Top 10 Books on My TBR That I'm Avoiding

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

It's no secret I have been avoiding tons of books on my TBR in my lifetime. I mean, I buy several more books, ignoring the mountain of books I have at home. Yikes. However, one day I plan to get to each and every one. Someday I'd love to wake up and not be drowning underneath a sea of unread books. I'm actively avoiding these books... for reasons.

Maybe one day the mood will strike me and I'll be able to read all of these. Until then, they'll continue to torment me from their places on the shelf.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Top 10 TBR Books I'm Avoiding:

Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard: Unpopular opinion here, but I actually liked the ending of the Red Queen series. It wasn't the greatest but I was satisfied. Now here Aveyard came out with more short stories which includes a check in from the characters after the ending. Plus, this collection includes the short stories that released in the collection, Cruel Crown, which I didn't really like. So, I'm pretty hesitant for this one and I've been putting it off.

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell: There's so much to love here. There's time travel and magic, incredible world building and so much more! The only issue is that it's so big. Goodreads says it's 512 pages but the copy I own looks like it's competing with the dictionary.

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston: I adored Geekerella and I can't wait to continue on in that series. However, when I heard she was doing an Anastasia retelling, I purchased it without really knowing anything else. It may be an Anastasia retelling but it's also set in space which is not my thing.

People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins: I'm surprised not more people are talking about this. It sounds like it would be super relevant and important. I've been avoiding it because I know this is going to make me cry and as much as I used to, I don't seek out books that are going to make me cry. And I've read books by Hopkins previously and didn't really like them at all.

Ship It by Britta Lundin: When I first read what the book was about, it gave me Geekerella vibes but now I'm not so sure. After purchasing myself a copy, all of my friends on Goodreads started rating it very low and now I'm so hesitant to even pick it up.

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White: The last book I read from Kiersten White was And I Darken which I rated two stars. I adore White's writing but I thought that book dragged a bit. Even though Elizabeth Frankenstein is 200 pages shorter than And I Darken, I'm still worried about it being too slow for me.

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead: Here's a throwback, isn't it? I read and loved the Vampire Academy series back in the day. And when Mead first came out with Bloodlines, the spin off series that follows Adrian, I wasn't interested at all because I didn't like Adrian one bit. After finishing the Vampire Academy series several years ago, Adrian did begin to grow on me in that last book so I started collecting the books to binge read all of the Bloodlines series. That hasn't happened yet. All I remember is my dislike for Adrian and what if I end up hating this series?

Enchantee by Gita Trelease: A book set in France is my type of book, no matter what it's about. However, when the negative reviews started rolling in, I began to doubt my judgement. The book sounds amazing, but...

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody: I put this book on my monthly TBR pile so many times this year and I still haven't gotten to it. This book sounds mysterious and atmospheric. A missing mother takes a daughter on the path of investigating mobsters and through alleyways of casinos. It sounds like a dark read that I'll enjoy but the more it sits on my shelf, the more I second guess if I'll actually like it.

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker: I read a few chapters of this back in 2017 and was really enjoying it. However, some book had just released and I got distracted by the new shiny instead of finishing this one. But I haven't picked this up since and I don't really know why.

What books have you been avoiding?

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  1. It definitely feels like the one thing we all have in common in our post this week is having tons of books that we haven't read yet. Oops? The Last Magician was good, but yeah, suuuuper long. It's basically the reason I haven't read the sequel yet, even though I enjoyed the first book.

    This probably isn't helping anything, but I did find The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein to be a bit of a slow read. I enjoyed it, but there were long swatches that seemed to really drag for me. It's the only Kiersten White book I've read, though, and I enjoyed it enough to want to check out her other work.

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  2. Do you think you'll go back and reread The Witch Hunter sometime?

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  3. I will say that I was always Team Dmitri when it came to the Vampire Academy Series! But I did read Bloodlines and have to say, it was awesome! Adrian was still a likeable character, though not who I was rooting for in Rose's romantic relationships. Witch Hunter was another good read that I remembered enjoying though I read the series as ARCs so it's been awhile!

    I still need to read The Last Magician and Heart of Iron...and I need to finish the Red Queen series myself! So many books, so little time! Lol.

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  4. I agree that it's surprising we didn't see more buzz about People Kill People too---very timely. I definitely want to read it. I loved the Bloodlines Series, but I was always a fan of Adrian, so that might have made all the difference.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction