Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Schinder’s List by Thomas Keneally. I have never seen the movie, but I know all about it. I don’t know if I can handle watching it, so I put it on my To Be Read list for this year. I’m avoiding it because I know I’ll cry, and I’m just not sure I’m ready for a super emotional read.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. My friend, Kelli, recommended this book a few years ago, and I put it on my list. I think I keep putting it off because I know that it’s a part of a series, and I know that if I like it, I will want to read the whole thing, and I don’t know if I can commit to a long-term relationship right now!
East of Eden by John Steinbeck. My dear friend, Casey, loves this book. She reads a lot more than I do, so I trust her opinion. I believe at some point she told me this is her favorite book. She lent me this book about 3 years ago, and it is still sitting on my shelf intimidating me with it’s length.
Sold by Patricia McCormick. We have this book in our classroom, and two years ago I picked it up to start reading in during SSR time. Within five minutes, I was almost in tears. It’s now been labeled NSFW, and I haven’t had the courage to pick it up at home.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman. This is the first of another series, so I’m facing the same dilemma as a A Court of Thorns and Roses. Also, this books is out of my element as it seems that the main focus is killing people, or at least deciding who is and is not worthy of being alive. I don’t know much. A little scared to jump in to this one.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Considering I couldn’t make it through the first four episodes of the show, I highly doubt I will easily make it through the book. But, it is on my list, and I will read it eventually.
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz. Can I be honest? I probably should be since this is my blog. But, I really do not love Alan Gratz as an author. My co-teacher, librarian, and some of my student have told me, “You HAVE to read this one!” So, it’s on my list for when I decide that I can give Gratz another chance.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. The sheer size of this book makes me hesitant in picking it up. Plus, I have heard mixed reviews.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. I loved Six of Crows so much, and I was very involved with the characters. Since this is the follow up and the final book, I have put it off because I do not want the story to end. Or maybe, I don’t want the story to end in a way that I haven’t already imagined.
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. First, this is nonfiction, and anyone that knows me knows that I only read nonfiction if it is assigned and I am getting a grade on it. Second, I don’t love doing introspection, and I’m pretty sure this book is going to make me do that. But I’m determined to read this within the next few months.
8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why”
The Handmaid’s Tale was an amazing book. It’s much less violent than the TV show if that’s what stopped you from finishing the show, FYI. And there’s a sequel to the book that came out today.
That’s good to know! I have a problem reading books when mothers are separated from their children. It gives me a lot of anxiety. I almost didn’t make it through the first episode of the show.
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Scythe sounds positively grim and I am intrigued! Children of Blood and Bone is on my to-read list but it is definitely longer than most books I’m reading right now.
A big yes to Handmaid’s Tale. I thought East of Eden was okay, but not anywhere near as compelling for me as Grapes of Wrath.
Just my two cents.
Good to know!
I would highly recommend Scythe! It brings up some interesting questions and ideas.
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Okay! I will try it 🙂
At least if you were to commit to A Court of Thorns and Roses, it’d only be a (currently) four book series!! *trying to look on the bright-side and ignoring the fact that it would still be a time commitment because of each books length and the probability of a few more books in the future* Hahaha, no, but I don’t blame you at all! Hope you like it–and the rest of these books–when or if you get to them in the future!
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