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Top Ten Tuesday-To Read or Not To Read, That is the Question. 8/12/14

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is all about the books we are not sure about reading. The reasons may vary, but we all have those books that we just aren’t sure about.

I am not sure I want to read…

1. …The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. It has been on my TBR list forever, why haven’t I picked it up yet? At first I thought I would just wait until the series was complete. Well, it is and I still haven’t jumped on it. Is it time to give it the Graceling Treatment (aka, permission to remove a book from the TBR list without reading it, even if everyone says it’s the best thing ever)?

girl of fire

 

2. …Pure by Julianna Baggot. My first thought was, heck yes! Then I read the thing about the doll head fused to the hand and I got nervous. I am back to thinking I do actually want to read it. But the DOLL HEAD?!?

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3. …The Program by Suzanne Young. Sometimes I grow weary of YA science fiction. Sometimes, if I don’t start a series when it is fresh and hot and all the rage, I skip it completely. This could end up being a skip for me.

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4. …After the End by Amy Plum. I do want to read this one, but I have heard it ends on a major cliffhanger and that really drives me crazy, so I will wait until there are at least two books out.

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5.  …The Winner’s Curse by Maria Rutkoski. I have heard such mixed reviews for this one. Also, see The Program.

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6. …The F—-It List by Julie Halpern. I have enjoyed other books by this author, but I put a strict ban on the reading of any and all cancer books. Do I make an exception? I haven’t heard of one yet that is worth breaking my own rule.

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7. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer. This went on my TBR list shortly after I finished The Interestings. Now I am not so sure.

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8. …Partials by Dan Wells. Again, am I just a little bit over YA dystopian series? I really hope that isn’t true!

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9. …What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick. I LOVED My Life Next Door and greedily snatched this one up when it came out…and could not get into it. At. All. I don’t know if it was my mood or the book, but I am not sure I will ever try again.

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10. …Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins. This one stresses me out. I LOVED Anna, couldn’t get past the first 20 pages of Lola, and now I have no idea what to do about Ilsa! So torn. I might give Lola a second try.

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So, do you think I should put some of these back on my TBR list or should we part ways now?

Happy Reading!

∼Megan

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Top Ten Tuesday-Beach Bag Books 6/3/14

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This week The Broke and The Bookish are looking for beach reads! My beach bag will mostly likely not see a single grain of sand this summer because I will be too busy doing grass/patio/porch reading. Sand makes me twitchy. So, my lazy summer days reading will hopefully consist of the following books:

1. The One by Kiera Cass. Honestly, I do not even like this series. But I *must* know how it ends.

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2. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. True story: this book is too big for me to commit to right now! Have you seen it? It’s a monster. I will be reaching for this one when I have a few days off!

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3. After the End by Amy Plum. I plan to read this new post-apocalyptic suspense this summer. I have it at home now, so possibly sooner than later.

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4. Landline by Rainbow Rowell. I can’t wait for this new book to come out on July 8th.

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5. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick. The ultimate beach read! Look at the cover; they are on the beach!

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6. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher. I just started this series and I can already tell that these books will be my go-tos when I am struggling to choose a book. I suspect that Harry Dresden is dependable. I will be able to count on him to be entertaining.

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7. The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt. I can always count on Lindsey Leavitt to deliver a fun, cute read. Perfect for summer.

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8. Pointe by Brandy Colbert. I almost didn’t add this to my TBR list because of ballet. Eh. But people keep raving about it and it’s a mystery/thriller. Also, I remembered that I have no interest in high school football but I still I LOVED Friday Night Lights, so Pointe gets a chance this summer! *NOTE* I accidentally forgot to bring a book to work for my dinner break so I grabbed this one off the shelf and read the first chapter. I definitely want to read this book now!

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9. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. I have enjoyed Zevin’s YA books, but have never read any of her adult works. This one sounds fantastic and I can’t wait to read or listen to it this summer.

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10. The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner. I think I need a touching/moving/crying type summer book. From what I hear, this one will do the trick.

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What books are on your summer reading list?

Happy Reading!

∼Megan