Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. Apparently, they are overly fond of list-making and love to share their bookish lists with the rest of us book nerds. =) We're game.
This week's topic is the Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read -- books you may have bought but aren't sure if you are into it anymore, books you wanted to read but heard mixed things about, hyped books you aren't sure about -- basically any book that has you going, "TO READ OR NOT TO READ?":
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - Um, this book is crazy freaking long. And plus I'm not sure it's something I'll be into. Though everyone seems to love it and there is that show so I guess I should give a try..
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - She is a fantastic writer. I really enjoyed Fangirl and Landline, but something about the description on this one tells me I'm not going to like it as much. Plus Jen didn't love this one as much and since our tastes are often similar, I've been putting this one off.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - I'm not sure exactly why I keep putting this one off, but it's been on sale numerous times for kindle and I still cannot convince myself to buy it.
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire - There are so many reasons I am torn on this one. I blame the New Adult phenomenon.
The Cuckoo's Calling by J.K. Rowling - Yeah, I know.. it says Robert Galbraith but who even cares about that fake name. The idea of reading anything by this woman that isn't set in the Harry Potter world scares the living shit out of me. My friend really loved it though.
The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer - I read the first three books. They were pretty great. I love survival stuff. It was really just supposed to be a trilogy.. but then this book came out and I've heard not promising things. What if reading it ruins how I felt about the previous books?
Requiem by Lauren Oliver - This is another case of series ending fear. Plus some didn't like how it all wrapped up. That makes me nervous
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake - I loved Anna Dressed in Blood. Can this one compete? We will find out. because though I've put it off, I plan to get to it at last this fall. Hopefully I wont be disappointed.
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi - Ha! So when this one came out I read a review that mentioned the main characters first period making her smell of violets. Now I'm not dirty, but it certainly doesn't smell like that. Like ever! Not even if you stuff a bushel up there. So I've held off because I'm not sure I can take this book seriously if that's indeed how things are in this world. lol.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - This book is pretty well loved. My cousin read it last year and she was not at all happy with the ending which is what has kept me from picking it up.
The Jewel by Amy Ewing - April and I are supposed to buddy read this one together, but it's release date is drawing nearer and I've heard not-so-good things...esp. rumblings that it's VERY similar to The Selection, inside and out. I'm still up for it if April is, but I'm not going to force the issue, lol.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - I have the audio -- which is about 34 hours long! -- and I have a PB copy I won somewhere. And it's size is daunting, as well. I watched the preview episode on Starz, and I gotta be honest, I might just watch the show without ever reading the book. It's very good, and I don't feel like I'm missing out. More likely, I'd be upset over how some things are adapted. Right?
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare - I was done with this series when it was only supposed to be three books, but like a trooper, I slogged through books four and five. And I honestly don't remember much from them besides Jace being brainwashed or whatever. I think my lack of caring sealed the deal. Why do I own all of the books in the series again -- except this one?
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page - Big fan of The Wizard of Oz right here. Thought this would be a done deal. But then I read the prequel story, and I kinda loathed it. Now I'm not sure whether to pick up the ARC or not...
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale - I still want to read this, I think, but IIRC, there was some bad author behavior or something, and that always makes me wary. I still really love that cover, though.
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith - Loved TSPoYaM. TiWHLL was a little less lovable but still cute. I usually love novels that take place over the span of one day or night, but apparently that's not all TGoYaM is about and I'm less inclined to read this one than I once was.
Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly - I was so damn excited for this book and my squee could be heard round the world when I got that awesome promotional package. I even got April excited about it. But her review has me less than thrilled to finally dive into this mermaid adventure.
Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott - Love this author socially and in person -- yay, Texas authors -- but the comparisons to The Hunger Games have me worried...and not as a marketing ploy but from other reviewers.
Falling into Place by Amy Zhang - I won this as part of a prize pack and knew little to nothing about it, except that it's written by someone exceptionally young. However, now I keep seeing mentions of how sad it is, and I really have to be in the mood for one of those books.
Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien - I wasn't going to request this. Then the publicist contacted me and made it sound great. Then reviews started popping up. And now I am conflicted. :(
Which books have you scratching your head, wondering if they're worth your time after all? :) Be sure to share a link to your TTT post so we can visit!