Happy Tuesday! The weather's miserable where I am today, so I'm sticking to the indoors. How about you?
Today's Top Ten Tuesday Topic is:
Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want to Read
Most of my picks are books I don't own yet, but there are a few in there that I have owned for quite a while and have had second thoughts about.
(Ones I own)
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
I bought Uglies ages and ages ago and now that it's finally on my radar... I'm kind of like.. meh... I just don't know if I feel like wasting my time on something that I haven't necessarily heard is amazing. More like good or just okay.
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
I got this as a gift last year and I wanted it pretty badly. Then I read If I Stay and I was less than impressed. I'm worried about reading another Forman book and being disappointed.
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (Rowling)
I obviously only picked it up because it's Rowling. Duh. Needless to say, I'm terrified to read anything of hers that isn't in the HP world, but loyalty tells me I need to at least give it a try.
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
This is the one that most fans are really afraid to read. The genre is so far out of my comfort zone it's not even funny. But once again, in the bookish world, loyalty is king. I'm just so afraid to read it and with all the procrastinating I do, I wonder if I ever will - or will I keep making excuses and putting it off forever. (It helps that I at least buy the books right? At least I'm staying loyal that way!)
(Ones on my [maybe] to-read list)
The Selection by Kiera Cass
God, I'm so torn by this book. I've heard it's like a dystopian version of the Bachelor. Anyone who knows me knows I'm obsessed with the Bachelor, but would I like it in a book? Also, though I still love dystopian/speculative fiction, I'm kind of winding down and branching out into other genres, so I'm not exactly in any rush to get my hands on it.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
A couple of my blogging pals have read these books and are obsessed but I'm once again afraid of not liking it. Plus it's a 500 page book with how many more in the series? It's a big commitment that I'm not sure I'm ready to make!
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
I've been on and off with this one for years. When it was really popular (when the movie came out) I was about to pick it up when a bookseller at B&N actually warned me against it when I told him I wasn't sure about it. I don't know about you but I trust my booksellers (the ones who seem like they know what they're talking about anyway).
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Have you seen that cover? CREEPY! I've seriously avoided the book because it seemed uber creepy but I've finally read some reviews on it and found that it's actually not as scary as it seems. Maybe I'll check it out.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
My boss has been trying to get me to read this one for years but the only books she and I have in common are Nora Roberts romance novels. Everything else she reads is so far from my tastes that I'm wary of picking this one up.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Have you seen the sheer size of this book? Jesus H. Christ. And all its sequels! I have a friend who literally reads Outlander over and over. It's going to be a freaking show. I want to read this but it's such a huge commitment that I don't know if I'm willing to make.
Have you read any of these? Can you think of anything helpful that might help me make my decision, e.g. you LOVED it or you decided to bite the bullet and were disappointed? I'd love to know what your thoughts are on these books!