Monday, August 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #8: To Read or Not to Read?

Top Ten Tuesday is an weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week participants list their Top Ten choices for a weekly theme. This week's theme is: Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want to Read!

I have two different lists:  Books I will probably never pick up or need serious convincing to pick up and books that are on my TBR that I really need opinions on!

Books I Might Not Pick Up

1.  Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.  While it seems like the first book is all the buzz, the next books in the series are kinda drags on?  To be honest, I've heard too many mixed reviews about this book for me to be interested in reading it.

2. Evermore by Alyson Noel.  The synopsis makes it look like an interesting read that will be sure to capture my attention, my friends' goodreads reviews say otherwise.

3.  Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L.  James.  Never ever will I read these kinds of books.  I don't care if there is a movie coming out.  No one can make me even think of reading this. 

4. The rest of The Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.  The first book was good!  But I tried reading the next book and it was just too boring.  Come to think of it, I'm not really sure I want to read the rest.  I'm just not that interested in that really.

5.  The Island of Excess Love by Francesca Lia Block.  I received an ARC of this book, but after reading the first in its series, which didn't excite me at all, I'm pretty sure that reading this would be a waste of my time.

6.  The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith.  Yes, I own the books, but too much Vampire drama for my taste.  Maybe one day I'll read it.  But then again, there's other books I could be reading right now.

7. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.  I just really don't think I would like this book.  Plus, there's a lot of mixed reviews from my friends on goodreads.

8.  Marked  by P.C.  Cast & Kristin Cast.  Too many negative reviews for me to be interested.  Sorry.

9.  Panic by Lauren Oliver.  I hear the book is great but it's missing depth.  I like depth in characters and backstories and plot & from what I hear, there is a lack of that.

10.  Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.  Tried reading this once before and was bored out of my mind.  But then again I own 5 books in the series so I guess you never know.

Books I Need Opinions On

1.  Landline by Rainbow Rowell.  I know you guys will hate me for this one, but honestly I can't get into NA or Adult these days.  Sometimes there's exceptions and this is most likely one because Rainbow wrote one of my all time favorite books.

2.  The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings.  The author seems so sweet and my friends have given awesome reviews, but I need some extra advice!

3.  I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore.  I was told that this was a Full Fathom Five book and there have been mixed reviews, but I still really want to read it.  Worth it?

4.  Leviathan by Scott Westerfield.  I don't really like the Uglies series and I'm wondering if all of Scott's writing is similar to that.  I've heard nothing but praise about this book but I'm pretty skeptical.

5.  The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.  I've heard bad and good things and I'm not sure what to believe.

6. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.  Same as the previous.

7.  The Clique series by Lisi Harrison.  I've already read the first who knows how many books from this series.  Is it even worth it?

8.  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.  It's adult fiction, but it seems super interesting.  Good reviews all around, but would a YA lover love it? 

9.  The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.  I was recommended this book once.  Read part of it, didn't like it, but I heard it gets better?

10.  Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken.  Of course I want to read this, cause I like The Darkest Minds but I have some doubts...

Let me know!  And link me to your TTT as well!


Anonymous said...

Fifty Shades is one of worst things ever to be put into print.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Landline was, well, pretty good. Not an E&P, I thought, but a good read.

Here's my list of Books I'm Not Sure I Want to Read.

Tracy said...

I can't comment on many of these, but I can tell you (in my opinion) The Vampire Diaries was not good. I love the show, but the book was painful. And if you want to skip Fifty Shades, I highly recommend you look up Jenny Trout's chapter by chapter recaps. They're hilarious!

Here are my Top Ten!

Mel@Thedailyprophecy said...

First of all, what a cute lay-out ^^

Hush, hush has mixed reviews, but most of them go to the negative side and I tend to agree with them. Fifty shades just.. NO. The authors from the Murder complex is sweet, but I didn't like her book :( YES, The second book from Girl of fire and thorns is amazing! Hector!


Alma Reads said...

I love the Vampire Diaries TV show, but I don't think I'll ever read the books. They don't really appeal to me at all in honesty. Fifty Shades is one I will definitely skip as well. Not my cuppa.


Anonymous said...

Babe, Evermore is a must and I get why you want to skip Fifty Shades, but I love it. I'm gonna be the only one to say it. As for The Murder Complex, LOVE IT! It's been getting a lot of mixed reviews, but I was really hooked on the action, and it is a great set up to what I'm hoping will be an awesome series.

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) said...

I have Panic on my I wonder if I should read it. I also loved Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore...however, I'm not a huge YA person. It's a completely unique book.

Charlotte A said...

Good call on Fifty Shades. It's awful. I'm reading Panic at the moment and it's not as good as I was hoping.

Cait said...

(I will never ever read Fifty Shades either.)

I've got Landline on my list! I'm worried, because I DO like Rainbow Rowell's YA books, but I don't really read adult, and while I love her writing...maybe I shouldn't?? It's a worry!
I honestly love the Shiver series, but they're not very fasted-paced or action-packed. You're really in their for the characters. Actually, you're there for book #3 which has Cole and Isabel and FADSJFKAL they are the best!!
I'm with you on I Am Number Four too. I...watched the movie, and I'm tempted to read the book, but so much controversy, right? It's a worry.
I've read 2 Patrick Ness books and omg, I absolutely LOVE them. But I haven't read The Knife books...they're on my tbr though. :)
Here's my TTT!

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