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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is: Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read, so this includes any book that I’ve bought but am not sure I want to read anymore, books that have received a lot of hype but I’m skeptical of, or books that I’v heard a lot of mixed feelings about.
1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: I see this book everywhere and have heard good things from one of my friends and mixed reviews from blogs. So I haven’t decided if I want to put forth the money and buy it on Amazon or not. If it were $3 sure, but it’s currently $5 on Amazon and that’s too big of a commitment right now lol.
2. Delirium by Lauren Oliver: I received this book as a gift last year and have yet to read it. I’ve heard bad things about the love interest and the way the series ended, but I still see it pop up everywhere. I own it, so more than likely I will eventually read it, I just don’t know if I should keep putting it off or not…
3. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer: I have had this book for years and attempted to read it a while back. I barely got 50 pages in and stopped because I got bored, but that was 2 years ago or so and both my mom and sister read it and enjoyed it.
4. The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner: I read The Maze Runner when it first came out, so by the time the second one hit the shelves I had forgotten some of the story and wasn’t as interested anymore, but I have been thinking about reading it again and finishing the series since the movie is coming out soon. What to do?
5. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: All of my friends love these books and I’ve been wanting to read them but there are so many of them, that I’ve been holding off cause I know once I start I’m in for the long haul.
6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: SO MANY PEOPLE (even my grandma) says this book is fantastic. However, I still have heard it’s not as fantastic as people make it out to be, and the twist ending was given away to me (unwillingly). So basically I’ve kinda sworn off it knowing what happens to these characters. I just don’t want to do that to my heart.
7. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James: My friends have enjoyed it, a lot of bloggers have enjoyed it, but it also has a lot of 1 and 2 star reviews on Goodreads, and do I really want to take the dive into that kind of romance? But, the movie is coming out and I think I’m going to be dragged to it…so I would hate to see it without having read the book…
8. Graceling by Kristin Cashore: Another book series I’ve heard lots of mixed feelings on, but the description sounds intriguing and I love a good renassaince story!
9. Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry: This is yet another series in which I read the first book: Rot and Ruin when it first came out so by the time the second released I forgot about it and wasn’t sure if I was in love enough with it to continue. But it keeps showing up and I haven’t read a good zombie book in a while.
10. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: I see this book everywhere I turn and it is basically the epitome of my fangirl shenanigans, but Idk if I would get bored by it or not seeing as its a contemporary young adult book.
What do you think? Should I read these books? Is it worth it? What books are you struggling over reading? Maybe I’ve read them and can help! Comment below!