Top Ten Tuesday

TTT: top ten books i’m not sure I want to read for various reasons

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish This weeks TTT is: Ten books I’m not sure I want to read for various reasons.

I was spoiled on this book and I already know how it ends. I see no point
51JXXb2vpDL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_I’m not a fan of sad books. I read to escape  somewhere else and this kind of story is not somewhere I want to escape
This series came out when I was in 5th grade. I was forced to read this book for my 6th grade English class and we had to read it out loud to each other and that in itself  made the book really hard to follow. Then When we didn’t read it in class we were assigned chapters at home and My grandma would sit and read it to me. She is one she would read the page over and over until she understood it. Now as an adult I have interest in wanting to read the series, but there are SO many other series out that I just don’t know if I will read this one or not. If you think I should try to convince me other wise!
The Percy Jackson Series is basically the same as Harry Potter. These came out when I was much younger and I never got into them. I am recommended these books ALL the time, but I feel that there are so many good books/series coming out and already out that this is one I have been putting off and I don’t think I will get to.
Same reason above!
There are very mixed feelings on this series. I personally Liked the first two books. When I went on Goodreads to look this one up the ratings weren’t that great and A lot of reviews turned me off reading this one. I think book 2 ended in a great spot and I feel no need to taint it with this 3rd one.
I’m still not positive about this series, but I’m pretty sure I am going to pass it up. I hear great things about the first book, but I have had so many bad things about the second book and very mixed feelings on the third. I don’t know maybe I will maybe I wont but I’m more leaning towards spending my time on something I’m sure I will enjoy.
I have been gifted this trilogy SO many times. first my husband, then a family member, then two friends had also bought it for me (Luckily none of these people read my blog) I have turned in a total of 4 Hunger game boxsets into my local bookstore. I don’t know why I have just never had the urge to read this series or watch the movies.
I’m not a HUGE fan of dystopian novels. I do like them, but I am very picky choosy about the ones I read. These were ones that just never interested me and I decided I would take them off my TBR to add something I know I want to read.
I have seen Texas Gothic at HPB so many times for around $4 bucks. My local bookstore has it autographed. And I mainly want to read it because I am from Texas and Texas is in the title, that’s awesome! But everytime I go to grab it something tells me not to. Should I pass or should I pick it up?
If there are any books on my list you think I should pick up and read let me know! Give me some strong reasons and I might change my mind!

39 thoughts on “TTT: top ten books i’m not sure I want to read for various reasons

  1. I loved 50 Freed – I think it’s worth reading and wrapping up the trilogy. I think there’s a lot more to the story that’s worth reading.

    I’m with you on HP and FIOS. I don’t want to read FIOS because of the hype and the sadness aspect. And HP…I read two of the books and lost interest and I just have no desire to go back and revisit it right now. Maybe some day.

    1. I ordered Freed last week, so Maybe I will pick it up and give it a go, I’m just so torn. I think Its hard because I already know the ending. I have one of those friends (whom I love dearly) who likes to spoil books for me because she thinks I have already read them

      1. UGH! I hate that. I hate when I read a review that spoils things for me let alone someone telling me. That’s frustrating, and I don’t blame you for not wanting to finish it

  2. I only read the first book of The Selection series and I really enjoyed it. It’s one of those light hearted, make you smile type books unlike most in the dystopia genre. I haven’t picked up the other two and I didn’t check the reviews for them either yet. But maybe you might like it 🙂

  3. Grr I wrote a reply and it vanished when I qas told to log in :/

    Anyway, I read The Selection and really enjoyed it. It’s a real light hearted, make you smile type book which is unlike most dyatopias. I haven’t read the other two in the series though or I didn’t check their reviews so I can’t comment much there. But you might like the first book 🙂

    1. It didn’t go away! I dont know why WordPress set it up I have to Approve comments, I have no Idea how to change that. I bought the Selection ages ago so maybe its one I will take with me this weekend. I need to pick up the other two books. I hate when I finish a book and I don’t have the next one because I have to know what happened. Thats the only thing stopping me, is that I would have to go out and buy them

    1. for the longest time I told myself I would never pick it up, but I did and I was really surprised. I thought it was gunna be like reading a porno or something and it wasn’t at all. I never expected to enjoy it, but that I did. People say Ana was weak and such, but I never saw that. She stuck up for herself and didn’t do what was asked of her and such. and in book 2 we learn why christian has such a twisted view on things and it really puts everything in perspective. Im not trying to convince you to read it lol, because I know a lot of people have no care for it, Im just saying it actually surprised me and wasnt what I expected at all

  4. I AM MAKING IT MY MISSION TO GET YOU TO READ HP AND PERCY JACKSON! (Notice how I’m using ALL CAPS in my persuasion techniques). I’m re-reading HP for the fifth time. I’ve read the PJ books twice. I would mention the other books on your list but I don’t want you to lose the focus of HP and PJ. Mainly HP. Because nothing is more important. 🙂

    Amanda @ i solemnly swear

  5. The 50 series is definitely worth wrapping up – I second Brandie with that one.

    Now, if Allegiant has been properly spoiled for you then there maybe isn’t a point in reading it, because that was a big surprise ending. But my Bookish-OCD would never let me not finish a series I’m investing in. So there’s that.

