Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Should I Read This Book?

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly meme created by the lovely folks at The Broke and the Bookish. They created it because they're "particularly fond of lists" and since I also enjoy lists, I've decided to participate in this fun feature.

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is an interesting one. What ten books am I trying to decide if I should read or not. I feel like bloggers will totally identify with this topic. We all have SO. MANY. BOOKS to read for review that it's easy to put off the books we might like. You'll notice a theme with this list...there are a lot of series on it! I guess I'm scared to commit to a huge series. OK, you'll notice two themes. There are a lot of YA books on this list too. I'm sure there are other books that I'm missing but this is my list. What books are on your "maybe I'll read it eventually one day...maybe" list? Links lead to Goodreads.

If I Stay - Gayle Forman
I didn't really have a ton of interest in any of Forman's books. Don't know why. I decided to finally try Just One Day and Just One Year and I freaking loved them. But, even after that, I'm still not sure if I want to read this one. I kept putting it off because of the movie was coming and then it was cast and I put it off more because now I wouldn't be able to imagine the world and characters (based solely on the info I've seen and the trailer I've seen a total of one time).

A Song of Ice and Fire Series - George R.R. Martin
I'm sure I'd love the Game of Thrones series. But. THEY'RE SO FREAKING HUGE. I've faithfully avoided spoilers and even watching Twitter the night the show is on because I don't want anything ruined.

Outlander Series - Diana Gabaldon
Another series that I'm sure I'd like. Another series of massive books. But Scotland! And another TV series!

The Heroes of Olympus Series - Rick Riordan
I really loved Percy Jackson but I don't know if I would necessarily love the next series set in the same world.

Any other John Green novel that's not The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
I gave into TFiOS because of the movie. I loved it but I'm still not sure I want to read the rest of his novels.

Jessica Darling's It List - Megan McCafferty
I freaking loved the Jessica Darling series. I need to reread it asap, in fact. But I don't know if I'd love middle school Jessica. I probably would but...maybe not. So I'm putting it off.

Stealing Harper - Molly McAdams
Taking Chances just about killed me and I just don't know if I can handle reading things from Chase's perspective. The story was so good and addicting in the first book so that's why I'm tempted. I just don't know if I can handle ALL THE FEELS.

The Mortal Instruments Series - Cassandra Clare
I've heard a lot of great things but I'm still worried I won't like it. And that I'll get sucked in and then only feel so-so about the series but still make the time to read every damn book.

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
I feel like I should read this but I'm just not sure.

The Lunar Chronicles - Marissa Meyer
Another series. Another series I feel like I would like. Just...so many books...


  1. I vote to read IF I STAY. It was my first Gayle Forman book and her writing is amazing! It made me an emotional wreck, probably because how she told the story was so powerful. I'm going to see the movie, but am afraid it will pale in comparison to the book!

  2. I loved both If I Stay and The Book Thief. So I'd vote for either of those.

  3. I thought If I Stay was just okay...I still have to read the second book though. I liked Just One Day and Just One Year a lot more. The Book Thief is fantastic! Definitely worth reading! I am the same way as you with the Game Of Thrones books. I LOVE Fantasy....I LOVE the tv adaptation.... but they are just so HUGE!


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