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Top Ten Tuesday-10 Hyped Books I Have Never Read-7/7/15

toptentuesdayThis week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is all about those books that seem to get all the love, but we still have and/or won’t read. Many of these are fairly recent titles and most are on my TBR list, but realistically I probably won’t get to all of them.

1. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. I think I have read two Sarah Dessen books and they were fine, but this one is getting so much hype I thought I would give it a try.

saint anything

2. Young Elites by Marie Lu. I started this book when it first came out and it didn’t click immediately like I had expected. I really loved her Legend series and I wanted to love this one. So, I set it aside before it was ruined for me before it even had a chance. I will try it again soon!

young elites

3. The Winner’s Curse by Maria Rutkoski. I feel very “meh” about this one. I think I am okay with passing on it.

winner's curse

4. The Wrath and Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I feel pretty confident that this one lives up to the hype. I will definitely be reading this one.


5. The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I am worried this will be another Young Elites. I keep putting it off. I can’t unhear the reviews that call it a let down. Sigh.

red queen

6. An Ember in the Ash by Sabaa Tahir. I have an ARC of this and STILL haven’t read it. Looking back over my list so far I am noticing I have listed quiet a few fantasies. Maybe I am just not in the mood for fantasy right now?


7. The Heir by Kiera Cass. It took my reading all three books in The Selection trilogy to realize I truly loathed everything about them. This one is not for me.


8. The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I am just not interested.

maze runner

9. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I just never got into this series. I tried the first one, but didn’t get very far before giving up.

shatter me

10. Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Nope.

life of pi

A few more that I won’t read:

enders game martian miss peregrine graceling

Happy Reading!


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


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?!?


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.


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.

after the end

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

winner's curse

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.

f list

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


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


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.

what i thought

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.


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

Happy Reading!


Top Ten Tuesday-Books I Just Had to Buy, But Still Haven’t Read


I consider it an occupational hazard: the burning need to purchase books. The worst part about the need to buy all the books all the time is that you simply cannot read them all. And so they keep very good company on one of many bookshelves and book piles. It happens to the best of books. It can’t be helped. Here is a little peak at my stack of shame. Someday I will read them. I promise. I hope.

1. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. Why have I not read this?!?

grave mercy

2. Across the Universe by Beth Reevis. Now that the series is complete I should get on it.

across the universe

3. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. I bought this one in the hopes of finally moving it from TBR to Read. I was not meant to read this book. I tried, but it was not for me. I still have a copy, but I officially removed it from my TBR list. I feel such immense relief about it.

enders game

4. Jessica Darling, books 1-4 by Megan McCafferty. I have read the first book! One down, three to go (well, technically four, but I don’t own the fifth book…yet).

sloppy firsts

5. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. This is kind of cheating, because I am listening to this book right now! How sad is it that I own a copy of the book and I chose to listen instead? Whatever. I don’t even care. I am glad I own the book. It’s wonderful and maybe I will read it one of these days. Or give it to a friend. Or not. Hmmph.

jellicoe road

6. The Outcasts, The Brotherband Chronicles #1 by John Flanagan. I bought this at an author event ages ago. I am not allowed to read it yet. Not until I am done with The Ranger’s Apprentice. Soon. Very soon.


7. The Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne. Another author visit purchase. I have the whole series (to date). I will get to them eventually.


8. Claim to Fame by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Oh my god. I am the worst! This is yet another author visit purchase. What is wrong with me?

claim to fame

9. The Little House on the Prairie box set. I don’t feel bad about this one. I must own these books. Always.

little house

In a Top Ten Tuesday first, I am ending my list short. I know there are more books that would fit this list, but I am away from my incriminating shelves and drawing a blank on titles. I think this is enough. In fact, I am currently reading a book that has been languishing for years…Little Women!

Happy Reading!



Top Ten Tuesday: Take a Number, I’ll Get to You Soon, or Series I Want to Start


This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish kind of stresses me out. The lists of series that I want to read is a mile long. I need a month of TTTs to give you an accurate picture of all the series I want to read. Ok, less whining, more listing. In no particular order, I give you my Top *ahem* Twentyish:

1. Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey. Look at that gruesome cover!


2. Across the Universe by Beth Revis. I own the first book. It taunts me. Now that the series is complete I should just breeze through it.


3. Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins. When the first book came out I was so overwhelmed by my TBR pile that I could not bring myself to start a new series. Instead, I slapped in on the giant pile!

mara dyer

4.  The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. This is another one that I one. I bought a copy of the first book on my Nook and still haven’t read it.

girl of fire

5. Graceling by Kristin Cashore. This one taunts me too. Why can I never bring myself to start this series? People RAVE about it. One day…


6. The Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan. As soon as I am finished with The Ranger’s Apprentice I am starting this new series. I own a signed copy of the first book. Can’t wait!


7. Ashfall Mike Mullen. I think this one got a new cover?


8. Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchette. It seems like a bunch of people are reading/rereading this recently and they have all the love. Someday.


9. His Fair Assassin by Robin LaFevers. Another one that I own…

grave mercy

10. The Enemy by Charlie Higson. You guys, it’s zombies. I love some zombies. And I hear it’s pretty brutal. Now that I am finished with the Gone series by Michael Grant I may need another source for brutal and disturbing.


11. CHERUB by Robert Muchamore. I need a new action-y/spy series.


12. Insignia by S.J. Kincaid. This is another Sci-Fi thriller that has gotten great reviews.


13. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I mean, really? How have I not read this?

vampire academy

15. Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa. I really loved the Iron Fey series and I am interested to see how she spins this vampire tale.

immortal rules

16. Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman. I have read and loved a number of Korman’s books, but I have never read this series. I think I am going to tackle it during the April Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon. And it’s only two books, so I suppose it’s not technically a series…

son of the mob

There are also a few non-YA series I want to start:

1. The Dresden Files by James Butcher

2. Outlander by Diane Gabaldon

3. Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

4. Lady Julia by Deanna Raybourn

So many series, so little time.

Happy Reading!