Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books to Read or not to Read?





Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored by The Broke and The Bookish.  This week's theme:


 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?"

This is one that I thought sounded interesting, so let's see what are those 10 books that I bought or got ahold of somehow, but now I'm just not sure if I'm ever going to read it.

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Now I know that so many people just love this book, and I met the author awhile back and just loved her. But I am just not sure that it is my type of book.  I'm not really what you'd call a "high fantasy" reader.  I have a UK version of this book that I won in a contest.  But I will probably trade that on YA Book Exchange for something that I know I want.

2.
I'm not sure about this one either.  I bought it when I was working at the bookstore and there was the big trend of all the classics being re-done with either vampires or zombies.  Now it sits on my TBR shelf.

3.
This is one that everyone said I should read.  But it just never sounded that great to me.  I saw the movie, which was very visually amazing, and it did have an interesting story.  But I just can't see ever spending the time to read it.

4.  
I went through a phase when I was really into memoirs, and so I grabbed this one as a good deal one year on our Christmas 40% off employee sale.  Again still sitting on my TBR shelf. And I just don't have the inclination to pick it up.

5.  
Now this one should be right up my alley, I love a good dystopian.  And I've heard such great things about this!  But every time I pick it up, I just can't get very far into it.

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So I am normally a huge Stephen King fan.  But when the first few books in The Dark Tower series came out, I struggled through them.  Again they are so much more fantasy than I prefer to read.  When the newer ones came out, I made sure to buy them, but they're still sitting on my shelf as I don't seem to ever be in the mood to read them.

7. 
I thought The Lovely Bones and Lucky by this author were really emotionally touching, great reads.  And so I got this book while I was part of a books through the mail club.  But again, I've just not had any inclination to do anything with it other than leave it sitting on my TBR shelf.

8.  
This is another book I've heard so many good things about. But I just never seem to feel like it is worth picking up and reading.

9.  
This is the very first book that was ever loaned to me on a Nook.  Actually the only one I think. At the time I didn't have a Nook, just used my app on my phone.  But I didn't read it before the loan expired.  And while it has been on the bargain tables at Barnes and Noble before, I didn't ever get around to buying it.

10.  
I had an ARC of this and it sat on my shelf for a long time. Finally I took it back into the bookstore where I work part time and left it for someone else to read.  It still sounds good every time I read the synopsis, but again, I never find myself reaching for it.

So, what books did you think you wanted to read, but now aren't quite so sure? 

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15 comments:

  1. I've read the Night Circus and it's DEFINITELY worth reading!

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    1. I know, some day I must read it! :-)

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    2. Thanks for saying that! It's also been on my "I don't know" list for a while now!

      Amber R. @ Bibliophilia, Please

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  2. I read one page of feed, and that lingo, I just could not do. Mr. Darcy, vampire, hmm, no thanks! Sounds crazy. Interesting list, a lot of these I didn't think about.

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    1. Yeah, I barely started Feed and just couldn't do it. I think when there is a lot of "new" lingo as you put it, I just have trouble reading. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Shadow & Bone is worth the read. I'm not the high fantasy reader myself but this book wasn't hard to get into.

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    1. That's what I hear. I'll just have to give it a try when I can make myself feel like trying. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I think Shadow & Bone will still appeal to you. It might be high fantasy, but there is so much more in this book :) The casting is really good and it's an easy/light fantasy.

    Mel@thedailyprophecy

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    1. Yet another person telling me I need to read it! :-) Okay, I won't cross it off just yet, but if I can trade it for something I really know I want, I'll still trade the copy I have. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I haven't read any of these either, but the Night Circus is definitely one where we are on the same page. It sounds very interesting and it seemed like everyone loved it, but I just haven't found myself picking it up yet. For some reason I always pass it over at the bookstore.

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    1. Yeah, maybe some day I'll get around to it. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Oh you must read The Night Circus. It's incredible. I'd also say carry on with The Dark Tower series because it's worth it in the end. I didn't like one of the middle books, I forget which- maybe Wizard and Glass?, and I kept going and loved it.

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    1. Wizard and Glass might be the last one I read. I don't know, maybe some day I 'll get around to it. Thanks for the tips!

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  7. I am a big Stephen King fan too, and while the Dark Tower is series not an all-time-favorite, I did enjoy it, a lot. So I say - continue it :)

    Happy Blogoversary, by the way! Here is to many more years of blogging~

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    1. Some day, it will always probably stay on my TBR list, and if I get to it before I die, then I will. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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