Here is a link to the Top Ten Tuesday information from The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read. Because I recently went through my Goodreads TBR and deleted books I wasn’t sure about, I’m not sure I can actually find ten that fit – instead, I’m going to list the books that have been on there the longest, and so I’m not sure I’ll ever get around to them.
1. Paper Towns by John Green
I’ve tried reading this so many times, but I never continue past the prologue. The thing is, I have no idea why. I like the prologue, and I’d probably like the book as well. But I always pick up another book before chapter one.
2. What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor
I have wanted to read this for so long. When I found it for free on iBooks, I thought it was a perfect time to get into it. However, this was ages ago and now I’m not sure if I’ll ever get around to it. My excitement for the book has left and the only thing keeping it on my TBR is the fact that I own it and thought at the time that I would read it that month – of course, this was back in June.
3. Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt
I have a problem with Lauren Barnholdt books. I’ve read two, one being the companion novel to this one, and I really enjoyed them both. But whenever I try to pick up another one, especially this one (which I was SUPER excited about prior to its release), another book comes up. Or I’m just not in the mood. It’s awful because these are such quick reads, but for some reason I can’t pick them up.
4. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I’ve heard so many good things about this one, but it’s difficult for me to get into. The series is so many books, and they haven’t all been released yet either. It’s so much more commitment than just one book, and for that reason I’ve put it off. I recently won a giveaway for a few of these books, however I still couldn’t seem to begin this one.
5. Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
I wouldn’t be interested in this one, really, except I read another book by the same author and loved it. Immediately, I added this one to my TBR. And then I forgot about it. I also put it off because, much as I enjoyed her other book, it was also quite sad and I’m not sure whether or not to expect the same from this one.
6. Hidden by Catherine McKenzie
This is another one that I’ve tried reading again and again. Nothing is wrong with it, I’m just always in the mood for something different.
7. Rippler by Cidney Swanson
It took me forever to even buy this one. When I found the series cheap on Amazon, I bought it right away – only to have it sit in my Kindle app. It’s especially difficult for me to get into series right now, as I’m in the middle of so many, but it feels like this one’s been waiting around so long.
8. On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
This one has been on and off my reading list since around the time I started my Goodreads account. I’ve now decided that it stays permanently on until I (finally!) some day read it. The only good thing about this book is that I haven’t purchased it yet.
9. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
This one has been on and off my TBR as well. Every time I read another good review, it gets put back on. I’ve come close to buying it so many times as well, but I always find a different book that matches my mood/regular genre more.
10. A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
I like the concept behind this book. It’s also super short, but I’ve never read more than a few pages. The beginning never hooks me and I always end up putting it back down, even though I’m sure once I got into the book I would like it.