Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read For Various Reasons

So this week this list at The Broke and the Bookish is books your not sure you want to read, this was really hard for me as I tend to focus on the books I do want to read and 90% of what is in my to be read pile is books I can't wait to read, but here goes:
Don't all throw things at me! I never wanted to pick them up when they first came out and now I'm still not sure. I don't actually know anyone whose read them and disliked but magic and fantasy stories are not my thing. I'm sure if I had a copy I'd probably picked it up and be hooked but for now I'm still not convinced.
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
I like the idea of fairy-tale retellings but I'm not huge on the idea of them being set in the future and featuring androids and cyborgs, they again seem very popular so maybe one day.
3. Anything else by John Green which is not The Fault in Our Stars
I read TFIOS in June and loved it, it was such a moving book. That was my first John Green book and now I'm scared to pick up another in case its not as good. I have An Abundance of Katherine's in my TBR pile,  do you think should I read it?
Destined to Play/Destined to Feel/Destined to Fly Omnibus (Avalon Trilogy, #1-3)
 I read the first book in the Avalon trilogy during the #SexMeUpReadathon back in July and it has left me with very mixed feelings, the plot line went way over my head and I'm not sure I want to carry on with this trilogy. Has anyone read it? Does it get better or is it still a little far fetched?
The Paris Wife
This was part of the Richard and Judy book club back in Spring 2012, its sat on my shelf ever since and I've never read it. It does sound like something I'd enjoy as do like books set in the 1920s but something is holding me back. Is it worth picking up?
One For My Baby
This is another one which my friend lent to me years ago and it just sat on my shelf, I finally gave it back to her but should I give it another go?
The Understudy
I think I've been put off reading this because I wasn't keen on One Day, I wanted to love it but didn't and think this may disappoint me also.
Love Letters to the Dead
I think the idea of writing to dead people is slightly creepy but I'm also curious about the story of Laurel, it seems to have mixed reviews so I'm just not sure.
We Were Liars
I'm curious about this one, but it again has mixed reviews so I'm not sure. Is it worth it?
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
I'm not really a fan of fantasy books with demons, shadow hunters and vampires but as its so popular there is something inside me saying maybe give it a go.
So there is my rather eclectic list, which are worth reading and which are not I'd love to know. To see everyone else's list click here. 


  1. I would say, go and read HP, but if you know it's not your thing you should just not read it :) I'm not a fan of sci-fi books, so I was hesitant to read Cinder and Marissa Meyer completely changed my mind! It's so well-written and the characters are amazing, I would recommend trying this one.


    1. Thank you for visiting and recommending Cinder, I think I will give it a go.

  2. I was hesitant about Cinder as well. I finally picked it up and read it. I enjoyed it, but it took a while for me to get into the book. It picked up a lot more towards the middle/end. I want to continue on in the series, but I just haven't gotten around to it just yet.

    I've also read books 1-3 in the Mortal Instruments series. I'm a bit hesitant about moving forward, but I really enjoyed 1-3 so I'm sure I'll eventually pick up book 4. It doesn't sound like you're very into fantasy so it might not be worth your time. It's not high fantasy (more urban fantasy), but it does have a lot of those kinds of elements so it might not be your cup of tea.

    I haven't read anything else on your list (minus HP), so I can't comment on your other choices. Hopefully someone else can :)

    Thanks for sharing your list! Great post :)

    1. Thank you for visiting, your comments on Mortal Instruments make it sound like its not my thing so will probably give it a miss.