Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.
This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Books I’m Not
Sure I Want To Read
Doesn’t this topic basically cover every single book you come across? Anyways, these are some titles that just came to me on a whim. And by all means: if you can hard-sell any of the listed books to change my mind then that will be major cool points for you!
If I Stay (Gayle Forman) / The Fault in our Stars (John Green)
So I’m not going to pretend that I know what happens in the meat of either novel because I don’t—I only know of the gist of certain events that happen and the ending for both. It just probably isn’t my type of read, and so, I’ll probably watch the movies instead just to see why it’s being so hyped (yes, you don’t have to tell me the movie isn’t a supplement).
Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta
I did start this novel once earlier this year. I also tried to continue it a few months back but it just read too slow for me. My bad?
Four – Veronica Roth
A part of my enjoyment of this trilogy died while being in Four’s head during Allegiant. Like, seriously, he was just so…no, I can’t…else I’ll go on an extremely long rant.
A Song of Fire and Ice – GRRM
I’m sure you all know how I feel about behemoth reads and my amazing non-existent attention span. I’ve already skimmed all the important stuff that I need to know about (so basically…anything Gendry + Arya). Boop boop. I guess I can wait for the rest in the show despite its deviations LOL.
The 100 – Kass Morgan
I won’t say I hate the television show adaptation because it’s still very watchable but on review of some opinions of the book, I think the series takes the romantic angle to new heights where-as the show so far allowed the 13 episodes to build the world necessary for the concept to work. Though I’m hoping this show lasts way longer than Terra Nova (which I guess it already has being at 13-eps) but then again you know how it is with CW Network.
Tangled – Emma Chase
(I know, I had to double take this too when I scroll reviewed this post.)
I don’t know when or if I will at all but after the discussion I posted last week (link here: [He Said, She Said] – Let’s Get It On: Sex In Fiction), perhaps I will read this in response to the lacking male-oriented POV in New Adult novels. So thanks to Miguel @ The Quirky Reader for telling me about this. But then again…I’m doubtful. (I’m not sure I can make it out of the library or store with it. All hail epubs.)
The Truth About Alice – Jennifer Mathieu
Hello ARC that I just impulse clicked Read Now when it was available and have yet to read/review. Now, I’m sure there is power when dealing with so many teenage social issues (my main concern being slut shaming, abortion, and bullying) but man I don’t know if I’ll be able to enjoy it for its value. Why am I so trigger happy?!
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling
I love Mindy Kaling (or Lahiri) as a personality. But I guess I’ve never given much thought to reading into an auto-bio memoir. If anything, I guess this would be a good entry book into the genre.
The Word Exchange – Alena Graedon
I initially wanted to read this because it sounded like a variant to Max Barry’s Lexicon. But when I re-read the synopsis recently, it felt like an entirely different novel than what I thought. And now I’m iffy (not even regarding the questionable rating on Goodreads).
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
Me and historical fiction don’t usually get along. Although I think it’s my own reservations of the genre as I’ve never really given it much of a chance. But maybe I’ll remedy this when I read Anthony Doerr’s All The Light We Cannot See that’s just chilling on my shelf (it was an impulse buy because it was on sale. Le sigh.)
The Program – Suzanne Young
So I wasn’t super interested in the premise at all but I purchased it because the hardcover was $2 Canadian and the fact that I knew from skimming blogs/goodreads that people quite enjoyed this book. But now this book is also chilling on my shelf and I’m like unsure if/when I will ever get to reading it. Derp.
At first, I wasn’t going to attempt this topic on the belief that every single potential read will go through this “to read or not to read” question. But the list came pretty easy to write and I was too lazy to adapt this into something else. So I hope you enjoy the read!
It would also be cool if you could let me know how easy the top-ten banner is in terms of legibility. Harsh criticisms accepted–much appreciated!