Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Ten Books I Have Been Avoiding Reading

Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, but is currently hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is Top Ten Books On Your TBR That You've Been Avoiding.

  1. Stormcaster (Shattered Realms, # 3) by Cinda Williams Chima - I was really excited to get to this book when I finished book 2, but when I started the first chapter, I was quickly disappointed and not sure I even will continue at this point sadly.
  2. Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, # 7) by Sarah J Maas - So Holly and I have swapped old kindle devices so that we can have access to ALL of the other's books. It's a grand system if you have someone you share reading preferences with and you have an older device that you're not using. Well our only "rule" is that we won't read books the other has until they've read them first. SO I'm patiently waiting on Holly to finish before I can pick this one up. She's at 90% though so hopefully it won't be too much longer.
  3. The Passage (The Passage, # 1) by Justin Cronin - I've seen great reviews for this series, but dang these books are just so long.
  4. The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, # 1) by Richelle Mead - Richelle Mead is a favorite author of mine, but this book just wasn't doing it for me. I read about 30% before I put it down. I need to see about getting it on audio so I can move on in the series as my friend Lacy told me the other two books were better than this one.
  5. The Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions, # 1) by Michelle Hodkin - I loved the writing of the Mara Dyer series, but the last book kind of left me disappointed. I've wanted to read this series, but I just haven't been able to bring myself to start it. I LOVE the covers though.
  6. End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, # 3) by Susan Ee - I was loving this series, but then it kind of turned a bit too weird. I've read about 30% of this one and put it down too. I don't know. I'm not feeling a big pull to go back to it, but I would like to be finished too.
  7. The Walking Dead Compendium 1 by Robert Kirkman - I love the show. I'm interested in seeing for myself all of the differences in the comics, but I guess my biggest problem is having an opportunity to read this where I don't have to worry about the kids seeing the gory pictures.
  8. Cage of Darkness (Reign of Secrets, # 2) by Jennifer Anne Davis - Another one I started, but put on hold back when I was pregnant with baby # 2. I just haven't come back to it yet.
  9. Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, # 3) by Leigh Bardugo - Another that I started. I read about 10% and then got bored and put it down. I need to see about the audiobook for this one too.
  10. Redemption (Sempre, # 2) by JM Darhower - Again, I LOVED book 1. I was dying for book 2, but it was years between reading book 1 and purchasing book 2. And now I'm unsure about reading book 2. Maybe I need to re-read book 1 first.

Which books have you been avoiding reading? Let me know!


  1. I've only read The Passage in that series. It was a great story, but you're right that it was super long!

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  2. I've only read the Passage from your list (because of the television show) and it was alright, it was good until I think the last third.

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  3. Jessica @ a GREAT readSeptember 10, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Nice picks! See a few faves here! End of Days I felt like was hard, as I believe Susan had initially said that the series was going to be like 5 books or so? Then came back later just before this one released and said, nope this is it! So things might have felt rushed or just not meshing right, I remember being a tad upset with it, but still enjoying it as a whole!

    I need to finish The Glittering Court series as I finally read the first installment just before Richelle toured to my city for the final book. I just haven't gotten to them yet. Ruin and Rising I remember liking, but I half binged the trilogy and had to wait for this one. It was still pretty awesome, but it's been so long since I read it, my memories are fading! Lol.

    Mara Dyer was yet another trilogy I binged the first two then waited months for the final book and that totally messed with my memories! Lol. I kind of recall feeling somewhere in the middle about Noah's series so far, I plan to finish it whenever that last book comes out, but yeah. Both trilogies are likely meant to be binged together for coherency! Lol.

    Hope you get around to reading these books sometime soon!

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  4. TWD is WAY more graphic in the books than the TV series, so you'll definitely want to keep it out of sight of your kids!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  5. I know absolutely none of these titles, but I wanted to say that the Kindle swap is such a clever idea! How fun for you two.