Random Musings by Frodosco

Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

This week on Top Ten Tuesday I will give you a glimpse into the part of my print TBR that I’m not so sure about anymore. I won’t be doing eBooks because that list would go on WAY too long for a TTT. I’ll let you know why I’m unsure about the books and whether or not I’ll read them anyway. Let’s get into it!

Tersias 1. Tersias the Oracle by G.P. Taylor – I wanted to start with an easy one, and what is easier to explain than a pure cover buy? I got this one at a Half Price Books sale for a dollar, not knowing anything about it, and later found out it was book two in a duology. It still sounds interesting, but I won’t be rushing out to get book one anytime soon, so it’ll sit for a while.

 2. Icons by Margaret Stohl – I’m pretty sure I won this in a giveaway, and now it has been sitting on my shelf for about a year. Some of the bloggers I know, and especially one I really trust in Nikki Wang of Fiction Freak, gave it a rating between meh and ew, so that isn’t helping either.

 3. The Snow Garden by Christopher Rice – Another bargain buy, The Snow Garden is an adult mystery/thriller, something I just don’t read much anymore. I’ll probably read it eventually, but only if/when my TBR is running really low.

 4. Midwinter Blood by Mons Kallentoft – This is another giveaway win, and if memory serves one I accidentally entered into (thinking it was a different one) by mistake. Similar to TSG, Midwinter Blood is an adult mystery, and just not a book that’s grabbing me right now, but maybe I’ll get around to it.

 5. Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon – I bought this one as part of a buying spree I was doing when I first discovered Book Outlet. It was cheap, seemed kinda interesting, and I had seen it in a few hauls at the time so I picked it up. Someday, maybe? Idk.

The Golem and the Jinni 6. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick – Oh boy… this was another in that Book Outlet buy, and within a day of purchasing it I saw Christina from A Reader of Fictions say how ridiculous and awful it was and ugh. It might be one I have to read for myself just so I can share in other people’s pain.

 7. Devilish by Maureen Johnson – I hate to say anything bad about Maureen because I love her on Twitter and YouTube, and I bought Devilish and Suite Scarlett because I thought her personality would translate. Well, Scarlett was good but not what I thought it’d be, and Devilish seems possibly even more fluffy and I just don’t know if I can read it. o_o Maybe I’ll just stick with the Shades of London series.

 8. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker – Here is one that I actually started reading and had to put down. I think I made it through maybe 50 to 75 pages or so, but it was moving so slowly that I just couldn’t get into it. I’ve heard great things, notably from Kimberly from Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so I’ll give it a go at a later date.

 9. Graceling by Kristin Cashore – This is one of the rare cases where there is so much hype and blogger love that I’ve avoided starting it. I grabbed it when I was browsing in a bookstore, and it has been sitting on my shelf for ages, but I’m also not sure I’m ready to dive into a fantasy series. I’ll try eventually, but not anytime soon.

 10. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown – I enjoyed Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code so when I saw this one on sale at Target I grabbed it. However, I have to be in the mood for that kind of story these days, and it just hasn’t hit me yet. I’ll read it, but your guess is as good as mine as to when.


There are other books I thought about when making this list, but these are definitely at the top. What books are you unsure of? What is the book (if there is one) that you might not want to read that is the most hyped? Let me know! Thanks as always for reading! ^.^

7 responses

  1. I read Graceling years ago when it first came out. It was okay, but not one I really enjoyed. I’ve never heard of any of the others on your list. Thanks for sharing.

    August 11, 2014 at 11:22 pm

  2. I just finished The Golem and the Jinni today! I liked it lots, but you DEFINITELY have to be very patient with it. The pace is slow and the build-up is gradual. If you’re willing to sit through it, the book is excellent. If fast-paced is more your thing, then it could be safe to skip.

    August 12, 2014 at 12:31 am

    • I figured it was that kind of book once I had started it, and I’m fine with books that take a while to get going, I just hadn’t expected that pace at the time. 🙂

      August 12, 2014 at 9:06 am

  3. agreatreviewer

    The only one I read and enjoyed was Hush Hush. But that’s a 50/50 kind of read. You either love it or hate it apparently.

    Here’s my Tuesday Post

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    August 12, 2014 at 5:25 am

  4. Hush, Hush was on my list, too.

    August 12, 2014 at 8:21 am

  5. momwithareadingproblem

    I agree with you on Icons. It’s on my list too! I have it on my Kindle but can’t seem to make myself want to read it! And then as you pointed out the reviews are not inspiring either.

    August 12, 2014 at 8:22 am

  6. I’ve not actually read any of these. I bought all four Hush Hush books when they were on special… but then haven’t read a word. And The Golem and the Djinni looks amazing. I haven’t heard a bad word about it.
    If you do get around to reading any of these books – I hope you enjoy them!

    August 12, 2014 at 9:32 am

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