Top Ten Tuesday: To Read or Not to Read

toptentuesday Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish (click the image to visit them) who pick a different topic each week.

This week the topic is: Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read (books you may have bought but aren’t sure if you are into it anymore, books you wanted to read but heard mixed things about, hyped books you aren’t sure about — basically any book that has you going, “TO READ OR NOT TO READ?”

All of these books have been sitting on my TBR shelf for a while. The reasons why I haven’t read them yet varies, from reading bad reviews (A Discovery of Witches) and the length (The Historian), to friends not enjoying them so much (The Girl With the Glass Feet/The 5th Wave) and being disappointed by the author’s previous book (Emma Donoghue).

I could only come up with 8, soz.


1. A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness
2. Jamrach’s Menagerie – Carol Birch
3. The Girl With the Glass Feet – Ali Shaw
4. The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova


5. The Sealed Letter – Emma Donoghue
6. Extras – Scott Westerfeld
7. Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh
8. The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey

Author: lipsyy

Creative Writing graduate. A Northerner in London. I probably love books a bit too much. Also enjoy vampires, unicorns, man love, tennis & can't get enough of trashy teen novels. I find myself thinking 'What Would Buffy Do?' way too frequently. HIYA!

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: To Read or Not to Read”

  1. I’m going to have to add another bad review for The Discovery of Witches. I did not enjoy that book at all. I will recommend The 5th Wave though, September cannot come quick enough. I need the sequel now.

  2. Discovery of Witches is pretty good but it also sometimes reads like a textbook and there are a few similarities with Twilight that made me laugh.

  3. The 5th Wave is on my list too! I’ve just heard completely opposite opinions for it, and to be honest, I’m just scared! I’ll probably read it before the movie comes out though, because of reasons. šŸ˜‰
    Here’s my TTT!

    1. haha yeah, it definitely seems to have torn opinions. A friend of mine read it and was texting passages to me that she thought were hilariously bad . Out of context they were pretty funny. Seems quite cheesy – but then, I do like a bit of cheese. šŸ˜‰

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