Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read

 Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish

I don't really have many books recommended to me personally right now, but here are some books that the blogosphere can't get enough of.  This is actually kind of a continuation of last week's theme of "To Read or Not to Read" only this week it is more about books everyone loves but I'm reluctant to read.

 1. More John Green books
I read The Fault in My Stars and was the only person in the world who didn't love it.  But with everyone fawning over John Green, it actually makes me want to read his books even less.
Looking for Alaska

 2. Rainbow Rowell books
Another author everyone seems to love.  I don't know why I am so reluctant to read her books!

3. Urban Fantasy
My blog partner, Julia, recommends this genre to me all the time...but it just looks so cheesy!
Marked (House of Night #1)

4. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
I just can't with these New Adult 50 Shades knockoffs.
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)  

 5. The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I actually own these books so I'm sure I will eventually read them!
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

6. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
I've heard good things about this series, but I'm not sure I want to get into a 5 books series. 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

7. Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
Actually I've read the first book before it got really popular (I know, I sound like such a hipster), but then it just got crazy.  And now I can't finish the series.  I just...can't.
 Twilight (Twilight, #1)

8. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
I actually have this on my TBR because it got crazy good reviews, but it is 4 books and they are hefty-ish novels.  It's a lot to dig into.
The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)

9. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Speaking of hefty novels...I'm just not sure I have it in me to plow through this series, no matter how good everyone says it is.
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

10. Splintered by A.G. Howard
This book was actually a DNF for me.  I just don't get what everyone loves about it.
Splintered (Splintered, #1)



  1. 1. and 2. - the last sentiment you expressed in #1? Totally my problem with both of these authors (but more so John Green)
    7. Don't do it. Just don't. I actually sort of enjoyed the first two books...but the last two...*shudders*. I already had nightmares about babies/pregnancy before I read this. It certainly didn't help.
    8. Hmm. On the one hand I think this series is a ton of fun and you'd enjoy it on that front. On the other hand...I definitely got frustrated at times.
    9. I LOVED the first book (I'm only a little into the second), and I am totally used to super hefty novels - but even I got a little overwhelmed at times with this one!

    1. Thanks for the input! And don't worry, I will never read the rest of the Twilight series. It actually kind of goes along with my sentiment in #1. LOL. I'm pretty sure I will read the Demon King series at some point. It sounds intriguing enough. Same with Game of Thrones. But I will probably wait until a few years after the show ends so I'm not constantly comparing the two. :)



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