    Now, the most important one. Harry Potter. Where do I start?! It defined my childhood. The nostalgia, the happy memories, the excitement. I struggle to find words. If you didn’t grow up with it and want to read it as an adult I imagine that experience may be different – but the world building, magic system, friendships, twists and turns, all of it. It is literary gold!!!

    Percy Jackson made my list too because I’ve heard such good things but my interest has never been fully engaged. As for TFioS, if you really don’t like sad books then I can see why you’d avoid it, but there’s so much more to this book than sadness (and I read a lot of Jodi Picoult – so I’m used to sad stories, in fact I strangely like sad stories). This can also be uplifting, and funny as hell and sweet.

    The Hunger Games was really enjoyable. I raced through the three books in four days. If you like Dystopian you should read it. It wasn’t perfect but it was unputdownable.

    R x

    1. Lol I am pretty convinced on HP! Woth Allegiant, I never started the series, I was waiting for all 3 books to come out and I hadn’t watched the movie so I wouldn’t spoil myself, but the day after Allegiant came out a friend spoiled the whole book for me. She had thought I read it (we were bff’s like she knows my bookshelves bff, but she was a friend who knew I liked reading) anyways she sent me this book of a text asking me how I liked the book and and texting about how the twist was so unexpected and went into great details. I was pretty upset and didnt text her back for like 3 days. But yup Luckily I had only bought Divergent.

  6. I also see no point to read Allegiant since I was spoiled too. So it’s just sittin pretty on my shelves.
    I actually really enjoyed The Fault in our Stars, even with all the hype. Which was super surprising because I don’t like cancer stories or super duper hyped books.
    The Selection was very enjoyable because I didn’t take it seriously. You just can’t take them seriously, so I actually thought they were kinda funny. So if you ever want something without depth and just fluff check them out.

  7. I rebelled against HP for ages. Ok admittedly that was years ago but then I was on holiday and ran out of books and had the choice between HP and War and Peace. Harry Potter won, I read the first 4 books in 3 days. Personally I think the books got too long, it’s like no editor dared go near them but book 1 & 3 are my favs. 🙂

  8. I feel the exact same way about Allegiant. When the book was released I was SO excited , but then spoilers started coming out and I made the decision not to finish.

    I like dystopians okay. They’re not my favorite. I did try reading Maze Runner, but didn’t get very far. Seeing as it’s our Book of the Month I’m going to have to get through it, but for now I’m taking a breather.

    Great list!

  9. Allegiant was spoiled for me too, so I haven’t read Insurgent or Allegiant. Read Harry now! I am going to reread this series very soon. Texas Gothic is so good and highly underrated. I would definitely recommend picking it up for so cheap.

  10. Your introduction to Harry Potter is interesting. But at least your interest still carried forward now. I stopped midway and just opted for the movies instead (because I’m lazy). It’s unfortunate that you (and likely many others) were spoiled by the ending of Allegiant. Though I’d say you weren’t missing too much on other content in the novel (personally, it felt all over the place to me–but that’s just one opinion).

    Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts

    1. I’m sort of glad I didn’t go ahead and read the Divergent series. A lot of people tell me the first book was Excellent but it kind of went downhill from there. I only own Divergent so maybe some day I will read it, but at this point I might just donate it. What is a book/series that your recommend people to read?

      1. Oh man that’s really hard to say as I usually try my best to cater to the interests. The series that I’m reading right now that I’m really digging is Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking Trilogy–but you can’t go wrong with anything he writes, I’d say! Ugh, I’m such a fanboy LOL.

  11. I really enjoyed Harry Potter and The Fault In Our Stars! I got my first Harry Potter book (the first one) when I turned 11 and I’ve always felt this kinship for Harry, the storyline is fun, the characters all well fleshed out and interested and it’s cool to watch how much they main three characters grow from book 1 to book 7.

