As I’m sure a lot of you know, I usually participate in Top Ten Tuesday posts each Tuesday. Right now, Top Ten Tuesday is on a break until next month. However, I’ve decided to still kind of do my own TTT by using some of the past TTT topics that I never did. Today I’m going to talk about some books that I’m not sure I want to read. Whether these are books that I’ve heard mixed things about or I just can’t decide if they sound interesting enough, for one reason or another, I can’t make up my mind whether I should take the plunge or skip it and spend my time on other books. Please don’t be shy – let me know if one of the books I’ve listed here is one you’ve read and loved! As always, links will take you to Goodreads.
A Study in Charlotte is one of those books that I honestly had absolutely no interest in when I first heard about it. I’m not entirely sure why, but Sherlock Holmes (and by extension, Charlotte Holmes) has never really interested me. But I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this book that I’m reconsidering.
At first, I was really looking forward to The Crown’s Game as it sounded like it’d be a really great book, but then when it actually released, I started seeing a lot of reviews that said it was quite boring. After that, I kind of lost interest, but there’s a part of me that still wants to check it out.
I originally saw this on NetGalley back when I first created an account and I thought it sounded really awesome. But like The Crown’s Game, I started seeing a lot of mixed reviews for it (although admittedly, I don’t remember the exact complaints people had) and mostly lost my interest in it. But again, part of me still wants to check it out.
This is one book that I’m really, truly torn about whether or not I should read it. A lot of people have said it’s great and I’ve seen a lot of reviewers I trust recommend it. But I’ve also seen from some trans and nonbinary people on Twitter that the way the book talks about gender wasn’t the best and I honestly wasn’t that interested in the book before I saw so many bloggers recommending it so I’m not sure whether it’s really worth my time.
Honestly, the blurb for this book puts me on alert. It just sounds so much like “romance cures depression!” which is one of my absolute least favorite things to read. The only reason I kind of want to read this is that it’s so popular that I can’t help but feel like there must be something really good about it. I actually own this book because I found it at my local thrift store for $2 so I probably will read it at some point, but I’m still not 100% sure.
I was really interested in this when I first heard about it and I’ve seen a lot of other bloggers rave about it, too. But for some reason, as time has gone on, I’ve kind of lost interest in it. I’m not exactly sure why. I don’t know if I’ll end up reading this, but I do have the ebook, so there’s a chance.
I’ve heard from a lot of different people that while the first book in this trilogy is really good, it goes way downhill. I’m not sure if I want to spend my time even starting the trilogy if it’s only going to end up being disappointing. But, like a few other books I’ve mentioned, I do have a copy of this, so we’ll see.
Dorothy Must Die is another book that I was very interested in at first, but although it’s very popular, I’ve heard it’s not very well-written. I’ll be the first to admit I don’t always pay much attention to writing quality if the story is entertaining enough so there’s still a chance I might read it, but I doubt it.
This seems to be a book that people either love or hate. I love retellings so this caught my eye, but like so many others on the list, I’m not sure whether it’s worth the time it would take me to read it.
This is, without a doubt, the most popular book (series) on my list. When this series first started getting popular, I had every intention of reading it. I even bought a few of the books. But as time goes on, I find myself losing interest in this series in favor of other books. Plus I’ve also heard more mixed things about it now that some time has passed. I’ll probably still read this series at some point though. I just don’t really know when.