Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday-- Books I've Been Avoiding

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today (September 10th) I'm one of them :)

Today's Topic

Top Ten Books On My TBR That I'm Avoiding Reading

  • These are the books that I technically want to read, but for SOME reason have been putting them off.

1.  Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett- Camping isn't my thing AND I'm super picky about romances (AND I didn't LOVE love the one Jenn Bennett book I read).

2.  Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith- Oh man, this one sounds crazy... and I have to be in the perfect mood for crazy.

3.  The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith- I'm avoiding this one because I loved her debut (The Way I Used to Be), but it also kind of destroyed me.  So I'm nervous it won't live up to my expectations and I'm also worried about turning into a puddle.

4.  PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han- Ughhh. I hate myself.  Jenny Han writes books that make me feel like I'm not even reading.  Like I'm just floating along in a haze of awesome characters.  And I STILL haven't read this book.  I've been putting it off because it's been SO long since I read the first book.

5.  Turtles All the Way Down by John Green- First, I need to be in the perfect mood to read a John Green book.  Second, I really really really want to like it and I'm scared.

6.  Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray- I've been avoiding this one ever since I read the first few chapters and it felt SO different from the first book.  It's also the size of a cinder block.

7.  What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick- I haven't read this yet because this author doesn't have any books coming out and I don't want to NOT have a Huntley Fitzpatrick book available to me if I need it.

8.  Shade Me by Jennifer Brown- This is one of my favorite authors of ever.  I read her middle grade books even.  But for some reason, this series feels so different from all of her other books that I keep thinking I won't love it??

9.  Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian- I'm picky about romance and super light books.  I guess I'm just avoiding this one because it doesn't sound super plot heavy.

10.  You by Caroline Kepnes- I have been wanting to read this for years-- but then I watched the show on Netflix and loved it SO HARD.  Now, I'm nervous that the book will be different and I won't like it as much.  Or it will change the way I feel about the show.  Or something.

Help me out!!  Which book should I get over myself and read first??  I do really good at reading books that you guys pick for me on these polls, so please vote!!

Which book should I read NOW?

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith
The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith
PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Shade Me by Jennifer Brown
Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
You by Caroline Kepnes
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What books have you been avoiding??  What book should I just get over and read??


  1. I know I was a little thrown off when I started Lair of Dreams but it is so worth it. I might ever like it better then book one.

    My TTT

  2. I read You and I didn't like it that much, it is a decent book, just not as good as I have expected.
    my TTT https://noorlightwoodbts.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/top-10-tuesday-books-on-my-tbr-im-avoiding-reading-and-why/

  3. I hope you enjoy all of these books if or when you read them.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  4. I have the same reaction to John Green books. :)

    My TTT.

  5. I still have yet to get around to the rest of the Jenny Han books, I enjoyed the first book a lot :)

    My TTT

  6. Great list! Lair of Dreams is humongous. One of these days I need to cross The Diviners off my TBR because I've heard it's amazing. I hope you enjoy all of these when you get to them!

  7. I didn't vote because I haven't read any of these yet, but Stay Sweet does have a cute cover (looks like a summer book though) and I did like the two Jenn Bennett books I read (but again, camping, so summer or early fall).

  8. Starry eyes is one I want to read, although I'm not a fan of camping either lol. And I can't seem to decide if I want to try a John Green book. I go back and forth. :)

  9. Starry Eyes is probably my favorite Jenn Bennett book. I just loved the characters so much. Stay Sweet surprised me. I adored the book a lot more than I thought I would. The Last to Let Go was ok. Definitely not as emotional as The Way I Used to Be, but still emotional given the subject matter.

  10. Starry Eyes was my first Jenn Bennett book and I really enjoyed it!

  11. I still want to read You. I watched the first episode and really loved it, but I want to read the book before I watch the whole show. Fall is a good time for these type of reads, so hopefully soon. I still have Turtles All the Way Down to read too! Oh, and I really liked Lair of Dreams, but yeah, those are long books. I still need to read the third one. haha


  12. It's been fun to read these lists and commiserate with people who, like me, have been avoiding a whole slew of books. I loved the series of You and didn't even realize until after I watched it that it was based on a book. I agree that reading the book now seems daunting.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  13. I love this topic! I totally avoid books for many reasons. I have liked many of the books on your list (Starry Eyes is quirky like her other books, but I did like it), Stay Sweet ( really summery, loved the historical aspect, and the romance is more realistic than swoons), Shade Me - this is a really offbeat series in a cool way - felt very Veronica Mars.

  14. OH I tend to put off so many books because I'm scared of how I'll feel about them, too. I hope you'll get to the Jenny Han book, it's such a wonderful read and I loved it so much :)