Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today's topic is "boo I'm not sure I want to read for various reasons", but you probably already know that. But I wanted to kind of switch it around, and make it books that I want to read, but haven't actually picked up, for whatever reasons. But without further adieu, I give you : 10 Books that I haven't picked up for various reasons.
1. The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan- I read the Percy Jackson books when I was younger, and I liked it. I didn't really love it, but it was okay. But I've heard great things about The Heroes of Olympus, but I'm not sure about them.
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner- I've heard mostly good things,
but I just can't get myself to pick it up. I don't know.
3. The Host by Stephanie Meyer- This book is so overwhelmingly big. It's massive, and I don't have anything against big books, I mean I love them, but this book has always seemed too big, for whatever reason. I mean, it's shorter than some Harry Potter/Mortal Instruments/ETC books, but it just seems so out of my book league. Plus, aliens are
confusing to me. They're scary. Other than the Lux series, I haven't read any other alien books.
4. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater- The cover of this book is really intimidating, so even though I want to read it, I haven't. It's a stupid reason to not read a book, but, ashamed as I am to admit it, that is the reason why I haven't gotten myself to pick it up yet. Hopefully, I'll get over this idiotic aversion to the cover, and read it soon.
6. Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender- When I was 9,10,
and 11, the Bad Girls Don't Die books came out, and those were what kind of eased me into the world of YA books. I really enjoyed them, they were fun, cute, scary, and kept you on edge. So, when I saw that Katie Alender had another book coming out, I was excited. Then I saw the title and cover. It sounds shallow, I know, and the "don't judge a book by its cover", and all that, but between the cover, title, and the mixed/mediocre reviews I've seen- I haven't picked it up.
8. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi- More with the "require to read-most
bloggers read- blah blah blah". I also feel like the idea that I will enjoy this will make me will myself into enjoying it. That's the thing about the more famous, mainstream books. You hear great things, so it's almost like you will yourself into liking them. I'm kind of tired of doing that, so I'm not making time for this book.
9.Any Gayle Forman Book- I've never read anything by Gayle Forman, and I want to. I've heard amazing things, but there's something about reading an author for the first time. It's hard to do it. It's like treading unfamiliar ground, and you don't know what to expect, not really, because you haven't actually read anything for yourself- you only know what you've been told.
10. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- I've been meaning to read this one for a while
now, but I haven't been in the mood lately for a contemporary book, so I haven't gotten to it yet. I do want to read Lola and the Boy Next Door, which is the sequel/companion to this book, because it takes place in San Francisco, and I'm from SF, and books that take place there make me happy. But I don't know, these two are on my TBR, but at the moment, I'm not really in the mood for them.
Well, that's this weeks Top 10 Tuesday. Feel free to link up your TTT in the comments, and I'll talk to you next time.