Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Books Added to TBR
Due to Recommendations
We’re all complicit in this dangerous game of “Who Can Stack The Tallest TBR” as we’re all shouting recommendations right, left, and center. But all you enablers are wonderful people…even if my credit card weeps.
Throne of Glass (Maas)
I told myself I wouldn’t read it…then I read Liam @ Hey Ashers! glorious chapter-by-chapter critique (see: they’re hilarious) and I decided I may hate read this one day. Also encouraged because I was gifted the first three paperbacks in the UK edition (which is so much nicer, imo, than the NA counterpart).
The Winner’s Curse (Rutkoski)
I have this book by proxy of people talking about the polarizing opinions of being on camp “so good” or “wtf was this book”. I’m not even crazy about this premise either (?) but I guess we shall see….
Anything by Colleen Hoover
Look here: I tried to read one of her books and it didn’t work. Perhaps I just chose the wrong one but nothing about that book enthralled me. No, instead it was a rife with “wtf-is-this-shit?” Or maybe rom-coms in the written form fool me into thinking it’s good (because I do often enjoy a good rom-com in film version) only to be terrible.
I’ll Give You The Sun (Nelson)
lol I don’t think I will ever get around to this. I can’t even make him because of reading obligations oh my. But I can legitimately name 10+ people off the top of my head that have sung the praises for this book.
I Hunt Killers (Lyga)
As much as I wanted to read this (on my own TBR adding prowess), there are members in this community who have given this their vote of confidence. Plus, I am preparing for a series binge of this in November — so if you would like to join me, by all means.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (Black)
The hardcover connoisseur in me saw that this book was cheap. Then I talked to someone and was inadvertently enabled to pick this up for like… $3.49 Canadian or something. Which is basically like a day of coffee…
The common opinion I’ve heard is that Ready Player One is the stronger of the two. That’s cool. But I think I play enough video games and experienced Sword Art Online etc., for me to really enjoy that story. (Or maybe I just tell myself that?) Either way, this book is on my TBR just so I can say I’ve read something by Cline…? Can’t say when I’ll get to it though.
The Night Circus (Morgenstern)
This came recommended to me from a close friend but I don’t know how I’d feel about reading this book if this book set the precedent for being compared to for The Crown’s Game; which, in my opinion, was a mess.
The Luminaries (Catton)
This recommendation came when I was a wee little blogger. I wasn’t much into “fiction” fiction (like award winning pedigree stuff) but some individuals commented on how timeless this book is. Then, I happened across the hardcover of this at a libary sale ($3!) and I remembered the praise I heard for it. In hindsight, I should have probably checked Goodreads before to see what it was about…
Thankfully, I’m not buying most of these books for full price when hauled so my credit card isn’t crying too too much.