Hi there, everyone! Welcome to yet another installment of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want to Read. I never really thought about it before, but there are actually quite a few books that I am currently hesitant about reading. So, in no particular order;
1. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.
I’ve heard so many fantastic things about this epic fantasy series, yet for some reason I remain hesitant to read it. I think it’s a blend of its behemoth size, expansive cast of characters, and complicated fantasy world that makes it a bit daunting for me.
2. Four by Veronica Roth.
I did read and enjoy the Divergent trilogy, however it’s not one of my favorite series ever. After the ending of Allegiant, it took me some time to organize my thoughts and form overall opinions on the characters and what actually happened. I’m not sure if I’m quite ready to dive back into that dystopian, or really if I even want to.
3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.
So many people have told me that they really liked this book. My only reason for not having read it yet is that I know it’s going to be sad. I generally don’t like to read really sad books, mostly because I’m never really in the mood to feel sad.
4. Stolen by Lucy Christopher.
According to the synopsis, this book is about a girl who is suddenly kidnapped and the different emotions she develops in regard to her captor. It hardly seems like a light, upbeat novel, and I’m afraid that the subject matter is going to be very dark and depressing.
5. Delirium by Lauren Oliver.
This is a dystopian novel that I have heard plenty of mixed reviews about. Some people say they enjoy it, while others don’t think it’s good at all. Keeping in mind the limited time I have to read in my busy schedule, I just find it hard to justify picking up a book that most people who have read it are merely lukewarm about.
6. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling.
Some of you may find this surprising, especially considering the fact that I absolutely adore J.K. Rowling. So why am I hesitant to read this? I think it has to do with the fact that I’ve never read anything by J.K. Rowling that isn’t Harry Potter. I guess I’m just afraid that it won’t be as good, and that my love of her will somehow lessen a bit. Honestly, I’m still quite confused about my hesitancy to read this one as well!
And those are all the books I’m not sure if I want to read! I’m sure there are others, but at the moment I can’t think of all ten.
What books are you hesitant to read? What are your thoughts on the books I have in my list? Let me know in the comments section below!