    1. I think that might be why A LOT of people (not all) really love HP. The book came out when they were younger so they kind of grew up with Harry Potter in their life. I feel a little jipped to be honest lol. I wish I would have had that with a series. I mean I did when I was younger I read every baby sitter club book written, but of course I kind of grew out of it. No one seems to out grow Harry. I really think I may give the books a try

  12. My daughter, who I wouldn’t really classify as a fantasy fan, loved the Percy Jackson series and has also read The Lost Hero. She thinks she should try Harry Potter, but she won’t get any convincing from me. There are so many other things out there, it’s just not a priority. She’s a definite fan of The Maze Runner series, though she preferred The Hunger Games. I’m not a dystopian fiction fan, either, but I really loved The Hunger Games. I’m glad the movies stick fairly close to the books.

    Thanks for visiting The Book Connection.

  13. Okay you HAVE TO read The Hunger Games. And the next time someone gives you a boxed set, just send it my way 😉 No but seriously, I have read the series 9 times, and will continue to reread whenever I can. I just adore it. Now, Harry on the other hand… Harry Potter and I do not mix. I usually finish series once I start them, but I just couldn’t with Harry. I barely made it through the first book. It was rough. Skip Allegiant. Just pretend you’ve never even heard about it. Even if the ending hadn’t been spoiled, the whole book was a mess.

    And honestly, as much as I adored TFiOS, if you don’t want to cry, don’t bother. I mean, you’d be disappointed since it isn’t your type of story, so why bother, you know? The Maze Runner… ugh. I am conflicted. I LOVE Dystopians, and this one wasn’t *bad*, it just wasn’t great. And if you are already picky with the genre, maybe this would be one to skip. (Though, I love the new covers for them!) And Fifty Shades… I hated them all so much I can’t even put it into words, but if you liked the first two you might like the last one? I don’t know, I am not the right person to ask about that one 😉

  14. I’ve only read the first two books of The Selection trilogy but rather enjoyed them. They’re quick and easy to read and are like candy. Don’t take them too seriously and if you like The Bachelor then I’m pretty certain you’ll enjoy them too! =)

  15. I’ve been nervous about reading Allegiant too. I know what happens in the end, because I read a spoiler somewhere in some article. I wasn’t even looking for it! It made me so upset! But I’ve been assured, even if you’ve been spoiled, the finale is worth checking out. I have my doubts because of all the info dumping; I hear Veronica does a lot of explaining in it, so I’m worried that might bore me a little — like it has for so many others. If I ever summon up the courage to read it, it’ll be because I burrowed the book and not purchased it. 😛

    I’ve only read HP 1-4. But I really LOVED them! I need to get back into this world and finish what I started back in the 8th grade.

    The Hunger Games is a pretty great series. It’s the first series I completed. This was 2 years ago. Catching Fire is my absolute favorite. But if dystopias aren’t your thing, then it’s okay to skip out on these. Read what draws you in. 🙂

    Thanks for visiting my TTT post!

    Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review

  16. You should definitely read Harry Potter. It is an AMAZING series. THE best works of J.K. Rowling out there. The characters are awesome, the world building is fantastic, this is J.K. Rowling at her best.

    Percy Jackson is another amazing series. The first two books aren’t that great, but from the third book onwards you really start to enjoy them. After a lot of haggling from my friends I only read the PJ series two months ago. And I wasn’t disappointed..

    I share the same views as you on the Hunger Games trilogy. So…

    Fifty Shades is no big deal. I don’t think it really matters if you don’t read it. It’s the same as the rest of the series. Lots of sex, Christian being controlling and Anna always complaining.

  17. HARRY POTTER! Gah, I love the series so, so much. I really think you’re missing out. GIve it another try and see how you like it?

    Also, The Hunger Games is a fantastic trilogy. So good.

    I loved The Fault in Our Stars when I first read it despite it being sad. Now I’m indifferent to anything John Green because of the hype. Ugh.

    I’ve yet to read Insurgent and I spoiled myself about Allegiant. I do want to finish the series because I loved Divergent and want to see where and how everything went wrong.

    I’ve Texas Gothic on my to-read list and I still want to read it. Not sure how I’d like it, though.

  18. I was spoiled on Allegiant too before I read it and yes, it did not help enjoying the book but I think even if I hadn’t known how it ends I still wouldn’t have liked it better.
    I absolutely love The Selection trilogy even if it isn’t actually my kind of read, mainly because I despise love triangles in general. Anyway, the second book was a bit of a let down but the third was soo great. The characters really developed throughout the story and ooh I just love Maxon.
    I liked the Maze Runner and was absolutely in love with the second book because it was full of action and it was fast paced but the third book was horrible considered to the first two. Ugh, such a disappointments.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :))

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