Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why. My TBR has recently become a bit out of control again (story of my life), and definitely have a few books in there that I’ve been avoiding for a while.

  1. Circe by Madeline Miller
  2. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. I loved the movie so much that I’m worried I won’t like the book as much.
  3. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. This one is the same as Crazy Rich Asians – I loved the movie a lot and don’t want to be let down by the book.
  4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The hype is just so off the charts for this book that I’m not sure how it could possibly live up to the hype.
  5. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Another massively popular book that I’m not sure how it will live up to the hype.
  6. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I know this book is sad, and I’ve been waiting to be in the right mood to read it. I will definitely have a box of tissues next to me when I do get to it.
  7. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. I go through phases with mystery and thriller books and every time I’m in the mood for one I keep passing this one up.
  8. The Wicked King by Holly Black. I’m procrastinating reading this book until the third book in the trilogy comes out so I won’t have to wait on any cliffhangers.
  9. Armada by Ernest Cline. It’s no secret to anyone who reads my blog that I love Ready Player One. This is Ernest Cline’s next book, and I’m worried that it won’t be as good as his first book.
  10. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. I love Hank Green’s brother’s books and I’ve been casually watching the Green brother’s YouTube channel for years. The reason I’ve hesitated to read this is because I’m scared it won’t live up to his brother’s books standards, which is silly, but it is what it is.

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24 Comments

  1. I didn’t read “Brooklyn,” but think the film is lovely! Seeing it on your list makes me want to re-watch it. However, I did make an attempt to read “Crazy Rich Asians” (I really wanted to like it!), and simply couldn’t get into it. Odd since I later saw the movie, and thought it was one of the best romcoms in recent years. 🙂

  2. Me Before You is a must read. I enjoyed it so much even if I don’t read much romance. Crazy Rich Asians? Nah! If you are patient reading footnotes, maybe it’ll work for you. I’ve read a lot of positive reviews of Circe. I have an ebook copy but still can’t start reading it for reasons I can’t think of. Here my TTT

  3. Circe is the best! I still can’t get over the book yet, it’s better than The Song of Achilles. Crazy Rich Asians, however, is a light reading. I love the entire trilogy and truthfully, it’s better than the movie because it has a lot of plots that we don’t get to see in the movie. Beside, Astrid’s character is more explored here. Give the book a chance!

    My TTT: https://readlogy.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/top-ten-tuesday-10-books-i-avoid-to-read/

  4. Unfortunately I read The Cruel Prince and didn’t love it as much as everyone else. Hope it goes better for you. I do want to read the second one though so I guess you can say they pulled it out in the end. I managed to read The Hate U Give earlier this year and really liked it. However, I would still recommend Dear Martin over it so if you haven’t checked it out, you might want to do so.

  5. I say skip the CRA book. I thought the movie was way better. Books 5-7 are all emotional but so worth reading. As for #9, it’s not as good as RP1. It’s similar, though, so maybe you would like it.

  6. At least you don’t have to wait long for The Queen of Nothing to come out. That ending… wow… I don’t regret reading it on pub day because I would have gotten spoilers from the IncorrectCruelPrince Twitter account, but my first reaction was needing the next book stat.

  7. I feel the same about Crazy Rich Asians. The movie was great! Which means I’ll either love the book more or I’ll hate it. The Lovely Bones is a good, quick read. Very different perspective. Armada was good but you are right in that it isn’t as good as Ready Player One. But then that story is just AMAZING!

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