Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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

I've decided to jump on board with Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is: Books I'm not sure I want to read for various reasons. 

Ooh, here goes:

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - maybe if I didn't know that it was a huge sobfest I'd be more excited about reading a book EVERYONE is talking about. 

2. If I Stay by Gayle Forman - see above reason :)

3. Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy - I was pretty interested in this book until the show came along. I watched a few episodes and just couldn't get into it. I did try to go back to the book after that and had a hell of a time getting past the first few pages. I just don't think this is going to happen. 

4. The Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore - soooo I saw the movie and kind of want closure but I'm not sure I can bring myself to actually read these. 

5. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell - I actually do really want to read this one but I think it might be the book that intimidates me most at the moment simply because I've heard the style is so odd. 

6. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes - I've read and enjoyed two of Moyes's titles so far and I am well aware this one is everyone's favorite. But that makes me wonder if a. I'll like it as much as everyone says and b. if I can handle all the sad.

7. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett - once upon a time I thought I would read this. I bought it and it's been sitting on my shelves ever since. It's so long and while that wouldn't normally intimidate me it's about the building of a church. In spite of my having read and enjoyed Follett and in spite of the generally good reviews this gets, I still have yet to attempt to tackle it and now I'm not sure I ever will. 

8. Anything else by Anne Rice, ever. I've read a couple, I've attempted a couple more. I think I'm done. It feels almost blasphemous to admit that I don't like her work. 

9. One Day by David Nichols - I stumbled onto the end of this movie and now I don't think I can force myself to give this book a try. 

10. Many of the classics! I hate to admit this but I do collect some of the classics with the idea that once in a while I'll be able to squeeze them in. It never happens. Never. 


Lillian McCurry said...

The Fault in Our Stars isn't as bad as you would think. Don't get me wrong, I still sobbed at the end, but the book focuses more on making the most out of the days you have instead of on their illness. :)

Anonymous said...

I enjoy an emotional read every so often, but I hesitate to pick up If I Stay. The Fault in Our Stars is very good and I enjoyed reading it for a second time despite knowing what I was in for.

Dana said...

I have read The Fault in Our Stars and I didn't really like it! I read the first two Loren Legacies and they were pretty good.

Ashley said...

I waited and waited to read The Fault in Our Stars, I just was not in the mood to cry even though I heard all the good reviews. So I totally get if it you hold off reading it :)


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Lauren said...

Oh, One Day was recommended to me by the folks at Chapters but I never got around to it. It might join a maybe list someday if I ever stop obtaining books haha. I'm so with you with the classics!! I do love a few of them but then there are others where I just can't imagine reading them.

Veronika √Čles said...

I really liked The Fault in Our Stars when I first read it but for the second rather it failed to impress me. If I Stay is one of my favorite books and I I can't wait for the movie. I think the casting is sorta perfect. I watched the movie Cloud Atlas but have no interest in reading the book.
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Ellie @ Ellie Reads Ficiton said...

If I Stay is really heart-breaking but I cried even more with its sequel. Still, I'd recommend them both, but you need to be in the right mood for a very emotional read :)

Christine said...

I read the first few Lorien books, but am very indifferent about continuing -- not a good sign when it comes to a series.

I did like If I Stay which I recently read for book club -- it is a really fast read and I would say it is worth a try for sure.

And I would also say don't give up on the classics! Classics are so much more varied than people realize though, so I'd say find the classics that click for you -- it might take some trial and error, but I wouldn't write them off altogether. And I definitely wouldn't force any just for the sake of saying you read "X" book -- that's a sure recipe for hating them!