Tuesday, 12 August 2014

TTT - Books I'm Not Sure I Want to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish
Each week a new topic is given and weeks topic is:

Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want to Read

This is a funny topic to come up at this time, because I just made a Goodreads shelf for all of the books I feel this way about called on-the-fence. As in, I'm on the fence between want to read and don't want to read and I'm not sure which side to get off on.
Let's Get Lost
Let's Get Lost - Adi Alsaid
I think I read a couple of really unfavourable reviews of this one that made me start to second guess whether I want to give it a shot or not. Either way, it's not like I'll be getting to it any time soon - I don't even have a copy.
The Returned
The Returned - Jason Mott
It sounds interesting, but I'm just not sure whether it'll be up my alley or not. I suppose there's no way to find out other than to try. Books like this frustrate me because I don't like wasting time on books I won't like, but how can I know whether I'll like it if I don't read at least a bit of it?
The Elementals
The Elementals - Francesca Lia Block
I loved Francesca Lia Block's books when I was younger, but I just haven't been impressed with any of her newer releases. I don't know if I'm just not into her style any more or if I just haven't been in the right mood for it. Her style is so distinctive and I used to be all over it, but now I'm just not so sure.
Imaginary Girls
Imaginary Girls - Nova Ren Suma
Don't shoot me! I've started this book two or three times and just couldn't get into it. Maybe I just haven't been in the right mood for it, but I have this niggling feeling that I'm just not a fan. I should love this book, I just don't. And I don't know why.
Magnified World
Magnified World - Grace O'Connell
I've been trying to expand my reading parameters a little bit and read more literary fiction and historical fiction - basically just anything that isn't YA. I think this book sounds good, but it might be a little too far away from my comfort zone. It seems like something that has a lot of potential to be boring. Very boring. Plus none of my GR friends have read it so I've got nobody to vouch for it!
Liesl & Po
Liesl and Po - Lauren Oliver
I tried to like this book. I really did. I've taken it out of the library at least twice and read the first chapter or so. I'm just not captivated by it the way that I want to be. I've heard such wonderful things about it, but I haven't experienced them first hand. I know that it takes more than one chapter to get into a book sometimes, but I'm not sure this one is for me.
The Ring and The Crown
The Ring and the Crown - Melissa de la Cruz
This book has gotten quite a few not-so-flattering reviews from people who I typically agree with. Plus de la Cruz doesn't have the greatest history of delivering books I like - I tried Frozen recently and was seriously put off by it. But look at that cover! It's so beautiful! And the synopsis sounds fascinating! I just want it to be great, but from what I've heard it doesn't deliver in the slightest.
#scandal - Sarah Ockler
I've heard this book is pretty frivolous and soap opera-y. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but I'm not sure I want to read it. I'll hopefully check out Ockler's other books first and get a feel for her writing style.
We Were Liars
We Were Liars - E. Lockhart
I read about a third of this book shortly after it came out, and it just wasn't working for me. I wasn't incredibly fond of the style or of the characters. I mostly want to try it again to find out what that damn twist everyone hints at is!
Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)
Siege & Storm - Leigh Bardugo
I wasn't a big fan of the first book in this trilogy for many reasons, but I'm intrigued enough to want to know what happens in the next book. Such a dilemma. I may grab it if I spot it at the library, but I'm not sure whether or not it's a book I particularly want to read.

Have you read any of these books? Did you like them? Do you think I should give them a shot? What books were/would be on your list?


  1. I loved Lets Get Lost!
    It was very different and interesting.
    My TTT

  2. I really liked Siege and Storm- overall the series improves. As for We Were Liars, I read it, and I agree with you completely. It thought it was ok, but not as amazing as some people make it out to me. Same thing with the Ring and the Crown- which is sad, because the premise is really interesting.