Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is Books on My TBR I’ve Been Avoiding and Why. There are three main reasons why I’ll avoid a book that is on my TBR, even if I already own a copy: 1) I’m worried it won’t live up to the hype, 2) it’s a later book in a series that I really don’t want to end, or 3) It’s a book from an author that my luck has been hit or miss with.
Each of the books below fall into these categories, with most of them being books I worry won’t live up to the hype (King of Scars, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, and Aurora Rising to name a few, and also Nine Perfect Strangers, which doesn’t seem to be living up to the hype for anyone). Finale and Escaping from Houdini are books from series that I just don’t want to end so in my mind, I’m prolonging the series by avoiding them, lol. And finally, there are the disappointing experiences with authors that have me a little gunshy about reading more of their books (Seanan McGuire).
I’m sure I’ll eventually read most of these. I just have to work myself up to actually getting started.
10 Books on My TBR I’ve Been Avoiding
1. KING OF SCARS by Leigh Bardugo
2. A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY by Brigid Kemmerer
3. AURORA RISING by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
4. FINALE by Stephanie Garber
5. ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI by Kerri Maniscalco
6. CIRCE by Madeline Miller
7. NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty
8. A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT by Sarah J. Maas
9. FLAME IN THE MIST by Renée Ahdieh
10. EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire
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What are some books you have on your TBR but have been avoiding?