Monday, August 11, 2014

TTT: Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read

Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read
Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different Top Ten list topic that a bunch of bloggers take and make their own list of those things.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
This book is so hyped up, and I've read stories like it before. I'm just not usually a fan of high school books, so I really don't think I'd like it as much as everyone else.

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)

2. The Madman's Daughter
I've heard the sequel is horrible and I'm not sure I'm interested in the premise in the first place. The first book is highly praised, but I just don't feel that committed to reading it.

Cruel Beauty3. Cruel Beauty
This book has gotten incredibly mixed reviews, but some people really liked it. I generally love fairy-tale retellings, but (and please don't kill me for what I'm about to say, which I know is an affront to 90% of bookish girls) I never liked Beauty and the Beast, not as a child and not now. So this isn't exactly top priority.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1)

4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
I'd love to read this science fiction classic. Mostly I'm afraid I won't find it as funny as most other people seem to find it. Hopefully I'll strengthen up and get to it sometime in the future.

Half Bad (Half Life, #1)
5. Half Bad
This was hyped before it came out, then more and more people were saying they hated this book. Too bad for me, I'd already got it as a birthday present. So now, I feel sort of obligated to read it, but I'm not at all excited about reading it, which makes me think maybe I should just skip it.

Sequels I'm Not Sure I Want To Read:

Altered (Crewel World, #2)6. Altered
I liked Crewel, but at the time that I'd read it, I hadn't read many other books in the genre. I don't remember most of the plot or hardly any of the characters, and I have no interest in rereading the first one. I could just try to jump in, but I have a feeling that wouldn't work out that well.

While We Run (When We Wake, #2)
7. While We Run
Wasn't in love with the first book. It was okay, but nothing special. I originally planned on continuing the series, but the more I thought about it, the more I dreaded it. I just have this thing where I feel obligated to finish series that I start, though I need to break myself of that habit.

The Lord of Opium (Matteo Alacran #2)
8. The Lord of the Opium
This is the problem of loving the first book, but also loving where it left the story. When I heard there would be a sequel, I was excited, but I also didn't understand why there should be one. I think I'll read this one eventually, I just need to prioritize it.

Rumors (Luxe, #2)
9. Rumors
Luxe was fun, but not anything substantial. I'll probably pick this one up if I ever get in the mood for light and catty historical, but my mood for light reading doesn't come around that often, so we'll see.

The Kill Order (Maze Runner, #0.5)10. The Kill Order
I've already made my peace with this series. I liked this series as a whole, but I'm just not sure I have any interest in going back to the beginning of it all with a prequel. I've heard from friends who have read it that it doesn't answer as many questions that it claims to. I can't see myself ever getting  to this one.


  1. My brother read the Hitch Hiker's Guide and loved it! I read it and didn't see what all the fuss was about. It was good but I didn't find it as funny as he did, so I get why you're hesitant to read it. But even though it wasn't quite my thing, I still enjoyed it, so don't be afraid to give it a chance.

  2. Skip THE LORD OF OPIUM. Ba-a! No good. Read THE HITCHHIKER's GUIDE if for no other reason than you will then be part of the club and understand all the cultural references from the book. It really is a hoot.

  3. Over hyped books seem to be good at the moment but when they die down I feel like I enjoyed them more because of the hype then I did because I enjoyed the story (I really hope the makes sense)

    Amber @ The Book Bratz

  4. I enjoyed The Luxe series for the silly dramafest it was. You can definitely expect more of the same from the 3 sequels.

  5. I thoroughly enjoyed Half Bad and think it's well worth reading! I'm not the biggest fan of Perks if I'm completely honest.

  6. Half-Bad almost made my list, too, for exactly the same reasons!
    My TTT

  7. I haven't read perks of being a wallflower either - I think Ill wait for it to fall back into obscurity so I can feel comfortable forming an opinion.

  8. I started Cruel Beauty and it was really good, but I had to stop midway because of my exams. But I never resumed reading it. And despite it's good reviews I'm not sure anymore. Here's my TTT