Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About. Right now I’m not super up to speed with the latest releases (I took a few years off of serious reading, so I’m really playing catch up right now). I’m going to keep this list short this week because right now I’m more focusing on books that I missed in the last couple of years.

  1. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – I recently got this as part of a book box I subscribe to. While I’m hoping that it’ll turn out to be a great psychological thriller, I’m a little on the fence about whether it can deliver on the summary.
  2. I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella – Sophie Kinsella is VERY hit or miss for me. I either love or hate her books – there is not in between for me. I am very much hoping that this one is a hit for me.
  3. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – I have yet to read any of Leigh’s books. With all of the hype surrounding them, I’m not sure if I really want to start with her latest book or start with one of her older ones.
  4. Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi – I’ve been reading the Shatter Me series since before they came out. Shatter Me was one of the first ever ARCs I received, and has held a special place in my heart since (love that original cover art!). While I loved the early entries in this series, I am a little concerned that it might have gone on for too long.
  5. On The Come Up by Angie Thomas – I’m torn for whether I should start with this book or The Hate U Give. I’m sure this one will be good, but I’m a little nervous about whether it will be able to live up to The Hate U Give’s hype.

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  1. I would say that you probably shouldn’t read King of Scars first because it has lots of references and major spoilers for both the previous series… I don’t know if it’ll work as a stand-alone…

  2. I often worry about books that have *so* much hype… because then I feel pressured to love it instead of just enjoying the read!!

  3. The Silent Patient was totally meh! It was fast paced and had a fun twist at the end but there was just nothing special, including the writing. I already sorted it to be donated because I don’t want it on my shelf. Before reading King of Scars, you should read the Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crow duology because it has spoilers to those. As someone also jumping late on the Bardugo train, I read Six of Crows before the Grisha books and liked Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom better, so I suggest to start with those.

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