Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

Posted August 12, 2014 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 19 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

Books you may have bought but aren’t sure if you are into it anymore, books you wanted to read but heard mixed things about, hyped books you aren’t sure about — basically any book that has you going, “TO READ OR NOT TO READ?”

I have decided to focus on books I have bought but I am not sure if I will read or not. I have rather a lot of these so it was difficult trying to narrow it down!

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1. Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

I bought the first two books in this series on a whim but I have heard so many negative things about this series I regret that particular purchase decision.

2. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

This series sounded really intriguing to me but I found it difficult trying to get into the first book and only made it 20 pages or so. I think I will try it again at some point though.

3. Evernight by Claudia Gray

I have heard this series gets really good but I only got through half of the first book before I abandoned reading it. Will definitely give it another try though when I get the time.

4. Finding Sky by Joss Stirling

I was intrigued by the cover which encouraged me to buy this book but I am not sure if I will like it or not.

5. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

I am not really sure what possessed me to purchase this one. I just don’t really fancy reading it but cannot really articulate why.

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6. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

This is a series I have to read just so I can say that I have.  I am still not sure if it will be my cup of tea but I could be pleasantly surprised!

7. The Hollow by Jessica Verday

I started reading this one but it sort of lost me with all the insta-love. I am not sure if I will pick it up again.

8. Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

I bought all three books in the series on impulse but only managed to get through a couple of chapters of the first book. Does not bode well for the series as a whole.

9. Illuminate by Aimee Agresti

I lusted after the cover of this book and shelled out rather a lot of money for the hardback copy. I did start to read it but the book felt a little too…girly for my liking.

10. Wither by Lauren DeStefano

I was really looking forward to this one but have heard lots of other readers describe it as very generic dystopian fare which disappointed me a lot. I will still give it a chance at some point though.


Well, those are my choices for books I am not sure I (still) want to read. I always try to keep in mind though that sometimes it can be I am just not in the mood for a particular book so I like to keep an open mind and give it another shot but sometimes it is hard to get past the initial reluctance or disinterest!

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19 responses to “Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

  1. I read The Hollow by Jessica Verday a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Yes, the insta-love thing is a bit off-putting and completely unrealistic, but I remember the books getting better with time. Then again, it was a couple years ago and I’m a lot more critical with my books than I used to be! I read Wither by DeStefano, but I didn’t continue the series. It was typical dystopian, unfortunately. 🙁

    • I could have been a little too quick to give up on The Hollow – I have heard a lot of good things about the author so I will probably try it again someday!

      I have heard a lot of people say that about Wither – it’s too bad because it does have an interesting premise. 🙂

  2. I really like Finding Sky and the rest of the books in that series. I have reread each book at least 3 times. I would definitely recommend them, they are different to other paranormal romances. My favourite though would have to be Seeking Crystal. X

    • Yeah, I have changed it again. I wasn’t completely happy with the old look (plus I seem to get bored really quickly – I really need to just settle on a theme and stick to it)!

      The cover Finding Sky is pretty similar to Forbidden now that you mention it…I think the subject matter is completely different though (well I hope so anyway, that could be…awkward). 😉

      I am not sure why I feel compelled to read Cassandra Clare. I have heard so many things about this series (and the author) I kinda feel I want to see it for myself (nothing on this Earth could could ever convince me to read E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey so I am not sure why I would want to put myself through the Mortal Instruments series lol). 😀

      • Nothing wrong with making flavour of the month/week/day changes! Your space your rules.

        … Just to play devils advocate a bit: would you still feel compelled to read Clare’s works if she took a page out of E.L. James’ novels (or anything bdsm related for that matter) LOL.

        • Lol – I doubt I would want to read them if they had any bdsm elements (although I am beginning to think I am a bit of a masochist for considering reading the Mortal Instruments in the first place!) 😉

  3. Illuminate. Huh. Well, I fell asleep. That’s not going to help you, is it? Well, I’m just trying to be honest here. The book is a massive snooze-fest. There. One book off your list. 🙂

  4. Evernight did turn out to be a really great series. I did enjoy City of Bones, but for me, this series got better third book onward. It went from a 3 star read to a 5 star one by book four, which I prefer to a series going from 5 stars to a 3.

    • I have heard that about Evernight. I wasn’t very impressed with the first book but it is good to know that the series improves. You are right – it is better when books go from say a 3 star read to a 5 star read later on – I hate it when a series starts with so much potential but then fizzles out! 🙂

  5. I know someone who read Wither and she absolutely loved it – she could not stop going on about it for weeks! I myself haven’t had the chance to pick it up, but so far I’ve only heard good things. 🙂 I know what you mean about City of Bones. Everyone was hyped up about it and when I decided to read it, I found that I already knew half of the plot because of all of my obsessive friends, haha. But I personally wasn’t that impressed. Great Top Ten though!

    • I think Wither could be quite good so will be giving it a whirl at some point. 😉

      I know right? I have heard so much about it I really don’t think I need to read it (plus I was bad and watched the film first lol). 🙂

      • Yeah, I already know a bunch of really important things that don’t even appear until the third book, so I feel like I’ve read the series even though I haven’t. And haha, my friend did that although she actually went and read the books too.. 🙂

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