Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.
Usually Top Ten Tuesday is all about the books we’ve read or want to read, but today we’re talking about books everyone loves that we haven’t read yet, for one reason or another. Some of these books I’m just not interested in, so maybe you can talk me into them? Some of the others are books I’ve been DYING to read and just haven’t had time for yet!
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I love the BBC miniseries with Colin Firth, and I’ve got a really pretty edition of the book that I want to read so badly! And I’ve tried, but I’m just not usually in the mood for the antiquated language. But I feel like I should read this one!
2. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
I’m on a historical romance kick right now, and this Bridgertons series by JQ is extremely popular. Everyone I know keeps telling me to read it. And I even own it! I just haven’t had time for it yet.
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
I read the first book and thought it was so much fun. But I have not continued on with the series yet! And I really want to!!!
4. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
This trilogy is hugely popular, and it sounds so good! Daisy gave me the first book for my birthday and I got the second one at ALA a couple years ago, signed by the author. I have no excuses here. I just need to get on it, and soon!
5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I know how popular Rainbow is, but I’ve just never gotten it. I DNF’d Eleanor & Park, and now I’m feeling like I won’t like anything se writes because everyone who loves Fangirl also loves E&P. So I’m totally torn and kind of uninterested.
6. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Sorry, but I hate crying. I just can’t. I remember when Just One Day came out, and I was SURE it was a tear-jerker because I though that was all Gayle wrote. I LOVED JOD, and I wish I could get myself to read this one but I’m pretty sure I can’t.
7. Anything Sarah Dessen
I have not read one book by Sarah Dessen. Not one. I feel like I can’t even be a true YA reviewer without having read her books, but I haven’t. And I’m kind of ok with it. I think I own The Truth About Forever, but I’m just not feeling motivated to jump on the Dessen bandwagon. Which books of hers are your favorite? Or is she just not that big a deal?
8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
In my defense, I’m currently reading this one. I’ve been reading it for months. It’s heavy and sad, but the writing is beautiful and I’m going to read it because it’s good for me. Plus, I met the author and he gave me a free book personalized to me. So I have no excuses here. Just fear of my heart being shattered.
9. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
I just don’t want to… And I hear it’s awesome, but it does not sound like a Jana book. I hear the main girl complains to no end, she sounds very whiny, she’s judgmental, she’s disrespectful, etc. People say it’s funny, but others say it’s really boring. And I’m pretty sure I’d hate Jessica. So it’s pretty much not gonna happen.
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Meh. It just sounds like a lot of drama and depression and I don’t really care to give it a shot.
So there you have it. Feel free to talk me out of my decision to not read some of these, and feel free to shove the ones you love into my hands! You have the power to change my mind of force me to do things, so hit me with your best shot!