Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read

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Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want to Read

1. Defy (Defy #1) by Sara B. Larson

I bought this because the cover was gorgeous and it was fantasy with a sorcerer. I've seen some very mixed reviews about it. Also, anything between the 3.5 to 4 rating on Goodreads always gives me pause. Which is silly because a lot of my favorite books (i.e. Grave Mercy) fall in that range.

2. The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Curse #1) by Marie Rutkoski

I'm scared of the hype-monster. But Kayla liked this one, so it's more on the read than the not-read side of the scale. You can read her review here.

3. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

I've been on a magical realism kick so this one drew me. Also, the cover is soooo pretty. I just don't like sad books, and I've seen a lot of reviews saying that this one has a pretty devastating ending.

4. Half Bad (Half Life Trilogy #1) by Sally Green

Another fantasy that seems right up my alley, but something about it just makes me leery. It doesn't help that it's in that 3.5 to 4 range on Goodreads and I've seen very mixed reviews about it.

5. The Taking (The Taking #1) by Kimberly Derting

I have had this one checked out from the library for a few weeks, and I have even renewed it. As much as I love fantasy, science fiction is more hit or miss for me.

6. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

I bought this when it was one of Kindle Daily Deals. I had seen some rave reviews, but I still don't know if it's a "me" book.

7. The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Another one that I already own because of the Kindle Daily Deals. I have seen some awesome reviews of this one, too. I'm scared the book won't live up to all the hype. That's what happened with Vicious. I liked it, but there was just something that made me not love it.

8. The Rules for Disappearing (The Rules for Disappearing #1) by Ashley Elston

Another that I already own. For some reason, I had myself convinced that this was going to be sad. Kayla liked it though, so that makes me want to read it even more. You can read her review here.

9. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

I just finished Ockler's The Book of Broken Hearts and liked it a lot. But Twenty Boy Summer is about grieving over losing a loved one, something I don't like to read about.

10. Blade Song (Colbana Files #1) by J.C. Daniels

Yet another one that I already own. I will generally try any UF series for at least a few books in. I've just seen some very polarized reviews on this one, and mostly when the reviews are that polarized I tend to agree with the readers who don't like the book.

Which Books Are You Hesitant About Reading?


  1. Good list, I'm also iffy about some of these books (and was iffy to a couple others that I finally read.)
    I felt the same about the Winner's Curse. And not only was I worried about the hype but after reading the summary it didn't sound like a book I would like.... I was completely wrong. I loved it and so did my sister! It's definitely one to try.

    1. Thanks! The more I hear about it, especially from people who were worried about the hype, the more I want to read it.

  2. I finished The Golem and the Jinni yesterday! It's a very slow-paced historical fantasy, so you have to be willing to be patient, but I think it's worth it. Some readers would probably prefer a more fast-paced plot, which is totally understandable.

    Renae @ Respiring Thoughts

    1. Great! That's nice to know going in that it's going to be slow, but I like historical fantasy, so I'll definitely be giving it shot. Which is good, since I already own it. haha. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I added The Golem and the Jinni to my wishlist a few weeks ago after seeing a booktube video featuring it. Then I thought about it a bit and realised I really have no interest in reading it. I must stop doing that!

    1. I do that all the time! And then I go back and can't remember why I added it in the first place. I also must stop buying books I'm not sure if I want to read! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I liked Half-Bad. It isn't life-changing but it is a good solid read and one that will stick with you.


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