. It's completely different from Thirteen Reasons. Plus, if you remember life before the internet, you'll find it amusing...
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  6. I don't think I'll be reading anything by Lauren Oliver anytime soon. I did read the Delirium series, but the finale disappointed me. Oliver is definitely talented! Her writing style is gorgeous, but maybe her storytelling isn't for me anymore? I don't know. But if you do decide to give her another shot, I hope you enjoy her work! The Selection is something I've decided not to pick up. I feel like I would do a lot of eye-rolling if I read it. So, it's best if I just stay away. :)

    Great picks, Brandy! Thanks for visiting!

    Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review


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