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

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke And The Bookish.  Every week, bloggers from all over share their own top ten list based on the topic of the week.  You can find all Top Ten Tuesdays here.

Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

Today is all about books we’re not sure we want to read!  Sometimes, you want to read something, but you’re not quite sure about it for a number of reasons.  Hopefully, I’m not the only one who’s unsure about some of the books on our TBR-pile!

  1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein is one of the first books that came to mind.  So many people love it that I’m really scared to read it for fear I’ll be the weirdo who doesn’t like it.  (Especially since that’s what happened with The Book Thief).
  2. 50 Shades Of Gray is the other book I immediately thought of.  I mean, I want to know what everyone’s talking about, and I also want to form my own opinion about it, and I can’t properly do that if I haven’t given it a try.  But I also have a pretty good idea of public opinion about it, and I don’t want people to think less of me just because it’s something I may or may not read one day.  (I also need to worry less about what people think of my reading choices, but that’s a completely different post).
  3. Pretty much any Cassandra Clare series that’s not The Mortal Instruments series.  I’m enjoying that series, but I’m hesitant to read what seems like an overwhelming number of books set in that world.  I don’t know that I enjoy it enough to give her other books a try (although I’ll probably read the Infernal Devices series since I actually own them), and part of me is already kind of sick of this particular world.
  4. The Lying Game series by Sara Shepard.  Mostly because I’m concerned that it’ll drag on for too long (which is how I felt about Pretty Little Liars) but part of me is intrigued enough to at least read the first on.
  5. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.  Partly because I bought it ages ago, and now I’m not sure if I’m intrigued enough to actually read it, but enough people seem to like it that I’m worried it won’t live up to the hype.
  6. Working Stiff by Rachel Caine.  I love her other series, and I’m worried that this will be the one series of her I hate.
  7. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson.  What if I don’t love it the way I love her other books?
  8. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.  Actually, I’ve already read it (back in high school), but I’m scared to re-read it! Mostly because re-reading books I read as a kid kind of scares me.
  9. Eleanor And Park by Rainbow Rowell.  I almost forgot to include this one, but I’m also not sure about it!  My biggest reason for not being sure is the hype, and how much people seem to love it (which seems one of the themes for today). And it’s something that makes me really nervous, because then I get disappointed when it doesn’t meet the really high expectations for it.
  10. Just One Day by Gayle Forman.  Like several other books I’ve already talked about, the hype surrounding it makes me unsure about reading.  And I loved If I Stay/Where She Went, and I’m worried I won’t love it like I loved those books (also like some of the other books I’ve talked about).
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5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

  1. At first I was really hesitant to read 50 shades of grey. What if someone found out and made fun of me? What if I was just reading a whole butt load of porn? Well then my grandma bought it, read it, liked it. I was very intrigued. Then my bookstore owner told me her and her mother read it and liked it. I always trust my bookstore owners opinion so I picked it up and actually was pretty fond of it.
    I say give it a go. If your nervous of how you think people may react just dont tell anyone your reading it 🙂
    My TTT

  2. Pingback: Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books People Tell Me I MUST Read | wingedcreature reads

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